Working at Groupon | Glassdoor

Groupon Overview

Chicago, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Public (GRPN)
Internet
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
At Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN), we have a mission to become the daily habit in local commerce by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and ... Read more

Mission: Groupon’s purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2012 (#40)

Company Updates

  • Everyone loves to ask us what it's like to work at Groupon. With offices in 16 countries, sometimes it can be hard to describe, so we asked our staff. Here's what they said:

    http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQTMo

  • In tech-focused Seattle, Groupon becomes the location for new and experienced coders to work together. NodeSchool, a Seattle-based meetup, is dedicated to helping people of all skill levels to learn JavaScript in a low-stress and inclusive environment.

See AllSee All

Groupon – Why Work For Us?


Groupon’s purpose is to build strong communities through thriving small businesses. 

At Groupon, we have a mission to become the daily habit in local commerce by connecting people to a vibrant, global marketplace for local services, experiences and goods. In the process, we’re positively impacting the lives of millions of customers and merchants around the world. Even with thousands of employees spread across multiple continents, we still maintain a culture that inspires innovation, rewards risk-taking and celebrates success. If you want to take more ownership of your career, then you're ready to be part of Groupon.

Want to read about the folks who work at Groupon? Check out our People Blog

Ready to apply for your next career move? Visit our career site

Join #TeamGroupon today

Our Values

COMMUNITY | Build great neighborhoods.

We believe in great communities. Specifically, we believe that successful local businesses are the backbone of vibrant spaces. What makes your neighborhood great? It’s the combination of interesting and thriving businesses coupled with people who visit frequently. We are the thing that connects them, and we can make things better for both -- building amazing communities in the process through our economic impact. Coupled with our volunteer efforts and social responsibility focus, there are numerous ways we can all make a greater difference.

OWNERSHIP & PERFORMANCE | Act like its your business.

We work with thousands of small business owners, and they take hard looks at every decision they make because each can mean success or failure for their business. To succeed, they have to get creative. They run lean. They get the absolute most from their teams. And, they plan for the long term. We want everyone at Groupon to take that same approach.

INSPIRATION | Make life less boring.

We think life should be fun. For our customers that means showing them the amazing things they can experience right outside their doors and virtually anywhere they go. For merchants, it means helping make their businesses successful and their lives easier. For employees, it means building a great place to work. All of this is steeped in our sense of humor, our commitment to excitement and cats. Lots of cats.

RESPECT, INTEGRITY & INCLUSION | Solve problems the right way, together.

We don’t just want to win, we want to win the right way. We’ll celebrate difference and the ways it can change how we work and lead to bigger wins. We’ll work across the company and realizing that success isn’t a zero-sum game. We’ll invite diverse perspectives and making sure we take on challenges in an honest, open and respectful manner.

CUSTOMERS | Begin and end with the customer.

Customers are why we’re here. They drive our business. When customers view us as a daily habit -- as something indispensable -- it will mean we’re solving fundamental challenges and delivering amazing value. Whether it’s consumers or the merchants we connect them with, everything we do should begin and end with the customer, and we will be willing to do the hard work for long-term customer happiness.

Inclusion & Diversity

Groupon is committed to hiring and cultivating a diverse talent pool to continue driving business results across engineering and the company at large. Our commitment to diversity spreads across the board. Diversity in people, perspectives, and tools creates an environment of innovation, development, and support that fuels our ability to best serve our customers.

Our Employee Resource Groups

Involvement, professional development, and personal growth are among the many benefits our employee resource groups afford us.
 



University Students

We're a better company thanks to the talent that comes to us from numerous halls of knowledge. Whether full-time staff or intern, master's or bachelor's, students and grads join our ranks throughout the year to drive the evolution of local commerce and experience a new degree of success.
 
 

Tech

Just as Groupon operates on a global scale at the local level, our technical staff matches global scale with small-team agility. Product managers, designers, and engineers metaphorically sit at the intersection of mobile and local while physically sitting alongside mentors and leaders who continue to build. Code ships early and often, creative is quickly seen by millions, and the Groupon experience continues to evolve due to our collective efforts. 

Design

Working from five offices around the world, the Design Union consists of 50 product and visual designers with multidisciplinary skills. Our designers build engaging, delightful user experiences through a deep understanding of our customers, both consumers and merchants. By collaborating with Product, Engineering, and Marketing organizations, the Design Union strategizes and executes on Groupon's product vision. 

Sales

The 1:1 interactions we have with our merchant partners fuel our success as well as our pride. Building a company that has industry-defining technology and a world-class sales and account management component enables us to provide boundless opportunities to local commerce, and in turn provide long-term career paths for people. Our sales organization allows for career development and exposure to areas of account management, market strategy, and team leadership as well as channel and industry-specific experience as we expand our impact.

Groupon Reviews

3.5
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Groupon CEO Rich Williams
Rich Williams
508 Ratings
  • Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Business Development Representative"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Business Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Really good training program
    Gets you fluent in Salesforce
    No commission caps, good money
    Super positive environment and very accepting

    Cons

    Get used to change because you will experience changes
    Moved teams a few times; need more consistent use of managers

    Advice to Management

    Try to limit change as much as possible and start to value the sales rep more like how you used to.

See All 2,250 Reviews

Groupon Photos

Groupon photo of: Teammates in Katowice
Groupon photo of: Welcome to Groupon London
Groupon photo of: Game are in the London office
Groupon photo of: Teammates enjoying the view in London
Groupon photo of: New London office
Groupon photo of: New London office in Whitechapel
See All PhotosSee All

Groupon Interviews

Experience

Experience
51%
24%
25%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
56%
14%
13%
9
3
3
2

Difficulty

2.8
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Featured Interview

    Helpful (20)  

    Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Groupon.

    Interview

    One of the best experiences I could have asked for in an interview. First, I had a short call with a recruiter who gave me an overview of the position, company, and what I could expect from the process. The follow-up interview was with a senior data scientist and focused on machine learning theory as well as a technical discussion on previous work experience. The call ended with the interviewer mentioning that I had a great background and a solid technical foundation, but not enough experience for this specific position. They also pointed out potential areas I could improve on going forward. I can't overstate how incredibly refreshing it was to speak to an interviewer so honest and straightforward. I may have not gotten the position at Groupon, but I do believe it to be a significant reflection on their workplace culture when their employees go out of their way to display such authenticity to potential candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions stemmed from my previous work experience and would only be applicable to me   Answer Question
See All 895 Interviews

Groupon Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
  • Built In Chicago Top 100 Digital Tech Companies in Chicago, Built In Chicago, 2017
  • Mobile Commerce Award - Winner, Internet Retailer, 2015
  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, Built in Chicago, 2015
  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015
See More

Work at Groupon? Share Your Experiences

Groupon
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or