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Groupon Overview

Chicago, IL
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Public (GRPN)
Information Technology
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is building the daily habit in local commerce, offering a vast mobile and online marketplace where people discover and save on amazing things to do, see, eat and buy. By enabling real-time commerce across local businesses, travel destinations, consumer ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to be the daily habit in local commerce.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work:2012 (#40)

Company Updates

  • We made the #1 spot, and you bet we put this on our fridge at home.

    The 2015 Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago

    Built In Chicago proudly presents the 2015 list of the Top 100 Digital Technology Companies in Chicago. The list, which ranks digital tech employers based on local employee count, includes Chicago companies from a broad spectrum of verticals, growth stages, and zip codes.

  • Meet the team that is bridging the gap between Data Science and Engineering! They also know how to say "I need coffee" in 12 different languages, so you could say they're a pretty valuable resource.

    How the Flux team at Groupon uses insights from the past to predict the future

    In case you were wondering, the Flux Team at Groupon is named after the 1985 classic, "Back to the Future," because its members use insights from the past to predict the future. Fluent in both machine learning and big data, the team serves to translate for the company's data scientists and engineers, who use vastly different coding languages and approaches.

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Groupon – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are, How We Work

We provide a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events.

Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward.  We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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We view culture as a composite of our mission and values. A tremendous source of pride for us, our culture is inclusive of the work we do, and how we do it. Embracing change, thinking long-term, and continuously making decisions grounded in customer worship are a few tenets we live by. Surprise is key for us too, and that manifests in numerous areas, though most noticeably in our Editorial voice. We think taking our jobs seriously while not taking ourselves too seriously can be a healthy way to grow as a company.

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Locations
In North America, we have our headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, a burgeoning office in Seattle, and a product development center in Palo Alto, California. Additional locations incude our sales office in Phoenix, Arizona and our tech-based San Francisco location. All locations are accessible by public transportation or private teleportation. Additionally, some teammates work from home offices in many Groupon markets.

Open Positions
Check out our currently available jobs, and if any appear to be a good match, please let us know by applying. We have hiring teams dedicated to each category below so that every application can be reviewed by relevant human eyes. If our team has interest in learning more, they will reach out directly. Thank you for stopping by.

Groupon's Employee Volunteer Program

 

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A new way to discover local causes, rally together, and lend a helping hand

Groupon’s Employee Volunteer Program is how we harness our collective employee power for positive change. Groupon employees regularly volunteer their time, skills and creative insights to help those in need and to help have a measurable impact on growing local economies, promoting distinctive communities and deepening our customers’ attachment to place.  Groupon is uniquely positioned to address a wide range of needs and issues in diverse communities due to the range of skills and talents our diverse staff hold—if there’s a need, we can fill it. 

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  • Disease-curing fountain to cut down on sick days 
  • Life Insurance 
  • AD&D Insurance 
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • 401k 
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Flexible Hours 
  • Bring your motorcycle to work day 
  • On-site Café 
  • Office Shuttles
  • Space Shuttles
  • Fitness Benefits 
  • Public Transportation Benefits 
  • Paid New Parent Leave Program 
  • Family Leave Benefits
  • Sense of Joy 
  • No dress code
  • Employee Assistance Program

Groupon Reviews

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    Helpful (5)

    "Awesome, collaborative work environment + great place for highly motivated individuals who are open to change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
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    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Groupon has global, quarterly 'all hands' meetings for all employees to join, as well as open Q&A sessions following the all hands. I've never seen this before at a previous employer, and it's really cool to have this kind of visibility to the senior leadership team, hear about how our work impacts the business, and check in on where we stand with company goals. This transparency is really important!

    It's easy to get used to this aspect of the work environment as an employee/no longer find it exciting once you've worked there a while, but the office space is very unique (visually fun, open layout) and the dress code (or lack there of) is very liberating. I feel as though people truly come to work as themselves and are more inclined to collaborate in this environment - that doesn't get old. It's really freeing (still after 1 year) to get to wear whatever to work every day + come into an office that's laid back, where people are working hard, and it's a fun environment.

    I also enjoy how the company empowers you to take ownership of your work. If you are self-motivated and driven, your opportunities are endless at Groupon.

    A team I work closely with is the sales team. They've got a top notch 12 week training program that a lot of other companies don't offer. They do a ton of promoting from within, and it's inspiring to see the impact our sales reps can make on local businesses.

    Cons

    Groupon offers a strong benefits package, but currently there is no 401k match.

    The company implements change (usually for the better) frequently, so if you aren't adaptable to change, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Put people first, always. Fully investigate the long term people impact of changes being made. Continue to be transparent.

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Groupon Photos

Groupon photo of: Executive leadership volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House
Groupon photo of: 2017 Chicago intern mixer
Groupon photo of: Groupon's Dublin team marching in the Dublin Pride Parade
Groupon photo of: Groupon en Espanol members pose for a photo during our Chicago Open House event
Groupon photo of: Palo Alto teammates taking time away from work to pack lunches at a volunteer outing
Groupon photo of: Chicago Engineers participating in a photo shoot
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Groupon Interviews

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    Data Scientist Interview

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    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

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Groupon Awards & Accolades

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