Good company, great people to work with, challenging in a good way, nice office.
Account Executive Sales (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – March 15, 2016
Good place to work because of great people. Great people make great companies. Fun atmosphere, 8-5 M-F, nice office, kitchen with beverages (hot & cold), small game room. Management always supportive, coaching, helps out on calls when needed. Daily smiling & dialing job.
Associates and managers are good people to work with. Always approachable, willing to listen, offering help, for the most part a large percentage are team players. Good medical, dental benefits.
Base pay is below average, no continual residual commission structure, a person has to put in more hours daily to reach goals, sometimes weekends to make quota, too many daily meetings with repetitive information, of which most of it could be emailed, most of the time meetings are conducted at times that interferes with "optimal" sales time.
Fun place to work with good people. Must achieve sales goals or you will be let go.
Business Development Representative (Former Employee) – Scottsdale, AZ – September 9, 2016
I had a wonderful time working for this company. The people were fun and the atmosphere was friendly. Additionally you get a certain amount of freedom when it comes to setting up deals. As long as those deals conform to groupon's requirements they will be accepted. More often than not you are helping companies to grow and you will be thanked by those companies if the groupon sells well. I would recommend this job to anyone who has phone sales experience and is looking for a fun and challenging atmosphere.
free drinks/ often times lunch is brought it/ free groupon experiences
100 calls per day min/ 5 appointments set/ 8 closes per month
Account Representative (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – July 29, 2015
Really fun office with great, young people. This is an energetic office and it definitely makes for a competitive atmosphere. If you're solely looking for sales experience, which I was, Groupon is the place to do it. As fun as it can be, at the end of the day it is a sales role, and if you don't hit your numbers they will not hesitate to terminate you.
Fun office, awesome people, great location, free drinks, casual dress-code, overall positive experience.
30 minute lunch breaks, salary isn't ideal, job security could be better.
Outside Sales (Current Employee) – New York, NY – March 1, 2016
Management cares for employees well being. Must be comfortable with constant change. Most outside sales positions are work from home so must be a self starter. Typical sales position, high volume cold calling, emailing and pounding the pavement. If you work hard you can make decent money.
Manager, Customer Service (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 9, 2016
Groupon has had a reputation for being a fun and forward-thinking place to work. They outgrew themselves, though, and outgrew all that.
PROs: The people you work with will be the highlight of the job. Management seems genuinely invested in your well-being. Also, free beverages all day.
CONs: It has turned very corporate, the small folks have small importance. There is no transparency from the top. Also, this is now the type of place where you're assured you're doing an awesome job one day and show up (literally) the next day to find your position eliminated.
Customer Service Support (Former Employee) – Floresville, TX – April 14, 2016
So, I was a remote worker with Groupon for almost a year. I had some internet issues, and my production fell below the number they'd like to see so I got canned. The support you get from Groupon management and other employees while you're working from home is awesome. You have a Team Chat room you can discuss things in or bounce problems off your teammates. The management was really helpful if you should have tech issues involving their software or equipment... I'd love to work for them again, someday if my internet situation changes.
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Good management, good people, but not transparent and a very hard product to sell
Business Development Representative (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – September 21, 2016
This a company has great sales managers, good people, but after a while, the product gets old to sell. No restaurant is a fan of Groupon, making it extremely hard to sell. It's easy to get burnt out, but not as easy as logistic sales positions.
Material Handler (Current Employee) – Hebron, KY – October 11, 2016
You have no job security, and there is never any guarantees that you'll be paid in time or in full on payday. The work is comprehensive and easy. The hours are misleading and you can be forced to work up to 12 hour days for 7+ days or more. Their labor laws are not forced.
Merchant Development Director (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 8, 2016
Ive worked here coming up on 4 yrs. I enjoy it very much. There is a great culture here and if savvy and a hard worker you can definitely make money. I just wish they paid managers better as this discourages people from applying for that title
Strategic Sourcing Analyst (Current Employee) – Hebron, KY – July 18, 2016
The overall management structure is extremely chaotic, and there is a great deal of turnover. This makes it very challenging to have business partners in other departments (legal, for example) when trying to execute contracts, etc.
Can work from home
Management changes direction at a moment's notice, completely disorganized.
Great place to gather experience, shortsightedness and politics dominate
Manager (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – May 10, 2016
Groupon is an exceptional company to build lasting professional relationships and gain quality business/e-commerce exposure. Unfortunately, the company largely views people as replaceable and allows politics and at times short term goals to dictate strategic decisions.
Fast-paced and lots of smart people
Shortsightedness, politics, and poor career progression
Product Support Specialist (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – December 20, 2014
I love the idea of Groupon, but the company as a whole lacks accountable leadership at just about every level. Don't come here hoping to be in a great company. Most of the leadership is very young and lacks leadership, people skills and experience.There are people that care and work hard but you are on your own most of the time with very little support. They often will not back fill positions for months on end so they can look better on paper for quarterly reports. This causes huge support gaps for our customers and creates frustration among employees and customers. They have paid me late several times and still owe thousands in back compensation. Just a bad experience over-all unfortunately.
Operations (Current Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 16, 2016
I love that my schedule is pretty flexible and I feel supported by current management. Great, happy environment. Lots of natural light and company laptops for FT employees. Game room and many food options.