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Inbound Sales - Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILOctober 11, 2018
easy job, but if you miss a few days might be hard to meet your target. great entry level position for someone just getting into the sales field or out of college.
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Innovative place to work
Senior Quality Assurance Analyst (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MD 21224October 4, 2018
Overall it is a great work environment and benefits! They are definitely all for volunteer work and making sure that their employees are involved in their community.
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Good Training
Division Sales Manager - San Francisco, CA (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 26, 2018
Groupon has fantastic sales training, on occasion almost too much. Sometimes they would have one too many meetings during the day, which would take away from selling, if you were a selling manager. The culture @ HQ was much better than if you were off campus in working from home, it can get a bit lonely.
Pros
Good Brand to sell
Cons
Ageism, not a great career path unless you lived in Chicago.
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Intern (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 21, 2018
So, it was an internship, so the pay wasn't great: $12/hour. But I got to work on Inclusion and Diversity, and the I&D department is incredible!!! Really the most advanced I&D work around. If you're interested in that kind of work, Groupon is fantastic.

They like to portray that it's one of those Seattle-like tech firms with Playstations and free soft drinks, but the culture is really kind of cut-throat and is very high performance. So if you like that kind of thing, this is the company for you!!!!
Pros
Free softdrinks, Best Inclusion and Diversity Department in Chicago
Cons
High-Pressure Environment
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5.0
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Productive and Fun Workplace
Marketing Consultant (Former Employee) –  San Juan, PRSeptember 20, 2018
Groupon was a safe, fun and goal driven enviroment workplace. We have training from our latin america headquarters in Chile and also from our caribbean supervisors in México.
The workplace culture was a fun one, they don't have a rigid dress code because the work was goal driven.
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No value for employees
Sales (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILSeptember 18, 2018
Groupon's main problem is that they do not value their employees. They said many times that everyone is replaceable. VP's and Executive team are detached from reality and don't really understand the day to day.
Pros
Some great people to work with, some allowances for fun like afternoon beers, used to have opportunity to make a good living but it has gotten pretty restrictive
Cons
Poor leadership, lost what made Groupon great, failure to provide adequate and timely career progression
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Extremely fun place to work.
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  Scottsdale, AZSeptember 14, 2018
Beautiful work space and everyone makes you feel welcome. The training is excellent for phone sales. I loved coming to work everyday. Team outings are also fun.
Pros
Culture and Work Environment
Cons
Future is difficult to predict with continual organizational change
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Not the best place
Employee (Current Employee) –  Hebron, KYAugust 29, 2018
The work is easy, but the management is not good at all. Also you can not advance unless someone is no longer in that position. That is very rare. Almost all positions higher up are full and you can’t really go any further than someone working on the floor.
Pros
Great work
Cons
Management
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Good Culture, Horrific management
Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 22, 2018
Groupon is currently and swiftly being reduced to framework/infrastructure teams in the US, and all new development outsourced to Bangalore.

They keep the lights on, and their 'AI' & recommendation system is smoke and mirrors. Don't expect to find a place that is innovating.
I've seen the same inventory on the landing page for 6 years, there is no relevance intelligence happening beyond a basic e-commerce level of location. There are C and D level leftover engineers from Google and Yahoo acting as 'principal' engineers that barely contribute.
Pros
They pay well for the midwest, pretending to be an SV tech company.
Cons
career paths are non-existent. You come in and stay there. No growth encouraged.
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Cutthroat and Trust Issues
Sr. Manager (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 17, 2018
Management turnover was happening fairly quickly while I was working there and this changed the whole work culture. Lot's of issues around trust and people stepping on others trying to get ahead. Very young, inexperienced crowd working there.
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Intern (Current Employee) –  Palo Alto, CAAugust 6, 2018
Great place to intern
Manager has been extremely involved in helping me pursue my own career goals and interest areas
Extremely positive atmosphere and appropriate work life balance
Pros
Free Lunch
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It was a nice place to work
TIER 2 CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 29, 2018
A typical day at work was fast paced and pretty busy. I learned to be an effective Supervisor for my team. The culture of the company was laid back. The job wasn't hard because all the information needed to resolve issues for the team was available. I just enjoyed resolving the issues for the customers in a timely manner.
Pros
The provided free drinks
Cons
limited types of food to eat and it was expensive
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Great for college kids
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 22, 2018
If you think you’re gonna come into this job being paid what you’re worth, think again. Just like any other job that want to pay younrhe least and work you the most.
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High volume of small perks, but little to no opportunity for advancement
Office Services Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 13, 2018
A company that has structural problems, they provide a high amount of small perks like free soda, but have a culture where it is implied that things are so fun there's no need for more money or advancement.
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Cool atmosphere
Scriptwriter & Script Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 3, 2018
One of the coolest places I've worked based solely on the work culture. No one really hassles me about my work and as long as it's done on time it's cool.
Pros
pool table
Cons
management
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Fun Company for New Graduates, Not Promising 5 Years Later
Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 30, 2018
Groupon is an excellent company to work for to get your foot in the door and to start off your career, however, other than cool track jackets for 2 year & 5 year employees, there isn't much of a reason to really stay at the company. Due to this being a primarily young company with the notion that everybody in the office is replaceable, they get away with being able to pay below the market average for certain job roles and skill sets. This often comes as a shock to HR in exit interviews, but there isn't incentive to retain good employees once they realize their market worth. I came to this company for the experience, with the understanding that this wasn't going to be a long-term company to stick around with, and the culture at Groupon truly cannot be beat. However, it is not a place to have longer than a five year plan, unless they work on ways to incentivize tenure and compensate based off of skill set and duties.
Pros
Amazing Company Culture
Cons
Horrible pay structure
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Great Company
Customer Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 18, 2018
Groupon is an energetic company, and they provide a great number of ways to earn groupon credit, to shop on Groupon. Groupon provides incentives for overtime.
Pros
Great enthusiasm from management to employees
Cons
Sales retain employees
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people make it great
HR (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 14, 2018
Tons of opportunities for people who want to learn, grow, and challenge themselves. Openness to new ideas/solutions. Has the resources and support of a global organization with the feel of a startup. But the people are just the best, which you will hear from basically anyone you ask. Humble, funny, helpful folks everywhere.
Pros
unlimited PTO, great benefits, awesome people, opportunities to grow
Cons
lots of change
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Great company, but has issues like all tech companies
Software Test Engineer II (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAJune 10, 2018
Great company, great people to work with, but again, the same issues all tech companies tend to face - work/life balance is pretty minimal, all of our focus is on work, not life.
Pros
Work place culture is great, great advising and learning from others
Cons
lack of work/life balance.
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Very Fast paced
Order Picker (Former Employee) –  KYMay 29, 2018
fast paced work environment good atmosphere and great management ,treat employees right and do a lot of things for them,i would give them a go you wont regret it
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