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 an additional product development center in Palo Alto, California. 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 Grassroots and Employee Volunteer Program

 

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

Groupon Grassroots is our philanthropic arm featuring a wide variety of great local projects that subscribers can support. Every campaign connects consumers with enough people to achieve something awesome they couldn't have done alone. While Groupon helps build local businesses in each market, Groupon Grassroots helps support the communities where these business flourish.

In addition to helping these great causes through our consumers, our employees regularly get a chance to participate in projects themselves. We have also formed a Green Committee that works to keep our workplace sustainable, from getting rid of trash cans to providing reusable mugs for coffee and drinks.

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. 

  • Health Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance 
  • Disease-curing fountain to cut down on sick days 
  • Life Insurance 
  • AD&D Insurance 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • 401k 
  • Flexible Hours 
  • Bring your motorcycle to work day 
  • On-site Café 
  • Office Shuttles
  • Fitness Benefits 
  • Public Transportation Benefits 
  • Paid New Parent Leave Program 
  • Sense of Joy 
  • No dress code

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you are single, have no life, no kids - this is the job for you!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive- Outside
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive- Outside

    I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Vacation
    Technology-focused
    Good base salary
    Outside reps work from home
    Mac, Iphone provided

    Cons

    Management!!!!!!
    Outrageous growth goals
    Staff turnover is ridiculous
    Micro-managing at its worst

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your seasoned sales reps
    Daily emails to the whole team which include everyone's effectiveness is absurd! That should be 100% confidential.
    Changing goals and expectations every month/quarter is unfair. Stick with a plan for at least a year. If you want consistency, practice what you preach.
    Treat different markets separately. A rep in Chicago should not have the same goals as a rep in a small-town market.
    Stop setting your good sales reps up for failure!!
    Please, for the love of God - come up with some new and fresh ideas for sales training. Your sales process is growing old.... Fast.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Disapproves of CEO

Groupon Interviews

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Updated Sep 7, 2014

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    Anonymous Employee  in  Montreal, QC
    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Groupon in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    They conctacted me by email and made me a phone interview that I didn't pass.

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Groupon Awards and Accolades

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Top 50 Generation Y Employers Chicago, Brill Street + Company, 2013
Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2012
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2012
America's Ideal Employers 2012, Universum, 2012
Most Democratic Workplaces, WorldBlu, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.groupon.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Public (GRPN)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (CAD) per year
Competitors Amazon.com, Google, Facebook

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local... More

Mission: The place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.

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