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Groupon Reviews

Updated Jun 15, 2019

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Groupon CEO Rich Williams
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615 Ratings
Pros
  • "Groupon Dublin office has a diverse and inclusive work environment(in 167 reviews)

  • "The work environment is extremely lax with NO dress code(in 144 reviews)

Cons
  • "Questionable integrity: Multiple issues with sales reps not getting paid the correct amount and no upper management catching it(in 70 reviews)

  • "Many merchants have been burned and won't give you the time of day(in 62 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "3 years sales rep at Groupon Canada for Quebec (Montreal)"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good reward system, - Team work: Productive work atmosphere among co-workers, - No need to be politically correct. As a sales rep you can be yourself. - Good school for newbies in corporate sales. - You get help from your manager to make sure you reach your goal. - You will get the feeling that you get to impact your environment around you. Challenging but rewarding job. - I personaly think that Groupon is a...

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    Cons

    - Heavy workload to reach your goal - You constantly need to renew yourself. You cannot rely on your past achievements. Working at Groupon is a marathon not a sprint.

    Groupon2018-07-20
  2. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Exciting projects, diverse environment. Great pool of technologies to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Career progression in terms of the level is very slow even for people having a lot of experience, the company doesn't follow the engineering ladder to the book. There is always something or the other that your Manager will point out but it would be mostly vague and very broad sighted and not very practical. Like you can't point age being a factor on your career progression or stating that you need to see the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    Need to provide specific details on career progression and not just vaguely talk that you are young and it needs time.

    Groupon2019-04-02
  3. "Supportive team environment and management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great workplace environment, friendly and supportive colleagues, effective team management, good perks, and fun activities every Friday.

    Cons

    Smaller office space makes it a little crowded

    Groupon2018-11-18
  4. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The work environment is extremely lax with NO dress code. You have the ability to work from home (in most positions). - Good start to career - Good hours and location - Good office atmosphere

    Cons

    - Management is in their late 20s, early 30s with no real experience - Tools are outdated - Operated like a French company, but located in North America - Management!!!!!! Outrageous growth goals Staff turnover is ridiculous Micro-managing at its worst

    Advice to Management

    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…

    Groupon2016-10-19
  5. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    dress code and high speed wifi

    Cons

    night shifts and high targets

    Groupon2016-09-27
  6. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Translator in Montreal, QC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Good start to career - Good hours and location - Good office atmosphere

    Cons

    - Management is in their late 20s, early 30s with no real experience - Tools are outdated - Operated like a French company, but located in North America

    Advice to Management

    Try to get a better understanding of North American work culture and business.

    Groupon2016-09-16
  7. Helpful (2)

    "key account manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Groupon

      Pros

      valuable experience, reasonable responsibility. i would imagine that this is a great place to get your foot in the door for the tech world

      Cons

      growth targets unsustainable. this leads to unreasonable expectations on employees and a high attrition rate.

      Advice to Management

      measured growth

      Groupon2016-05-02
    • Helpful (2)

      "Sales Manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Groupon

      Pros

      Awesome environment and a great place to learn. Lots of funding and expenses at your fingertips.

      Cons

      Trapped by the beauacracy.. Trying to work on new projects that you originate is unrealistic.

      Advice to Management

      Open management system

      Groupon2015-04-23
    • "Invetory Manager"

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      Current Employee - Senior Specialist, Strategic Planning in Montreal, QC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      young, active, startup, a lot to do

      Cons

      process, structure, turnover, staff, budget

      Groupon2015-02-18
    • Helpful (1)

      "Client services"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Groupon

      Pros

      Young, fast paced, friendly working environment

      Cons

      Ever changing kpi, management not sure of directions

      Groupon2015-01-31
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