Groupon Employee Reviews about "no dress code"
43% would recommend to a friend
(70 total reviews)
34% approve of CEO
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- "Great people and very international" (in 372 reviews)
- "Great Culture and as long as you perform well you can pretty much be your own boss and do anything you want." (in 243 reviews)
- "Work / Life balance is good" (in 163 reviews)
- "good benefits and working culture" (in 104 reviews)
- "Good work environment to work in" (in 84 reviews)
- "Bad management very lazy is their approach" (in 246 reviews)
- "Pay is low unless you're one of the chosen high ups and politics has everything to do with being chosen." (in 121 reviews)
- "I have had 4 different managers and 3 different DSMs in 8months so nothing and no one is consistent." (in 106 reviews)
- "Senior Leadership and Technology is poor" (in 78 reviews)
- "Salary is LOW so if you have poor lead quality then you're sunk in the income department." (in 70 reviews)
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- 2.0Dec 1, 2013City PlannerCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
Good working environment, no dress code, not a stressful job, happy to be with members. But working content remains consistent, good job for a person who don't want to pay much attention on career.
management level don't care about investing team members, instead spending mush effort on competing with higher position. Didn't learn much from this work.1
- 2.0Oct 15, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Young people, no dress code- that's about it
extremely high turn over, very little job security, same job task day in day out- contact 100 people a day, low pay, very high stress- if you don't meet the numbers they want, they will fire you in a heart beat. They have hired almost 100 new inside sales reps from June- October of 2016 because thats how many people are quitting/ being fired from this job. They don't tell you this in the interview but after your 12 week training period they can fire you if they want. Over-all, I wish I wouldn't have invested my time at Groupon- they really see sales reps as a number and you won't be evaluated qualitatively rather you are a just a number.
- 4.0Aug 19, 2015Sales RepresentativeCurrent EmployeeChicago, IL
Quick to pivot from practices that don't work. Fun perks like every flavor of La Crouix, company parties, or random T-rex puppets that show up. Young office with relaxed dress code Amazing Volunteer Program Constant Sales Training and Professional Development
Constant Pivoting means unstableness. Very hard to get promoted in Sales and move up in other roles also. Sales Goals sometimes get passed down to you with not enough time to plan which is frustrating.2
- 2.0Aug 27, 2014Inside Sales RepresentativeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearChicago, IL
dress code is relaxed, management is friendly
unpaid overtime and your expected to work more than 40 hours without additional pay. Unrealistic goals and the market is saturated3
- 2.0Jul 17, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
You learn quite a bit about what profession you truly see yourself pursuing. If you are straight out of college you'll absolutely enjoy what you do and make great friends--it's an adult playground. The work environment is extremely lax with NO dress code. When you meet someone in upper management who takes pride in what they do and the success of their predecessors the high praises are extremely motivating and meaningful. If you truly enjoy sales, you will move up quickly. Take note: You better hustle, and always be at the top. It's a job straight out of college, which is why I will say that there is absolutely nothing wrong with it if this is your first gig and you actually see yourself pursuing a career in it. Heck of a work/life balance--maybe too much.
The best way to explain it: freshman year (representative), sophomore year (manager of reps, trainer of new hires, or a sales person who makes far more doing the same thing), junior year (a sales person who makes three times what the freshmen are making doing the same thing), Senior year (sales director of some sort). Competitive work environment can be daunting but if you have thick skin and you're void of compassion then you're all good. If you drink the kool-aid you'll be fine and the life of the M-F party. It's a sales driven company, so don't go in thinking you'll flourish in anything other than that. Major cutbacks result in no room for growth in other departments. Benefits are great, pay is for the kids whose rent is magically paid.
- 2.0Feb 8, 2011SalesCurrent Employee
Above-average compensation in sales Some interesting benefits (such as no dress code or PTO policy) Product is extremely popular and in many ways sells itself Opportunity to work for an industry in its infancy and define standards Media darling company is most likely a great resume-builder Great for entry-levels
It's unfortunate that an organization that prides itself on having a unique culture offers so little in the way of recognition/ professional development/ opportunity for advancement. Promotions are seemingly doled out based on tenure rather than merit. True, this is still a start-up company in a *rapid* growth mode; however, a little pat on the back and some stimulating ongoing training would go a long way for this employee. Any sort of encouraging remark from upper management is accompanied by a reminder that the work is constantly going to increase in volume and difficulty (in case you thought you could stop working for a split-second to reflect, go pee, or eat lunch). Lack of PTO policy seems like a lot of fun at first, but ensuing feelings of guilt for taking a vacation or sick day completely overshadow the novelty. The hours are insane, and there is an unspoken expectation that employees will always be reachable, making it difficult to disconnect and relax. No 401k matching.5
- 4.0Jan 14, 2016Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
The culture and people are really what kept me there for so long. There is a ton of great leaders that you can learn from so if you work hard enough it can be a very valuable position. The office is very comfortable and the dress code is pretty much anything you want, which is nice.
Communication between management and their sales reps can be difficult at times especially with a company that is always evolving. Comp plans change all the time so if you can't deal with frequent change, this is not the role for you.3
- 1.0Oct 30, 2017Resolution SpecialistFormer Employee, more than 5 yearsChicago, IL
Casual dress code and free coffee in the office
Higher ups seem to have no idea how the company works and they lay off good employees hastily. The business has grown very unethical and will not be able to maintain much longer based on how they treat merchants on the site.3
- 3.0May 8, 2016ManagerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsChicago, IL
It still has the remnants of a fun work atmosphere and culture. The dress code is informal and there are free beverages. The people you work with will be the highlight of the job by far.
The fun culture has changed a lot in recent years. The company feels colder than it used to. Also, don't expect advance notice for terminating your position. This is a place where you can be told you're doing a great job one day and then told to pack up your things the next.1