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Groupon Reviews

Updated 12 Nov 2019

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3.4
64%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Groupon CEO Rich Williams
Rich Williams
684 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work environment and culture(in 176 reviews)

  • "Better internal opportunities across teams, Reasonable pay hike, Free transport, No dress code ;)(in 154 reviews)

Cons
  • "Questionable integrity: Multiple issues with sales reps not getting paid the correct amount and no upper management catching it(in 75 reviews)

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

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  1. "all good"

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    Current Employee - BI Analyst 

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    nice place to work in

    Cons

    low wage for many employees

    Groupon2019-11-07
  2. "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Senior Key Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great culture -Job is interesting -Flexible work/life balance -They recognise and reward for consistency and hard work -Days go quickly -For the most part communication is good -Each department works in collaboration to get things done

    Cons

    -Promotions only happen every 6 months (not sure if this is the standard) and has to be approved by head office in Chicago. I’m based in Australia.

    Groupon2019-09-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Average"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good money for the time in role

    Cons

    Bad management while I worked there

    Groupon2019-10-04
  4. "Bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - BDM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you work with are great

    Cons

    Everything else not worth it

    Groupon2019-08-11
  5. Helpful (2)

    "STAY AWAY - Better to be unemployed then to be part of a cult like culture!"

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    Former Employee - BDM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't think of any to be honest. Maybe getting staff discounts on top of a discount.

    Cons

    Dysfunctional staff & management. Management bully - harass - degrade - fat shame and lie to staff members.

    Advice to Management

    No advise to management - they are the issue!!

    Groupon2019-06-05
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Senior BDM - Sydney"

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    Current Employee - Senior BDM in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent team members - Provided food and drinks weekly - Non corporate environment

    Cons

    - Shockingly unskilled management promoted for 'time served' opposed to competency and EQ - HR are incompetent as ever and often side with 'friends' as opposed to facts - Uncomfortable to be around some senior management - Whilst a casual environment lots of staff come in tights and a shower is questionable - Broken record 'tag lines' in meetings V actually mentoring and specific relevant strategy - HIGH... STAFF TURNOVER ALL ROUND

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    Advice to Management

    - Sinking ship, sack HR and hire specialists to drain the swamp of the rubbish that is within the walls - stop promoting 'friends' who spend more time on their phones and doing anything else except work - Career progression is a buzz word here and has no validity or fruition - Rubbish salary

    Groupon2019-03-21
  7. Helpful (1)

    "BDM"

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    Current Employee - BDM in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture Autonomy Fair to good renumeration

    Cons

    Limited career growth within company

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the culture and communication - it makes a difference!

    Groupon2018-07-31
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Just a really good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people, management and communication. Everyone understands their roles and how they help grow the business Fun environment

    Cons

    There isnt too many at all

    Groupon2018-06-23
  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Amazing team of talented individuals with different backgrounds - Great culture and camaraderie between teams - Strong senior leadership team - Career progression exists here however it's upto the employee to drive this - Indepth induction programme - 2 weeks for sales employees and 2 days for operations staff - Good range of benefits and incentives to motivate and reward staff. Endless Groupon credit, fresh... fruit in the kitchen, employee assistance program, weekly drinks, anniversary jackets, sales competitions and bonuses, all expenses paid holiday for top 10 sales reps across the business every year, sports teams etc - Community and charity initiatives - all employees are given 2 days of bonus leave to give back to the community - Extra day of birthday leave

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    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management - continue what you're doing.

    Groupon2018-06-19
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Key Account Manager New Business in Perth, Western Australia
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic product that I believe in , brilliant vision as a company , very supportive , approachable and interactive management and HR team , innovation is encouraged and rewarded, career development and prosperity very well supported ! Fantastic sales incentives and bonus structure !

    Cons

    Don't get to work in HQ enough

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing !!

    Groupon2018-06-07
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