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Updated 21 February 2019
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Pros
  • "No dress code, live environment" (in 138 reviews)

  • "There is a good work/life balance at the company too" (in 115 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, no sense of work/life balance" (in 36 reviews)

  • "Upper management was continuously changing without a clear direction or strategy" (in 68 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Diverse and inclusive work environment"

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    Current Employee - ICT Visual Designer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - ICT Visual Designer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Groupon Dublin office has a diverse and inclusive work environment. You can meet amazingly talented people from all over the globe here in the office. There is so much to learn and explore. From developing and data analysis to marketing and design, everything begins and ends with customer's point of view.
    There is always scope for cross-pollination of ideas.

    Cons

    No day is the same and it's awesome but sometimes makes you feel overwhelmed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep inspiring (that you always do!) individual people and the team.


  2. "Dublin Office Culture"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Technical Support Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great office
    - Friendly Fun atmosphere
    - Good social committee & Employee Relations Groups
    - Supportive GRINT Senior Management Team

    Cons

    - Engineering Culture (Outside of Dublin) can be tense
    - Very North America Focused (Dublin is trying to change this)

    Advice to Management

    My Rating is based off my experience in the Dublin Office.
    It would be lower if I was rating from NA.

    Don't allow a single *new* leader impact a large department negatively.

  3. "Great people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The Dublin office is one of the best things about working at Groupon. Great bunch of people and good local leadership.

    Cons

    Can be frustrating collaborating with multiple offices and time zones


  4. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Display Marketing Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Display Marketing Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You have easy exposure.
    Depending on your manager, you can do home office.
    Fair salary.

    Cons

    No room for testing and trying new things.
    No training.


  5. "Highly recommended"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people
    You can make an impact

    Cons

    Need bigger office
    Stock stuck in the lows


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Data Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Data Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    chance to work in latest technology

    Cons

    no vision, mission, no clear road map, employees will be fired without any proper reason, no job security. no respect to loyalty

    Advice to Management

    First focus on the goal of the organisation and communicate properly to employees. Have right people at top for godsake, almost 90% ppl at S Team and the immediate next level doesn't know anything about technology and they listen to other folks who are just good at pointing fingers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and good career opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Trade Operation Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Trade Operation Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multicultural, dynamic and young environment

    Cons

    Not 100% transparency within processes and lack of internal communications

    Advice to Management

    Communicate changes before the employers know about them through other ways

  8. Helpful (2)

    "no need to stay for long"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are some nice people in the Dublin and Berlin offices.
    (Although the Berlin office is now nearly empty.)

    Actual ceilings, which are very helpful if you value sound not traveling too far.
    (Although everyone still wears head phones, it's a loud office regardless.)

    Recommend getting reviews on managers you'll be working under, quality is a bit hit and miss, with large difference.

    Cons

    Severe lack of promotion and growth opportunities. I saw multiple people who were waiting for suitable projects to display they deserved a promotion. While management was convinced they deserved it, they would string people along without taking action.

    High turn over of managers, none of mine lasted a year.
    Strong recommendation against joining a team with a manager that hasn't been at the company for less than two years, in the management role.

    High employee turn over.

    High degree of politics make it hard to stand out as a non-US developer.

    Male dominated culture, very little diversity is present. Engineering is almost entirely male.

    Company claims to believe in meritocracy.

    Open plan office.

    Company is skimping on providing a properly heated (winter) or cooled (summer) environment.
    Climate control is only active on work day during business hours, making the office during winters freezing cold (all Monday because the heating needs to counter an entire weekend without heating; and each morning until a night's worth of cold has been evicted).
    A lot of people use blankets.

    Accessible toilet is used as storage cabinet.

    Travel ban kicks in earlier and earlier each year, as a cost saving measure.

    Advice to Management

    Either invest in your remote offices, or close them.

    Also, invest in your managers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great environment and resources to improve skills

    Cons

    Salary is low given my experience


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Groupon Guide!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People - Office - Atmosphere - Work-Life Balance

    Cons

    Salary is not as competitive as it could be - can be hard to get buy-in on big issues -