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Groupon Reviews

Updated 13 October 2018
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Pros
  • "Employee friendly, no dress code, reasonable pay" (in 136 reviews)

  • "I love the work/life balance but also enjoy coming to work everyday" (in 106 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, no sense of work/life balance" (in 35 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company and good career opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  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.

  3. 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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Groupon Guide!"

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    • Senior Management
    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 -


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly company, great career opportunities

    Cons

    High turnover in other departments


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great community and a fun place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    The people! cool office space, free food, central location and opportunities to learn and grow

    Cons

    I've experienced no downsides to working at Groupon


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of creative and motivated people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility, able to work from home, motivated staff

    Cons

    None really - if you're looking for a job that is boring and repetitive then this is not the place for you.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Amazing work place!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is so much diversity and different cultures in the office and you never feel like you don't belong there. Everyone is super helpful, accommodating and fun (I guess its part of the requisites to work there :-)

    Cons

    Its a fast paced company and learning never ends you are always on your toes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work on the transparency policy!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company/Great People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    - Relaxed Atmosphere

    - No mirco management

    - Great people - diverse and inclusive

    - Opportunities to get involved in projects outside of your team

    - Nice office space

    - Fast paced

    - Transparent

    - You're a person not a number - which does not happen often in large companies.

    - Supportive management when escalated.

    Cons

    - International collaboration and acknowledgement is lacking

    - Not very policy driven which can lead to problems down the line

    - Ownership of issues not taken by management, often put back on staff

    Advice to Management

    Work on ownership within management structure, this will allow for more growth and learning opportunities within teams.

    Other than that keep up the amazing work!!!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Nice Place to Work - Improving Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Really Nice People, Office Atmosphere is pretty relaxed, Purposeful Meetings. Nice Office. Money is quite decent in some departments.

    Cons

    Not enough emphasis on Social Events and Team Bonding which breeds inter-company collaboration and job enjoyment. Slow moving processes like lots of big companies.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to improve the Employee Experience.


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