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Groupon Reviews

Updated 21 Nov 2019

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3.4
64%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Groupon CEO Rich Williams
Rich Williams
686 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. "Great culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture of collaboration and teamwork, everyone helps everyone. The communication between departments is great. Also, the talks and chit chats that are held in the office are a great way to develop your career, and you are actively encouraged to attend.

    Cons

    I can't think of any

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work

    Groupon2019-09-27
  2. "A Sinking ship"

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    Current Employee - Business Intelligence Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is good Opportunities galore to learn

    Cons

    Teamwork is alien to everyone. It's an individual's paradise! Pay is only reasonable compared to market rates Middle management is terrible People are leaving every week, especially the tenured ones leaving behind lot of technical and other debt with no/minimal documentation. Information and knowledge is shared in "tribes"

    Advice to Management

    Focus on data engineering and governance Listen to and involve team members in planning for long term

    Groupon2019-11-21
  3. "Good culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Culture in Dublin office is good Flexibility Lunch on Wednesdays Townhalls & All Hands Green awards Sports & Social Volunteering days

    Cons

    Structure is difficult to understand Employees dont understand the strategy

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more through managers

    Groupon2019-11-17
  4. "Would not recommend"

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    Current Employee - Content Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    free lunch on Wednesdays- nothing else really

    Cons

    poor leadership team and lack of vision

    Advice to Management

    do better

    Groupon2019-11-22
  5. "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to make your mark Culturally diverse company Family/ community vibe in office

    Cons

    Publicly owned company with short-term focus Customer experience doesn't always come first

    Groupon2019-10-03
  6. "Best Company to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    - Nice environment. - Great people. - Nice candidate experience.

    Cons

    - - - - -

    Groupon2019-09-06
  7. "Campaign manager review"

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    Former Employee - Campaign Manager 

    I worked at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    You will learn really fast

    Cons

    The environment is really hectic

    Advice to Management

    Stop chagning strategies every month

    Groupon2019-08-30
  8. "Data Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Wide techs available and not restricted to one

    Cons

    Poor management which demotivates people

    Groupon2019-08-12
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Not an engineer's place to be"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, events, activities, nice kitchen with loads of junk snacks .

    Cons

    If you are an engineer and looking for long term prospects, this is not a place you want to be. Lots of politics and bureaucracy. No matter how good you are, if you are not in good terms with higher management, forget about promotion. Once you join, you will quickly realise that SDE1,2and3 are all internally software engineers. But recruiters sell SDE3 as senior engineer while hiring. SDE4 is actually a senior... engineer. Also don't be surprised if you find SDE3's earning more than SDE4. And your compensation might also vary based on team you are joining. You will be offered bonus and stocks as part of your CTC but its wise not to consider them at all. Groupon stock keeps on reaching its new low. And bonus, if you are really lucky you might get 30-40% of the amount mentioned. Bonus calculation, which compromises of company's and your own performance, is flawed. Company's performance takes precedence over your own, its not distributed 50-50. For ex - If company's performance is 50% and ours is 100%, you will only get 100% of 50% (Not 75%) Managers and business organisations are changed frequently. So its not very uncommon to have 3-4 managers over a year. No solid engineering plan in place. No roadmaps, not clear transparency. S-team is only focused on teams that makes money for business, all other teams are treated as B-teams. My personal view - Groupon is a nice place to be for short term but definitely not for a long term perspective.

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    Groupon2019-05-18
  10. "Excellent company"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Director in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Culture to work in

    Cons

    Running out of office space

    Groupon2019-04-26
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