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Groupon Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Public (GRPN)
Internet
€2 to €5 billion (EUR) per year
Groupon provides a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events ... Read more

Mission: Groupon’s mission is to be the world’s commerce operating system, increasing consumer buying power while driving more business to merchants through price and discovery.
We're changing global commerce on a global scale

Company Updates

  • Everyone loves to ask us what it's like to work at Groupon. With offices in 16 countries, sometimes it can be hard to describe, so we asked our staff. Here's what they said:

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Groupon – Why Work For Us?


Who We Are, How We Work

We provide a global marketplace where people can buy just about anything, anywhere, anytime. We’re enabling real-time commerce across an expanding range of categories including local businesses, travel destinations, consumer products, and live or lively events.

Culturally, we believe that great people make great companies and that starting with the customer and working backward moves us forward.  We also value self-awareness, candor, lunch and WiFi. If we match with you, please apply to join us.

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We view culture as a composite of our mission and values. A tremendous source of pride for us, our culture is inclusive of the work we do, and how we do it. Embracing change, thinking long-term, and continuously making decisions grounded in customer worship are a few tenets we live by. Surprise is key for us too, and that manifests in numerous areas, though most noticeably in our Editorial voice. We think taking our jobs seriously while not taking ourselves too seriously can be a healthy way to grow as a company.


Locations

In EMEA, Groupon has operations in Ireland, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium, The Netherlands, Poland and Morocco. Our tech hubs are based in Dublin and Berlin and our shared services centres are in Warsaw and Casablanca. Our offices are all in great locations within easy reach of public transport.


In North America, we have our headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, a burgeoning office in Seattle, and a product development center in Palo Alto, California. Additional locations are our ideel office in New York, a newly-opened sales office in Phoenix, Arizona, and our tech-based San Francisco location. All locations are accessible by public transportation or private teleportation. Additionally, some teammates work from home offices in many Groupon markets.

Open Positions
Check out our currently available jobs, and if any appear to be a good match, please let us know by applying. We have hiring teams dedicated to each category below so that every application can be reviewed by relevant human eyes. If our team has interest in learning more, they will reach out directly. Thank you for stopping by.

Groupon's Employee Volunteer Program

 

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A new way to discover local causes, rally together, and lend a helping hand

Groupon’s Employee Volunteer Program is how we harness our collective employee power for positive change. Groupon employees regularly volunteer their time, skills and creative insights to help those in need and to help have a measurable impact on growing local economies, promoting distinctive communities and deepening our customers’ attachment to place.  Groupon is uniquely positioned to address a wide range of needs and issues in diverse communities due to the range of skills and talents our diverse staff hold—if there’s a need, we can fill it. 

  • Health Insurance 

  • Dental Insurance 

  • Vision Insurance 

  • Disease-curing fountain to cut down on sick days 

  • Life Insurance 

  • AD&D Insurance 

  • Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • Long-Term Disability Insurance 

  • Flexible Spending Accounts 

  • 401k 

  • Employee Stock Purchase Program

  • Flexible Hours 

  • Bring your motorcycle to work day 

  • On-site Café 

  • Office Shuttles

  • Space Shuttles

  • Fitness Benefits 

  • Public Transportation Benefits 

  • Paid New Parent Leave Program 

  • Family Leave Benefits

  • Sense of Joy 

  • No dress code

  • Employee Assistance Program

Groupon Reviews

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    "Great company and good career opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

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Groupon Photos

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Groupon Interviews

Experience

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52%
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Getting an Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Co. Dublin
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Groupon (Dublin, Co. Dublin) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Interview aims to check programming (you'll have to write code in front of your interviewer), algorithms and data structures and deep understanding and explanation of past experiences.
    I went through 2 recruiter screenings, 1 technical phone screening and 4 hours interview from 1 developers, 1 senior engineer and 2 managers. I received an offer shortly after that.

    Interview Questions

    • Binary trees, hash tables, binary search, sorting algorithms.
      Design, scalability and distributed systems. Unix basics and commands.   Answer Question
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Groupon Awards & Accolades

  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality,, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
  • Built In Chicago Top 100 Digital Tech Companies in Chicago, Built In Chicago, 2017
  • Mobile Commerce Award - Winner, Internet Retailer, 2015
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2015
  • Top 100 Digital Companies in Chicago, Built in Chicago, 2015
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