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.


In North America, we have our headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, a burgeoning office in Seattle, and an additional product development center in Palo Alto, California. 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 Grassroots and Employee Volunteer Program



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

Groupon Grassroots is our philanthropic arm featuring a wide variety of great local projects that subscribers can support. Every campaign connects consumers with enough people to achieve something awesome they couldn't have done alone. While Groupon helps build local businesses in each market, Groupon Grassroots helps support the communities where these business flourish.

In addition to helping these great causes through our consumers, our employees regularly get a chance to participate in projects themselves. We have also formed a Green Committee that works to keep our workplace sustainable, from getting rid of trash cans to providing reusable mugs for coffee and drinks.

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 
  • Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • 401k 
  • Flexible Hours 
  • Bring your motorcycle to work day 
  • On-site Café 
  • Office Shuttles
  • Fitness Benefits 
  • Public Transportation Benefits 
  • Paid New Parent Leave Program 
  • Sense of Joy 
  • No dress code

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    Very good experience but if you are good will outgrow within a couple of years. Good for 2nd job or straight out of uni

    Former Employee - Business Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in London, England

    I worked at Groupon full-time (more than a year)


    People, culture, learning opportunity, entrepreneurial and learning opportunities


    Management, money, dying industry, conflict between departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I understand it is a new industry so it is impossible to bring in good managers with relevant experience however should promote from within and do away with alot of layers in management structure. Most of the managers contribute very little yet look busy. They seem to be trying to hold onto their positions but adding little value by projecting sense of importance.

Groupon Interviews

Updated 28 Jan 2015
Updated 28 Jan 2015

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    Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Groupon in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had a short phone interview followed by an interview with three people. It went really well! Strangely I very much felt at ease! Everyone is friendly and easy to talk to!

    Interview Questions
    • There were just general questions about my experience and how I would carry out the job.   Answer Question
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    I started the next week.
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

Groupon Awards and Accolades

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Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2014
Top 50 Generation Y Employers Chicago, Brill Street + Company, 2013
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2012
Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2012
America's Ideal Employers 2012, Universum, 2012
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Recent Updates
  • Groupon update
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    Groupon is coming to Phoenix, Arizona! Be part of a brand-new desert endeavor as we build out a Sales team focused on closing compelling deals with stellar local businesses. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!

    Account Representative - Jobs at Groupon

    Groupon's sales organization lays the foundation of our business by partnering with top local merchants. Our Inside Account Representatives craft in-demand marketing campaigns for our consumers by partnering with local businesses, which in turn help increase and calibrate customer traffic for our merchants.

  • Groupon update
    30+ days ago

    Learn more about the Groupon sales development program and the day-to-day activities of our sales reps:

    Sales Development at Groupon

    Learn more about the Groupon sales development program and our sales culture. We put a large emphasis on training that focuses not only on the task at hand, but also sets you up for personal and professional growth. You'll hear from Groupon salespeople on the day to day activities of a sales rep, ways that employees are recognized, and career progression opportunities.


Additional Info

Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Public (GRPN)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors, Google, Facebook

Groupon (NASDAQ: GRPN) is a global leader of local commerce and the place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere. By leveraging the company’s global relationships and scale, Groupon offers consumers a vast marketplace of unbeatable deals all over the world. Shoppers discover the best a city has to offer on the web or on mobile with Groupon Local... More

Mission: The place you start when you want to buy just about anything, anytime, anywhere.

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