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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.

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Locations
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

 

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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. 

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    Real Truth about Groupon

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England

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

    Pros

    - Fun, energetic group of staff
    - Casual dress code
    - Great atmosphere with constant ad-hoc events around the office
    - Flexible working & work from Home (role dependant)
    - Opportunity to contribute to global growing business (not maintaining someone else's work)
    - Opportunity to work with peers in different countries & expand knowledge base (role dependant)
    - Paid sick days
    - Benefits that support key life decisions (wedding bonus & baby bonus)
    - Company promotes diversity ( PRIDE & Women groups)
    - Paid time off to volunteer for causes

    I should start by saying that this is not a 9-6 Company. If you are looking for a Company where you show up at 9 do your bit then leave at 6 on the nose this is probably not the best environment for you. This Company has been around for 4.5 years in Europe and what originally started as many individual entities has since started to transition to a single global organisation. A transition of this size & scope there are ultimately going to be challenges and frustrations- but there is also countless opportunities to have impact on the Company you work within and to gain a number of professional skills along the way.

    Money is being invested into management training for all people managers and with the new EMEA management leaders a bigger focus is being placed on employees. They encourage diversity, community and team events and teams receive training based on the changing needs of the organisation.

    After reading the other posts my unbiased opinion is that people have valid feedback however I think they are genuinely missing the size of the project at hand. Aligning 20+ countries in Europe to the globals objectives takes a lot of time and often one project needs to be completed in order to enable another. I have seen the Company with no benefits and rewards (every person in every position was paid below market) to a Company that matches market in terms of base comp (most roles) and also offers good benefits. I am very confident that this offering with continue to grow with the business.

    I highly recommend working here but stress it is for specific personality types. It is very challenging with constantly changing goal posts and deliverables. There can be long hours, lack of transparency and a general lack of communication and understanding between departments. But as someone who thrives in this environment I like the challenge of making it better, which I can see my role does.

    Cons

    - Could have better holiday allowance
    - Some office furniture needs replacing

    The main cons of the org stems from general communication between teams and business units. There are some staff (managers & front line) who have a real "blame" approach to issues and instead of working together to resolve issues (in a positive way) they rather blame everyone else and allow for that negativity to spread to the rest of their team.

    Also communication could be better from our Senior leaders on why we make (or don't make) the decisions we do. Giving us more context about why the business didn't do something is just as important as tell us why it did.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mahatma Ghandi said "be the change you want to see in the world". I think management would benefit from approaching the working environment in the way they want to see it, not the way it is.

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Groupon Interviews

Updated 17 Oct 2014
Updated 17 Oct 2014

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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
    Negotiation Details
    I started the next week.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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Groupon Awards and Accolades

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Top 50 Generation Y Employers Chicago, Brill Street + Company, 2013
Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2012
Employees’ Choice - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2012
America's Ideal Employers 2012, Universum, 2012
Most Democratic Workplaces, WorldBlu, 2011
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Additional Info

Website www.groupon.com
Headquarters Chicago, IL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 2008
Type Company - Public (GRPN)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £1 to £2 billion (GBP) per year
Competitors Amazon.com, 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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