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Updated 14 November 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 109 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. "Great place to work!!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are awesome and I have been every opportunity to grow my role and develop. Career progression is genuinely there for people that want it and are willing to take ownership of their development.

    Cons

    The offices and facilities could be better - but that's all due to change when we move into our swanky new offices in August :)

    Advice to Management

    Transparency of communication continues to be imperative.


  2. "Very friendly company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    -Excellent and fun people
    -Competitive compensation and benefits
    -Engaging work
    -Lots of variety and opportunity to work across business lines
    -Increased efforts to listen to employ feedback and improve based on such feedback

    Cons

    -Communicating important changes is not always carried out in the most attention-grabbing way

  3. "Revenue manager"

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    Current Employee - Revenue Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Revenue Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good communication
    Good benefits offered to staff

    Cons

    No major cons so far


  4. "Great place to work and getting better!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at Groupon really make this a great place to work! We have recently moved to some amazing new offices and it's truly and great space to work in now too.
    Much better pension scheme launched this year and paid time off for volunteering as well, so good things are happening all the time.
    Management, whilst not perfect, are listening and making changes when possible.

    Cons

    The market moves fast, so the company moves fast too .... it's not always smooth but everyone works hard to reduce impact on people. If you don't like change, this place probably isn't for you!

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to your teams!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced and exciting!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked for Groupon 2 years now, and I have been exposed to a company which is always innovating, growing, and moving forward. Working in a high performing culture where talent meets opportunity, really helps drive your career forward. Groupon is a place where you can put your ideas forward and take ownership of change.

    Yes, it can be challenging, but if you're up for that, you are put in a position to actually genuinely impact the company.

    We have recently moved to a top class office, where we are being well looked after with an open purpose built spaces, all the meeting rooms you could ever wish for, fresh fruit, cereal and great coffee ;)

    Cons

    You can see management working hard to ensure better alignment, transparency, and communication. This takes time, but it is happening.

    Advice to Management

    Only advice would be to structure and align on how you communicate. I.e each lob should be communicating on the same cadence, in the same way.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worrying times"

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a fantastic bunch of people and a really good work life balance.

    Cons

    The UK business is essentially run from an office in Chicago ; they would be far better served running as 2 (almost) entirely separate entities and the UK (Europe as well) would then be able to work out the best approach to generate profit and most importantly regain some much needed trust and maybe even (god forbid) popularity with the local businesses the company initially set out to help.

    The lack of genuine direction and growth is clear to see, round and round they go, is it a marketplace or is it an aggressive deals site or is it just something that was cool and relevant in 2011 (FAD)?

    The failure to attempt to connect with the youth (20 to 35) in general (and especially the wealthier bracket within that) and focus on 'mums?'really makes it much more of a company of the past than it needs to be, someone please explain to the 'genius' marketeers expendable wealth/disposable income.

    Its a really special concept that has totally lost its values and direction.

    Advice to Management

    You have to feel for management in the UK, it seems as though they don't have the delegated power or trust of the USA upper management to make a real impact on the direction of the business - Advice to USA management, LET GO and get in a European mastermind to turn the ship around.


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Great people and teams
    Nice offices
    Interesting work
    Awesome training

    Cons

    Nothing for me to add here

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not the best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The People and the culture

    Cons

    The management system, the whole management system is corrupt and I wouldn't recommend you work here unless you kiss up to management

    Advice to Management

    Be more Fair


  9. "Exciting and innovative place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time

    Pros

    Working at Groupon, truly no day is the same! It's a very collaborative and high energy environment where people are passionate about what they do. I'm lucky to have worked here for 5 years now and been given the opportunity to grow my career with colleagues that feel like family.

    The new Aldgate office is awesome- bright, open layout with free coffee, breakfast and fruit.

    Cons

    Leadership is continuing to work towards improved communication and transparency.


  10. "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing new offices in Aldgate, free breakfast and fruit/snacks/coffee daily. Very exciting place to work and I have the opportunity to work with bright, collaborative teams across EMEA everyday - never gets boring!

    Cons

    Could have an improved healthcare plan


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