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Groupon Overview

Chicago, IL (US)
5001 to 10000 employees
2008
Company - Public (GRPN)
Internet
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
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 ... Read more

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

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Groupon – Why Work For Us?


Groupon 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, enjoy vacations with Groupon Getaways, and find a curated selection of electronics, fashion, home furnishings, and more with Groupon Goods. Groupon is redefining how traditional small businesses attract, retain, and interact with customers by providing merchants with a suite of products and services, including customizable deal campaigns, credit card payment processing capabilities, and point-of-sale solutions that help businesses grow and operate more effectively. To search for great deals or subscribe to Groupon emails, visit www.Groupon.com. To download Groupon's five-star mobile apps, visit www.groupon.com/mobile. To learn more about the company’s merchant solutions and how to work with Groupon, visit www.GrouponWorks.com.

Want to read about the folks who work at Groupon? Check out ourPeople Blog.

Ready to apply for your next career move? Visit ourcareer site.

COMMUNITY | Build great neighborhoods.

We believe in great communities. Specifically, we believe that successful local businesses are the backbone of vibrant spaces. What makes your neighborhood great? It’s the combination of interesting and thriving businesses coupled with people who visit frequently. We are the thing that connects them, and we can make things better for both -- building amazing communities in the process through our economic impact. Coupled with our volunteer efforts and social responsibility focus, there are numerous ways we can all make a greater difference.

OWNERSHIP & PERFORMANCE | Act like it's your business.

We work with thousands of small business owners, and they take hard looks at every decision they make because each can mean success or failure for their business. To succeed, they have to get creative. They run lean. They get the absolute most from their teams. And, they plan for the long term. We want everyone at Groupon to take that same approach.

INSPIRATION | Make life less boring.

We think life should be fun. For our customers, that means showing them the amazing things they can experience right outside their doors and virtually anywhere they go. For merchants, it means helping make their businesses successful and their lives easier. For employees, it means building a great place to work. All of this is steeped in our sense of humor, our commitment to excitement and cats. Lots of cats.

RESPECT, INTEGRITY & INCLUSION | Solve problems the right way, together.

We don’t just want to win, we want to win the right way. We’ll celebrate difference and the ways it can change how we work and lead to bigger wins. We’ll work across the company and realizing that success isn’t a zero-sum game. We’ll invite diverse perspectives and making sure we take on challenges in an honest, open and respectful manner.

CUSTOMERS | Begin and end with the customer.

Customers are why we’re here. They drive our business. When customers view us as a daily habit -- as something indispensable -- it will mean we’re solving fundamental challenges and delivering amazing value. Whether it’s consumers or the merchants we connect them with, everything we do should begin and end with the customer, and we will be willing to do the hard work for long-term customer happiness.


London
As locations go, our London office is top-drawer! Directly overlooking London Bridge and sitting on the banks of the Thames, it’s a wonder we get any work done at all with that view. Our Sales and Buying teams here are some of the best around and work with businesses all over the UK to bring the best of local and more to new customers every day of the week. 

To learn more about the people, teams, and culture of our London office, visit the People Blog


  

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

Groupon Volunteers 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 
  • 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 learn and develop yourself"

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    I have been working at Groupon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Groupon has many development opportunities. After 8 years with the company, starting as an analyst and now as senior manager, I was able to work in different teams, countries and projects that really help me to improve my skills and leadership in many ways. Groupon has a hands-on and "be the owner" culture, which will always provide good development for the ones willing for it.

    Cons

    Might lack structure sometimes, which can be frustrating for some people.

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Groupon Photos

Groupon photo of: Executive leadership volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House
Groupon photo of: Teammates in Katowice
Groupon photo of: International Women's Day
Groupon photo of: London Running Club
Groupon photo of: Kickoff party in Italy
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Groupon Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Groupon (London, England).

    Interview

    Initial CV and cover letter. Then a short discussion on the phone with someone from HR, after which a time for interview is agreed. The interview is fairly straight forward; a couple of case studies on some Groupon deals (how are the deals beneficial for Groupon, the customer, the partner) followed by some competency questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What does groupon do, what deals would you like to see more of on the groupon website, how can groupon stay ahead of competitors, tell us of a time you had to deal with a conflict.   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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