Groupon

Dell sCPT46
Jul 9 24 Comments

What's your take on the future of Groupon? A recruiter pinged me for an engineering manager role. Told me about a brand new leadership team and the focus on mobile app. Worth pursuing? Would love to hear about the culture and the morale.

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  • Microsoft
    bdtc

    Microsoft

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    Albertsons
    bdtcmore
    Groupon is still around in 2019?
    Jul 9 1
    • Groupon stardeal
      Yes. Just like your freaking internet explorer.
      Jul 10
  • Facebook / Mgmt vjuiu
    Let me translate for you. Brand new leadership team = previous leaders dug a hole they couldn’t get out of and now it’s your mess to deal with
    Jul 9 1
    • Groupon WWRY84
      Yup. I’m enjoying the experience I’m getting here, but it’s clear that old leaders have failed us. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, pay is competitive-ish, unlimited PTO, and great work life balance.
      Jul 10
  • New / Strategy
    Porsche996

    New Strategy

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    MIT BS MechE, Stanford GSB
    Porsche996more
    Are they still around? What value they bring though?

    I think Credit card offers have already replaced them.
    Jul 9 0
  • Groupon thepoint
    That seems to be very different than my experience with your mobile director. I have worked with him together for a few years and he is one of the very few leaders that makes you wow, and a lot of people who have worked with him share the same feeling. I think what you have mentioned is more from company strategic point of view that we are trying to move our hub back to Chicago and that's not your director's fault. There are a lot of things in play for this decision.
    Jul 10 2
    • Groupon yeeh
      You are probably the mobile director yourself who has come out to praise himself so much.
      Jul 17
    • Groupon thepoint
      I doubt you have worked directly with him, otherwise you won't get this kind of feeling :) I don't know why you got this impression but I'm no longer with Groupon.
      Jul 17
  • Groupon thepoint
    You won't be disappointed, the mobile director is probably one of the best senior leaders out there in the industry.
    Jul 10 2
    • Groupon mBsJ01
      Lol. I really wonder how anyone can say that. Since the director got hired, the mobile teams are in disarray, SC teams have been left to a slow death, all interesting stuff has been blocked and all talented developers are left. The mobile teams are a crab nest where loyalty is only criteria to stay, get promoted or enjoy some freedom. Nothing good happened and ass licking is the only way to move forward. Incompetence is the rule and the director has not even the beginning of any trust towards technical expertise.
      Good luck !
      Jul 10
    • Groupon wMed17
      Mobile in Chicago is a good place to be. It's not the current director's fault that the CTO (who is gone now) froze hiring, blocked backfill in SC and drove engineering into the ground. There is a good opportunity to build a new team in Chicago, especially given the fewer number of mobile opportunities. Not sure who pissed in this person's cheerios this morning
      Jul 10
  • Groupon CBGone
    VS is really strong leader focussed on people. A lot of folks in chicago do respect him immensely. He is my mentor for almost 8 months and i admire his leadership thought process and positive outlook. Given he is physically present where they are growing mobile team for me is the biggest reason to join Groupon. You get access to good and clean leadership in person.
    Jul 18 0
  • Groupon redo43
    Groupon is fine, the pay is okay, the people are generally kind and smart, some of the tech problems are interesting due to scale. It is not growing though so your ability to move upward will be limited.
    Jul 10 0
  • Facebook / Retail bookfacer
    Some random premined shitcoin was going to buy Groupon but the deal fell through.
    Jul 9 4
    • Groupon WWRY84
      Was it Libra
      Jul 10
    • Facebook / Retail bookfacer
      You wish
      Jul 10
    • Groupon WWRY84
      @bookfacer thanks nerd, but if I show any interest in crypto it isn’t going to be what some douche like Zuck creates
      Jul 10
    • Facebook / Retail bookfacer
      🧂
      Jul 10
  • Groupon OP2020
    Is the mobile director in SC or Chicago?
    Jul 10 1
  • Oscar 🐨koala
    Same as blue apron. Dead.
    Jul 9 1
    • Groupon stardeal
      I'm not dead. You all have been saying the same for years and we are still here. We are paid pretty competitively and we have fun in the office. We use modern technologies and every Eng gets money to spend on training. Unlimited PTO and a lot of other benefits. Where do you work btw?
      Jul 10
  • Groupon hELS11
    Work life balance is pretty good. I work in sales. Unlimited PTO is real
    Sep 19 0
  • Salesforce / Eng namehere1
    LOL GROUPOn?!!
    Jul 9 0