Groupon overview

Groupon is an American worldwide e-commerce marketplace connecting subscribers with local merchants by offering activities, travel, goods and services in 15 countries.
The staff at Groupon come from unusually diverse demographic backgrounds. The company is 41.7% female and 38.7% ethnic minorities. Even though it has great demographic diversity, Groupon notably lacks in political diversity. It has an unusually high proportion of employees who are members of the Democratic Party, at 92.6%. Despite having coworkers who agree with each other about politics, employees at Groupon tend to have relatively short tenures. Staff members usually stay with the company for 1.3 years. The average employee at Groupon makes $90,168 per year. Pay at Groupon is significantly lower than some of its highest paying competitors, like Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn, which pay $128,942, $127,289, and $117,894, respectively.
Based in Chicago, Illinois, Groupon is a key player in the internet industry with 6,000 employees and an annual revenue of $2.8B.

The Organization’s Mission

Our mission is to be the daily habit in local commerce.







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The team at Groupon

Key People
  • Ted Leonsis (Director)
  • Brad Keywell (founders)
  • Rich Williams (ceo)
  • Peter Barris (Director)
  • Kevin Efrusy (Director)
  • Mellody Hobson (Director)
  • Andrew Mason (founders)
  • Howard Schultz (Director)
  • Eric Lefkofsky (founders)

The Culture At Groupon

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We're curious, fun, a little intense, and kind of obsessed with helping local businesses thrive. Does that sound like a compelling place to work
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You have a passion for training and the learning environments that you create; you're committed to the success of others
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Our team is nimble, impactful, and creative, and we focus on building successful relationships and delivering value across the entire company.

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Groupon Rankings

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Groupon Salaries

How much does Groupon pay?
The national average salary for a Groupon employee in the United States is $90,168 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $150,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $53,000 per year.
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Groupon Salaries By Job Title

While the average employee salary at Groupon is $90,168, there is a big variation in pay depending on the role. Some of the job titles with high salaries at Groupon are Engineering Manager, Software Engineer, Data Scientist, and Product Manager. A worker with the title Engineering Manager salary at Groupon can earn an average yearly salary of $172,073. To get a better sense of the salaries at Groupon, other roles such as Cashier and Packer/Shipper can be considered as well. For comparison, the title Cashier at Groupon earns $22,668 per year.

Groupon careers

On average, employees at Groupon stay with the company for 1.3 years. Employees most commonly join Groupon after leaving Amazon. When they leave Groupon, they most frequently get their next job at Amazon.

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Yelp0.9 years
Top Employers Before Groupon
Amazon9.3 %
Walmart8.8 %
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Top Employers After Groupon
Amazon13.5 %
Google9.2 %
Comcast5.5 %
Yelp5.5 %
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Groupon Financial Performance

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Groupon Financing Rounds

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Jul 26, 2011Equity
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Apr 21, 2011Equity
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Apr 28, 2010Equity
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Groupon Competitors

Competitors of Groupon include Facebook, Google, and LinkedIn. Employees at Facebook earn more than most of the competition, with an average yearly salary of $128,942. The employees at Google earn an average yearly salary of $127,289 per year, and the salaries at LinkedIn average $117,894 per year.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Groupon

When was Groupon founded?

Groupon was founded in 2008.

How many Employees does Groupon have?

Groupon has 6,000 employees.

How much money does Groupon make?

Groupon generates $2.8B in revenue.

What industry is Groupon in?

Groupon is in the internet industry.

What is Groupon's mission?

Groupon's mission statement is "Our mission is to be the daily habit in local commerce."

What type of company is Groupon?

Groupon is a public company.

Who are Groupon's competitors?

Groupon competitors include LivingSocial, Yelp, Google, LinkedIn, Indeed, StubHub, Facebook,, CareerBuilder, IKON Office Solutions, Constant Contact, Ticketmaster, Valpak, MacMall, Comdata, Safeway Moving Systems, Advanced Call Center Technologies, ..., Apex Technology, Webloyalty, EQUIFIRST.

Who works at Groupon?

Ted Leonsis (Director)

Brad Keywell (founders)

Rich Williams (ceo)

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