The People Behind The People
Nisrine, Gosia, Ewelina, Marlena, Ola, Angelika & Olimpia
Divided between our offices in Warsaw and Katowice, our Poland TA Team are responsible for sourcing and hiring hundreds of Grouponers each year and ensuring each candidate has an enjoyable and memorable experience. Together they comprise a force to be reckoned with. Meet our awesome Magnificent 7!
I have done quite a few things from psychology to marketing but recruitment has always been a passion for me. I moved from Casablanca to lead the Team in Poland and help build our brand new Katowice site. Hiring for senior technical positions is always demanding and you have to learn as much as you can about the job or the candidate might get offended that you did not do your homework and hang up on you. The challenge is enormous but this team is rising to it and delivering the best new talent to Groupon. I don’t speak Polish (yet) but it’s definitely on my list!
“An average day? Cup of tea, chat, emails, interviews, meetings… then rinse and repeat!”
I studied journalism, PR and marketing at the University of Warsaw, so my original plan was to become a journalist. I spent my Erasmus exchange in Finland and took up postgraduate studies in journalism. My previous roles all involved me building strong relationships and being partly responsible for recruitment.
At one point when I was being interviewed for a role – not in Groupon – I distinctly remember thinking that the recruiter was asking really irrelevant questions and that I should be doing her job. One thing led to another and so here I am! At Groupon I’m responsible for Corporate roles in Poland, which include Analytics, Finance and Sales, and I also help the Team with SSC recruitment every once in a while.
My super power? Remaining optimistic in the face of near-impossible challenges!
I am a graduate of Diplomacy – yes, Diplomacy! Of course becoming a Recruiter happened “by accident” when, during my last year of study, I started as an assistant for a recruitment agency where I worked with well-known brands like Google, 3M, Amazon and Volvo. Then I moved into HR in the gaming industry and, four years later, here I am at Groupon!
I’m a bit obsessed with planning. I’m kind of like Monica from FRIENDS 🙂
I’m the Recruiter Dinosaur and the longest-tenured member of the team here at Groupon Poland. I started back in 2015 when we launched the Warsaw Shared Services Centre and since then our team has grown to join the wider EMEA Talent Acquisition Team meeting huge targets every month.
Moving to a brand new market like Katowice was an invaluable experience as a recruiter: I’ve been able to gain insight into the differences between there and Warsaw and I’ve also to had the opportunity to work on a brand new ‘green field site’ being built from scratch.
Believe in yourself: impossible is nothing!
I am constantly looking for new challenges and opportunities to grow and Groupon has definitely provided me with plenty of them. My aim is to mix human resources management theory with hands-on experience in recruitment and, so far, all is going very well!
My first role in recruitment was in agency where I worked with the UK and German markets where I learned a lot about the SSC/BPO sector; experience which has really stood to me in my career at Groupon so far.
As the only German-speaking Recruiter on the team here, I support hiring for all German-speaking departments (Customer Service, Resolution & Merchant Services, Editorial, Risk and more) and I also work with IT roles as well as other languages.
Oddest TA experience so far? Well, we sometimes get asked really odd questions, like “have you a case for my laptop?” or “where is my delivery?”
I’m Marlena and together with Angelika I’m part of the Katowice Team. I lived in Hertfordshire, England for the past 12 years but decided to move back to Poland recently upon receiving this amazing opportunity from Groupon in Katowice! I’ve been working within recruitment for 2 years and I’m very interested to develop my career in the area.
As one of the Recruiters for our lovely Katowice office, my role is to make the candidate experience as enjoyable and smooth as possible in order to find the right gems that will shine like diamonds in our company.
Think of me as a duck: calm and serene on the surface and hustling like crazy under water!