Merchant Development Representative
Setting aside dreams of being an NBA star after maxing out at a height of 5’10”, Luis maxes out his Sales potential at Groupon instead.
What’s your favorite Groupon memory?
I think the first time I went to an All Hands meeting. It was my second week on the job and showed me the vision of the company. Prior to that, I had only graduated college a few weeks before, so that moment made realize all the hard work I put in while in school that had allowed me to get a great job at an outstanding company.
Who or what inspires you?
I think my dad inspires me the most. He came to America from Mexico at age 7 and started working at age 13 to help his family maintain stability. He worked every job imaginable to get his college degree and has been able to become a successful business man. Every day I’m inspired by his story and how he paved the way for my sisters and me to be set up for success.
What was your first impression of Groupon?
I knew it was a place to get awesome experiences or goods at a discount, but I didn’t know how much back end work went into making it happen.
What’s your biggest accomplishment since working here?
My favorite memory happened when I was in GrouponOnboarding (GOB). I converted a massage therapy business from S3 to G2 and it helped the owner’s cashflow for her business immensely. She then reached out months later thanking me for all my help and told me how much it helped her expand her business. It felt good to know that my actions had such a positive effect on someone’s livelihood!
“Sales is a hard job in itself, so if the environment it can make for a terrible job. Groupon is the complete opposite of that because at the end of the day everybody is so supportive and helpful that it makes the day to day always enjoyable.”
So what do your parents think you do?
“Talk to angry merchants across America.”
If you could have any other job for a day, what would it be?
I would be an NBA player, but those dreams died long ago when I found out my max height would be 5’10”.
What differentiates Groupon from other companies?
I think the aspect that separates Groupon from others is its culture. Sales is a hard job in itself, so if the environment is off it can make for a terrible job. Groupon is the complete opposite of that because at the end of the day everybody is so supportive and helpful that it makes the day to day always enjoyable.
Give us a random factoid about Luis.
I often get called Junior by people who know my dad because I share the same name as him. However, my full name is Luis Felipe Hernandez II.