A happy hour fundraiser to benefit those affected by the North Bay fire

A happy hour fundraiser to benefit those affected by the North Bay fire

VOLUNTEERING

December 6, 2017

San Francisco & Palo Alto team up with local organizations

to help victims of North Bay fire

Following the North Bay fires affecting nearby communities—including the famous Napa and neighboring vineyards in October—Groupon’s Palo Alto and San Francisco offices organized charity happy hours the week of November 29th. We purchased wines for tastings from vineyards that were burned down and volunteers were asked to bring in baked goods as pairings. Donations collected were donated to support the Anova Center for Education, an autism school that was burned down, and Rebuilding Together, an organization that facilitates home improvements for those affected by natural disasters. In total, we raised $1,000The event had a great turn out and was an enjoyable event for employees to get together after a busy Black Friday week and contribute to a local cause!

Keren Osman – San Francisco Office Manager

Keren Osman – San Francisco Office Manager

KEREN OSMAN

Office Manager
San Francisco, CA
Joined: 2015

Keren takes her role as the San Francisco office’s go-to person pretty seriously. So seriously, in fact, that even when asked about her dream job, she still imagined herself in a role where she’s helping Groupon employees. As a pilot, no less.

What’s your favorite Groupon memory?

My favorite memory was the day the entire San Francisco office went to the Giants game on Cinco de Mayo. We started everything off at the office a happy hour, including frozen margaritas and an unlimited supply of tacos.

What was your first impression of Groupon?

I literally felt like a kid in a candy store. I was so overwhelmed by all the snacks, drinks, and most importantly the fro-yo machine in Palo Alto. Everyone was welcoming and open for discussion. I felt like I had found my long-lost work family.

How does your work impact Groupon’s mission of building the daily habit in local commerce?

I come in contact with everyone who walks through the doors of the San Francisco office. I am a very optimistic person with a smile on my face 99% of the time. I also make an impact by spreading the word about Groupon to local businesses I see in my neighborhood.

What’s your favorite local business?

Native Juice Co. in San Francisco.

Tell us what it’s like in the San Francisco office!

Groupon San Francisco has a very welcoming atmosphere in the office. We are like family, we spend most of our time together throughout the day, so I’ve come to bond with the fellow SF Grouponers over the years.

What’s your biggest accomplishment here (so far)?

I am most proud of moving us out of our old Bush Street office into our new location!

Have you won any awards here?

I won Groupon’s Greatest Award in 2015. I am still very excited about that!

Where were you before joining Groupon?

I worked as a Program Coordinator/Executive Assistant at Dev Bootcamp. I really enjoyed the boot camp environment, which led me to work closely with software engineers. I wanted a change of atmosphere but still wanted to work in the tech/local commerce fields.

What do your parents think you do?

My parents think I eat all the free snacks at Groupon and use Groupon deals during works hours.

Who or what inspires you? 

I am inspired every time I volunteer with my colleagues. It feels so rewarding to be able to give back to my community with Groupon’s support.

If you could do another job for a day, what would it be and why?

I would be a pilot flying all of Groupon employees to Bora Bora, Bali, and all over the UK.

Tell us something about you that might surprise us.

I am terrified of heights but somehow ended up on the edge of the CN Tower in Toronto last fall 2016.

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