How is Groupon helping to empower women in Tech? Two Engineers share their stories.

at April 18th, 2017

Coding Across Silos: What One Intern Learned at Groupon The fastest way for any coder to grow is through mentorship, getting a guided and hands-on tour of real-life problems and solution development. Through its relationship with the Ada Developers Academy, Groupon is supporting the next generation of women engineers by teaming interns with experienced developers in a space where classroom… Read More

Groupon Intern Blog: Meet Sam! Fan of FreeBSD, zip-lining and mechanical bulls…?

at June 28th, 2016

The #GrouponU Blog is back for 2016! We’ll regularly feature a Groupon intern or recent college grad telling you about their experience tackling challenging problems and working with our teams. Who are you? My name is Sam Gwydir and I’m a senior at Texas A&M University studying Computer Engineering/Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics…. Read More

Employee Spotlight: Genny Konz, VP Sales Operations in North America

at May 9th, 2016

Genny Konz is Groupon’s VP of Sales Operations and Women@Groupon’s Executive Sponsor. After more than a decade of work in Investor Relations; Financial, Planning and Analysis; and Mergers & Acquisitions at Hewitt Associates (AON), Groupon called. The conversation presented an appealing next step for her career. “The idea of running Investor Relations for an early-stage… Read More

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Employee Spotlight: Freedom Shannon, Outside Divisional Sales Manager Extraordinaire

at April 28th, 2016

Name: Freedom Shannon Title: External Divisional Sales Manager, New Business Development, Restaurants Start Date:  April 2011 You’ve been with Groupon since 2011, so you’ve obviously seen a lot of organizational changes. How do you balance pivoting with the company while still kicking butt in an Outside Sales role?  Staying focused and never forgetting our mission is to… Read More

Getting to Know Groupon Phoenix: Account Executive Emily

at March 21st, 2016

Last year, we circled up the wagons and headed to the southwest to open up a new sales office in Phoenix, Arizona. Today’s interview features Emily, an Account Executive who transitioned from working at a hospital to sales at Groupon. Name: Emily Sykes Title: Account Executive  What makes selling Groupon to local businesses unique? Groupon is very customizable. You… Read More

Tech Spotlight: Austin Talks 2010 Groupon Customer Service & Managing a Tech Team

at March 14th, 2016

Today, we’re chatting with Austin Campion, Manager of the App Ops Support team here in Chicago. Austin began his Groupon journey in August of 2010, utilizing his improv background in Customer Service. Almost six years later, he’s running a team in Engineering and also helped  produce a video of our new office space. Name: Austin Campion  Title: App… Read More

Getting to Know Groupon Phoenix: Larry Talks Sales in Phoenix and “Drunnies”

at March 4th, 2016

Last year, we circled up the wagons and headed to the southwest to open up a new sales office in Phoenix, Arizona. Today’s interview features Larry, one of our Account Executives in Phoenix, who chats about his passion for growing his Sales career and what it’s like to help build out a new office. What brought you to… Read More

Employee Spotlight: Mark Talks Sales, Team Building, and Grandpa Groupon

at February 16th, 2016

Name: Mark Joyner Title: Divisional Sales Manager, Merchant Support Start date: June 2011 What did you do before Groupon? I actually had an interesting path prior to Groupon. I was a history and art history major at Tulane University, and after graduating I worked in the New Orleans art community. I worked at an art gallery… Read More

Tech Spotlight: Noah Spitzer-Williams, Senior Getaways Product Lead in Seattle

at December 16th, 2015

Groupon Getaways is the travel arm of our business, connecting consumers with hotels, BnB’s, and resorts across the globe. Today, Noah Spitzer-Williams chats about how much impact Engineers have on the business and also sheds light on the quirkier side of Groupon. So what do you do? I lead the Consumer Experiences team for Getaways, Groupon’s travel… Read More