If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to work for Groupon or what the job might pay, well this may be your chance to find out. JobHintz, a job search site that also provides reviews and advice from people on the inside, has recently published some Groupon job openings.
According to general manager of JobHintz, Carla Olson, most of Groupon’s new requisitions are in sales. The account executive position, or local ambassador for Groupon, for example, is an offsite position where employees connect with local businesses to build partnerships for Groupon. The position pays between $50,000 and $70,000 a year, which as Olson points out may not seem like a lot for someone experienced in sales but you don’t have to be a seasoned sales rep for this position. You just need to be out going, possess great people skills and have a creative knack for making the sale.
Groupon is also hiring onsite as well at both its Chicago and Palo Alto locations.
Software Engineers can expect to get paid typically $100,000 and $130,000 annually, while test engineers should expect to get compensated somewhat less: between $80,000 and $110,000 per year. Product managers should expect to make even more money than software engineers. Depending on the skills and qualifications, a product manager job at Groupon pays between $100,000 and $170,000, while Director level candidates should expect to get paid up to $190,000.
“Those salary ranges are quite typical in the heated technology market in Silicon Valley,” says Carla Olson. “But candidates should be aware that the competition for Groupon jobs is quite steep, since they hire only the best and the brightest.”
For all you writers out there, Groupon is hiring editors and writers. JobHintz is listing the base pay for editors at $55,000 to $80,000, though the job description states pay as considerably less at $45,000. Writing positions are full time in-house but Groupon will consider a relocation allowance. Salary is $37,000 and includes full benefits. I’m guessing the fun atmosphere makes up for the low pay.
We regularly hire full-time, in-house writers who craft write-ups on our featured businesses. Each write-up expresses what makes the experience and the merchant compelling.
Each day’s Groupon features a write-up describing the deal with thoroughly researched, informative selling points that range from the straightforward to the whimsical and bizarre. We strive to avoid marketing clichés, shooting instead for vivid description rooted in complete transparency and embellished with well-crafted absurdities. For more on our writing, see whatThe New York Times (http://nyti.ms/9E9mDo) and The Atlantic (http://bit.ly/ifLL9m) have said.
This position writes the first three paragraphs that explain the deal, which we refer to as the details section. Staff writers do not compile the reviews that appear below the details, nor do they write the humor content in the cat bubble. The details section must achieve two things: first, it must clearly explain the deal and present compelling imagery of what the customer experience will be; second, it must be entertaining to read and void of marketing clichés.
Experience is a plus, but not necessarily required if you have compelling samples. We’ll work with anyone who can write succinctly, persuasively, and intelligently. Groupon writers are held not only to a high quality standard, but must also show a willingness and ability to generate a high volume of copy on a daily basis. Fast typing and web savvy are critical. Salary is $37K and includes full benefits. For the right candidate, Groupon will pay a relocation allowance.
Applicants may be invited to an instructional seminar to learn more about our writing, and given the opportunity to complete one to three paid samples ($22 stipend per). This process is optional–if you want to be considered on the strength of your first sample alone, just let us know.
Write for Groupon? I don’t know. Besides the fact that they wouldn’t hire me anyway since I’m considered as anti-Groupon, their sense of humor is like a punch line that falls flat. I get it but it’s just not funny.
If you’re interested in a writing position or other job with Groupon or if you’re just job hunting, check out JobHintz at http://www.jobhintz.com/.