Groupon’s impact in Katowice will be huge – in a positive way! The bar is set high alright but it is a genuinely great place to work.
You were one of the very first people to start working in our Katowice office. How has your time at Groupon been so far?
It has been great so far! I didn’t really know what to expect but the office is huge, very comfortable and everybody is nice to each other. I knew that this was going to be fun but not like this!
Tell us a little bit about yourself!
I am a gamer and I love martial arts too! I’ve been training for 7 years now and regularly volunteer at tournaments. I think everybody should volunteer at something as you get a unique perspective that not everyone else is able to see. I’m a firm believer in helping other people because doing so comes back to us – like good Karma. In my free time I like to relax, play my PC or go to the gym.
And what made you decide to apply for a job @Groupon?
My girlfriend 😀 She saw this advertisement in the newspaper and showed it to me. The timing was great as I was already thinking about changing job and then BANG! – I see Groupon is opening up in Katowice, so I knew it was meant to be.
Is there anything that surprised you @Groupon?
There are a couple of things but the stand-out one is the team spirit here: everyone is happy to collaborate and work with each other. Folks feel free to be themselves here, so it makes for a great working environment.
You kind of enjoy work here and you can relax too while still getting the job done.
With close to 100 people in the Katowice office now, how do you think Groupon is going to affect the local job market?
Groupon’s impact in Katowice will be huge – in a positive way! So many people here are looking for a job, but your choices are limited when you are studying at the same time. I am not a student but many of my friends are and in Groupon they see a fresh new opportunity for them to work in an international organisation, rather than working in a shop or a restaurant.
Do you have any advice for people thinking about joining Groupon?
Provided the person is committed and prepared to work hard, then Groupon is a no-brainer. The bar is set high alright, but Groupon is a genuinely great place to work. You kind of enjoy work here and you can relax too while still getting the job done. So if someone likes the sound of that then they should send in their CV and see for themselves what I mean. They take work seriously, but they don’t take themselves too seriously 🙂
Any holiday plans?
No idea! We will see soon – maybe I’ll buy a Groupon deal… LOL!