Behind the Deals: The Groupon Dress Code

In a continued effort to educate others about Groupon’s culture, our Editorial Department brings you another “Behind the Deals” post.

Some jobs require a very specific wardrobe—for example, fireman, clown, or basketballer. Groupon employees, however, perform such a wide variety of tasks that no one outfit is suitable. Although literally written in stone, the rules aren’t exactly written in stone, as is evident in these excerpts from Groupon’s 1400-page employee handbook, laying out the official Groupon dress code:

_”If the shoe fits—wear it! Groupon employees should wear shoes at all times. If no well-fitting shoes can be found, an alternative foot covering is recommended, such as wrapping your feet in newspapers or garbage bags.”_

“Dress for the job you want, not the job you have. Fortunately, every Groupon employee already has the perfect job—Groupon employee! Your current wardrobe should largely suffice, with the encouraged addition of a Groupon-branded one-piece Unisuit.”

_”Every day is casual Friday—every Friday that is! On these laid-back “prekends,” employees are ordered to don Hawaiian shirts, graphic tees, and modest swimwear to reinforce an atmosphere of mandatory relaxation.”_

Try applying these tips to your own business wardrobe to inject a dash of successful style.

  • How about interview attire? I am waiting for a call back on my application and have been wondering if I should pull out my business suit or my bathing suit… decisions, decisions!

  • Hi … I’m a member. I remember that, awt the top of each offer, there was the link “Visit Other Cities” …. where I could see Groupon offers in …. DUH …. other cities. But that link no longer appears.
    I do see that I can sign up for Groupon emails from specific cities, but I don’t want that …. just want to see what might be offered if I was traveling …. or as a gift for someone in a particular city.
    Why does that “Visit Other Cities” link no longer appear??????
    Thanks, GA

  • I WANT A SALES JOB IN PALM BEACH SELLING GROUPON DEALS TO RETAIL’S IN MY LOCAL AREA AS 1099 SALEMAN I GOT THE MARKETING COMPANY HOW ABOUT I MARKET YOURS!!!

  • I hear you guys are burning through employees… i.e. wear whatever you want as long as you’re here for 12 hours? How about a blog post on that?

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