Though Groupon culture is best witnessed in person, wearing goggles to shield your eyes from sparks, we’ve asked a few of our eclectic, hard working employees to answer a few questions about what makes them tick.
**Dept./Position:** Editorial – Reviews Writer
**What have you learned since working here?**
I’ve learned that the best motivation is happiness. I work hard because it makes me happy to make my team, coworkers and Groupon users happy.
**Which zoo animal are you least similar to?**
Seal – Swimming and clapping are not my forte.
**What’s been a memorable experience so far with this company?**
On orientation day, I sat in a room with a ton of people from different backgrounds, eating bagels, laughing and learning. I knew then I was a part of something good.
**What’s your smallest regret?**
Cutting my own bangs. I continue to do it.
**What’s a typical day like for you?**
I greet my office roomies with a hearty good morning, start up my computer and get to work. My job involves a lot of researching, some writing and tons of loving it.
**Which non-Chicago landmark do you wish was in Chicago?**
What Chicago is missing is definitely a Dutch windmill.
**What do you like about working here?**
It’s good to know that we all love each other in a non-creepy way. We are all a great big family where everyone is the middle child.
**Which karaoke song do you love but can’t sing well?** I would love to sing “Don’t Speak” by No Doubt or “Lovefool” by the Cardigans, but my voice only allows me to do Britney Spears or Jay Z.
**What should people know about Groupon?**
Groupon is a very well-oiled machine. Every one of the thousands of people who work here play an integral part in what’s presented to Grouponers everyday. We care about what we do, and the only recognition we need is to hear people talk about how much they loved their Groupon experience.
**Which movie villain could you beat in a fight?**
Lotso from “Toy Story 3″