Today JobHintz released a salary database for jobs at Groupon (visit the website jobhintz.com and search for Groupon), a social commerce site that allows people to buy discount deals and save up on their favorite restaurants, spas, sporting events, hotels and other local attractions in select cities. Recently Groupon unveiled plans for initial public offering and is rapidly expanding its operations throughout the country. JobHintz provides a listing of new job openings at Groupon and their salary ranges. Asked about the areas where Groupon is hiring and the pay levels, Carla Olson, the general manager of JobHintz responds: “Most of Groupon’s new requisitions are in sales. A typical job, Account Executive, pays between $50,000 and $70,000 per year. This may not be a great amount for someone already experienced in sales, but the good news is that you don't have to be an experienced sales representative to work at Groupon. All you need is to be a people person who has a yen to be creative.” At Groupon, account executives have the option of working from home, where they could be on the phone rounding up more merchants and other kinds of organizations to participate in Groupon's discount strategies. But if they want to go into a workplace, they have that option as well. Most of the onsite jobs are in Chicago, where the atmosphere is casual.
The other areas where Groupon is hiring extensively are engineering and product management. Groupon is recruiting engineers for both its headquarter location, Chicago, and its Silicon Valley office in Palo Alto. According to JobHintz, 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.”
To discover salary ranges for Groupon positions, users should search for Groupon jobs on the JobHintz site, and the salary ranges will be displayed automatically with the search result. In addition to searching by keywords and location, JobHintz users can search by minimum salary requirement, and the results will include only those positions that match their pay criteria. The salary range feature is enabled by Jobhintz’ proprietary database that contains salary information for more than 100,000 jobs as well as additional user-submitted insights. JobHintz offers Base Salary Hintz™ and Total Pay Hintz™ for select jobs. Base Salary Hintz™ is an estimated base pay range, computed using the database or provided by insiders, whereas Total Pay Hintz™ is an indication of the total compensation. In contrast to Base Salary Hintz™, Total Pay Hintz™ typically includes signing and guaranteed discretionary bonuses, including stock options and grants. “Salary information is the most sought after information by job applicants,” says Carla Olson. “Base Salary and Total Pay Hintz™ are our best effort pay estimates, but occasional errors may occur. This is the reason why we built tools that allow JobHintz users to provide feedback on suggested salary and total compensation range, or suggest how much a job pays.”