Groupon Doesn’t Seem To “Be A Good Fit” For Anyone
6:23 pm, September 23rd | by Hillary Reinsberg
Another one bites the dust at Groupon. This time, it’s the COO — who’s heading back to Google after just five months. “We were unable to make it work with Margo, but hiring isn’t easy,” CEO Andrew Mason told employees. Is anyone a good fit there?
Just three months into the job, Groupon’s head of PR left unexpectedly, without any real explanation. And now the COO, Margo Georgiadis, who Mason simply said isn’t a good fit. To announce her departure, Mason fired off yet another staff-wide email, with what you might call some too-confident undertones:
“It would have been great if I could say that we batted 1,000%, but in one instance, it looks like we didn’t find a fit; after five months at Groupon, Margo Georgiadis, our COO, has decided to return to Google (her former employer) in a new role as President, Americas. We’re disappointed that we were unable to make it work with Margo, but hiring isn’t easy, and we support moving quickly when there isn’t a match. It’s the best way to do business.”
Mason’s becoming known for this confident email style. Like a few weeks ago, when he wrote to staffers: “the degree to which we’re getting the shit kicked out of us in the press has finally crossed the threshold from ‘annoying’ to ‘hilarious.’”
If this culture is the norm, is it too tough to “be a fit” at Groupon?