Meet Your Recruiter Series:
Sylwia Radłowska

Talent Acquisition Team | May, 2024

Meet Sylwia, our Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist based in Poland 🇵🇱
Read about her day as a recruiter who brings talented (not only sales) professionals on board with us and get some book tips from her 📚🤩

Tell us a bit about yourself and your role at Groupon. 

My journey at Groupon started in October 2021 as a Senior Recruiter. I’m still in this role, enjoying recruiting for various roles across the globe! Beside Europe (main focus is on Poland and Spain; but in the past it was also Italy, Germany, UK) I’m recruiting for sales roles in Australia and UAE, which is very exciting. It is also a pleasure to work with different stakeholders (EMEA, US, India), which makes my work even more interesting!

What does a typical day look like?

Each day I’m opening: GMail, chat, calendar, LinkedIn, WorkDay and Asana. LinkedIn and Workday are my tools used on a daily basis. Normally, I’m focusing on reviewing new applications for various open roles, communication with Hiring Managers, Comp & Ben (when needed), my team; then scheduling phone or Google Meet screenings, scheduling interviews, gathering feedback. There is a lot of talking and talking, but also writing and admin tasks too.

And then the most exciting and rewarding part: presenting a fair offer to a selected candidate! There’s of course many many other things that I have to do, each day is very different. 

Can you give us a sneak peek into some exciting projects you are working on?

Usually most excitement I get is from recruiting for sales roles, because they drive the business! It’s very pleasant to see how I can bring new talents to the organization, who will build the success of Groupon. 

Groupon is going through a unique transformation. What's the most exciting aspect of it?

We are having a lot of standardized processes, which makes our TA (Talent Acquisition) life much easier. Overall the transformation process sometimes is not an easy one. I have a lot of new team mates and a direct manager, but sometimes the change is the only thing which can bring some positive results. 

What has been your proudest moment so far at Groupon?

I’m proud of recruiting for the hardest roles to fill, which I’ve done successfully (Sales Trainer in Berlin, Senior Accounting Analyst, Intercompany). I have also won a Customer Focused award in 2022. 

What do your parents think you do?

Probably more admin work than I actually do. But more or less I think they understand what I’m doing ;)

What’s your favourite Groupon memory? 

Probably Team Building in London in 2022 and the most recent one in Prague this year, meeting my TA team! And preparing with JUICE team Halloween and Christmas decorations back then in 2022. 

What was your first job?

Secretary in a Private English School. 

What is one non-work activity or hobby that you're into? 

Too many to write about all of them! Reading books, painting, traveling, hiking, riding a bike, horror movies, craft beers…. And many more!

If you could have dinner with any historical figure, who would it be and why?

Oh, a tough one. Maybe Fiodor Dostojewski or Michaił Bułhakow (I really loved in the past their books; it would be an honor to speak with one of the most recognizable authors of all time!) 

If you could do another job for just one day, what would it be and why?

Definitely a writer or book translator - I always dreamed about this job. 

Why should people join Groupon and what is unique about Groupon?

The uniqueness of Groupon is People. I always believed this is what makes Groupon special - open, honest and friendly people - doesn’t matter from each part of the world they are.

What qualities do you believe are essential in a team member, especially in our current phase of transformation?

Again openness, clear communication and being supportive to others - listen carefully and always try to understand their point of view.

Rapid and Fire Questions

Book or Podcast? Got a favorite?

Always a book! All Alek Rogoziński and Olga Rudnicka’s books (crime books); lately very much into slavic themes in Polish books 📚

Morning person or night owl?

Definitely a night owl 🦉

#1 on your bucket list?

Do the off road 🛻

Last thing you cooked?

Broccoli pancakes with yellow cheese

What series are you currently binging?

Peaky Blinders on Netflix

Favourite Groupon you've purchased?

Indian restaurant in Warsaw

Favorite city you have visited?


What is your karaoke song?

I can't sing! 🙈

Favorite emoji?


What is your guilty pleasure?

Eating chocolate 🍫

Where can we connect with you? 👋

Definitely on LinkedIn!
P.S.: Do you want to be part of Groupon? Message me :)