Title: Merchant Development Director
Location: Remote (Chicago, IL)
Preferred pronouns: She/Her/Hers
If there are two things Paige is passionate about, it’s competition and dogs. Lots and lots of dogs.
Congrats on being a Merchant Development Director for over 2.5 years now! What does hard work look like at Groupon? What do you attribute to your success here?
Hard work at Groupon is just doing the best you can day in and day out. Each morning I plan out my day, work super hard and make sure to take full advantage of my schedule and the time I am given. I don’t dwell on things I can’t change. I just work hard towards my goals and make a detailed plan to achieve them. I attribute my personal drive, determination, and goals to always being the best rep I can be and earning as much money as I can. I had a plan I followed to help me get to where I am today. I set personal goals each week to make sure I am on track to hitting them!
What do you love about working at Groupon?
Everything - most importantly the people. The people here have shaped me into who I am today! I also love contributing to business owners' success - seeing them grow and open new locations due to Groupon. It's a great feeling!
Who inspires you?
Honestly, there are way too many people who have inspired me in my life to pick just one.
What was your first impression of Groupon?
I kind of felt like I stepped into another world when I first went on my office tour. I absolutely loved everything about the office and I knew right away that it was going to be a fun place to work. Five years later and I am still loving it just as much!
What’s your favorite Groupon story?
I’m not one to brag ever, but this story is too funny to pass up. My good pal Griffin & I were neck and neck for contracts in the GroupOnboarding program (the 12-week training program for Sales). Towards the last few days he was ahead of me and on the last day of the program, a merchant signed my agreement at 4:47 PM. Griffin was so mad that he went back to his desk and kept calling out in hopes to get another contract back! He didn’t and we ended up tied and we beat the old record and made a new GOB record for most contracts closed!
I love how friendly, outgoing, and laid back everyone is. It is a great, challenging job but we are all constantly being rewarded.
Are you involved in any organizations within Groupon?
I’m a member of Women@Groupon. I love meeting new people here at work and being involved with a women-focused group. In college, I was able to meet a lot of people through my involvement with different clubs and activities, so I felt like this was a great way to get involved. I also led MD in a volunteer event each quarter - until Covid. I am also a mentor! I love watching my mentees grow and develop.
If you could do any other job for a day, what would it be?
I would absolutely love to be in the FBI. I get way too involved in crime cases and always think I can solve them haha.
What makes Groupon a unique place to work?
I love how friendly, outgoing, and laid back everyone is. It is a great, challenging job but we are all constantly being rewarded. I work with a lot of cool, young, and fun people. The office is a great place to be and I really like how there are no cubicles (yuck!)
Tell us something random about you.
I’m totally, completely, and utterly obsessed with dogs. Honestly, if I’m not watching dog videos on the internet, I’m either looking up dog rescues, talking about my own dogs, or showing people pictures of my dogs. They are perfect. Photo below - from left to right, Rizzo (1.5 years old), Presley (10.5 years old) and Marley (3.5 years old).
Rapid Fire Questions
Work from home so I can spend time with my dog!
Lots of trail walks + Netflix binging (believe it or not, I was never able to binge anything until quarantine and now I am a pro).
Dine out for sure.
Ice cream and warm chocolate chip cookies.
Italy (thank you Covid for canceling my first trip there last year).
A frozen cauliflower pizza.
Leggings, an XL sweatshirt and my slippers.