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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated 4 March 2015
Updated 4 March 2015
18 Reviews
3.0
18 Reviews
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Michelle Peluso
18 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Awesome products on website with employee discount (in 8 reviews)

  • Exciting, fast-paced environment that fits both tech and fashion cultures (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Culture did not promote any work-life balance (in name only) which is fine if you're under 30 (in 8 reviews)

  • Office politics have become very catty and difficult to navigate (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    It was alright, although they had good ideas about how to keep employees happy, they had trouble applying these ideas.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good staff, friendly environment, helpful to begin,

    Cons

    Stressful, not a great structure, they didn't keep you well informed, lack of training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of hype, average company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely trying to empower the developer, good for learning new technologies for junior people. Good life balance and possibility of working at home.

    Cons

    Not the greatest architecture and poor decision making. Not that good for senior technical people where there is not a good tech vision of the direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Polar Balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    • Exciting, fast-paced environment that fits both tech and fashion cultures
    • Intelligent general staff
    • Ability to create internal opportunities and collaborate with other departments, learning encouraged

    Cons

    • Flip-side of hip culture creates sophomoric team dynamics and senior management
    • Direction and vision changes almost quarterly leading to waste and instability
    • High pressure, low rewards

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Fun, Fast Paced, Low Pay

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Gilt is a young, energetic company (or at least was) the push toward an IPO has seen a dramatic reduction in the party atmosphere many had grown accustomed to. The company also has a great sabbatical benefit for employees that have been with the company for more than three years. However, with the high turnover, most of the employees that have taken advantage of that perk were around in the early years of the company's inception. The discount is great, but, sadly, not like it used to be.

    Cons

    Long hours. If you're one that seeks adoration and acknowledgment for your ideas and accomplishments don't look here. Managers typically take credit for your ideas. Without shame, to boot!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is a worthless box as there is no advice management is truly willing to listen to. Culture surveys are conducted to "take the pulse" of the company which is a waste of time, because when the results come out nearly half of the participants will have been let go or will have just decided to quit. Also, the cronyism is quite rampant which makes management reluctant to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Gilt is great because I love the people I work with and the office is casual.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Work with some amazing people. Work/ Life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low end. They tend to underpay but still try to squeeze every hour from you. Promotions are at the whim of fickle managers, who promise things but do not follow through. HR is not very responsive or helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to make people work more, at least offer them more pay, instead of trying to strong arm them

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Pretty Good Place

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gilt has a great work life balance. There are unlimited vacation days. You can usually work an 8 hour day. The office space is modern and open. Lots of really smart people work there.

    Cons

    It's not a super inspiring place to work. Priorities tend to shift often. There has been a good deal of turnover. It's not your dream job, but it's a decent place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align on vision

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Former Marketing Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid internship, flexible hours around school schedule

    Cons

    Not sure what to do with interns, hired as Gilt intern to work with outside Consultants

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Work Hard Play Hard

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Cool work environment and staff.

    Cons

    Not much employee recognition or reward.

  10.  

    Interesting to see how company works

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Sales and Events Intern
    Former Intern - Sales and Events Intern

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, you can leave when you are finished with your work, awesome discounts on the Gilt sites, you can attend the events after you set them up

    Cons

    Seems like they have interns doing a lot of busy work. Rarely did I ever see the research I did turn into anything else. Wasn't a huge help with getting a job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more direction and use interns as valuable resources. We are there to work so take advantage of it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Company has changed a lot recently

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    The people you meet here are great & you will learn a lot. It seems that experiences and opinions vary depending on the department you work for. Overall, a good experience. The company has nothing but good intentions - it just has become more corporate and less about the individuals.

    Cons

    The company has changed a lot recently. In general things move very fast at Gilt - which can be frustrating when things are just done to be done and without much thought.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to HR & to your employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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