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My experience at Gilt was sub-par, hectic and I was really there just for a paycheck .

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Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator  in  New York, NY (US)
Former Employee - Accounts Payable Coordinator in New York, NY (US)

I worked at Gilt Groupe

Pros

Great vibe to the company along with it being in a cool new, growing industry. There are lots of opportunities to here about different departments and management keeps employees abreast of the company with its weekly "all hands" meeting.

Cons

Long hours. Room for growth seems difficult. Poor work-life balance , and some bad decision making. I feel that Gilt is to caught up in expanding and growing without first properly establishing its foundation. There's nothing wrong with expansion, however the balance of doing that and solidifying the core is not there.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I would suggest that Gilt stop trying to expand and focus more on 2 or 3 of it's top business models (Gilt Groupe, Gilt City and Jetsetter). There are still several improvements that need to be made to the core of these units and the continuous expansion will hurt Gilt overall. They are striving really hard to go public and I don't see that ever happening.

Doesn't Recommend
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Other Reviews for Gilt Groupe

  1.  

    fast paced environment of ambitious, high strung, young professionals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Gilt is the leader in it's industry with great potential growth.

    Cons

    Since it's a young company, it lacks structure and organization. Needs more senior level management.

    Recommends
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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not for the faint of heart.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    - Employee Discount
    - No set vacation allotment. If you have no big projects or deadlines(which will never happen), you can take a few days/week whenever you like.
    - The shriek of wonder, excitement and jealousy people make when you tell them you work at Gilt.
    - Most people look great and are well dressed(also a con... see below)
    - Lots of young staff in their 20's(also a con... see below)

    Cons

    - 1 direction - Make more money.
    - 0 focus. Multitasking is an understatement. Grow two more arms before sending in your resume.
    - Upper management plays favorites when it comes to promotions and praise.
    - phony, catty, Queeny(capital Q) environment.
    - You'll be worked to the BONE, please don't misunderstand this. Your life?... belongs to Gilt.
    - Company morale that you should "just be happy" because you work for Gilt.
    - Don't expect your manager to be present, active, engaged or frankly even care about your growth or learning.
    - Colleagues WILL take credit for your hard work/contributions.
    - People look great, yes, but are often superficial. There's usually a random diet or cleanse people are on.
    - Young staff is high energy, but also inexperienced. Some initiatives would run smoother if new college grads weren't steering the ship.
    - High turnover, even on the upper level.
    - Very few windows... so you wont realize two days have gone by and you've never left your desk.
    - This list will grow... everyday at Noon EST!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip. There really is more to life than cheap pumps. Realize that you're hemorrhaging staff because of your complete and utter disregard for the fact that they're human beings. Re-evaluate the bulk of your leadership team(across verticals), because they're useless. The poorly managed worker bees are who really make this thing soar. You're Welcome!

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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