Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated 27 August 2014
Updated 27 August 2014
70 Reviews

3.5
70 Reviews
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Michelle Peluso
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • High energy, fast paced environment (in 7 reviews)

  • Great engineering culture, very interesting challenges and you get to work with really smart people (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Culture did not promote any work-life balance (in name only) which is fine if you're under 30 (in 7 reviews)

  • Upper management plays favorites when it comes to promotions and praise (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at Gilt Groupe is incredible - the people are smart, you learn a ton, and it's just an all around great environment!

    Cons

    There really are none! It is a great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Confident, young, fun, work environment

    Cons

    i was unpaid, but i have heard the pay for the employees is not great

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Tech focused fashion retail

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    strong tech environment. flexible schedule and ownership to tech teams

    Cons

    limited career growth and path

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Young, relaxed and fun
    Great vacation policy

    Cons

    Low salaries
    Frequent management change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Polar Balance

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    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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, Fast Paced, Low Pay

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    • 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 for 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
  8.  

    Too much too fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Flexible upstart feel if in the right department/role

    Cons

    Middle/lower management are legacy production people that do not understand any part of how things work. Uptight schedules, poor communication, low pay for comparative jobs at other company.

  9.  

    All good things must come to an end!

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    Former Employee - Creative Operations  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Creative Operations in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work culture, there's always an opportunity to learn more and explore, tons of flexibility (depending on your dept).

    Cons

    Your work/life balance will suffer, company still thinks it's in start up mode so your day to day can change at the drop of a dime, you will not be paid by industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation, know or have a general idea of what your employees ACTUALLY do, make sure people have the proper tools and process to succeed in their roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Tech driven e-commerce

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Technologically smart and competent co-workers. Lots of opportunity and support for motivated individuals to build data driven e-commerce solutions. Offices in New York and Dublin, Ireland.

    Cons

    Company is stalled waiting for an IPO. Some staff appear to be just putting in their time until they can 'cash out.' The giddy days of rapid growth are over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of 'green' managers after a cash infusion and a growth spurt need support to succeed in their new roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Ship/pack dept is horrible

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY (US)

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    none really, other than you get a discount off the stuff they sell but so do online customers

    Cons

    You had a lot working against you in packing and you to make rate you had to make your own boxes and pack everything a certain way, always got sent home early and you couldn't go to another dept to work , you had to go home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will need to be more people friendly and listen to what your employees tell you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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