Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
73 Reviews
3.5
73 Reviews
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Michelle Peluso
18 Ratings

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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Too much too fast

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    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.

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  5.  

    Awesome people, awesome product, great culture.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great engineering culture, very interesting challenges and you get to work with really smart people

    Cons

    You will often fill underdressed around so many fashionistas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Tech/fashion startup in late-stage phase

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strong colleagues, friendly atmosphere, and lots of scope for individual contribution.

    One-team attitude within tech, easy to find someone who's worked with whatever random technology you think might be the right tool.

    Cons

    More stable/resources to do interesting stuff but not growing as quickly as in the past...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Must be SHADY to work for Gilt

    Current Employee - Customer Support  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    decent pay, relaxed dress code, nice free treats in employee kitchen.

    Cons

    Having to field Numerous complaints about the goods that Gilt provided and not being able to offer resolutions. Just google their customer reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality customer service and not just the quantity of the calls answered.

  8. 1 person 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow, challenging.

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Challenging, fast paced, great people, culture, food, chance to work with different technologies and freedom to grow.

    Cons

    Not much room to advance, but definitely a great opportunity to get the experience needed to evolve your career. As the company grows this "con" will diminish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for everything! I would not be where I am now without the guidance and advice from my manager. Also the senior management lead by example and you feel they are on your side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome People

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    its great place to work

    Cons

    not much i can think of

    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    • Gilt Credit to your account. Company discount on website
    • Sleek office environment
    • Smart (and friendly) coworkers
    • Fast-paced workplace with many challenges and a high learning curve

    Cons

    The perks end here. Depending on the team, experiences can vary. I hope someone will take note of the below and consider twice before committing to working here.

    • A lot of managers don't support and are hardly ever around when needed. If you're looking for even a bit of mentorship, look elsewhere.
    • No work-life balance.
    • Fast-turnover, speaks for itself.
    • Positive, cheerful facade over a crumbling managerial structure. HR is not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To senior executives: please put more emphasis on growing and recognizing the achievements of your non-managerial employees. As a previous reviewer mentioned, hire managers that will guide them in the correct path towards success. Please reevaluate your managers based on their ability to be a solid manager (not just to do their own job). This may be the one downfall of an otherwise great company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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