Gilt Groupe
3.4 of 5 61 reviews
www.gilt.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.4 61 reviews

                             

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Michelle Peluso

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72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Awesome people, awesome product, great culture.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsYou will often fill underdressed around so many fashionistas

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Must be SHADY to work for Gilt

    Customer Support (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on quality customer service and not just the quantity of the calls answered.

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    Tech/fashion startup in late-stage phase

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStrong 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.

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to grow, challenging.

    Database Administrator (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsNot 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 Senior ManagementThanks 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome People

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosits great place to work

    Consnot much i can think of

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    New York, NY

    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

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementTo 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Gilt is an ok company.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSome wonderful and smart people.

    ConsManagement team is no longer human-centric, instead they are hyper focused on cost mitigation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on how to invest for the biggest return.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Autonomous, exciting, challenging, fun, fast-paced.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAutonomous environment where you can run with your idea and test it out. Employees are young and smart, and the fast-paced nature of the company keeps you on your toes and keeps pushing you further. The execs listen to the voices of the employees and have made changes like updating the pantry. The culture is fun - they offer manicures and massages during the day and are bringing meals in. There are happy hours, and a really fun halloween party every year. Its great to work for a company where the customers love the brand and are highly engaged. There isnt a vacation policy, and you get a sabbatical after working there for 3 and 5 years.

    ConsThere are no down-cycles, its an always-on environment. Some of the employees are too young and have no other experience so they don't know how to conduct themselves in a business setting. It is difficult to advance because the company has grown to its max and so new positions are few. Its becoming more of a corporate, bureaucratic culture and has lost most of its start-up feel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to do a better job identifying their top performers and helping them develop further.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros• Monthly Gilt Credit to your account.
    • Gilt events
    • Company discount on website

    TRUST ME THAT IS ALL YOU WILL LIKE ABOUT THE COMPANY!!!

    Cons• Be prepared to be talked down to.
    • People are only promoted based on how much they like you.
    • Raises are in cents not dollars unless you are a favorite employee.
    • Mangers don't support
    • Manager are hardly every around when needed
    • They work you to the bone and don't compensate you for it after.
    • They give praise towards employees that Don't do anything all day if they favor you.
    • You will mostly of not always hear about the negatives instead of the positives.
    • They treat lower employees who are not in manager positions like they are to be seen and not heard.
    • Your opinion is not wanted so don't try to give it.
    • They don't care about your personal feelings or life.
    • Working for Gilt is like signing your soul to the devil.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees the same way you will want to be treated. Guide them in the correct path towards success and not failure. Stop being condescending all of the time. Please get rid of the I don't give a rat about mentalities and show some kind of compassion at times.

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