Gilt Groupe

  www.gilt.com
  www.gilt.com

Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated October 27, 2014
Updated October 27, 2014
81 Reviews
3.5
81 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Michelle Peluso
23 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)

More Highlights

26 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Amazing people make it an amazing place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I love my team. I love knowing that they have my back and they know I have theirs. The company tries hard to stay on the cutting edge and it's always fun an exciting to work with the latest and greatest technology. The CEO is great and very supportive. They are very supportive of families and women in technology. Great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Middle management can make the environment difficult and stressful due to lack of or failures in communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you're investing in your future and not just the present. You've got an amazing team but sometimes your managers have to say no to demanding employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Overall okay experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Support Associate in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Support Associate in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company culture, catered lunch sometimes. Awesome employee discount. Mostly a bunch of really nice people working in Operations.

    Cons

    So many part-time employees that never get hired full time because the company does not want to offer benefits.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more FT opportunities to customer service reps instead of hiring so many in rounds. Gilt has a great culture and people are loyal to it, but sometimes CS reps get ignored entirely.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Tech focused fashion retail

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    All good things must come to an end!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Creative Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Creative Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (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
  7.  

    Tech driven e-commerce

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (more than an 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
  8.  

    Eh..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

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

    Pros

    Everyone gets along, you'll be working alongside of the best creative people in the industry.

    Cons

    Pay is not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Autonomous 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.

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Life changing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people and constantly changing

    Cons

    Getting better but long term strategy lacks length past the new shinny object.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize the people behind the scene a bit more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Gilt Groupe? Share Your Experiences

Gilt Groupe

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.