Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
78 Reviews
3.5
78 Reviews
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Michelle Peluso
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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)

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  1.  

    Fun, fast-paced company with very smart people

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    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people and culture - ability to learn and expand your career quickly

    Cons

    There were frequent changes in strategic direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - company is very transparent about their strategy, goals, and progress.
    - everyone is eager to teach each other and share expertise
    - casual office environment
    - open floor plan that is conducive to a team environment

    Cons

    - interns aren't paid
    - they only hire for full-time positions in real time when positions become available

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern (more than an 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
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  5.  

    Excellent Internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern (less than an 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
  6.  

    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 (less than an 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
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
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    Great place to grow, challenging.

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    You are working with very smart people who are passionate about what they do. The environment is creative and promotes team work. The flexibility to work remotely and shift hours depending on my schedule was also amazing!

    Cons

    There are many wonderful examples of promotion from within very quickly. However, people were often promoted without the proper management experience. This lead to frustration with managers not understanding how to lead.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Satisfied

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    good culture and open minded

    Cons

    i can think of nothing

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best Internship you'll Find in Fashion

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Men's Buying Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Men's Buying Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Gilt provided me with the opportunity to be involved with many different aspects of the buying process and treated me as one of their own rather than an intern. The atmosphere is very 'tech,' no single employee has his or her own office, which makes exposure to senior management very transparent and comfortable (even as an intern). I actually looked forward to coming to the office every morning! The internship program itself exposed me to all different departments from every facet of the company and opened a lot of doors in terms of career development and mentorship.

    Cons

    Unpaid internship in New York City

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