Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated July 20, 2015
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Michelle Peluso
7 Ratings

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. Helpful (1)

    Great Company, But Does Not Reward

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Women's Merchandise Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Women's Merchandise Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is super dedicated and passionate

    Cons

    They do not reward their employees. Apparently, management is trying to offer employees more promotions and increase in salaries but a lot of the employees that have been there longest are getting pushed out which changes the entire culture.


  2. Helpful (1)

    There is a reason for the low stars....

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

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a good company to work for because of the name. If you have it on your resume then it will get noticed and hopefully will lead elsewhere. The office has a good atmosphere, fun perks and most people have a relaxed vibe. Also, the discount was good.

    Cons

    However, I give this company one three stars because I was hired, then let go after working there for less than two months... Why? I will never know. I was let go without any guidance or clarification as to why. My boss was taking time off and I feel like I wasn't needed and they decided to let me go. After a follow up email, my old manager told me she would talk to me the next week and tell me why I was let go. The morning of I get an email and she said she had a "conflict" but HR would talk to me if I needed. Replied to both and said, "Great, thanks". The time rolls around and no call from HR all day. I even emailed them saying I was free and when is a good time for them. Someone finally emails me back and says they can do this day at this time. The day comes along and no. call. whatsoever. I decided just to let it go. Unfortunately things didn't work out for me there but I will never know why due to the low professionalism of the VPs that handled the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone that works there is a person as well, and we should all be treated equally. Not a good idea of the corporate world for my first job...


  3. free food

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    The break room has cereal, milk, soda, coffee, and cold brew. Employees love free beverages.

    Cons

    Cereal is great, but it would be great to have additional snacks such fresh fruit and fresh vegetables.

    Advice to Management

    Keep serving cold brew all summer long.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Doesn't value employees

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

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    -unlimited vacation time -flexibility to work from home -many snacks -overall smart people

    Cons

    -poor compensation -business model dying -low morale -senior leaders aren't transparent/don't value employees -no retention

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your employees are saying! They're your best asset and you're ignoring it.


  6. Helpful (5)

    Raise quickly without the perks.

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

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Pro's are.. - Good benefits. - Will raise in promotions via attrition. - Wide range of experiences. - Gilt Gold (Cross Department Thank You Service)

    Cons

    The Con's are... - Weak pay. - Morale is low throughout the company. - High turn over rate. - Bottom line approach on goals.

    Advice to Management

    - Create a structure of accountability. - Pushing issues down the line doesn't fix anything. - Primary goals haven't been reached. - Address the low morale.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Tons of experience in a short time frame.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to work off site. The benefits were great. Loads of free snacks.

    Cons

    Absolutely no work life balance. Mangers do not trust you when working from home. Unlimited vacation is only for the senior managers. There really is no time for vacation when there are people leaving almost every month and your expected to pick up the slack.


  8. Helpful (3)

    Not a young start up anymore

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

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great discount on products and great vacation policy. Most everyone working here is very bright.

    Cons

    If you are one of the executives "chosen ones" you can get promoted quickly, if you're not good luck. The HR department is terrible, and people have been leaving the company in masses lately.


  9. It was alright, although they had good ideas about how to keep employees happy, they had trouble applying these ideas.

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good staff, friendly environment, helpful to begin,

    Cons

    Stressful, not a great structure, they didn't keep you well informed, lack of training


  10. Helpful (2)

    Lots of hype, average company

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

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Genuinely trying to empower the developer, good for learning new technologies for junior people. Good life balance and possibility of working at home.

    Cons

    Not the greatest architecture and poor decision making. Not that good for senior technical people where there is not a good tech vision of the direction


  11. Helpful (2)

    Polar Balance

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

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    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



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