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

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Gilt = beautiful hi-fashion model who loves everyone on the outside, an anorexic model that sticks to her cliques inside

Gilt Groupe Anonymous (Current Employee)
New York, NY

ProsGreat people--they are smart, connected, creative, alternative, ambitious and fun to work with for the most part.

Benefits are decent.

Flexible work schedule (but this is highly dependent upon which dept. your work for/who you report to).

Great opportunities for advancement QUICKLY -- if you are a favorite or "loved" by senior management. Otherwise, no amount of hard work and results will get you there no matter how hard you try.

ConsChallenging work/life balance. You are expected to work around 10 hours everyday, even put some time in when you are home after that or on the weekend.

No cash bonuses unless you are in upper management.

Not enough opportunity for advancement unless, as I said above, you are a "darling" of upper management. Lots of hard work does not necessarily get you recognition or reward here.

There is no clear path to follow for career advancement and I have seen people who have worked diligently, creatively and effectively on huge projects only to be passed over for well-deserved promotions and pay increases. Office politics have become very catty and difficult to navigate.

It is a more culturally diverse workforce than you generally find in fashion/retail companies however, there are barely any diversity candidates in upper and middle management. Not sure what that's about...

Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing favorites with staff. Start getting more in touch with all levels of employees again.

The cool start-up vibe that made Gilt a great place to work at during the first two years is gone and it is now a corporate culture trying to act like a cool start-up.

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    Profits over people

    (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe


    Pros: Competitive salary (especially when compared to other retailers) Discounts on merchandise Convenient… Cons: Similarity to "Devil Wears Prada" attitude of management is shocking - disrespect was shown to assistants on a daily basis; it is often the support… Advice to Senior Management: Value your employees and treat them with respect - by making it clear to the staff that they are an essential part of the… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Inspiring atmosphere, pervasive politics

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe


    Pros: - Explosive growth leads to opportunities for rapid advancement - Employees are encouraged to push… Cons: - Office politics are pervasive - ADD Culture, needs to focus - Rapid… Advice to Senior Management: Keep pushing employees to do more, address the politics between… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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