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Amazing place to work!

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

I have been working at Gilt Groupe

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

* work/life balance
* amazing culture
* talented senior leadership
* fast paced

Cons

* a lot of ownership of responsibilities, but I look at this as a good thing

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  1. Exciting & challenging (in a good way)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - the company is breaking ground in the e-commerce field
    - lots of very smart people to work with and learn from
    - many opportunities to advance and learn - career progression is very fast here
    - training and development is getting better as the company grows
    - lots of communication - both formal and informal

    Cons

    - not a lot of structure, so if you like traditional organizations, this probably won't work well for you
    - it does not have as much of the start-up feel as it used to, but it is less chaotic as a result


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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gilt Groupe Anonymous in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Gilt Groupe Anonymous in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Challenging 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 Management

    Stop 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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