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fast paced environment of ambitious, high strung, young professionals

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Gilt Groupe

Pros

Gilt is the leader in it's industry with great potential growth.

Cons

Since it's a young company, it lacks structure and organization. Needs more senior level management.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not for the faint of heart.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    - Employee Discount
    - No set vacation allotment. If you have no big projects or deadlines(which will never happen), you can take a few days/week whenever you like.
    - The shriek of wonder, excitement and jealousy people make when you tell them you work at Gilt.
    - Most people look great and are well dressed(also a con... see below)
    - Lots of young staff in their 20's(also a con... see below)

    Cons

    - 1 direction - Make more money.
    - 0 focus. Multitasking is an understatement. Grow two more arms before sending in your resume.
    - Upper management plays favorites when it comes to promotions and praise.
    - phony, catty, Queeny(capital Q) environment.
    - You'll be worked to the BONE, please don't misunderstand this. Your life?... belongs to Gilt.
    - Company morale that you should "just be happy" because you work for Gilt.
    - Don't expect your manager to be present, active, engaged or frankly even care about your growth or learning.
    - Colleagues WILL take credit for your hard work/contributions.
    - People look great, yes, but are often superficial. There's usually a random diet or cleanse people are on.
    - Young staff is high energy, but also inexperienced. Some initiatives would run smoother if new college grads weren't steering the ship.
    - High turnover, even on the upper level.
    - Very few windows... so you wont realize two days have gone by and you've never left your desk.
    - This list will grow... everyday at Noon EST!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a grip. There really is more to life than cheap pumps. Realize that you're hemorrhaging staff because of your complete and utter disregard for the fact that they're human beings. Re-evaluate the bulk of your leadership team(across verticals), because they're useless. The poorly managed worker bees are who really make this thing soar. You're Welcome!

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Trying but rewarding

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    Current Employee - Support
    Current Employee - Support

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    During period of formative growth, great opportunities for advancement and promotion. Incredibly responsive and agile tech management, great combination of talented engineers and managers

    Cons

    All consuming and enervating, current focus on the bottom line and recent spate of restructuring has put a damper on the fun atmosphere and the prospects for future raises and promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect to eek out a limited profit margin at the expense of over-utilizing your current work force. Growth will not be sustainable without the requisite number of people to support and manage it, company objectives should be refocused if current figures do not meet management and market expectations. Would have appreciated more candor during the initial phase of restructuring.

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