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work hard play hard

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

* great e-commerce experience
* strong, smart, fast founders
* fun work environment
* opens doors
* differentiated & well-respected brand

Cons

* a bit of a "devil wears prada" culture
* territorial battles are ongoing as startup has become larger

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  1. fast paced environment of ambitious, high strung, young professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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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    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

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

    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 Management

    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!

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