Gilt Groupe

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Fun, forward, innovative place to be

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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)

Pros

Young, fast, digital, innovative, great company culture

Cons

Hectic, often unfocused, developing, little accountability

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on employee growth and development

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A lot of good and potential struggling under lack of vision

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The company has a great start-up, entrepreneurial energy which is inspiring and invariably forces you to learn and adapt quickly. The name alone is great for the resume and provides a crash course on all things e-commerce. Good employee discounts and good pay which inevitably went back to company when shopping.

    Cons

    Very little to no structure or vision. There is a stated matrix-like structure but in reality it almost feels like a fend for yourself structure. Senior management was often absent but there when things went really wrong, often much after the fact. Hard to develop long-range plans, goals when there was very little agreement or direction. At the end of the day it made the work difficult as you were always managing fire-drills as opposed to building something. Culture did not promote any work-life balance (in name only) which is fine if you're under 30. The organization as a whole has a lot of smart people but more people who think they are very smart and ultimately it created a delusional sense of greatness with little innovation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time in the office, craft a clear vision/direction and reward innovation (even failed) and hire non traditionally to inspire creativity and mentor junior staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great place to interact with talented employees, but difficult place in terms of overall work quality

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Gilt is a great place to meet people that are going places. Almost everyone you work with has that "spark", where you can just tell that they are going to have a very successful career.

    Cons

    Really long hours and a lot of pressure, without a clear pathway to promotion/higher salary. To some degree, a lot of people there think that their priorities should be everyone's priorities, so it can be difficult to manage the pressure from competing projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The structure of the departments need to be organized in a way that allows for clear delegation of projects/responsibilities. In large measure, a lot of different roles are working on the same tasks without a clear sense of ownership.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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