Gilt Groupe
3.4 of 5 57 reviews
www.gilt.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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A lot of good and potential struggling under lack of vision

Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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The perfect place if you're motivated and under 25. Otherwise, you must have that energy.

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New York, NY

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


Pros: Intelligent peers, and demanding of excellence. Great experience. Cons: The job takes over your life, in reality and on social media.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Fun, forward, innovative place to be

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New York, NY

I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time for more than a year


Pros: Young, fast, digital, innovative, great company culture Cons: Hectic, often unfocused, developing, little accountability Advice to Senior Management: Focus on employee growth and development Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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