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Great Company to work for,

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

Pros

Amazing culture, great people and benefits !

Cons

None that I can think of

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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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 an 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 an 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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