Gilt Groupe
3.4 of 5 61 reviews
www.gilt.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated Jun 16, 2014
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3.4 61 reviews

                             

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Michelle Peluso

(12 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "High energy, fast paced environment"
    in 7 reviews
  • "Great engineering culture, very interesting challenges and you get to work with really smart people"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Culture did not promote any work-life balance (in name only) which is fine if you're under 30"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Upper management plays favorites when it comes to promotions and praise"
    in 4 reviews
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    Former Marketing Intern

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPaid internship, flexible hours around school schedule

    ConsNot sure what to do with interns, hired as Gilt intern to work with outside Consultants

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Work Hard Play Hard

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCool work environment and staff.

    ConsNot much employee recognition or reward.

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    Dynamic, vibrant, inspiring culture and brand

    Senior Web Designer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPassionate and talented teams across the business. Culture encourages moving across different teams to find where talents could be used best.

    ConsProcess still being smoothed out in certain departments. Gaps in communication can easily occur.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fantastic

    Kids Buying Intern (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosfriendly atmosphere, fun environment, great place to grow and learn

    Consopen office - not much personal space, unpaid internship

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Interesting to see how company works

    Sales and Events Intern (Former Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule, you can leave when you are finished with your work, awesome discounts on the Gilt sites, you can attend the events after you set them up

    ConsSeems like they have interns doing a lot of busy work. Rarely did I ever see the research I did turn into anything else. Wasn't a huge help with getting a job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more direction and use interns as valuable resources. We are there to work so take advantage of it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly, But Empty-Worded

    Customer Support (Current Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsNice people... good employee discount. Decent stipend for full-time employees.

    ConsDistinct changes occurred with frequency, but CS was the last to hear about it; even though CS is the first contact with the customer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUnderstand and absorb the concept of transparency. You are becoming increasingly corporate in the roboticism of your operations, your lowest employees (CS) arguably feel it hardest. In the Portland office, our direct managers didnt even know what was going on; beyond the obvious posturing that eventually led to your closing the Portland office on May 15th.

    Nobody will have a willingness to "live and breathe" Gilt, the more you reduce employees' experiences to a cog-like replaceability.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Company has changed a lot recently

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people you meet here are great & you will learn a lot. It seems that experiences and opinions vary depending on the department you work for. Overall, a good experience. The company has nothing but good intentions - it just has become more corporate and less about the individuals.

    ConsThe company has changed a lot recently. In general things move very fast at Gilt - which can be frustrating when things are just done to be done and without much thought.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to HR & to your employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Slow to Change

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDecent pay, smart co-workers, good challenges

    ConsVery obvious issues brought up many times in surveys throughout the company, very slow to actually address: management needs to decide on a specific direction and actually strive for it. Lack of room for advancement. Probably because of teams being cut back instead of growing.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake opinions from surveys seriously. Provide a better opportunity for advancement.

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    Great Company to work for,

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAmazing culture, great people and benefits !

    ConsNone that I can think of

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A lot of good and potential struggling under lack of vision

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    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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