Gilt Groupe

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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
86 Reviews
3.5
86 Reviews
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Michelle Peluso
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Awesome products on website with employee discount (in 8 reviews)

  • Exciting, fast-paced environment that fits both tech and fashion cultures (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Culture did not promote any work-life balance (in name only) which is fine if you're under 30 (in 8 reviews)

  • Office politics have become very catty and difficult to navigate (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship Program

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Really in-depth program where you get to learn about every department of the company, office culture is very young and there is a lot of collaboration between teams, all higher-ups are very welcoming and approachable (the ceo sits in a cubicle just like the rest of us and is always available to schedule meetings with or grab coffee with)

    Cons

    no compensation for interns, there is a lot of room for independence which can be both a pro and a con -- depends on your levels of independence

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Innovative and collaborative

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    fast paced environment. Lots of social activities and opportunities to have fun. Great product

    Cons

    turnover is high and there is not a lot of transparency with managment

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous in New York, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Innovative, cares about culture, talented people, constantly learning, and employee discount

    Cons

    Still growing and can work on internal processes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Alot of fun people, and acitivties to bond employees. The company has this amazing party every year for Halloween and they go all out for it.

    Cons

    Very fast paced and some times they should stop and take a minute to think a plan through

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    You get what you pay for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, vacation policy, and jobs are not very difficult or demanding.

    Cons

    Extremely high turn over, inexperienced managers and employees, very disorganized and unprofessional work environment. Very cheap with their resources and employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in experienced work force and value your current employees. Also, pick managers with experience in the area they need to be supervising.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you are not management or HR you really do not exist there.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Positions are not too physically demanding.

    Cons

    People are not treated with respect and it shows in morale. Jobs have very poor ergonomics. HR needs a training course on respect and doing their jobs professionally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all workers are valued equally because it takes ALL workers to make a company a successful one.

  8.  

    Amazing people make it an amazing place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I love my team. I love knowing that they have my back and they know I have theirs. The company tries hard to stay on the cutting edge and it's always fun an exciting to work with the latest and greatest technology. The CEO is great and very supportive. They are very supportive of families and women in technology. Great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Middle management can make the environment difficult and stressful due to lack of or failures in communications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you're investing in your future and not just the present. You've got an amazing team but sometimes your managers have to say no to demanding employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Lots of hype, average company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Genuinely trying to empower the developer, good for learning new technologies for junior people. Good life balance and possibility of working at home.

    Cons

    Not the greatest architecture and poor decision making. Not that good for senior technical people where there is not a good tech vision of the direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Fun, fast-paced company with very smart people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture - ability to learn and expand your career quickly

    Cons

    There were frequent changes in strategic direction.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Customers were great, management not so much

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Customers were generally great to talk to and work with, and fellow reps were pretty easy going, hardworking, and fun to be in the trenches with.

    Cons

    Management is awful. Just awful. There were many policies that required management to sign off and approve of prior to making things happen, yet management (20 something hipsters, most of them) was almost always unresponsive or didn't respond in a timely manner, and would regularly contradict policies by telling you to decide for yourself and act put out that you had the gall to ask something so stupid. Always had time to breathe down your neck for calls that exceed five minutes though. A very demoralizing experience, working for Gilt. Oh, and everything I ever bought from Gilt was junk that broke within days.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear out the kids running the ship because they drive away all of the grown ups who actually care about the customers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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