Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
74 Reviews
3.5
74 Reviews
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Michelle Peluso
19 Ratings

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 7 reviews)

  • Upper management plays favorites when it comes to promotions and praise (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Too much too fast

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Flexible upstart feel if in the right department/role

    Cons

    Middle/lower management are legacy production people that do not understand any part of how things work. Uptight schedules, poor communication, low pay for comparative jobs at other company.

  2.  

    Tech driven e-commerce

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Technologically smart and competent co-workers. Lots of opportunity and support for motivated individuals to build data driven e-commerce solutions. Offices in New York and Dublin, Ireland.

    Cons

    Company is stalled waiting for an IPO. Some staff appear to be just putting in their time until they can 'cash out.' The giddy days of rapid growth are over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of 'green' managers after a cash infusion and a growth spurt need support to succeed in their new roles.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Ship/pack dept is horrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    none really, other than you get a discount off the stuff they sell but so do online customers

    Cons

    You had a lot working against you in packing and you to make rate you had to make your own boxes and pack everything a certain way, always got sent home early and you couldn't go to another dept to work , you had to go home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You will need to be more people friendly and listen to what your employees tell you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome people, awesome product, great culture.

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

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

    Pros

    Great engineering culture, very interesting challenges and you get to work with really smart people

    Cons

    You will often fill underdressed around so many fashionistas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Tech/fashion startup in late-stage phase

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Strong colleagues, friendly atmosphere, and lots of scope for individual contribution.

    One-team attitude within tech, easy to find someone who's worked with whatever random technology you think might be the right tool.

    Cons

    More stable/resources to do interesting stuff but not growing as quickly as in the past...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Must be SHADY to work for Gilt

    Current Employee - Customer Support  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Customer Support in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    decent pay, relaxed dress code, nice free treats in employee kitchen.

    Cons

    Having to field Numerous complaints about the goods that Gilt provided and not being able to offer resolutions. Just google their customer reviews.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on quality customer service and not just the quantity of the calls answered.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Gilt is great because I love the people I work with and the office is casual.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    Work with some amazing people. Work/ Life balance is pretty good.

    Cons

    Compensation is on the low end. They tend to underpay but still try to squeeze every hour from you. Promotions are at the whim of fickle managers, who promise things but do not follow through. HR is not very responsive or helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to make people work more, at least offer them more pay, instead of trying to strong arm them

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow, challenging.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Administrator  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Challenging, fast paced, great people, culture, food, chance to work with different technologies and freedom to grow.

    Cons

    Not much room to advance, but definitely a great opportunity to get the experience needed to evolve your career. As the company grows this "con" will diminish.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thanks for everything! I would not be where I am now without the guidance and advice from my manager. Also the senior management lead by example and you feel they are on your side.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Eh..

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Everyone gets along, you'll be working alongside of the best creative people in the industry.

    Cons

    Pay is not so good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Awesome People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe

    Pros

    its great place to work

    Cons

    not much i can think of

    Approves of CEO

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