Gilt Groupe

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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
83 Reviews
3.4
83 Reviews
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Michelle Peluso
25 Ratings

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.  

    All good things must come to an end!

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture, there's always an opportunity to learn more and explore, tons of flexibility (depending on your dept).

    Cons

    Your work/life balance will suffer, company still thinks it's in start up mode so your day to day can change at the drop of a dime, you will not be paid by industry standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better compensation, know or have a general idea of what your employees ACTUALLY do, make sure people have the proper tools and process to succeed in their roles.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Tech driven e-commerce

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (more than an 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.  

    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.

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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 (less than an 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
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    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
  8.  

    Awesome People

    • Comp & Benefits
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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

    its great place to work

    Cons

    not much i can think of

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow, challenging.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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..

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Brooklyn, NY

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as a contractor (less than an 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. 5 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional supervisor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Pros

    • Gilt Credit to your account. Company discount on website
    • Sleek office environment
    • Smart (and friendly) coworkers
    • Fast-paced workplace with many challenges and a high learning curve

    Cons

    The perks end here. Depending on the team, experiences can vary. I hope someone will take note of the below and consider twice before committing to working here.

    • A lot of managers don't support and are hardly ever around when needed. If you're looking for even a bit of mentorship, look elsewhere.
    • No work-life balance.
    • Fast-turnover, speaks for itself.
    • Positive, cheerful facade over a crumbling managerial structure. HR is not helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To senior executives: please put more emphasis on growing and recognizing the achievements of your non-managerial employees. As a previous reviewer mentioned, hire managers that will guide them in the correct path towards success. Please reevaluate your managers based on their ability to be a solid manager (not just to do their own job). This may be the one downfall of an otherwise great company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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