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Gilt City Reviews

Updated September 16, 2017
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  1. "Associate Curator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Evangelize and inspire a marketplace you love to work with GC

    Cons

    Lack of transparency and frequent change in management


  2. "Dumpster Fire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt City full-time

    Pros

    - The few Gilt people still there

    Cons

    - No raises—not even cost of living
    - HBC thinks brick-and-mortar is still a thing and doesn't care about digital
    - HBC is basically taking all of the talent from Gilt and putting it into Saks, which is a massive bankrupt dumpster fire
    - Execs REFUSE to acknowledge that the company is doing terribly—unless they're dumping on Gilt. The execs absolutely love to make fun of Gilt, and they legitimately know NOTHING about the business
    - HBC shuffles people around instead of hiring people who actually know what they're doing, aka people who can save the business
    - No one lays off over 2,000 people because "business is healthy." Stop lying, your employees aren't idiot

    I need to stop because I'm starting to shake with anger and disgust.

    Advice to Management

    They're so arrogant that it's not even worth my time.

  3. "AMAZING people / work life balance...Zero growth / absolutely terrible management"

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    Former Employee - Curator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Curator in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The position was amazing
    The work life balance was amazing
    My co-workers are amazing

    Cons

    The newest management is everyones worst nightmare coming true.
    Zero growth, even if you're an over-performer

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees, we are the ones working hard everyday to keep this business a float.


  4. "culture...."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great people, hard workers and fun

    Cons

    terrible corporate culture at parent.

    Advice to Management

    management 101 includes transparency


  5. "Photo Editing Coordinator"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Gilt City as a contractor

    Pros

    The interview was short and quick.

    Cons

    They didn't clarify the job responsibilities.


  6. "Great Company Going Through Growing Pains"

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    Former Employee - Curator
    Former Employee - Curator
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Gilt City full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people working at Gilt City are a really smart and energetic bunch. Everyone liked to work hard and play hard. Lots of perks from working so closely with great brands in NYC and good employee discount.

    Cons

    Lots of growing pains transitioning from a start-up to a more established company. Putting in more senior management and more leadership roles had some negative effects on the overall morale.


  7. "No structured process. No growth opportunities."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fully stocked kitchen. Talented photographers, designers and writers. Fun events. Great discount and benefits.

    Cons

    No clear delineation of roles and responsibilities. Time is poorly managed.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "I was a Sales and BD intern in the SF office."

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    Former Intern - Sales and BD in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Sales and BD in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Gilt City as an intern

    Pros

    Fun, breathable work environment, lovely office, great people

    Cons

    internal restructure while I was there, inconsistencies

    Advice to Management

    Expand the SF office!


  9. "It's a fun place to work, and the employees are absolutely fantastic but it is often disorganized and intense."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt City full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, health care, expense account, fun work environment, great co-workers.

    Cons

    Disorganized as heck. Always changing the message.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate better and follow through.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Unstable environment, wrong management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Bagel Friday's may be fun and random food leftovers are great. Vibrant office environment. Fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Constant change in management and ability to allow people to maintain their roles and positions of management due to close relationships or friendships with the boss is a huge HR issue. It is a cut throat sales environment where some fight over accounts and will underhandedly try to take an account or lead from you. While it's great to think about the bottom line - it shouldn't at the risk of affecting the end product/event or the happiness of your employees. It is no secret that the turn over rate here is high - and it's due to the fact that there is no real trust with your peers and it has become a gossip fueled environment. Happy I moved on from here.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on promoting those that have dedicated themselves to the organization versus playing favoritism. Some people are clearly a wrong fit (personality, inability to work with others, no major wins within their entire time there) yet they are "protected" or placed on a team they have no business being on (no specific experience) which will lead to confusion, unrest and more departures.