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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Pros
  • One of the good benefits is the employee discount although its restricted from the really really good stuff (in 17 reviews)

  • Extremely fast paced and a lot can be learned while in your role (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • I think the one thing that stands out is the lack of work life balance in all areas of the organization (in 19 reviews)

  • Little room for growth and no work life balance (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Bye"

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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 Groupe full-time

    Pros

    - Flexible Time Off
     - Excellent Teams, People, Culture
     - Interesting Work

    Cons

    - Declining Business Model
     - Changing Culture

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in the brand


  2. "stylist"

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    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer

    I worked at Gilt Groupe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fun working environment, good connections

    Cons

    moved still life studio to Kentucky

  3. "Customer Service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of career opportunities provided

    Cons

    Moved Customer Service to Ireland


  4. "Pretty good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn a lot, great coworkers, innovator in the ecommerce space, discount at Saks as well as Gilt, leaders are generally smart and respectful (most of the time)

    Cons

    Pay on the low side, Gilt is unsure what it wants to be, HR and company culture took a nosedive when acquired by HBC, some leaders a bit unstable at times

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what you want your business model to be in 2017, pay your valuable employees more, HBC HR needs to get its act together


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Hoboken, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Hoboken, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young company, had fun at work while continuing to learn and grow. Great benefits and a lot of team building.

    Cons

    Being a start-up, it was long hours at times. but everyone was in it together.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Overall good company"

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    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 3 years)

    Pros

    great people, office environment and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    With the recent acquisition from Hudson's Bay, a lot of things were promised such as no headcount changes. However, that's not the case and a lot of people were let go unfortunately.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent when things are going on with the organization. Don't just react when the rumor mill is buzzing loudly.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Human Resources"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    At Gilt your ideas are heard and everyone from entry level to the CEO has a seat at the table. People with hustle and grit are encouraged to work hard and often see the reward from doing so. It is a collaborative environment which allows you to learn about various areas of the business and work cross-functionally.

    Having the ability to partner closely with senior leaders across the organization, including Michelle Peluso, was the biggest takeaway for me from my time at Gilt.

    Cons

    Pros definitely outweigh any cons I would have. I think the one thing that stands out is the lack of work life balance in all areas of the organization. Employees are often expected to be available 7 days a week and to reply to any inquiries or business needs even when out of the office. Learning how to manage this is important in the Gilt culture but it is also a great place to get your hands dirty and learn a ton.

    Advice to Management

    Lessen favoritism when it comes to promoting, often times there is bias going into functional leadership roles and qualified employees can be overlooked because of this.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Solid Creative"

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    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Graphic Designer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Design team is a great group of people who care about making good work. Editorial, Production, AD, and Tech teams make pleasant, talented collaborators. Free to work remotely when necessary.

    Cons

    The work is fun but repetitive. Not a ton of room to grow but a great place to start/build fashion-focused portfolio. High turnover in all departments.

    Advice to Management

    If you get too 'corporatized' you'll lose some of your best folk.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "The best and worst of times"

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    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gilt has the best culture - smart people, hard working people, and cooperation between teams. The opportunity to carve out your own career path, specifically in marketing, is significant - not sure how the acquisition will impact that over time. With the right manager you can learn a lot and a lot faster than other companies.

    Cons

    A lack of clear vision from leadership with the loudest voices often leading the conversation. Great people undervalued and overlooked on an ongoing basis, which is why the best talent is always out the door.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the strong talent who knows who to get things done around manager levels - please invest in the best people and change the pattern of overworking great people until they leave.


  10. "Supportive Management, Cool Company"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has solid, supportive management and brilliant CTO. Gilt Groupe also has a very fun office culture and coworkers tend to be fun and easy to get along with. And it is a "sexy" company to work for.

    Cons

    The work can be a bit routine at times. There is not a terrible abundance of novel projects for those working on backend systems.

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring good management that is skilled at creating collaborative, supportive work environments. And keep having great Halloween parties.


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