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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Extremely fast paced and a lot can be learned while in your role (in 17 reviews)

  • One of the good benefits is the employee discount although its restricted from the really really good stuff (in 16 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. "Inspiring atmosphere, pervasive politics"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    - Explosive growth leads to opportunities for rapid advancement
    - Employees are encouraged to push boundaries, themselves and company
    - Attracts many, many smart people across departments and business units

    Cons

    - Office politics are pervasive
    - ADD Culture, needs to focus
    - Rapid hiring leads to duplication of effort, potential for employees to get marginalized

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing employees to do more, address the politics between departments and encourage them to work together


  2. "Great Company to work for,"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Amazing culture, great people and benefits !

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  3. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    You are working with very smart people who are passionate about what they do. The environment is creative and promotes team work. The flexibility to work remotely and shift hours depending on my schedule was also amazing!

    Cons

    There are many wonderful examples of promotion from within very quickly. However, people were often promoted without the proper management experience. This lead to frustration with managers not understanding how to lead.


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  5. "Satisfied"

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

    Pros

    good culture and open minded

    Cons

    i can think of nothing


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow, challenging."

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    Current Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Database Administrator in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Tech/fashion startup in late-stage phase"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (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...


  8. "Awesome people, awesome product, great culture."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (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


  9. "Innovative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Open to new ideas, Constantly evolving.

    Cons

    Low Salary and small budgets.


  10. "Fun, fast-paced company with very smart people"

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

    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.


  11. "Great Place to work!"

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

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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