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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated April 4, 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. "gilt review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    Pros

    -fast growth
    -dynamic, interesting and innovative
    -

    Cons

    -lack of communication
    -little opportunity to grow
    -pigeon holed in career

    Advice to Management

    give your employees better career growth/advice


  2. "satisfied but not great."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Design in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free granola and advice and a computer

    Cons

    unstable and strange and weird

    Advice to Management

    none


  3. "Great place to interact with talented employees, but difficult place in terms of overall work quality"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gilt is a great place to meet people that are going places. Almost everyone you work with has that "spark", where you can just tell that they are going to have a very successful career.

    Cons

    Really long hours and a lot of pressure, without a clear pathway to promotion/higher salary. To some degree, a lot of people there think that their priorities should be everyone's priorities, so it can be difficult to manage the pressure from competing projects

    Advice to Management

    The structure of the departments need to be organized in a way that allows for clear delegation of projects/responsibilities. In large measure, a lot of different roles are working on the same tasks without a clear sense of ownership.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of good and potential struggling under lack of vision"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a great start-up, entrepreneurial energy which is inspiring and invariably forces you to learn and adapt quickly. The name alone is great for the resume and provides a crash course on all things e-commerce. Good employee discounts and good pay which inevitably went back to company when shopping.

    Cons

    Very little to no structure or vision. There is a stated matrix-like structure but in reality it almost feels like a fend for yourself structure. Senior management was often absent but there when things went really wrong, often much after the fact. Hard to develop long-range plans, goals when there was very little agreement or direction. At the end of the day it made the work difficult as you were always managing fire-drills as opposed to building something. Culture did not promote any work-life balance (in name only) which is fine if you're under 30. The organization as a whole has a lot of smart people but more people who think they are very smart and ultimately it created a delusional sense of greatness with little innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time in the office, craft a clear vision/direction and reward innovation (even failed) and hire non traditionally to inspire creativity and mentor junior staff.


  6. "Slow to Change"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay, smart co-workers, good challenges

    Cons

    Very obvious issues brought up many times in surveys throughout the company, very slow to actually address: management needs to decide on a specific direction and actually strive for it. Lack of room for advancement. Probably because of teams being cut back instead of growing.

    Advice to Management

    Take opinions from surveys seriously. Provide a better opportunity for advancement.


  7. "Company has changed a lot recently"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    The people you meet here are great & you will learn a lot. It seems that experiences and opinions vary depending on the department you work for. Overall, a good experience. The company has nothing but good intentions - it just has become more corporate and less about the individuals.

    Cons

    The company has changed a lot recently. In general things move very fast at Gilt - which can be frustrating when things are just done to be done and without much thought.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to HR & to your employees.


  8. "Interesting to see how company works"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sales and Events Intern
    Former Intern - Sales and Events Intern
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, you can leave when you are finished with your work, awesome discounts on the Gilt sites, you can attend the events after you set them up

    Cons

    Seems like they have interns doing a lot of busy work. Rarely did I ever see the research I did turn into anything else. Wasn't a huge help with getting a job.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more direction and use interns as valuable resources. We are there to work so take advantage of it.


  9. "Work Hard Play Hard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Cool work environment and staff.

    Cons

    Not much employee recognition or reward.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Former Marketing Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paid internship, flexible hours around school schedule

    Cons

    Not sure what to do with interns, hired as Gilt intern to work with outside Consultants


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Pretty Good Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Gilt has a great work life balance. There are unlimited vacation days. You can usually work an 8 hour day. The office space is modern and open. Lots of really smart people work there.

    Cons

    It's not a super inspiring place to work. Priorities tend to shift often. There has been a good deal of turnover. It's not your dream job, but it's a decent place.

    Advice to Management

    Align on vision


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