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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated December 12, 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 18 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. "Copy Editor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    flexible schedule
    opportunity for growth
    unlimited time off

    Cons

    employees over worked
    higher up management


  2. "Customer Call Center"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours, can work around most schedules
    Mostly Approachable Managers

    Cons

    Irate Customers
    Breaks too Short - Sometimes only 4 hr shifts 5 times a week

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Gilt is gone."

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    Former Employee - Merchandising in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandising in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The team of people who helped build Gilt.

    Cons

    HBC corporate management has diluted the soul of what Gilt stood for. The energy, the excitement of being a part of something that sought to offer customers a new retail experience evaporated with the new management placed by HBC.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, employee discount, unlimited vacation days

    Cons

    Inconsistent management, low morale, chaotic atmosphere, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your employees


  5. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    benefits the company offers

    Cons

    hourly pay needs to be increased with all the hard work employees put in for the company

    Advice to Management

    give a lot of rope, but enough rope to hang yourself. very hard work for the pay given . The people are okay but you have to know somebody that knows somebody to move forward there. Very hard for colored people to move forward.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and open for change
    Good Culture

    Cons

    Lack of transparency at times which further decreased after buyout.
    Minimal to no growth opportunity
    Recent health care benefit change is poor
    Raises under HBC may be minimal if not a thing of the past moving forward

    Advice to Management

    Show more appreciation for your management team before they leave.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Greatest ship ever to sink..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing people (mostly), great benefits, formerly innovative

    Cons

    Disappointing executive team overall, overemphasis on MBAs, occasionally toxic culturally

    Advice to Management

    Company has since been sold and all management is pretty much gone - but in your future jobs, remember and embrace that people are your greatest asset - listen to them, let them make decisions, find freshness and focus your priorities. And don't spend money unnecessarily.

  8. "Used to be great."

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

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    People used to be great, but not so much anymore in the merchandising roles.

    Cons

    Extremely political, everyone is terrible at making decisions.


  9. "What Used To Be.."

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    Current Employee - Copy Writer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Copy Writer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off, creative people, nice office locations

    Cons

    The corporate culture that made Gilt what it was was lost when the company was acquired by HBC, a lot of empty promises have been made, not very competitive pay, very clique-y

    Advice to Management

    Take a second to reflect on what used to make employees so excited to come to this office in the morning and get us back to that.


  10. "Proceed with caution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Gilt Groupe part-time

    Pros

    Work was manageable after a while it's dealing with the same problems for people. Some staff are very nice, some customers are pleasant.

    Cons

    Some of the supervisors are rude. If there is an escalated call, they can huff and puff about it. Awkward about days off and sometimes just plain mean for the sake of it.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff like people rather than replaceable bums in seats. Communicate better.


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