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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated May 19, 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. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. "Greatest ship ever to sink..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "Used to be great."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "What Used To Be.."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Proceed with caution"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Was fun while it lasted"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great discounts, nice office, great technology and infrastructure.

    Cons

    All the fun reasons that made the company great are gone. Lot of arrogant self serving managers that don't stay around and see things through.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let HBC run Gilt, keep and embrace the original culture.


  8. "Low pay, and a great colleagues but management is unsupportive and favoritism is rampant"

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

    Pros

    on creative team:
    great team (though there has been an employee drain in the past 2 years)
    fun employee events

    Cons

    on the creative team:
    management was unsupportive and was hesitant to promote
    favoritism was encouraged and was a big factor in promotions that did happena


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Merchandising Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandising Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandising Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Young Company with a lot of cool benefits, like endless vacation, sponsored events and great discounts. That's about it.

    Cons

    Overwhelmingly understaffed. Work Life balance does not exist. People above you do whatever they want, when they want, and you are a bottom feeder. No one helps you grow internally here if it's not directly benefiting themselves.

    Advice to Management

    I could write a novel.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Outbound Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Outbound Supervisor in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, great employee discounts, time off

    Cons

    Unorganized, supervisors have no authority, micromanaged constantly, long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Let supervisors help more with supervision duties


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Operations & Merchandising"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, flexible work hours, unlimited vacation.

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, low pay, ineffective executive leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention on what is slowing the business down internally instead of being focused on customer acquisition.


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