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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated February 16, 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 16 reviews)

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

  • Being a start-up, it was long hours at times (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Demands on what you are looking for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Flexible vacation
    Young co workers
    Great office location
    great discounts

    Cons

    Long hours
    slow promotion schedule
    Management not open to feedback
    Crazy expectations for positions- way above industry standards


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and interesting people to work with.

    Cons

    Very low pay, management treats new hires like they are a burden to train, very limited growth and minimal respect


  3. "Once hot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It was great while it lasted. I'm not sure the tech team commands the respect it once did, but there's still some great talent there to learn from.

    Cons

    The future of the company is uncertain. The business is very difficult when competing against companies like Amazon with ridiculous scale.


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  5. "Awesome experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparta, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sparta, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smartest group of people I've had the pleasure to work with. Great team environment and a true passion to build something amazing.

    Cons

    Very tough to make profitable....continuous focus on cost reductions can get tedious. Industry is very competitive and negatively affected company value.

    Advice to Management

    It was a great run working there, and HBC got a great deal.


  6. "editorial"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a lot of fun company events

    Cons

    high employees turn over rate


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Gilt Groupe"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting place to work, no 2 days are the same.

    Cons

    There is no support for people doing the hard work, management quickly takes credit when things go right and will not hesitate to throw you in front of a speeding train when things go wrong.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance is none existent. No one will go above and beyond when they are overworked and undervalued!!!


  8. "Great Environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Merchandiser in Brooklyn, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gilt Groupe (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone there is very nice and the environments is very welcoming and you right right in. You are respected but the upper management and they really care about your feedback of the company and future improvements. Weekly meetings so you can know what the state of the company is.

    Cons

    Non-stop work. You will never go home and this job will consume you.

    Advice to Management

    More work life balance.


  9. "Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, extremely intelligent management and senior managers, relaxed but challenging work environment, fast paced. My boss really invested in my personal growth there and answered all questions I had.

    Cons

    None really come to mind

    Advice to Management

    Continue to allow interns to see multiple areas of interest


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Marketing"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

    Fun work and very intelligent people

    Cons

    Dissfunctional executive team
    Nepotism
    Promotions decided based on personal relationships and not meritocracy
    Very high attrition, specially among the most talented ones

    Advice to Management

    Take the employee surveys seriously and take action (let go) against those leaders who have created such a toxic and unproductive environment.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced at the time, hot startup company, good learning experience, fun culture

    Cons

    Cutthroat business, when things turned sour, they axed people left and right without a thought.



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