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Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated September 18, 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 17 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. "Events"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work. Amazing culture and community. Great benefits. Unlimited paid time off.

    Cons

    Salary was not up to standards. Difficult to receive promotions and raises unless an individual is fired or quits.


  2. "Marketing Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great upward mobility opportunities if you are talented.

    Cons

    Large amount of employees have recently left the company, weakening moral.

  3. "Demands on what you are looking for"

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    • 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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Too good to be true!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    When I first came to Gilt, I really liked it and had high hopes. The job was easy (receiving), I the people were cool and I moved up quickly.

    Cons

    Once I became full-time, I realized that everything I thought was too good to be true. The nepotism is so strong with this company, it's ridiculous. You do not have to be a hard worker to be favored either. Employees are unappreciated, the pay isn't that good and they ignore what employees tell them in their "voice of the employee" surveys. I also really dislike being lied to and treated as though I'm ignorant and incompetent. I am very capable and care about my work. I had to stop caring so that I wouldn't go mad! They are also very sneaky. If they know who they want to get a certain position, they won't tell other applicants about their interviews until the day of so that you wouldn't be prepared (resume) - I keep copies in my car. I'm currently looking for a different job. They need to reconsider how they're doing business, an unhappy employee makes for a less caring/productive one and ultimately, the company suffers. I hate feeling this way about a job I once loved. I dread coming in everyday and I will never work here again...

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team! Don't let favoritism between shifts go under the rug. If someone is a hard worker and wants to take on more responsibility and move up, give them that opportunity before you lose then altogether because it will happen. There is a very good reason why the turnover rate is so high. Also, do not talk down to your team. You cannot demand someone's respect after being disrespectful to them, that is childish!!


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Once hot"

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    • 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Poor Management"

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    • 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


  7. "Awesome experience"

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    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.

  8. "editorial"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    a lot of fun company events

    Cons

    high employees turn over rate


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Gilt Groupe"

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    • 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!!!


  10. "Great Environment"

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    • 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.


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