Gilt Groupe
3.4 of 5 57 reviews
www.gilt.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated Jan 29, 2014
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3.4 57 reviews

                             

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Michelle Peluso

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70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pretty Good Place

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGilt 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.

ConsIt'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 Senior ManagementAlign on vision

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern for less than a year

ProsPaid internship, flexible hours around school schedule

ConsNot sure what to do with interns, hired as Gilt intern to work with outside Consultants

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Work Hard Play Hard

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gilt Groupe

ProsCool work environment and staff.

ConsNot much employee recognition or reward.

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Interesting to see how company works

Sales and Events Intern (Former Employee)

I worked at Gilt Groupe as an intern for less than a year

ProsFlexible 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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Company has changed a lot recently

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

ProsThe 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementListen to HR & to your employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Slow to Change

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

ProsDecent pay, smart co-workers, good challenges

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementTake opinions from surveys seriously. Provide a better opportunity for advancement.

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A lot of good and potential struggling under lack of vision

Director (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time for less than a year

ProsThe 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.

ConsVery 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 Senior ManagementSpend 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time for more than a year

ProsGilt 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.

ConsReally 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 Senior ManagementThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Fun environment, many unprofessional employees

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I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time for more than a year

ProsSome people are fun and inspirational.

ConsVery unprofessional behaviors, managers do not know how to manage or care too much about the growth of the company as much as their personal gain.

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work hard play hard

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

Pros* great e-commerce experience
* strong, smart, fast founders
* fun work environment
* opens doors
* differentiated & well-respected brand

Cons* a bit of a "devil wears prada" culture
* territorial battles are ongoing as startup has become larger

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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