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

Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.4 57 reviews

                             

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Michelle Peluso

(10 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Awesome products on website with employee discount"
    in 7 reviews
  • "High energy, fast paced environment"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Culture did not promote any work-life balance (in name only) which is fine if you're under 30"
    in 6 reviews
  • "While there would be Director and VP openings once in a while, upper management usually hires from outside"
    in 4 reviews
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Great place to grow, challenging.

Database Administrator (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsChallenging, fast paced, great people, culture, food, chance to work with different technologies and freedom to grow.

ConsNot much room to advance, but definitely a great opportunity to get the experience needed to evolve your career. As the company grows this "con" will diminish.

Advice to Senior ManagementThanks for everything! I would not be where I am now without the guidance and advice from my manager. Also the senior management lead by example and you feel they are on your side.

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

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Awesome People

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gilt Groupe

Prosits great place to work

Consnot much i can think of

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Eh..

Financial Analyst (Former Employee)
Brooklyn, NY (US)

I worked at Gilt Groupe as a contractor for less than a year

ProsEveryone gets along, you'll be working alongside of the best creative people in the industry.

ConsPay is not so good.

Advice to Senior Management.

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

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Satisfied

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Gilt Groupe

Prosgood culture and open minded

Consi can think of nothing

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Unprofessional supervisor

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

I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time

Pros• Gilt Credit to your account. Company discount on website
• Sleek office environment
• Smart (and friendly) coworkers
• Fast-paced workplace with many challenges and a high learning curve

ConsThe perks end here. Depending on the team, experiences can vary. I hope someone will take note of the below and consider twice before committing to working here.

• A lot of managers don't support and are hardly ever around when needed. If you're looking for even a bit of mentorship, look elsewhere.
• No work-life balance.
• Fast-turnover, speaks for itself.
• Positive, cheerful facade over a crumbling managerial structure. HR is not helpful.

Advice to Senior ManagementTo senior executives: please put more emphasis on growing and recognizing the achievements of your non-managerial employees. As a previous reviewer mentioned, hire managers that will guide them in the correct path towards success. Please reevaluate your managers based on their ability to be a solid manager (not just to do their own job). This may be the one downfall of an otherwise great company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Gilt Groupe full-time

ProsYou are working with very smart people who are passionate about what they do. The environment is creative and promotes team work. The flexibility to work remotely and shift hours depending on my schedule was also amazing!

ConsThere are many wonderful examples of promotion from within very quickly. However, people were often promoted without the proper management experience. This lead to frustration with managers not understanding how to lead.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Company Great People Interesting Mission

Systems Engineer (Current Employee)
Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

ProsGreat work environment, smart people around you. Interesting scalability problem. Able to push new technology very quickly. Competitive salary.

ConsSome technical debt all around. Monolithic application without maintainers. Too many different ways to do the same thing.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Gilt Groupe

Pros• Monthly Gilt Credit to your account.
• Gilt events
• Company discount on website

TRUST ME THAT IS ALL YOU WILL LIKE ABOUT THE COMPANY!!!

Cons• Be prepared to be talked down to.
• People are only promoted based on how much they like you.
• Raises are in cents not dollars unless you are a favorite employee.
• Mangers don't support
• Manager are hardly every around when needed
• They work you to the bone and don't compensate you for it after.
• They give praise towards employees that Don't do anything all day if they favor you.
• You will mostly of not always hear about the negatives instead of the positives.
• They treat lower employees who are not in manager positions like they are to be seen and not heard.
• Your opinion is not wanted so don't try to give it.
• They don't care about your personal feelings or life.
• Working for Gilt is like signing your soul to the devil.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees the same way you will want to be treated. Guide them in the correct path towards success and not failure. Stop being condescending all of the time. Please get rid of the I don't give a rat about mentalities and show some kind of compassion at times.

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Gilt is an ok company.

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

I have been working at Gilt Groupe full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSome wonderful and smart people.

ConsManagement team is no longer human-centric, instead they are hyper focused on cost mitigation.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on how to invest for the biggest return.

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

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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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