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Rue Gilt Groupe Reviews

Updated 12 Aug 2019

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Rue Gilt Groupe CEO Mark McWeeny
Mark McWeeny
56 Ratings
  1. "Fun place to work"

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    Former Employee - Attorney in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue Gilt Groupe full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Passionate and smart people who want to do right by the company

    Cons

    Difficult business to make work

    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-03-10
  2. "Enjoyed working here"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Rue Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    coworkers were great, benefits, nice office

    Cons

    commute was a little long

    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-03-21
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Don't waste your time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Rue Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    The culture overall is really great, to name a few of the good aspects: the people, surprise and delights, regular company parties, bagel Fridays, and samples sales (even though they barely exist anymore). However, they rely on this WAY too much.

    Cons

    To name a few: 1. The company has been focused on cutting costs since the economy came out of the recession and it has been harder to get good product. With this mindset the only piece that they focus on is how to save money and to be profitable. As a direct result, they pay far below industry standard. IF you ever get a promotion, it is less than mediocre and then you have to wait years for another promotion. ...

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    Advice to Management

    Even though I know this will fall on deaf ears, figure out a way to make your employees feel valued and empowered in their careers. If you do this it will be a lot less in turnover cost in the long run!

    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-03-05
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Not Recommended"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off policy, 401K match, some ability to work remotely as needed

    Cons

    There are several factors that make this company a toxic place to work. They preach their values, but do not practice them. Upper management is disingenuous, and power games run amok. Unless you are one of the very few "favored" associates (as in, "leadership's favorites), you can forget about career development and growth. At best, it'd be 3-4 years before you got promoted, even if you exceeded performance expectations....

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    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-03-28
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Technology 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company seem to be growing and they continue to implement new ideas to grow in a competitive e-commerce industry. Culture and people have been great for me so far. Offer many avenue to improve your skills via training.

    Cons

    Compensation in tech seem to be ok. Benefits especially 401k can be improved, 50% for 4% is really low these days. A fitness center at work also would help with workers health and busy lifestyle.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the employee benefits and perks to match market standards.

    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-03-01
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Good not Great"

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

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

    Pros

    - good work life balance for some roles - Bagel Friday's - Decent benefits, health care is a bit expensive. 401K match is non-existent.

    Cons

    - Company is so focused on saving money to be profitable that the pay is far below industry average across the board. Buyers get little to no bonuses. Tech is severely underpaid and overwhelmed. - Company claims to always give employees the best benefits like unlimited vacation. This seems like a nice perk when you first hear it. But was another example of RGG saving money instead of having to payoff accrued vacation...

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    Advice to Management

    - Pay your employees more. It should be obvious by now that this is the number one reason for turnover. The inequality in pay between management and associates is astronomical. Tech and other positions are leaving every month for hire paying roles in the industry. - HR needs to start listening to employees complaints instead of worrying about the next company lunch party - Need to stop running the same brands and offers...

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    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-02-15
  7. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Buyer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Rue Gilt Groupe full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers, benefits, work perks, volunteer days/hours

    Cons

    overall, good company to work for

    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-02-05
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Just a cog in a machine..."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Boutique Producer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people with common interests, laid-back office and no strict dress code. Occasional free food and parties.

    Cons

    The BP department is what I would consider the workhorse of the company (they basically coordinate the flow of info between all of the other departments on their respective teams) and yet they are not treated with such importance. Most employees come in as contractors, making pathetic wages with no benefits and management keeps them on as temp employees for several contracts, stringing them along with no transparency...

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    Advice to Management

    Stop investing in side projects until you can reduce the egregious employee turnover rate by paying your employees what they rightfully deserve.

    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-03-06
  9. "Yes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good place to work in Rue

    Cons

    Nothing much as the culture is good

    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-01-30
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Run far away!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They serve free bagels for breakfast on Friday

    Cons

    Very click and you work hard for low pay!

    Advice to Management

    They take things personal verses how well you have performed

    Rue Gilt Groupe2019-02-15
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