Quidsi Reviews

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
53 Reviews
2.6
53 Reviews
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Maria Renz
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Pros
  • Wow" customer service philosophy (in 3 reviews)

  • Free beer once a week free food ok healthcare thats about it (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • In a tough job market you took a customer care job to get you by for awhile (in 8 reviews)

  • Work life balance is nonexistent if you want to do your job well (as is expected by your boss) (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great experience and a fantastic family like atmosphere

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quidsi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Management that allow great ideas to be showcased. A dynamic group of co workers. There is room to grow for those who are hungry for success and have a desire to do better. If you are a type A personality, you will have a tremendous career in Quidsi.

    Cons

    Too much micromanaging at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain a fun environment. Listen to your employees and treat everyone equally. This company does an amazing job of hiring bright individuals who can be utilized to take the company to new heights. Marc and Vinny created a great company and it is up to you to ensure that the Quidsi legacy lives on.

  2.  

    Great experience for SDEs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer

    I have been working at Quidsi

    Pros

    Young teams. Lot of opportunities and responsibilities as a SDE. A great launchpad into Amazon's development procedures and tools. Diverse associates bring variety and vast experience into the team. Great work/life balance. Perfect blend of a startup culture + Amazon policies. Amazing view of NYC. Lot of fun activities(Beer Thursdays, Bagel Fridays, Waffle Wednesdays, Group lunch Tuesdays, lot of other fun activities are organized.)

    Cons

    Lot of interactions between different teams can be challenging. But it is a great opportunity for improving skills and shouldering responsibility. The company is going through a transition/migration phase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing. Keep up the startup culture. Don't be weighed down by Amazon.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work if you like challenge and innovation

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Quidsi full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Get access to Amazon retail technologies and resources. Force you to think big. Have benefit of working for a big company and yet enjoying some startup culture. Tough hiring process means you have bright, tenanted colleagues to work with. And you have a tons of good knowledge and experience to acquire that will benefit you career development in long run.

    Cons

    Company is going through some management and system transition. Which can translate to the need for everyone to rethink about what they have been doing everyday and think differently. This can be challenging, which can be a problem for someone but others like me may enjoy it to certain extend.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the startup culture, keep innovating, don't be afraid to try new ideas and embrace the controlled failure, be best teacher..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    customer service rep

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quidsi

    Pros

    great company to work for.

    Cons

    interview is a long process

  6.  

    Tremendous place to show your skills. Perfect setting to get your feet wet if you're starting your career in management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in McCarran, NV
    Current Employee - Hourly Associate in McCarran, NV

    I have been working at Quidsi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not micro-managed. Given the tools to excel.

    Cons

    Can't blame the company for much, they're fairly new, trial and error.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going. Didn't get to be number one for no reason.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great culture...the kindest people you will ever work with!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Quidsi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    exciting, vibrant environment
    very open to new ideas - they want people to come up with new ideas and see them through to fruition
    smart people who work hard and play hard
    kind, caring people are the norm
    awesome benefits - happy hours, lunches, tons of events, activities, charity work.....
    fast paced, constantly changing - upgrading

    Cons

    lots of change make work-life a little unpredictable, but still exciting
    long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep that entrepreneurial spirit! Quidsi is an incredible place, with incredible people. Let them shine...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Refreshing & Unique

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Manager in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Quidsi full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Scope of Role/Empowered to Innovate
    Smart & Kind Workforce
    Cool Office/Quarter Vending (Donated to Charity)
    Amazon stability while still possessing unique culture/principles

    Cons

    Lots of Change/Opportunity to Give Consistent Messaging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus Groups in addition to Employee Insight Survey

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent employer and place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Quidsi (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture, great people and great customer service. An environment where you are surrounded by smart, dedicated and passionate people who are customer focused. People work hard but there is a strong sense of fun. The senior executive team shows its appreciation in multiple ways. I was amazed at the number of negative comments posted since it is one of the best companies I have worked for.

    Cons

    If you are working on a launch of a new business it can be very demanding in terms of hours as you ramp up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As part of a larger organization, amazon, and as they grow larger you hope they do not lose their culture. Besides having great people, what makes quidsi fun is the lack of bureaucracy, autonomy it gives it's people and it's willingness to take risks.

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