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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at Shopzilla for more than a year

Pros

Great core group, of the workers who actually care aka the workers and line managers not the executive team.
Social Responsibility they give back to the community
Great Parties
They provide a lunch time variety of lunch specials both hot, cold, and grab it and go and yes it is free as long as you sit at your desk like a worker bee. (nothing is really free, right?)
The other freebie's like fruit, water, soda's and coffee, and it is Starbucks is cool, and the best option really.

Cons

Passive Aggressive culture
Leaders don't engage you they talk at you, they are a group of bulldozers and they all fight to be hero's.
There is absolutely no collaboration, at all caution to anyone who thinks they could come in at a leadership role and actually win/win.
Leaders plot and sabotage each other and talk badly behind one another everyone would have knifes sticking out their back like a funny Tim Burton animation movie or better yet beetle juice!
I'm still not sure what the purpose or the direction of the company is since the take over in July 2011? Is it to annoy the B2C shoppers with more pop up windows; so you click them away thinking they will magically disappear? Nope they come back like a bad habit, the more you click the more they make for being an agitator of your time and the tracing of your cookies, to the put they know everything about your spending habits and then some.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Think about your end goal and really be open and honest for a change, embrace your values on your web site. Remember leaders actions speaks volumes to your words which have time and time again given or equal to empty promises. Plus, if your goal is to sell say it and make sure people really know why they are coding for hours and hours on a project like a journeyman with a nail and hammer, what are "you" building the same architecture over and over the same legacy code. I wish you well.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Associate analyst

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    Current Employee - Associate Analyst  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Shopzilla full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Extremely well-organized HR department
    -Young, fun work environment
    -At risk of sounding cliche, the executive team has a solid vision for the company's future
    -Catered lunches
    -VERY fun events

    Cons

    -Departments rarely interact even when it would be mutually beneficial to do so
    -Terrible traffic on Wed & Thurs.
    -Cubicles

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The overall office environment needs to be updated. White, dirty walls with tons of cubicles is not exactly ideal. Even painting the walls (any color but white) would be an improvement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great intern program

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    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Shopzilla as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -friendly work environment
    -delicious free catered food everyday and stocked coolers full of premium drinks
    -learn an incredible amount about making web applications and the software development process
    -get placed on engineering teams working directly on projects to be pushed to production and made live to potentially millions of daily users
    -given your own office with personal computer and telephone
    -very approachable colleagues and managers
    -get to attend extremely fun company social events and outings

    Cons

    -lack of adequate company documentation, as the intern program is relatively new

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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