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Work in progress, but good people & great opportunities

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

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

Pros

1. Leadership development training for all managers; 2. Smart, fun coworkers; 3. Innovation is encouraged; 4. Interesting work; 5. Flexible schedules

Cons

1. Leadership development training is ONLY offered to managers; 2. Training is very shoddy and documentation is either outdated or non-existent; 2. For a tech company, many processes and tools are very archaic; and lastly 3. While certainly not widespread, some employees in high-ranking roles are allowed (and even seemingly encouraged) to come in late, leave early, avoid responsibility, and basically do very little "work". This behavior sets a terrible example and causes bitterness and confusion for those involved.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

--INCREASE AWARENESS. Be aware that some employees in high-roles are taking advantage of the available flexible work options. These few individuals are causing productivity levels to drop, accountability to diminish, and overall morale to plummet.

--ORGANIZE TEAMS MORE LOGICALLY. Way too much energy spent on "who's under who", which causes undue confusion. Keep it logical and simple.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Ok work culture with typical perks of a tech company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shopzilla full-time

    Pros

    There are free lunches daily and you get to work with smart people. There are also some company events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Mostly men in leadership roles. This can provide a challenge. There isn't much of a work life balance.

  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Only take a job here if you enjoy the suspense of layoffs every 6 months.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shopzilla

    Pros

    Free lunch, snacks and drinks. Good parties. Subsidized gym membership. Some people can be cool. Good location in West LA.

    Cons

    Layoffs every 6 months. Company changes direction too often for employees to keep up. (those that they keep anyway) Below market value salaries. The most incompetent employees are the ones who get promoted most.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop posting jobs on the days you lay off employees. That's just inconsiderate.

    Maybe you should consider reducing some of the unnecessary perks in order to keep some of your employee headcount intact. The free food and parties are nice, but I'm sure most of the employees would vote that they keep some co-workers in exchange of food.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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