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Great starting point for enterprise development, but quickly slid into a downtown project

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Las Vegas, NV

I have been working at The Zappos Family full-time (more than a year)

Pros

- Generally lots of really smart people who are happy to help you grow technically.
- Attempts to make sure employees are happy.
- If you're on the right team, it can feel more like family than work.
- Lots of opportunities to learn enterprise level software development and dig in to code base.

Cons

- Bureaucracy tends to take a small, lean project and over complicates it, which oftentimes leads to it never being completed.
- Sometimes the core value of "embrace and drive change" is used as a trump card for having to deal with changes that don't feel completely thought out.
- The perks that were raved about 2 years ago were a lot better for the employees than they are today.
- Work/life balance is encouraged, but since the move downtown, there is sometimes a sense that "if you're not getting involved in downtown initiatives outside of work, you're not really on the inside".
- Growth within the company doesn't feel like it's based on merit/performance as much as time and involvement in the downtown initiatives.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to people's concerns and act on them.

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Wealth of Opportunity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at The Zappos Family full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Ability to learn many different skillsets
    * Makes it easy to learn the practice of WOWing customers.
    * Free food and benefits!
    * Fun environment.
    * No dress code.

    Cons

    Changes can be made without just reason, leaving you forced to change positions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open and honest about decisions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    Fun and motivating place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Las Vegas, NV

    I have been working at The Zappos Family full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Surrounded by awesome people
    -Core values are truly a part of everyday work and personal life
    -Motivating environment; endless job opportunities

    Cons

    -There are a lot of employees, so you have to be okay with being one of many people
    -Not a high starting wage but there are raise possibilities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Have a more consistent onboarding structure for depts outside of CLT

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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