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Fast-moving & Flexible with Room to Grow

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Paid Acquisition Analyst in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Paid Acquisition Analyst in Boston, MA

I have been working at Wayfair

Pros

There is a very strong culture of innovation and community at Wayfair. There are a lot of opportunities for growth and the company is very good at letting employees run with their ideas with strong internal support. Employees imediately out of school are given substantial responsibity with ample opportunities, move horizontly to persue what really interests them.
The workplace culture is very good at providing work life balance and there is a very strong team culture in the Ads/BI department. They are flexible with many different things which makes working there very rewarding and allows a strong work life balance.

Cons

The company moves very quickly and sometimes the transitions can be rough. They usually work once all the changes are adjusted for but there is a constant change. It is a product of the start-up culture but can be temporarily disorienting in its speed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the culture the way it is as the company keeps growing and communicate all changes well. There is a lot going on in the company and it is very exciting to see what is going on elsewhere in the company.

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great place to gain experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Wayfair

    Pros

    Wayfair hires a lot of entry level employees, and people tend to bounce around the company. It is a great place to figure out what you are interested in.

    Cons

    Wayfair is not as great for more experienced professionals (it isn't necessarily bad, though). You won't have as many opportunities to try new things, but you will be allowed to advance pretty rapidly down your current path. The fringe benefits are more geared towards the younger, single crowd.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep everything as transparent as possible, it will keep the younger go-getters happy.

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    Great Opportunities, Great Trajectory with Some Growing Pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Wayfair

    Pros

    Having been at Wayfair for more than four years, I've seen rapid growth of the business and a few iterations on the organizational structure of the company. Too often, companies are hesitant to make major changes, but those changes have enabled Wayfair to keep up with such significant growth. The company hires many employees directly out of college, and they are given significant responsibility and opportunities as they prove themselves. It's an environment that rewards thoughtful risk-taking and use of data to inform decision-making and business cases.

    I'd also say that Wayfair is far more transparent than other companies of its size. Employees have access to most financial and operational data through the company's internal reporting system as long as they have the intellectual curiosity to explore it.

    Cons

    As others have mentioned, compensation, particularly for people that have done very well and are only a year or two out of school, is below market. Generally speaking, those employees will be taken care of as they move into management positions, but there isn't enough separation created between stars and role players at the early levels.

    The bonus program doesn't create significant incentives - given the limited difference between star performers and people doing just enough not to get fired, there is a major free-rider problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul the bonus program - create more upside for star performers. Keep an eye on people that are successful early-on and proactively reward them.

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