Wayfair

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3 people found this helpful  

Very strong company to work for-one of the best in the Boston area!

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

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

Pros

Working with incredibly bright and talented people. Company is on track for an IPO and everyone receives equity grants. Great work-life balance, as evidenced by awards. Open culture, with an emphasis on performance, not politics.

Cons

Some people are not fans of the open office setting.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to figure out how to maintain Wayfair's culture/values as the business matures and continues to grow.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great people, short term goals, no career growth, peanuts for salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Wayfair full-time

    Pros

    - People are fun and very helpful
    - Great location
    - Growing industry

    Cons

    Wayfair spends a lot of effort and resources trying to hire the best engineers but they take no interest in the ones who already work at Wayfair. The business teams have way too much say in the reviews (how a person with a communication background can review the performance of an engineer is a mystery to me) and have no understanding of how much effort, time or learning it takes to write a piece of code. After an engineer builds something, chances are they wont ever use it- because they would have changed their "top priority" by then.

    The company's vision is very short-term and they rely heavily on patchwork-solutions to push through every quarter. That said, there a teams within Wayfair that have great managers who truly care about the engineers and set long term goals and career paths.

    Lastly the ridiculous salaries- the company is located in downtown Boston, which means living costs are high. I'm not sure how the management expects the employees to live on Wayfair-salaries. A lot of the engineers burn out very quickly given the heavy work load, depending on which team you work for.

    Wayfair is a great stepping stone where you can have fun and make great friends, but not a great career option.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Pay your employees like they are real people
    - Have a short term and long term plan. No, saying you want to be the best online company in the world doesn't exactly count.
    - Wayfair has been around for 10+ years, and is NOT a startup anymore. Please start acting like its a real company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A flexible work environment with a focus on development.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Category Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Category Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Partial tuition reimbursement, learning environment, a lot of room to go.

    Cons

    Consistent changes and a lot of turnover. Salaries aren't as competitive as they could be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To hold onto quality talent, salaries should be raised more consistently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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