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Good, fun work with great people, below average pay

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Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Boston, MA

I have been working at Wayfair full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Good, fun and interesting work - Great people, everyone is very helpful and friendly - Fun, young culture which is great for people out of school - Good, competitive benefits (free snacks, good medical/dental/401k, etc.)

Cons

- Way below average pay, some people get huge raises and others don't without any real reasoning - Sometimes workload can be large, depending on time of year and team

Advice to Management

Pay your engineers more, or your turnover in engineering is going to become worse than it already is. We hear a lot about how much we're growing year over year, but we don't see it reflected in our salaries. Your employees will start to feel very unappreciated.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Wayfair

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, lots of work

    Cons

    no management, out dated tech, less communication


  2. Helpful (2)

    Decent starter job out of college, but not a company to build a career at...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Wayfair full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - High achievers can get more responsibility and opportunities earlier in their career than they would at other companies - Work hard, play hard culture - Decent benefits package

    Cons

    - LOW PAY - Poorly trained, inexperienced managers - Little to no career path for employees - No designated sick days and only 5 federal holidays per year - 'Crony-ism' through all levels of management

    Advice to Management

    Invest in employees and treat them with respect - not as disposable assets to get for the lowest price. Employees who are happy and want to work for you will be much more productive and willing to invest back in the company. Bringing in more experienced managers from outside the company can go a long way, since the quality of experience that employees have at Wayfair seems to depend on the manager as well as the department. Employees are encouraged to share their ideas and present new arguments in theory, but many managers (disproportionately those who have worked mostly at Wayfair and at all levels) see this in practice as being "un-collaborative" or "not a team player". If the culture that you're trying to build is a meritocracy and organic growth and change, these kinds of perceptions seem extremely detrimental. Compensation should also be more in line with what other companies are offering if you want to attract and keep talent - free snacks and the occasional party do not pay the rent or help employees invest in their financial security and education.


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