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Great learning opportunity for recent grads, but not a long term career path

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

-interesting work w/ strong ownwership and responsibility -good people and company culture encouraging a work/life balance; very young -weekly one on one meetings with your direct manages to review work and development -reward top performers with compensation; some departments have put a strong emphasis on employee compensation -lots of PTO, adds up quickly over time -lots of independence

Cons

-while you have the opportunity to learn a lot with so much responsibility, there is not much true career development -many of the strategies seem to be very reactionary, comes from working at a fast pace, but means that you have to be ready to throw out your current goals and completely switch direction at a moment's notice

Advice to Management

Invest more in employee salaries to discourage talented people to leave. Each time a position turns over, we waste time to find a replacement and train them.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Great long-term opportunity and solid meritocracy

    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Finally back to massive growth mode after the re-branding - Growing, dynamic industry - Fast pace - Tons of responsibility and autonomy - Salaries competitive with local market - Equity/stock for everyone

    Cons

    - Limited formal learning and development programs You have to fish around for good mentors (in addition to your immediate manager) and really need to drive your own career path

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in people. You’ve made good strides the last few years but have a ways to go. Get a real learning and development team in place. Also, while most departments now earn market rate compensation and enjoy great benefits, weed out the pockets in the org where comp is still low relative to market. If you can’t afford to, then move those jobs out of Boston to somewhere where cost-of-living is lower.


  2. Helpful (6)

    Modern Day Sweatshop

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

    I worked at Wayfair full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    snacks, event tickets, cool co-workers, centrally located, good entry-level position.

    Cons

    mindless repetitive work, poor mid-level managers who are not promoted on merit but on subjective management protocol, i.e. they like you or they don't- has nothing to do with your work ethic.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with some objective goals in order to allow people to advance. "flying by the seat of your pants" is no way to manage a company.


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