Wayfair

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2 people found this helpful  

Incredibly entrepreneurial with great company culture

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  • Senior Management
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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I have been working at Wayfair

Pros

The company is very entrepreneurial and is well poised to maintain that competitive advantage as it grows. The company culture is great - high energy, great mix of hard work and fun. It is a great place to work with lots of opportunity at all levels. Feels like a small business that has the impact of a much larger company.

Cons

Straight up salary is not necessarily as competitive as other companies. However, they make up for it in equity, benefits, company culture and opportunity to grow.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't lose the entrepreneurial edge as you grow. Don't let the dollar signs cloud your vision for the company. Keep up the great work!

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you work hard the sky is the limit

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

    I have been working at Wayfair

    Pros

    - Fantastic Benefits
    - Great work environment
    - The people are generally very nice and very capable
    - Easy access to everyone in the company (including upper management)
    - Huge amount of responsibility given to new engineers
    - If you want to work on something specific and you ask for it, they will make it happen
    - Equity in the company
    - Excellent pay if you demonstrate that you are worth it
    - Your changes will be seen by millions of people each month
    - The company/department is always open to better ways of doing things if you suggest them in a respectful way

    Overall CSN is an amazing place to work, and your happiness level at the company is completely in your control. In tech they will throw you into the fire right away and expect a lot of you, but if you can deliver then the company will take care of you. The people who succeed here are outgoing, creative, and willing to put in effort to do well. If you just want to punch a clock, slack off on your work, and expect to get raises then you should look elsewhere. CSN truly is a meritocracy, and if you are a valuable asset to the company then you will be rewarded for that.

    Cons

    Things move so quickly that it can feel a bit out of control at times, and sometimes valuable projects get put onto the back burner because we just don't have time for them. This also means that people at all levels in the organization need to take initiative to get things done, since management doesn't always have time to hold your hand through every project.

    There are some other minor growing pains, software is adding a ton of new engineers and so the group is a little bottom heavy. This means less oversight and slightly reduced quality control. This gets better every day though, so not a big concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a bit more to recognize individual contributions in the tech group. People in tech are rarely on the recognition wall, and when we are it's usually because someone in another group put us there. People work really hard in general and sometimes it seems like the only time we are praised for it is during reviews.

    It would also be nice to get a weekly (or even monthly) email about the major things that are going on in tech and who is working on them. The group is getting large enough that there are big projects happening that some people don't know about.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Multiple Promotions With Little Compensation

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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

    CSN Stores is an extremely laid-back environment. T-shirts are probably as common as button-downs. There are no partitions in the workspace, so it's a very friendly atmosphere which promotes friendship and collaboration across organizational boundaries.

    Cons

    While it's a good place to gain experience in multiple departments of a corporation, don't expect to be compensated financially for increased competence. It's a good place for college graduates to get some work experience on their resumes, but it's not a good place to stick around if you want the money to be able to enjoy Boston.

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