Zazzle

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13 people found this helpful  

Definitely a career setback and lesson in running a facade

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I worked at Zazzle full-time (more than an year)

Pros

One thing is consistent through pretty much all the reviews. You will meet some great people. But then again - misery does love company.

Cons

The positive reviews come as no surprise. Primarily because of how they operate. They are not an organic company but invest a lot in appearing to be one. That is through SEO and a gigantic employee turnover. You cannot be a 15 year old startup. You just cannot be. Not without a gigantic payout for all those involved. And that is the problem. You will work like you are at a startup but you will never be rewarded. So many of the skills you pick up are non-transferable that after a while you scramble to get anything tangible enough to give you enough credibility to get out of there.

The codependency induced atmosphere stems from an apparent regard for all things Stanford and elite and a genuine lack of sincerity in the delivery of perks company wide. There is an invisible class system that exists. While you may work next to somebody from an elite scholarly or familial background and feel you contribute just as much, make no mistake, you are at a disadvantage unless they tell you otherwise.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

If you are not going to provide your employees with a just compensation, at least give them a decent work life balance.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Lots of opportunity if you're up for it

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - UI / Creative in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - UI / Creative in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    - People in different departments are pretty approachable if you have ideas and can back them up with a solid case
    - Lots of opportunity and room to grow if you're willing to put in the time or have good ideas
    - Flexible core hours (11am-5pm)
    - Lunch discount, catered dinner
    - Travel/Conference opportunities
    - Great learning environment if you have creative interests outside your main expertise

    Cons

    - It doesn't operate like a "big" company. It operates like a startup, even though it's growing quite a bit, which means "big company people" might not get the culture right away.
    - If you come in the door with a laundry list of expectations, it might not be the best fit for your personality.
    - People looking to coast along are probably better off at a traditional company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep listening to folks giving candid feedback. It makes a difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 17 people found this helpful  

    Fake Glass Door reviews says it all

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Zazzle full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Culture: People were very smart and great to work with. Too bad they all left.

    Benefits: Good benefits, free gym, $5 off your lunch and free dinners were great. However, people that I knew have gotten in trouble for getting our free dinners and not "staying late enough" from the CEO.

    Cons

    - Management doesn't care about their employees.
    - Pay is not industry standard
    - No room for growth. The only way to move up is if you leave the company.
    - CEO doesn't do CEO-like responsibilities. Instead, he spends his time calling out the poor soul who left a water bottle behind in a conference room to the entire company. Also, he loves watching the recordings of the prison cams around the office to see if people take more than one drink from the fridge, checking to see if you do too much overtime, and seeing how many $5 credits you use every week.
    - The execs care more about their expensive tree-table (among other things) than they do their employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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