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Perfect Job for me

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Current Employee - Executive Chairman  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Executive Chairman in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Zillow

Pros

Super sharp people in a vibrant and schwank environment. New offices in the old Wamu building downtown make for great location and killer views. Working on something that matters.

Cons

It's kind of a depresssing real estate environment if you are a homeowner, and looking at my Zestimate only reminds me of it.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Make sure you continue to pay attention to your immensely wise and talented board of directors.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work in a demanding environment that was disorganized but rolled out innovations regularly.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Zillow

    Pros

    I enjoyed the pace of innovation. New ad products would get rolled out frequently, there was a willingness to experiment, the developers were responsive. Since it was a start up environment, there wasn't a lot of bureaucracy or politics.

    Cons

    Work flow processes were not defined, there was almost never any needed technical documentation, management did little, work priorities were set by squeaky-wheel-ocracy. Lots of senseless fire-drills and working late. Overall lack of organization. Laid off 1/3 of the company when times got rough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aim for some expertise at middle management levels, develop a culture of process capture and documentation, chart your company's organization to improve communication and workflow.

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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and FULL of talented individuals!

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Consultant  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Consultant in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Zillow

    Pros

    -Great at hiring smart, talented individuals with diverse background
    -Relaxed work environment with comfortable, casual dress code (JSS!)
    -AWESOME benefits (except there is no 401K matching)
    -Challenging jobs
    -Management is very open to informing their employees about what's going on
    -CEO and Directors are very approachable
    -Teamwork is always encouraged and reminded - "the Zillow way"
    -Everyone is open to helping each other succeed
    -Sales managers are always open in helping their teams
    -Extra perks: Great treats (lots of snacks, healthy and some not, unlimited drinks - big variety) and many days of catered lunches, great Downtown Seattle location, awesome speakers invited to Zillow

    Cons

    -Quotas seemed to have changed more frequently (on the up and up)
    -Lacking matching 401K
    -Some products and technical aspects of the website need improving, or easier fixes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Offer more tips and tools to help every employee achieve success. Better compensation by not changing the quota so often (don't have it change mid-month, or every month). Take what some of our competitors are doing well and adopt if necessary and make it better. Even though Zillow dominates in traffic, tools and such, there are some things that competitors are doing better. Let's make it happen!

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