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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Zillow full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Enthusiastic upper management who clearly communicates to company mission and goals. Fun to work with so many talented people. Senior management makes a point of recognizing employees who go above and beyond and make great contributions to the company.

Cons

Average pay and benefits. Company expanding very quickly and playing catch-up to accomodate new growth - both in terms of office space and development infrastructure.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the good work. Continue to be transparent and foster employee growth opportunities.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Won't reward performance for non-sales positions

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    Former Employee - Salesforce Administrator in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Salesforce Administrator in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours; good immediate coworkers; nice office amenities and snacks

    Cons

    Management still thinks the company is a start-up even though it's a public company. Management said that they will always pay below the market value range of a position. So if you're happy with $35k to $40k on average, this is your place. If you expect $60k, good luck. Also, don't expect people to be professional here. The coworkers (mainly the sales team and management) take everything personally and do not conduct themselves in a professional manner. If you're a factual person, this is not the place for you. The company functions very business backwards (i.e. develop the website but don't consider or work on how it'll actually impact day-to-day work). Also, for a small company, communication is very poor between small teams (at most 10 people) nonetheless between departments. If you're fresh out of college, this is a place to start, but don't plan on developing a career here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people what they're deserved. Don't be locked into review cycles. If someone is doing an amazing job, do something to reward and retain the talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Zillow

    Pros

    Fun work evnvironment, Solid business Results. Competent Managment, career opportunities, growth, technical challenges to keep engineers happy, good company culture. Company expanding organically and through acquisitions create new opportunities.

    Cons

    Can be a hectic pace, but on the whole balanced. There could be more opportunities for teams to present the work they are doing to the whole company. On the flip side, I like the company wide meetings. Good sharing of what is going on and interesting guest speakers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the small company culture and empower your teams to do great work. They will continue to impress you with their work and results.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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