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An amazing 5 months

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Zillow full-time (less than a year)

Pros

What's better than a job that provides 3 weeks of vacation? A job that provides 3 weeks of vacation, plus 2 'hackweeks' in the year, where you get to team up with anyone else and let your creativity run wild. (I'd even trade one of my vacation weeks for an extra hackweek). To top it off, it doesn't hurt spending the remaining weeks innovating with dedicated and motivated teammates.

In five months here, I've had a chance to work on a pivotal feature, win at hackweek, and know that the senior folks are listening if I need them to. Zillow places a lot of emphasis on culture and looks for ways to keep innovating. If you're talented and motivated, consider spending your energy at Zillow, and my experience here so far says you'll get more energized in return.

Cons

Some of the legacy code can be challenging to navigate. On the positive side, most dev managers seem to be open to refactoring small chunks of code despite the obvious risks.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Zillow Response

Jun 30, 2014CEO (Spencer Rascoff)

Thank you for your feedback! I'm really glad that you're having such a great experience here, and in particular that you're finding the work interesting and impactful. As you know, we try to keep our ... More

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Visionary leaders, but now with added layers of management as the cost of growing the company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Zillow full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The top rate talent for co-workers is the norm. The ability to have ownership of projects makes the work meaningful. They create a culture of high expectations and reward accordingly. Work/life balance is important and they do a good job of balancing that for the employees.

    Cons

    I enjoyed the start-up ethos the company displayed in the early days, but after becoming a public company the level of bureaucracy increased to a point where innovation was slowed down

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Zillow Response

    Jun 30, 2014CEO (Spencer Rascoff)

    Thank you for the feedback. As you probably know, I work very hard to make sure the company moves fast and that we remain every bit as nimble and innovative as we were when we were a 20 person ... More

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing collaborative place to grow!

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

    I worked at Zillow as an intern

    Pros

    - Dedicated individuals working hard to create innovative products
    - Trust of upper level management to take on new projects
    - Room for professional growth
    - Everyone is very invested but yet open to your feedback and opinions, which I found to be very unique

    Cons

    - Such a nice place hard to leave
    - Can be challenging if not the type of person who like to take on challenges and needs tons structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Zillow Response

    Jun 30, 2014CEO (Spencer Rascoff)

    I'm glad you liked Zillow so much. Sorry to see you go, but thank you for the nice review.

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