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Roller Coaster -- Simultaneously Exhilarating and Terrifying

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I have been working at zulily full-time

Pros

Overall it's been a great experience and I've learned invaluable lessons. The crazy growth of this place makes me think I could handle just about anything. I've grown in my field and feel confident to go forth and grow my career.

Cons

It's difficult to grow so fast, and as such, there are some pains. They've begun rolling back some of the benefits (which were generous for a US company). They rely on hiring people who are entry-level. Also, some mediocrity has begun creeping in with the rush to fill the demand for employees. This mediocrity creates problems for the top performers who expect the same from their peers and management. Stress levels are high and that can creep in to professional interactions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus more on your people. Grow them. Listen to them. They have built your success and will continue to do so if do more than pay lip service to them.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    Great tech team

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Tech in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Tech in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at zulily full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Devs own their solutions end-to-end - design, build, test, and release
    Tons of projects that make a difference when launched
    Ability to build high-scale, complex systems from the ground up
    Lots of customers means rapid growth
    Input into the features is expected from everyone

    Cons

    Ownership of solutions means responsibility and support
    Lots of customers means the pace is fast
    Not a good place to develop if you want a formal waterfall spec and a PM to manage you

    Recommends
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  2. An energetic, dynamic place to work with lots of room for growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    -energetic, fast paced atmosphere
    -encouraging environment
    -numerous opportunities, lots of room for growth
    -constant changing environment allows for your ideas to be heard and recognizes.

    Cons

    -not a lot of structure for raises and promotions

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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