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Oh... Zulily!

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

I worked at zulily full-time for more than a year

Pros

They have a knack for hiring young, smart, vivacious people that really have a passion to help the company succeed. When you first start it's easy to drink the juice and get caught up with the extreme growth and "incredible" milestones. It's a good learning opportunity for a recent graduate not quite sure about what they wanted to do. If you do well with the "high school" mentality - lots of pep ralleys, cliques, and the like - then Zulily can be perfect for you! It's not an evil place, but it is definitely not for everyone.

Cons

To give Zulily credit, I hear it's gotten better. However, be careful what you wish for. Working at a startup means that there are no set processes and things are changing all of the time. Yes, this can be exciting, but some jobs need process to be successful. Management is ok. There is a lot of passive agressive attitudes with the motto that "the door is always open" but the reality is that any feedback is likely meant with a defensive attitude or icing out afterward. They like to tell you that there is room for growth, but that is iffy at best. As someone who has moved on to better and brighter things, I think you should seriously consider what you're looking for. Really try to read the people you are potentially working with and if personalities seem like a good fit, then your time at Zulily may not be all bad. Is the company going to be the wave of the future? Perhaps.... But do your research before committing. If you wonder why people have been there 2+ years... they may not be happy but they are waiting to cash out.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Follow through on what you say. Reward talent you want to keep or they will leave.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    sw engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Stock could be woth something if it makes it.

    Cons

    I definitely should've read the reviews before I took a job at this place. Extremely clique oriented company. First level management totally ineffective. Turnover rate high.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Customer Service

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA

    I worked at zulily as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great coworkers, collaborative & fun environment (outside of department). Fast growing company, pay was on the low end, but always with the excuse that it is a start-up.

    Cons

    Not easily able to move within company, customer service department was often overworked and were contract employees with no real intent to covert people to FTE. Due to nature of their supply chain, many customers seem unaware of timeframe for receiving their goods. Incredibly stressful during holidays (to be expected, but effects on morale not really addressed by management).

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