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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 (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Customer Service

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

    I worked at zulily as a contractor (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).

  2. Helpful (3)

    You'll work your butt off. Lots of exposure as company grows but lots of the mundane.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of exposure to a growing company and how to scale. You can help build how things are done. Most of the peers are nice to work with.

    Cons

    Awful hours are expected of you, and nothing's ever good enough. Lack of systems and processes. Hard to get things done as tech and merch are understaffed. People want to work together but it's difficult because everyone is buried under their "own" things, it's hard to branch out and take on new things.

    Advice to Management

    You're stretching people too thin, and for how much is asked, it's very off-putting how little REAL appreciation is given.

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