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Helpful (6)

Unorganized, chaotic, non-existent training

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Former Contractor - AP Specialist in Seattle, WA
Former Contractor - AP Specialist in Seattle, WA

I worked at zulily as a contractor

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

Pros

It's pretty easy to get a job here. They hire a lot of recent college grads

Cons

They pay very little and everyone is stressed out. The turnover rate here is high and it's no secret hat pretty much everyone is looking to leave as soon as they can find something better. There is no training so be prepared to either sink or swim but spend the first couple months confused. There are a lot of unwritten rules that you find out the hard way about the work process. Team leads are overworked and subsequently less willing and available to help answer questions and the people around you are also new and have no training.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    The Future is Bright!

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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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is still so young and there is so much impact that can be made. It's incredibly exciting. They're not afraid to let people exercise their judgment and work creatively. It's FAST paced, and there aren't a whole lot of marching orders. You have to work well with little direction, be able to find your own answers, and be open to LOTS of change.

    A lot of other reviewers tend to winge about the pay being low. True, zulily does not pay what Amazon pays. If you want to make top dollar and have your soul sucked out of you, then sure, go to Amazon. But if you want somewhat of a personal life, the pay is generally pretty competitive.

    Cons

    People can tend to be impatient. zulily is 4 years old, and like a child who is 4 years old, sometimes you'll hear "ARE WE THERE YET?!" being screamed from the back seat.

    So, as they say: if you can't take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is difficult to scale! Beware of bringing on managers who are going to steamroll and ax-wield.

  2. Helpful (16)

    Just so you know

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

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - You might make some friends, especially if there are other people there who can share the misery you will be going through. Hard times bring people closer together.

    - A lot of talented people work here, and even though the company doesn't see it, the employees do

    Cons

    - I heard that HR is planting falsified reviews on here to raise the rating - so be very weary of any overly chummy reviews you see posted on this site.

    - even though a lot of talented people work here, a lot of UNtalented people work here. A lot of people who are completely unqualified for their positions. This is not an exaggeration - they are incapable of performing the most basic responsibilities associated with the positions they hold.

    - Organization is horrible. While this may in some parts be attributed to the business model (many people there will claim "how organized can a flash-sale really be?") but there are countless instances of poor communication as the root cause for many problems. If people had follow through and integrity, much of this could be avoided.

    - there are virtually no raises. Don't even think about a cost-of-living increase yearly

    - people will be promoted based on who they are buddy-buddy with far more than they will be promoted for their skills, talents, or anything else work-related they bring to the table. It's all a popularity contest.

    - directors will flat out tell you that they are only interested in cheap, replaceable labor. They don't care if there's a 1 year (maximum) shelf life for employees before they get fed up and leave.

    - The CEO was compensated 27 million dollars last year, yet refers to the company as a "startup"

    -Management will be furious with you if you try to bring up compensation, treating you like you're an ungrateful child rather than a valuable employee with valid concerns and market data to back up your claims that you are under-compensated.

    Advice to Management

    See above.
    Also, consider actually fighting for your employees well-being rather than seeing them as expendable.

    Maybe consider closing the ridiculous pay gap

    Maybe stop pretending you can't do anything about it. Being in management does not make you a leader, it makes you someone's boss. The leader is the person who employees will follow not because they have to, but because they want to. How many people in management at Zulily can say they are that kind of a leader?

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