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Quidsi Reviews

Updated February 22, 2015
Updated February 22, 2015
61 Reviews
2.9
61 Reviews
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Maria Renz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Wow" customer service philosophy (in 3 reviews)

  • Free beer once a week free food ok healthcare thats about it (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is nonexistent if you want to do your job well (as is expected by your boss) (in 4 reviews)

  • Corporate and customer care are in the same building but you wouldnt know it (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great Small Company Culture but Culture changing after Amazon Integration

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quidsi

    Pros

    Challenging Work
    Lot to Learn
    Good Team
    Good people

    Cons

    Low Salary
    Lot of Stress
    Limited Training and Growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Difficult to find fault ...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Jersey City, NJ

    I have been working at Quidsi full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been with Quidsi for over 3 years and feel no reason to look for another job since I am constantly challenged. I have been able to work on multiple projects across the company interacting with some of the smartest, kindest, open minded and driven professionals on projects beyond the scope of my function. Quidsi’s philosophy on performance evaluation is so fair, giving you the chance to create your own goals and ask for feedback on them from those that you believe can best comment and assess your abilities. Your voice is also heard with the anytime feedback in place should you want to comment on anyone within the organization at any level. It is so refreshing to see the changes since Amazon’s acquisition with the implementation of better systems, best practices, and focus on continuous improvement while at the same time a conscientiousness on the preservation of Quidsi culture. There has been just slight adjustments to the principles promoted to account for maturation and business focus. The company fosters learning and development through training, promotion cycles , and transfers internally within the greater Amazon network. They also recently renovated the office space accommodating additional conference rooms, huddle areas, and the infamous stacked kitchens overlooking the beautiful views of NYC giving me even more comfort of Amazon’s commitment to Quidsi’s future.

    Cons

    While I have seen some cost cutting controls in place, I believe it is in the best interest of responsible sustainability. Amazingly though, it hasn't watered down the fun, celebratory culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Micromanagement case study

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Care Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Care Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Quidsi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Mix of very cool and outgoing people. Lots of data entry experience, phone skills, and casual writing.

    Cons

    Stressful work environment. But I suppose that comes with the customer service territory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop monitoring restroom breaks...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Director in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Quidsi is a fun and exciting place to work - I have a great work life balance. The office is located right by the Path so commuting is so convenient. You can drive and park right in the building too. The office is spacious and has a beautiful view of NY City.
    You get to work with smart, driven people who want to make things happen. Everyone is helpful and makes your feel welcoming. It’s truly a great culture - It’s the ideal place for people who love to have fun and work smart!
    The other pros that I can think of are flexible schedules which is what makes for a great work life balance with telecommuting options and manager support. Good compensation model, endless perks (culture club, rock band, reading club, waffle Wednesday, "be open" bar every Thurs, Bagel Fridays, and pantry full of food.)
    There is something fun happening all the time.

    Cons

    You get commuter benefits but parking can be steep if you want to park in the building.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Friendly, laid back work environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Customer Care Representative in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    No dress code, friendly atmosphere, no stress

    Cons

    Low pay, no free parking for day shift,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They treat contractors horribly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Quidsi as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Young crowd, great culture, nice people

    Cons

    They treat contractors horribly. They don't include them in anything. They have a huge kitchen full of snacks and whatnot but decide not to include contractors. They throw happy hour every thursday. Again contractors can not attend. They make you feel unwanted as a contractor. Specially the team that runs employee with the exception of few people literally watch you. It's understandable that contractors don't get benefits but little things likes drinks and snacks and bagel friday and happy hour is just low. It's unfair because even as a contractor one is still human and doesn't need to be separated from full timers. Maybe they should just have a separate room where all the contractors can be isolated in and work instead of always treating them like a nobody.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try treating everyone the same maybe people will want to contract for you in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Use to be great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Specialist in Sparks, NV
    Former Employee - Fulfillment Specialist in Sparks, NV

    I worked at Quidsi full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Upbeat work environment, supervisors were great to work with, they actually cared about what you had to say or suggestions for improvement. Benefits are great. Co-workers were great as well. The culture and values the company had before being bought by Amazon was great, it was a very family friendly company.

    Cons

    Was bought out by Amazon, long hours with almost impossible goals to reach, the morale became very down and most people didn't want to be there anymore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make your employees feel important, without them you wouldn't be in business.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Quidsi full-time

    Pros

    Good Team environment, getting help from co-workers is easy, good learning experience.

    Cons

    hard to get help from managers, limited professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I guess they're doing well.

    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Not horrible, but it is changing.

    Former Employee - Customer Care Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Customer Care Associate in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at Quidsi full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The training for a Customer Care Associate was in depth, which is a good thing to make sure you understand what the company is about and all the tools you need to be successful. You were given the freedom to handle customers inquiries how you felt necessary. Given that this was an e-commerce business you needed to keep up with how frequently things changed. With that being said training is consistently being provided to make sure every one is up to date on those changes.

    Cons

    When I first started working there it felt very free and open and they made you feel like it was a "hip" place to work. Since Amazon bought out Quidsi I felt like some of the cool aspects of this company were slowly fading. It is not what it used to be but they are still trying to cover that up with an icing of free coffee, snacks, and happy hour to make it look that way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the point system and the system on how you grade agents. Stop making up rules as you go along because it is crippling the positive image Quidsi once had

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience but disorganized

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Jersey City, NJ
    Current Employee - Merchandise Associate in Jersey City, NJ

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

    Pros

    Given a lot of responsibility very quickly. You have a job title will end up having your hands in many different functions. Running small business within each site with a lot of autonomy. Fairly easy to make your opinion heard and make a difference.

    Cons

    Having a hard time finding their identity as a company. Foundation as an e-commerce company is a little shaky because it was built by MBAs, not retail leaders/experts. There is a lot of work happening to transform the websites into shopping destinations but some goals are too lofty and they need to focus on the basics first. While good to have a lot of responsibility, the reason it is given is that there is a constant bandwidth issue where there aren't enough people to do the work as it should be done/to meet such lofty goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the retail fundamentals, figure out who you are and who your customer is, and focus on building a strong foundation before launching big projects without the proper support.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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