Shopzilla Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Shopzilla President William G. (Bill) Glass
William G. (Bill) Glass
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Pros
  • Free lunch, lots of company sponsored events (in 33 reviews)

  • There are also some company events throughout the year (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Two Rounds of layoffs in the last 6 months (in 4 reviews)

  • You can not approach any senior management because they are all friends of managers and won't listen to you (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shopzilla full-time

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

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work hour and culture

    Cons

    Management needs to communicate better on overall company direction

    Advice to Management

    Keep holding the monthly company meetings


  2. director

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shopzilla

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great leaders, great culture, great colleagues

    Cons

    aggressive & unrealistic business targets, constantly changing direction/vision of company

    Advice to Management

    think big and align your resources appropriately


  3. Software Engineer Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Shopzilla

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good food, great ambient to work at, learned a lot, good salary

    Cons

    company went bank rupt so lots of layoffs, Promotions difficult to come by. Layoffs 3 times last year. Little interdepartmental communication and few training opportunities. Many digital tools used are proprietary and so after leaving the company this experience can prove to mean very little.

    Advice to Management

    to Be more transparent with employees


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great perks

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Shopzilla full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Management works hard to promote a sense of community, free lunch every day and numerous other events and perks to keep people happy and engaged. Office atmosphere is polite and friendly, easy to get help and advice from others.

    Cons

    Industry as a whole is struggling, multiple rounds of layoffs in the last few years as the company struggles with slowing revenue and changes in overall strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clearly the challenges the company is facing; don't sugar coat anything. People appreciate being told the truth.


  6. Good place to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Shopzilla full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food
    Holiday Party
    Location
    Management is top notch
    Good salary

    Cons

    Somewhat of a boys club in the senior team
    Hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees


  7. Enjoy your time there while it lasts.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Content Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Content Producer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Shopzilla full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, catered lunch every day, generally good coworkers. Good events. There is a break room with a ping pong table that can be good for relieving stress as well as several rooms with comfy chairs.

    Cons

    Promotions difficult to come by. Layoffs 3 times last year. Little interdepartmental communication and few training opportunities. Many digital tools used are proprietary and so after leaving the company this experience can prove to mean very little.

    Advice to Management

    Let the little guys have more than a glimpse of what's going on with the company overall.


  8. If you crave a challenge and the ability to continuously reinvent and grow, then come to Shopzilla

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

    I have been working at Shopzilla full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Working at Shopzilla is what you make of it - there are always opportunities to grow for those who reach for it.
    We work hard and play hard for a high octane work-life balance.
    Shopzilla cares about your health and well being. Shopzilla cares that you have a family (pets too).

    Cons

    Fiefdoms exist, leading to factions and (sometimes) inefficient use of resources. Some teams are too lean.


  9. Great People

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

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

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

    Pros

    The people are great with the exception of a couple. Really relaxed environment. The leadership isn't afraid to try new things. Game room is cool.

    Cons

    The company has gone through a lot of changes recently to evolve with the ever changing landscape that is eCommerce. This has also resulted in a lot of initiatives getting cut as well as people getting laid off. The company is in a flux period which can be great, but is also a little unsettling.

    It's a little more political than I would expect from a company of this size.

    Cubicles and offices. It seems like everyone who is a director or higher has their own office. Unfortunately, all the offices take up the exterior of the office space, so it becomes very dark and reliant on artificial lighting. I wish the office space was more open, and the offices were replaced with conference rooms or other public use rooms.

    Advice to Management

    Become better at identifying your GOOD employees. Consult them more often.


  10. Ok work culture with typical perks of a tech company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shopzilla full-time

    Pros

    There are free lunches daily and you get to work with smart people. There are also some company events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Mostly men in leadership roles. This can provide a challenge. There isn't much of a work life balance.


  11. Work in progress, but good people & great opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    1. Leadership development training for all managers; 2. Smart, fun coworkers; 3. Innovation is encouraged; 4. Interesting work; 5. Flexible schedules

    Cons

    1. Leadership development training is ONLY offered to managers; 2. Training is very shoddy and documentation is either outdated or non-existent; 2. For a tech company, many processes and tools are very archaic; and lastly 3. While certainly not widespread, some employees in high-ranking roles are allowed (and even seemingly encouraged) to come in late, leave early, avoid responsibility, and basically do very little "work". This behavior sets a terrible example and causes bitterness and confusion for those involved.

    Advice to Management

    --INCREASE AWARENESS. Be aware that some employees in high-roles are taking advantage of the available flexible work options. These few individuals are causing productivity levels to drop, accountability to diminish, and overall morale to plummet.

    --ORGANIZE TEAMS MORE LOGICALLY. Way too much energy spent on "who's under who", which causes undue confusion. Keep it logical and simple.



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