I have been working at Zillow full-time for more than a year
This list is long: benefits, office perks, work hours, travel, uncapped income potential, forward-thinking and evolving company, incredible culture, open-door leadership culture, etc.. Working for... Zillow has, in no small way, changed my life. My contributions are recognized financially and through corporate recognition, and I take great pride in my work and career trajectory. I have requested multiple 1:1 meetings with executive-level leadership and always land on their calendars. You absolutely have to be proactive and eager here, but the rewards are the best in the business!
If you do not have a thick skin and don’t like hard, hard work, this is not for you. I do feel there is room for significant improvement with our sales leaders. I don’t have faith that many sales... executive or BC managers have any idea what their teams face on a daily basis, their follow-up and through is lacking, overall support and individual empowerment could use a lot of work, etc.. Fortunately, this has not affected me too severely, as I perform without needing much supervision, but I do see many of my colleagues struggle, unaided by management.
Advice to Management
Implementation of SOPs for escalations just as there are with cases assigned to reps, ongoing training for all leaders, communication among all roll ups,
I have been working at Directly full-time for less than a year
Supportive teammates contribute to a great collaborative working environment. People here really want to help you do challenging and rewarding work and give you flexibility so that you can achieve... reasonable good work-life balance and meet family obligations as well.
Open plan office is great for collaboration but not great for concentration but that is the way of most companies these days--commercial real estate in SF is just not getting cheaper.
Advice to Management
Some dedicated mini offices for short periods of heads-down coding although work at home does help with this somewhat. It would be great to just have a few nooks and crannies where folks can go to... for an hour or so during the day to focus.