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56 English questions out of 56

October 2, 2019

What is paid time off like at Zalando?

Pros

- Some nice people - Good way to start your network in a new city - Nice new offices

Cons

- "Employer branding" department writes fake positive reviews on Glassdoor - No clear vision for the future - Mediocre leadership that is scared of high performers - Lack of attention to detail both on the design and engineering side - Groupthink - Low pay and they love to lowball people on salaries - No bonus structure or equity - No loyalty: they will fire people 6 months after they moved across the world for this job, leaving them stranded in a foreign country with no job Zalando tries to mimic the surface-level behaviors of Silicon Valley tech companies, like having daylong job interviews, nice looking offices, and the basic hierarchical structures. But the people working here are no Silicon Valley leaders: They don’t try hard to push the limits of what’s possible, they don’t spend their money in the right places and they don’t value innovation and dissent. The so-called “team leads” at Zalando would not be team leads in Silicon Valley. They also don't try to mimic some of the better perks of Silicon Valley companies like unlimited PTO, free food, stock options and transportation. This is a standard closed-minded German company trying to imitate what they think Silicon Valley culture is, from the few blog posts they've read about what it's like. This is a second-league sports team pretending to be in the champions league.

Advice to Management

This company needs to be remade from the ground up

They also don't try to mimic some of the better perks of Silicon Valley companies like unlimited PTO, free food, stock options and transportation.

October 2, 2019

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April 19, 2020

Does Zalando offer massages?

Pros

-Very good working environment - great colleagues! -Flexible working hours -Dynamic and international company -A lot of perks such as free fruit, free drinks, free coffee, gym classes, discount on the BVG ticket, discount on the Zalando website

Cons

People turnover is too high - my department of +-/20 people has completely changed in the last year, so you need to get used to work with new people every time.

A lot of perks such as free fruit, free drinks, free coffee, gym classes, discount on the BVG ticket, discount on the Zalando website

April 19, 2020

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November 7, 2019

Does Zalando offer relocation assistance?

Pros

* Excellent knowledgeable & engaged people that will challenge you * The on-boarding process in Dublin is one of the best I been through * The benefits package is one of the best in Dublin * Management is very transparent and won't try to sell you "hopes & dreams" * Good office environment overall, people are extremely friendly

Cons

* Some legacy code to deal with * It's a big company, communication and all sorts of issues are going to come up

Advice to Management

* Keep doing what you are doing * Make sure the interviewing standards aren't lowered due to high demand for new hires (take time to get good people in the door)

The benefits package is one of the best in Dublin

November 7, 2019

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November 8, 2019

Does Zalando offer dental insurance?

Pros

Really good benefits - pension, healthcare, dental, gym and 27 days holidays Great culture, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Very talented employees who are very supportive of each other.

Cons

The normal pains that comes with a large company. Sometimes can be hard to advance career depending on role.

pension, healthcare, dental, gym and 27 days holidays

November 8, 2019

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November 8, 2019

Does Zalando have a pension plan?

Pros

Really good benefits - pension, healthcare, dental, gym and 27 days holidays Great culture, friendly and relaxed atmosphere. Very talented employees who are very supportive of each other.

Cons

The normal pains that comes with a large company. Sometimes can be hard to advance career depending on role.

pension, healthcare, dental, gym and 27 days holidays

November 8, 2019

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