Mission: Wayfair is a technology leader, reinventing the way people shop for their homes.
Best Places to Work: 2012 (#19)
I have been working at Wayfair full-time (Less than a year)
The whole program will give you a thorough understanding of mobile development while paying you a full developer salary. Not many opportunities like that exist in this world. As long as you pay attention and apply yourself, you can confidently get through this program and get placed onto a team after the 3 months.
The management is great and understanding as well as open to feedback throughout the entire process so that the experience can be improved for future Labs classes.
Boston is great.
The full stack labs program is much larger so if you're looking to meet people in a new city (socially), it's much easier to do there. The mobile labs classes tend to be smaller.
Advice to Management
Keep on keepin on.
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Wayfair (Boston, MA) in April 2011.
The interview took place in a conference given that everyone in the office just had a desk as their work station, including the CEO. It is a very relaxed and easy going environment. The interviewer listened and questioned about career objectives to see if the position will be a good fit. The interviewer clearly thinks highly of the company and is willing to share the current status of how the company is doing. In the end, I was told I was over qualified for the position and it indeed seems like this company attracts mostly young and fresh graduates and they are hiring.
Veteran Hiring Commitment
Committed to helping America's military veterans find work
Pay Equality Pledge
Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience
Tech Hiring Commitment
Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers
Career Advancement Program
Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions
Social Responsibility Pledge
Formal programs or foundation to give back to communities
Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce
Pledge to Thrive
Taking steps to prioritize employee well-being
First Job Programs
Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts