Mission: Our mission is to bring affordable prices and a high selection of quality goods to everyone across the globe. Wish is redefining the shopping mall by providing a personalized, convenient, and inexpensive way to buy goods for hundreds of millions of consumers around the world.
I have been working at Wish full-time (More than a year)
First I would like to say I love working here. This is a truly special company and those who stick with it are going to reap the benefits big-time. Even those who don't intend to stay a long time with drastically add to their repertoire of skills and knowledge. Unlike a lot of the big tech giants in the area, what you say and do here matters. Your ideas get heard, and in many cases they're implemented. The best advice I have for anyone interested in a career here is that you get what you put in. My work here has been extremely satisfying and fulfilling. Other pro's include:
-Amazing co-workers, this is a fun and casual place to work
-Collaborative work environment
-Opportunities to travel on company's dime
-Managers and higher-up's receptive to feedback
-Very fast-paced, the work they're doing to shake up the global e-commerce industry is unprecedented
-Small teams mean the work you do matters and the ideas you have get heard
-Amazing Benefits: gym reimbursement, 41st floor view, unlimited WFH/PTO, full medical/dental/vision benefits, pre-tax commuter benefits, catered meals, quarterly team outings, 401K plans, disability accommodation and insurance, mac-book computers, company happy hours, flex spending accounts, free crepes, fully stocked snack rooms, quarterly hackathons, tons of company swag
Like any mid/late stage start up there are growing pains. I am entirely pleased with my experience at the company but the following can be considered as cons:
-No tuition reimbursement or self-improvement stipend
-At this stage they tend to hire from outside rather than groom and promote within
-Comparatively non-engineer positions don't always pay as much as other tech companies
Advice to Management
Employee Retention Can Be Improved with the Following:
-Develop mentorship and employee engagement programs for higher retention
-More industry-standard compensation should be implemented rather than treating the perks as comparable payment, in the Bay Area at this time these are standards rather than perks
-Eventually integrate volunteering opportunities to improve company image and foster community engagement
-Reward employees who perform well rather than those who are popular or likable
I applied online. I interviewed at Wish (San Francisco, CA) in July 2017.
1) Recruiter phone screen
2) A design assignment
3) A call with a designer to walk through the assignment and several of my past projects
Everything went pretty smoothly, the only issue I have was that the designer who interviewed me has significantly less experience than I do, which didn't seem appropriate. I had a feeling that she wasn't following everything I was saying, because she asked several questions twice. But oh well, sometimes people just don't vibe.
I didn't get an offer in the end, but the recruiter Michelle was super responsive and on top of her game, she made a neutral experience positive.
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