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Zazzle Overview

Redwood City, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Consumer Product Rental
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Custom T-Shirts, Gifts, Art & more! Zazzle is the world's leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle’s proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to ... Read more

Mission: First and foremost, Zazzle is a company that's all about people...our employees, our customers, our sellers and our partners. We believe that having extraordinary people is the greatest possible asset and sustainable advantage for a company. We began with an ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our CMO offers advice on how the sharing economy impacts retail.

    3 Ways Retailers Can Participate in the Sharing Economy

    Nizzi Renaud, CMO, Zazzle Nizzi Renaud, CMO, Zazzle The sharing economy-for some it feels like a movement, for others a fad. While most define the sharing economy as a concept where peers borrow from peers, the concept has expanded to include many trends that are redefining commerce.

    “Our social media manager has some great tips to help retail companies think about ways to go viral – check it out”

    The next 'Chewbacca mom': 5 trends as retailers seek your social media love

    Most people turn to social networks to hang out with friends, but if the conversation at the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition is any indication, a lot of companies are trying to figure out how to join customers' social circles.

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Zazzle – Why Work For Us?


undefinedLisa Nakano, Lead User Interface Engineer

Zazzle is great! My favorite aspect of Zazzle is the people. Everyone I work with is really friendly and super-smart. It’s a great environment for collaboration and fostering new ideas. Plus, they let us get a robot. What engineer wouldn’t want to tinker with a robot?

undefinedYoung Harvill, Zazzle Fellow

One of the key reasons to be at Zazzle is that we get to work with really smart people who understand things without explaining all of the tech underpinnings.  Although this seems like an obvious thing that should just be the case in a Tech company, it turns out to be a rare, wonderful thing.  Another cool thing about Zazzle it that we have of users creating things in all kinds of ways. Really very many ways.  When I write code and it is placed in this huge flow of creativity, I get to learn a tremendous amount about just how useful my code is and how well it was crafted.  This is a very cool space to be if you are an engineer/entrepreneur.

undefinedKaezel Sangil, Senior Merchandiser

Working at Zazzle is an absolute treat! Having such a cross-functional role makes everyday a great learning experience and gives me confidence that I am amongst brilliant and passionate people. Everyday here is always something new, whether it's launching new products or discovering new designers with awesome talent. I've always been a creative nut and it's very exciting to be a part of a company that fuels creativity!

undefinedJason Li, Senior Software Engineer Manager

There is a very talented and creative group of people working here at Zazzle. The environment is very collegial and open. Spontaneous discussions on site feature improvements happen on almost a daily basis. People take personal pride over aspects of Zazzle they helped build. The organizational structure is very flat. Anyone in the company is very approachable and be willing to have candid discussions about Zazzle’s users’ needs and company roadmaps. I love working at Zazzle because it is a friendly environment. I love working at Zazzle’s engineering team in particular because we have held a very high standard to building a top notch team. I love working at Zazzle because we are building towards the future of commerce for customized products. We are changing the world in a very tangible way.

Our Technology

At Zazzle, our technologies are all about turning your dreams into reality. We're tackling some of the hardest technical challenges around. And we're not only developing cutting-edge software innovations, but also never-before-seen hardware and manufacturing systems.



Our Products

Our products let you... be you! We're deeply passionate about providing you with an opportunity to be yourself through customization. And we're committed to offering the highest quality custom products in the world, in an ever-expanding array of categories.


The People

Zazzlers are a passionate bunch. And we believe that anything is possible (ok, most anything). From PhD's in mathematics to national physics champions to professional artists and manufacturing gurus... we're all over the place but united by a passion to re-define commerce.



What's Zazzle really all about? Describing our company is hard, so -- we cheated -- and made you a video instead! The punch line: we believe in a future where you can finally get exactly what you want... and make anything your own. The best part? Customization helps make our planet a cleaner place. It enables local manufacturing to thrive, which lessens shipping pollution and reduces landfills -- both rampant problems in the prevailing economy of mass production overseas. Join our community of millions and help make this future possible. And, stay tuned... we may surprise you ;-)

Zazzle employees enjoy a multitude of perks (dependent on location):

  • Gym membership (pool, jacuzzi, steam room, and group classes included!)
  • Kitchens stocked with healthy snacks and drinks 
  • Lunch subsidies
  • Free catered dinner for those working late
  • Flexible work hours
  • Espresso & Latte machine 
  • Comprehensive health benefits
  • Employee discounts
  • Weekly Happy Hour
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • 401K
  • Shuttle from Redwood City CalTrain station
  • Company bicylces for use on Pacific Shores Campus 
  • Employee Volunteer Program
  • Profit Sharing Plan for eligible employees

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Zazzle Reviews

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    Friendly environment it's like family


    Summer it's to hot in the building and to cold in the winter time.

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Zazzle Interviews



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    Software Development Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Zazzle (Redwood City, CA) in November 2012.


    Zazzle was definitely one of the most challenging places I had interviewed at. Arriving at the location. I was surprised at how large the building was. I had previously expected only a small office space since I heard it was a budding startup. I agree with the other reviewer that the place was rather disorganized and the construction going on was quite distracting. However, I think that it is perfectly reasonable since they are undergoing an office renovation, and the employees have no control over it. I was assured that the building would look awesome by the summer. Everyone that I talked to at Zazzle was incredibly brilliant. I have been to 40+ software engineering interviews over the past 2 months, and this was by far the most challenging process I had to go through. I went through 5 interviewers back to back, each for around 45mins to 1hour. I was there for a total of 5hours 30mins.

    All the questions they asked ranged from moderately challenging to very challenging. I think the nature and difficulty of questions they posted to me made me even more excited about joining the company. Many software engineers at the company are Stanford & MIT computer scientists, many with postgraduate degrees, and some even have phds.

    They were all very friendly to me, and I loved the atmosphere there.

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