Mission: Our mission is to build the largest, most trusted and vibrant home-related marketplace in the world, and we remind ourselves of this almost daily. Our mission drives us to stay motivated and work together to accomplish great things.
Zillow Group is thrilled to be named 1of the 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity by Fortune! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQL7g
Zillow Group has been named to Bloomberg’s inaugural Gender-Equality Index (GEI). As one of only seven tech companies selected on the index, we are proud of our policies and practices that have helped us create an environment of inclusiveness. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQUgg
Home matters to everyone. It’s an essential part of our physical security and financial stability; it shapes communities, friendships and weekend plans. We believe that if we can help every person make better, smarter decisions about where they choose to live, we can make a huge impact – at both an individual and a macro level.
At Zillow, we build transformational tools and services that help renters, buyers, homeowners and sellers find the home that’s right for them. We are constantly reimagining how people approach and interact with this decision by exploring new technology and investing in great ideas – whether they come from an intern or the CEO.
Our mission is to build the largest, most trusted and vibrant home-related marketplace in the world, and we remind ourselves of this almost daily. Our mission drives us to stay motivated and work together to accomplish great things.
We’re just getting started.
We pride ourselves on being a place people love to work. We collaborate in small teams to tackle big ideas, which gives everybody a chance to impact what we do and how we do it. More than anything, we are a community – we care about one another and encourage each other to be successful.
People - We work for each other.
Our people are the top reason employees love working at Zillow. We listen to, debate with, encourage and support one another as we tackle complex challenges and explore uncharted territory. Our inclusive environment welcomes all ideas and backgrounds, and our award-winning benefits shaped by our employees help create an environment that encourages work-life balance, not burnout.
Diversity is a critical component of our core values at Zillow Group. We recognize that our employees’ unique perspectives and experiences are as valuable as their skills, and we strive to maintain a culture that is both open and inclusive, with an emphasis on creating a work environment that mirrors the diversity of our local communities. It’s an integral part of who we are as a company, how we operate and how we see our future.
Autonomy - We own our careers.
At Zillow, we have options and opportunities, not prescribed tracks or timelines. We encourage you to explore where and how you can make the greatest impact to the business, then we help you find a way to make it happen.
We believe employees are grownups who know what’s best for them. Our policies and benefits reflect our commitment to employee choice, independence and accountability.
At Zillow, our core values act as a common language and code of conduct among employees to guide how we interact with consumers, customers and each other. Our core values guide us daily on our mission. We quote them in meetings when assessing products or strategy, print them on our walls and stamp them on our office swag – not because it’s a corporate trend but because it’s actually what we believe and how we operate.
Our core values are:
Zillow believes that benefits and perks should be as unique and dynamic as the culture and people they support. Our benefit programs embody the Zillow core values and provide employees flexibility and choice. Zillow benefits are comprehensive and competitive, and meet the needs of helping employees effectively balance work and life today and in the future.
Some of our favorite benefits include:
I have been working at Zillow full-time (More than a year)
They treat you like a person, not an employee. That's reflected in the benefits and how management approaches employees, no yelling and screaming about challenges, just collaboration and ideas.
The office environment is very fun, and expansive (can only speak for Seattle). It is a very challenging company due to the pace and ingenuity around every corner, which is awesome.
If you apply yourself, you'll go some where. Yes, office politics exist, but generally it's a meritocracy.
It's hard to write cons because I genuinely enjoy the company. But first off, if you're a recovering alcoholic, STAY AWAY, or have your sponsor on speed dial. Unsecured booze is in every corner of EVERY floor, stashed in closets, in every fridge with teams taking jellow shots in public kitchens. It's very hard to deal with in sobriety. Almost every event has booze, morale events are at bars, gifts are generally booze etc. Be firm in your sobriety or do not work here.
Lastly, this is a company of affluent people, who are generally from affluent backgrounds. If you're from the poor side of things, and still have the chip on your shoulder, don't work here. Example, a room full of people (80+) laughing about someone being in prison. Disgusting. Often the experiences of the poor are mocked and minimized because hey, they can't buy houses.
Advice to Management
Beware nepotism. The generous referral program has created cliques that act in ways unbecoming of the core values. Give everyone DTO, having PTO and DTO creates an us and them culture.
Also, I know our family benefits are top notch, but if you want to own the PR cycle for a bit, offer daycare benefits. Slam dunk.
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Zillow (Seattle, WA).
Relatively tricky Hackerrank, many edge cases.
Phone screen was typical, some background questions, Leetcode easy with some followup questions.
Onsite was 3 separate hour-long interviews. Quite similar to phone screen but I got two Leetcode easys, 1 medium and 1 hard.
Overall leetcode practice is sufficient.
I would say Zillow has a pretty good interview process.