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Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the right local professionals to make the most educated decision possible about real estate. Zillow serves the full lifecycle of owning and living in a home: buying, selling, renting, financing, remodeling and more.
In addition to Zillow.com®, Zillow operates the most popular suite of mobile real estate apps, with more than two dozen apps across all major platforms.
Founded in 2005, Zillow is owned and operated by Zillow Group. The company is headquartered in Seattle with offices in New York, San Francisco, Denver, Irvine, Calif., Lincoln, Neb., Cincinnati, Ohio and Vancouver, British Columbia. Learn about the full Zillow Group portfolio of brands.
Here at Zillow we are creative and nimble, with a company culture built on transparency and collaboration. We have a startup vibe where employees have a voice and can make a visible mark, but with all the benefits of an established company. We prioritize transparency and encourage open communication and innovation. Our executives are accessible and collaborative, and are always willing to discuss new ideas and suggestions. The management team truly embraces innovation and taking risks and is constantly striving to help everyone be the best they can at their job.
Some of our favorite perks include free snacks and beverages, Fitbits and treadmill desks (read about them here!), and a location with dramatic views of Puget Sound, the Olympic Mountains and the downtown Seattle skyline.
Our Culture Committee organizes fantastic social events so our hard-working employees can relax and have fun together.
We are always looking for passionate people whose ideas, voice, experience and ambition can make a big difference. Come talk to us!
Our philosophy regarding benefits is that they matter — a lot.
Beyond the great atmosphere we work in every day, we also strive to provide a highly competitive benefits program.
Check out our benefits.
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff speaks about Zillow culture at the Glassdoor Summit
Zillow 2014 Company Highlights
Zillow CEO Spencer Rascoff on MSNBC
I have been working at Zillow full-time (More than 5 years)
-Extremely transparent company, I always look forward to hearing how and what the company as a whole is working on. It's extremely important and meaningful to hear how your role fits into the company's overall vision and what other groups are learning or experimenting with. -You get to work on exciting products and there is so much room for improvement and new ideas yet to test. Zillow has maintained it's start up mentality in a good way as it's grown. -No matter your position, your opinion matters and is listened to. -Inspiring, humble and approachable servant leadership. -Women are in many high level positions and they actively support and encourage women in tech -Great work/life balance -Collaborative, warm and fun culture. The recent Engineer in Training day for kids was awesome and they have a ton other events on a monthly basis. Especially like the Ztalks where we have executives from other companies come to talk to our employees. -Incredible benefits (especially the increased maternity benefits and increased 401k match)
-Salary for tech jobs seems like it needs to be more competitive to compete in Seattle's market. I worry about losing some of our great developers to other companies. -Stock options are basically worthless, we need to switch to RSUs.
Advice to Management
- Continue to investigate in internal tools (hipchat, workday, etc have been very helpful) --I've heard negative feedback from several people that have recently applied for jobs. We should take the time to follow up with applicants as to why their resume was rejected or why they were specifically not chosen for a position after interviewing.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Zillow.
It was the worst interview exprience I have had with any company I ever interviewed for. My first conversation was with a HR who was very rude. She bluntly said unless I told her what I was making and expecting she wouldnt go ahead with passing my resume to the hiring manager. I decided to ignore her hoping it would just be a temporary phase. She immediately sent me a coding challenge which I completed and sent the next day. The way to make sure your code gets selected is to document very well and add unit tests to cover all possible cases. Also, make sure you send it in 24 hours. After 10 days they get back saying I passed the coding test and wanted to set up a phone interview. The hiring manager literally asked me to solve the problem for their project. It was a 1 hr session with me just thinking out loud to solve the problem. The same night I receive a mail saying that given the number of candidates they have , it would take 2 weeks to come back. 2 weeks later, when I checked with them saying I might receive another offer the HR said, given the number of candidates they have they will not go ahead with my candidacy. And for some mysterious reason I receive another mail a week later saying they would like to interview me again. I had a second phone interview which was pretty easy and they "confirmed" the reject the next day through an automated email. Super unprofessional hiring experience and I am glad I did not end up in that environment. I dont see myself applying to this company again. It was sheer waste of time applying to their opening.