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Zillow Overview

Seattle, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
2005
Company - Public (Z)
Real Estate
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering people with unparalleled data, inspiration and knowledge around homes to help them make better, smarter decisions about where they choose to live.

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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.


Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs:2017 (#48), 2016 (#23), 2014 (#6)

Best Places to Work:2017 (#29), 2016 (#10), 2015 (#33), 2014 (#26)

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Zillow – Why Work For Us?


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.

Be part of something important. Visit the Zillow Careers Website to learn more and apply today.



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:

  • Own It
  • Turn On the Lights
  • ZG is a Team Sport
  • Move Fast Think Big
  • Act with Integrity
  • Winning is Fun

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:

 

  • Health – We help you and your family stay healthy with a choice of plans that cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, vision and dental. We hold on-site fitness classes including yoga and meditation at many of our locations, and we offer a wellness reimbursement that you can use toward your fitness dues.
  • Family – Our award-winning benefits – fully paid maternity and parental leave, comfortable nursing mom rooms, free breast-milk shipping for traveling moms, adoption assistance and care resources for your whole family – help you meet the needs of your loved ones while building your career.
  • Time Off - Take a break with discretionary or accrued paid time off. Our Designated Time Off (DTO) policy allows employees to take ownership of their work-life balance and have freedom to make decisions based on their needs.
  • Equity Choice – As a part of Zillow's compensation package all employees are able to choose how they would like to receive their stock – in the form of restricted stock units (RSUs), stock options or a combination of the two. The program allows employees to tailor their equity-based compensation to their long and short-term financial goals and needs.
  • Sabbatical (“ZG R&R”) - After six consecutive years at Zillow, employees are eligible to take up to six consecutive weeks off of work to recharge and reboot (“R&R”). During their sabbatical period, employees will still receive benefits while taking time off to pursue their passion, spend time with loved ones or otherwise take time to develop personally and professionally.


Learn more about our award-winning benefits.

Zillow Reviews

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
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    I have been working at Zillow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Zillow is already one of the best tech companies you can work for, and they are always striving to be even better. They treat their employees like responsible adults (discretionary time off, rare after hours work, etc). Zillow is also great because it allows you to grow your career the way that you want to; you aren't forced to take a management role to progress.

    Cons

    Some of the release / engineering processes can be frustrating. Also, I disagree with the way they've historically chosen development managers. That being said, that's another area where I think Zillow is trying to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your strongest developers to management roles. Their technical skills are needed and they usually make poor managers.

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Zillow Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview

    6 interviews each lasting 30 minutes. First 3 were with the Recruiter, the Manager and the VP of Sales. Everyone was great to talk to and focused on picking the right candidate. It was fast paced and insightful as well as a fact finding mission about myself, my experience, what makes me tick and how I felt I could be succesful and contribute. I had a role play as well so be ready.

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Zillow Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor Employees' Choice Award 2017, Glassdoor Employees Choice Award, 2017
  • Best Places to Work(#10), Glassdoor, 2016
  • Employees’ Choice Awards - 50 Best Places to Work, Glassdoor, 2015
  • Washington's Best Workplaces, Puget Sound Business Journal, 2015
  • 100 Best Companies to Work For(1 - Large Company), Seattle Business, 2015
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