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Zillow Overview

Seattle, WA
5001 to 10000 employees
2005
Company - Public (Z)
Real Estate
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Our homes are the heartbeat of our lives, and we believe finding a home shouldn’t be so hard in today’s always-on world. That’s why we’re reimagining the traditional rules of real estate to make it easier than ever to move from one home to ... Read more

Mission: To give people the power to unlock life’s next chapter.


Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2018 (#57), 2017 (#29), 2016 (#10), 2015 (#33), 2014 (#26)

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


Company Updates

  • New employee orientation is something special at Zillow. Last month we started doing things a little different and launched our first virtual new hire onboarding program, welcoming over 100 new team members. During these unprecedented times, we realize it’s more important than ever that we continue to lean on our principles of innovation and heart to create a connected journey for our employees, customers and partners. We’re focused on #hiring many critical roles in our offices across the country. Learn more about Zillow and explore career opportunities with us: https://zlw.re/vo-ZillowCareers #BetterTogether #ZGLife #careers #jobs #recruiting #hired

  • We’re proud to see the hard work of our partners at @Connector_PNW, @cityofSeattle recognized by @FastCompany as a World Changing Idea. Together - and through our Zillow.com search tool - we’re helping our community’s homeless get into permanent housing quicker and easier than ever before.

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Zillow – Why Work With Us?


Leadership. Innovation. Heart

We are influencing some of the most important moments of people’s lives by helping them move from one home to the next, and we do it through leadership and innovation and heart. 

We live in an always-on world, but real estate isn’t always on. In fact, it’s off a lot of the time. Other industries have ushered in a new era of convenience, the time for seamless and convenient real estate experience is now.

That’s why we’re building the “on-demand” real estate transaction experience that people want and deserve. Through new technologies and services we’re helping people navigate their housing journey with confidence, control and ease, making it easier than ever to sell, buy, rent or borrow. 

Join our team as we work to reimagine and replatform the $1.8 trillion-dollar real estate industry. We’re bold thinkers who provide the support, training, mentorship and guidance you need — so you can advance your career, the company and even the industry.

Explore our expanding network of businesses and services and find the professional opportunity that feels right to you! 

 

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Seize the opportunity to do something significant

At Zillow, we are influencing some of the most important moments of people’s lives by helping them move from one home to the next. You bring your bold thinking and energy. We provide the support, training, mentorship and guidance you need to advance your career, a company and even an industry.

Join a team that values innovation 

At Zillow, we’re known for our leadership and innovation, and we’re always looking for new ideas. In the very beginning the Zestimate changed the way people made decisions about where to live. Today, Zillow and its affiliate businesses  are reimagining the traditional rules of real estate to make it easier than ever to move from one home to the next.

Work on the big stage

Today, people are more likely to search for “Zillow” than “real estate.” Today, our name is often used as a verb? While Zillow is already deeply connected with real estate and the idea of finding “home,” we’re reimagining an even better way to serve our customers. There’s no doubt the work you do here will create a seamless and convenient real estate experience. 

Join our team and our mission to give people the power to unlock life’s next chapter. View all Zillow Group openings

Our values are our guiding light.

They drive how we work together, how we show up for our community, and they shape what we aspire to be. They influence our business decisions and how we serve our customers.

  1. Customers Are Our North Star. We’re here to help our customers in their journey to discover what’s next, and we strive to deliver an integrated experience that creates trust, confidence, delight and joy (yes, joy!)
  2. Turn On the Lights. We believe that information is power, and we’ve made it our business to increase transparency in real estate and within our company. Our purpose is to unlock information and empower our people, customers and partners to make better decisions.
  3. Do the Right Thing. We believe trust is earned, and we work to gain it every day. We act with integrity at every turn, speak up even when it’s difficult and do what’s right even when no one is watching.
  4. Own It. We say what we’ll do and do what we say. We hold ourselves and each other accountable, and we treat Zillow resources like our own.
  5. ZG Is a Team Sport. We know we’re at our best when we work together. We value what each and every person at Zillow brings to the table, and we strive to consistently treat each other with respect, empathy and appreciation.
  6. Include and Empower. We foster an environment where everyone feels included and empowered. We welcome new ways of thinking and are always looking at how we can create equitable opportunities for our people, customers and partners.
  7. Think Big, Move Fast. We’re a company of bold thinkers with the courage to try things that have never been done before. We reward and recognize pioneering spirit, even if ideas and first attempts fail.
  8. Deliver Quality on Time, Every Time. We work to deliver a seamless, convenient and consistent customer experience, from the initial search process through to closing. We balance quality, effort and speed, while learning from past mistakes, executing with discipline and high quality. 


What you can expect

  • Fair and equal treatment and pay
  • 100% of employees’ / 80% dependent premiums covered for medical, prescription, vision and dental
  • Stock options
  • 401K plans with match that vests immediately 
  • Excellent public transit benefits
  • Subsidies for monthly gym membership
  • 16 weeks fully paid maternity leave
  • 8 week fully paid parental leave
  • $5,000 adoption fee assistance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Leadership opportunities
  • Growth and development support and programs
  • And more

Take a peek behind the scenes and learn more about life at Zillow

Small teams. Big impact.

In order to create the speed and autonomy of a start-up, our engineering teams are highly decentralized while being backed by big company resources. We’re a developer-driven organization full of brilliant and ambitious people, and while we might move fast, we always slow down long enough to help each other out.

Join our mission to give people the power to unlock life’s next chapter. 

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Learn more about what we’re doing:

www.zillow.com/engineering

www.zillow.com/data-science

Unlock your next chapter.

You’re a bold thinker, someone who enjoys tackling big things. You’re skilled at using data and machine learning to understand business challenges. You believe that technology has the power to solve problems. You might be just what we're looking for.

Regardless of your role within our team or the stage of your career, product management requires strong communication, dependency juggling, multi-tasking, strong prioritization skills, and an ability to work with different teams. 

Find the role that’s right for you: https://www.zillow.com/careers/

Zillow Reviews

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    I have been working at Zillow full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Culture, benefits, uncapped income potential, team spirit, forward-thinking and customer-focused, employee-focused, brand recognition...the list goes on and on.

    Cons

    Sometimes communication and execution of priority initiatives is spotty.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for thinking of your employees through the pandemic. Working for Zillow is a blessing, challenge, and joy, and I am eternally grateful for the continued collaboration, support, and tools provided through this challenging time. Please keep the focus equal between employees and customers - it works!

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Zillow Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Zillow.

    Interview

    - Informational call with recruiter
    - Technical phone screen with hiring manager (60 min)
    - Onsite interview: 5 technical interviews + (non-scored) lunch interview

    Most of the interviews were with potential teammates or adjacent teams. Each interview was pretty well-structured: "I'm going to start by X, then Y, then Z, then leave time for your questions at the end." Each interview included a "culture fit" question as well; together, these mean that the coding portion of the hour was smaller than at some other companies.

    Interview Questions

    • Every technical interview included a "culture fit" question. Ex: What was a time you made an unpopular decision?   Answer Question
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Zillow Awards & Accolades

  • Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune, 2019
  • Best Places to Work in Technology, Fortune Magazine, 2019
  • Fortune 100 Best Places to Work for Women, Fortune, 2018
  • Human Rights Campaign: 2020 Corporate Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index – perfect score of 100%, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2020
  • 2020 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg, 2020
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Returnships

Offer formal "internships" for mid-career people or those returning to the workforce

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

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