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zulily Overview

www.zulily.com
Seattle, WA
1001 to 5000 employees
2009
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Retail
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
zulily (http://www.zulily.com) is one of the largest e-commerce businesses in the U.S. and is obsessed with bringing customers special finds every day—all at incredible prices.

We are a fast-paced, data-driven, creative, high-energy, but humble ... Read more

Mission: We're creating something different.
We're redefining online commerce with our dedication to innovation. We're building a great brand by delivering an amazing customer experience every day. And we're ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Did you know that our Tech team creates more than just our online and mobile platforms? Check out what our Engineers are doing in the Supply Chain! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIbZy

    zulily Careers: Fulfillment Center Systems

    A peek inside a zulily fulfillment center from the perspective of the software team that builds and supports the warehouse tools. To learn more, visit http://www.zulily.com/careers.

  • Our VP of Merchandising Kerry Gibson-Morris: "Be a builder versus a maintainer. Be curious, have a blank piece of paper, and the ability to innovate and color outside the lines!"

    zulily on Twitter

    Honored to have our VP of Merchandising, Kerry Gibson-Morris at #RetailNexus. @seattlebusiness @iheartSAM @zulily

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zulily – Why Work For Us?


We're a team building a great brand by delivering an amazing customer experience every day. We live by these values, and we're always looking for new team members who can share them.

Are you up for the opportunity to be part of something fantastic? That's exactly what we have to offer. Founded in Seattle, Washington, in 2009, zulily is an exciting place to work. It's like no place else!

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People who thrive on innovation flourish at zulily. We're dedicated to customer care, to technology, and to creating an amazing shopping experience. Together, we achieve incredible results by exceeding the expectations of our customers - and ourselves - every day.

When you visit zulily's offices, expect to discover an energetic environment. As you walk around, you might see photo studios buzzing with activity. You might see boxes filled with tutus. You'll definitely see people working hard, and laughing hard too.

Interested in working at zulily but don't see a perfect opening to match your skills? That's okay! You never know what will pop up, so we want to hear from you. We're always looking for new members to join the zulily team.

To see all open positions, visit us at https://www.zulily.com/careers



Darrell Cavens | President and Chief Executive Officer

Before co-founding zulily, Darrell spent almost a decade at Blue Nile, where he was CTO and SVP of Marketing. Prior to this, he spent a year at Microsoft leading the BizTalk Server business. Previously, he was at Starwave, a Seattle-based internet company, working on large web properties including ESPN.com and ABCNews.com. He attended the University of Victoria. When he's not at zulily, Darrell's favorite thing to do is spend time with his young daughter and son – they enjoy traveling and skiing.

Lori Twomey | Chief Merchant

Before joining zulily shortly after it was founded in 2009, Lori was the President of Charming Direct/Crosstown Traders, where she launched the Lane Bryant Woman catalog in 2007, and led the strategic direction of the Lane Bryant, Catherines and Fashion Bug websites. Prior to joining Crosstown Traders, she spent 16 years with Eddie Bauer in merchandising, product development and new business development, including working as the General Merchandising Manager of Eddie Bauer Direct. Lori's education is in Fashion Merchandising and Business. She loves to spend time outdoors, especially running marathons and half marathons.

Luke Friang | Chief Information Officer

Before joining zulily as CIO in 2011, Luke was VP and CIO at drugstore.com, where he oversaw all aspects of technology strategy, planning, development and operations. Previously, he was Senior Director of e-Commerce Technologies at Costco Wholesale. From 1997-2001, Luke held a variety of roles at The Spiegel Group and its associated companies, including Eddie Bauer, where he was responsible for the development of www.eddiebauer.com. Luke studied Business Administration, Computer Science and Internet Technology in the Seattle area and served on the board of directors for the Washington Technology Information Association from 2010-2012. Luke is a big sports fan who still enjoys playing competitive soccer, traveling and attending Seattle Sounders’ games with his wife, son and daughter.

Bob Spieth | Chief Operating Officer

In 2013, Bob moved to Seattle and joined zulily from OHL, one of the largest third-party logistics companies in the world, where he served most recently as President of Contract Logistics and previously as CIO and SVP of Operations. Earlier in his career, Bob worked for McKinsey & Company and Arrow Electronics, and served as an officer in the U.S. Army. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and an A.B. in Physics from Princeton University. Bob enjoys spending time with his wife and their two twenty-something daughters.

Kevin Saliba | SVP Marketing
 
Before joining zulily in 2012, Kevin was VP of Business Development for Cafepress.com, after they acquired his company, Imagekind.com. Prior to founding Imagekind, he worked at both Expedia and Amazon. Kevin attended the University of Waterloo and has a Master’s Degree from Cornell University. When he's not at zulily, his favorite thing to do is spend time with his wife and two daughters.
 
Deirdre Runnette | General Counsel and Head of HR
In 2012 Deirdre joined zulily as its first attorney, General Counsel and Secretary. She currently manages all legal and regulatory issues at zulily as well as the Tax, Real Estate and Product Compliance teams. Before joining zulily, Deirdre managed complex commercial and patent litigation at T-Mobile USA, Inc.. Prior to that she was a litigation partner at Stoel Rives, LLP. Deirdre graduated from the University of Montana School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Washington State University, which she attended on a volleyball scholarship. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Deborah A. Batts of the United States District Court, Southern District of New York.

Building zulily’s big data platform: Check out this blog

Steve Reed from zulily presented at OSCON (7/22/2105) on Kubernetes launch. It is really amazing for zulily to part of a major launch from Google. Congratulations to all involved!

Video link: Check out this video

Kubernetes launch announcement Read Me


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    Pros

    * Varies by department, obviously, but the management is smart and actively engaged in nurturing talent and pushing their employees.
    * the values don't lie when they talk about moving fast, you will not have time to be bored.
    * Tied in with the above, zulily is aggressive about being on the cutting edge of research and development in the retail space.

    Cons

    * The pace and demand of the work can lead to very long hours
    * As much as I like this company, the benefits are trash compared to much of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the institutional knowledge that is available in the people who have been here since the beginning. Don't lose sights of zulily's roots as the company grows.

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zulily Interviews

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    What a horrible experience. Recruiter has tendency to just not reply.
    Recruiter: Let's setup an on-site
    Me: Sure
    <Recruiter disappeared for more than a week>
    Interview finally happened and now recruiter disappeared again. No response to email, no acknowledgement about where am I at in the process. Zero professionalism. I understand people get busy, but at least have the courtesy to reply and let the candidate know.

    One of those companies that is going in my "Do not ever want to work for this company" list.

    Interview Questions

    • No real coding questions. Lots and lots of behavioral questions.   Answer Question
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zulily Awards & Accolades

  • World's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Retail, Fast Company, 2015
  • Hot 100 Retailers, National Retail Federation, 2015
  • Favorite 50 (Online Retailers), National Retail Federation, 2014
  • Venture Capital Award of Excellence, Ernst & Young, 2014
  • Next Tech Titan, GeekWire, 2013
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