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"Work Hard, Play Hard culture"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Operations Manager in Boston, MA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great people, fun culture, good perks & benefits - health & dental are excellent compared to other companies especially for families.
Wide open opportunities for advancement or different career paths. People are constantly changing departments with no opposition from managers - just need to see something you want to do and ask for it. If you're doing a good job, chances are you will get it. So from that standpoint, you're able to get so much more experience than you would at a more hierarchical or tenure-based organization.
Pace is really fast. Because of that, employees are empowered to make decisions & run with them. Scary but exciting. And lastly with a company growing this fast, the equity grants are a nice carrot.

Cons

Work life balance can tilt askew and sometimes you just have to recognize that you can't do it all. Often you're loaded up with much more than you can reasonably accomplish so you have to decide what's going to slip. Salaries are not terrific, especially for entry level. You're in it for the start up experience and the camaradarie, (plus the quarterly parties & monthly team drinks) not the salary. We need better career path planning and more concrete review criteria, but I hear some of that's in the works. The problem is, roles are constantly being created and changed, new groups are forming and so by the time you define a career progression within a department, it's obsolete.

Advice to Management

We need better career path planning and more concrete review criteria. What exactly merits a '4' rating for "Persuation and critical thinking" for an entry-level employee vs a manager?
A better view to what career options are out there within the company for a 2-4 year player will go a long way to helping retain those folks. I see tremendous opportunities for an ambitious analytical thinker, but I'm not sure they do.

Other Employee Reviews for Wayfair

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Growing Tired"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wayfair full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This was a great "right out of school" job... the culture and learning opportunities are a plus.

    Cons

    Little room for advancement if you aren't an outsider with an MBA from a top school. Management has trouble recognizing and developing the talent they already have.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more! And utilize people for the skills they have, not the skills you wish they had.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great Start-Up Company Gone International"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wayfair as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Young company, built on diversity and culture in the Back Bay. Supervisors and leaders have years and years of experience and build their young motivated teams to mold a great atmosphere.

    Cons

    Pay. Huge Con. Major Con.

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