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"Assistant Buyer"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great team building environment, excellent communication with interdivisional staff. Training and development of Excel skills.

Cons

Diverse distribution of workload based on immediate supervisor, buyer.
Disconnect between personal career goals and management involvement

Advice to Management

More detailed conversations and directions towards employee growth

Other Employee Reviews for zulily

  1. Helpful (7)

    "Run while you can! Don't work or shop here!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Not many... a paycheck is it!

    Cons

    Very crazy and unfair, treat their employee's like slaves. unrealistic work load, up to 70 hours a week, allow terrible language, and sexual jokes!
    Have big parties, food and treats whenever CEO is in town, he has no idea what really happens in his company!
    When you hear stories of unfair working conditions and sweat shops you usually think this happens in other places through out the world, but it is here in the USA, many people need money so bad they are willing to take unsafe, unfair, and dishonest working conditions to support their families. no heat in winter, no air, limited fans in summer, temps over 105 indoors, many people passing out. old/used or no equipment, (a man had his arm stuck in a machine for over 30 min. no outside help was called to assist him to avoid work related accident report, later he was fired for resting after this situation). Fire in one of the large trash trucks, firemen came, smoke filled building -we were told to continue working.
    many times they don't even have toilet paper for associates, and make comments that at least you have inside toilets. 8 toilets for over 600 people.
    managers are crazy, overworked, very, very, very high turnover, revolving door, people quit every day.
    Customers are getting great bargins but at what cost, should associates in America work in these conditioins?

    Advice to Management

    Find out what is really going on inside your company


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Lots of promises, not much in delivery"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company with promise. Lots of youthful energy.
    Some upper management is from other very successful companies from the Seattle area, of both past start ups, but also large existing companies.

    A creative atmosphere of folks both young and old.

    Cons

    Severe lack of structure. Lack of true managers/leaders. Often found that leads/managers who have no idea how to truly lead people and get the best out of them. Positions based on tenure and not qualities and requirements to meet the stated position.

    Until this year, lack of paid maternity leave from company (from a company that promotes children/moms). 2013 brought maternity leave but cuts in other medical benefits.

    Overworking employees. They are growing quickly, and instead of hiring ahead to keep up pace, they over work staff until they quit. Often being quickly replaced with entry level employee with lower salary and lack of experience. Waves of temps come in, only for them to only last days or weeks and find yourself working 50-60 Hour work weeks, and 6-7 days a week. No compensation for this additional time worked, even for employees in lower level jobs that HR states does not require these additional hours worked.

    Employees are treated as they are disposable. No on-boarding program to set up new employees for success within the company. Trail by fire often causes huge issues and rely on coworkers to resolve issues .

    Pushing changes out before realizing repercussions company wide. This happens both at a tech level but also process level. Only to back peddle or rush to find another resolution causing continuous delays and headaches.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Create a true on-boarding process beyond a 1 day walk through of the company. Proper training for staff for a minimum of 3 days, up to 1 week to get new employees familier with process and programs being utilized.


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