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"Exciting, Fast Paced, Challenging"

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Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Human Resources in Seattle, WA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at zulily full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Unprecedented growth means so many opportunities to create new things. It means each employee plays a crucial role in their team and gets to see their work have a big impact. Every day I work on a new challenge or project and I get stretched to see just what I'm capable of. The team dynamic is great - seasoned employees build amazing teams and work alongside many young employees who get a crash course in e-commerce and business. The energy is level is palpable, and I'm surprised on a weekly basis by something incredible the company has done/built. Senior leadership is especially strong and act as incredible resources not only to their direct groups but to the organization at large. Open door policies are a real thing here.

Cons

Working here means embracing change (seriously!). That means it's not for everyone. If you're used to tons of guidelines or formal processes you may not feel at home. Constant growth also means that your role or scope may change regularly, so you can never rest on your laurels - there's always some new challenge to tackle on the horizon. You'll work far more than the ordinary 40 hours a week in almost every job - but it's because you'll be creating something extraordinary. Pay for some roles is lower than market - but what we lack in $ we make up for in a really cool environment and potential growth opportunities.

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work. Continue to listen to your employees and actively find ways to make zulily not only an amazing retail company but also an amazing place to work. Your people are your most important asset - take care of them.

Other Employee Reviews for zulily

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Love Darrell Cavens and the fast pace, but did not find the product or peers to be interesting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High growth potential and agile work environment

    Cons

    Non-stop change in direction that contributes to existing chaos

    Advice to Management

    Invest in training and hire employees with leadership capability; spend the money on better benefits and a 401(k) match; Amazon is coming for you!


  2. Helpful (7)

    "I had big hopes for this company...no more."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The building is a neat converted factory that feels very "Seattle". The people I work with at my level and below are very talented and genuinely decent people.

    Cons

    The pay is well below market and most people tolerate it because they were relocating to the area and needed to take something, anything- at least, that's h ow it is in the group I joined. I knew from reading these reviews that taking a job here was a risk. However, it wasn't until a few weeks in that I realized all the problems behind the scenes. You'll hear a lot about people being empowered to lead projects and move ideas forward, but I haven't seen that. Projects that get approved are ones that fit the narrow vision of leaders. Don't expect strategic planning and reviews- things seem to be prioritized in silos with no regard to the impact on other parts of the business or long-term plans.

    The emperor has no clothes.

    Advice to Management

    There isn't leadership at the executive level. Having expertise in a technical or operational area is sufficient to launch a business but doesn't qualify you to lead an organization of the company's current size. Be realistic and humble and bring in some experienced strategists and leaders before it is too late. I am looking to leave after less than 6 months; I'm not alone- we're here because we are stuck, not because we believe in you.

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