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Updated November 28, 2017
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Shopzilla President William G. (Bill) Glass
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  1. "Work in progress, but good people & great opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Leadership development training for all managers; 2. Smart, fun coworkers; 3. Innovation is encouraged; 4. Interesting work; 5. Flexible schedules

    Cons

    1. Leadership development training is ONLY offered to managers; 2. Training is very shoddy and documentation is either outdated or non-existent; 2. For a tech company, many processes and tools are very archaic; and lastly 3. While certainly not widespread, some employees in high-ranking roles are allowed (and even seemingly encouraged) to come in late, leave early, avoid responsibility, and basically do very little "work". This behavior sets a terrible example and causes bitterness and confusion for those involved.

    Advice to Management

    --INCREASE AWARENESS. Be aware that some employees in high-roles are taking advantage of the available flexible work options. These few individuals are causing productivity levels to drop, accountability to diminish, and overall morale to plummet.

    --ORGANIZE TEAMS MORE LOGICALLY. Way too much energy spent on "who's under who", which causes undue confusion. Keep it logical and simple.


  2. "Good company with agile management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shopzilla full-time

    Pros

    I like Agile methodology for software development. During my tenure Shopzilla used it well. As a result, communication flowed accurately, respectfully, and effectively. One can rate a company according to its perqs -- and I definitely enjoyed the atmosphere and liked my colleagues -- but being effective in your job, because communication flows well, is really the most important feature of a company. Everything else would be icing on the cake.

    Cons

    Very few. One or two colleagues didn't quite understand Agile, and so they were not as effective in their communication. But hey! No one is perfecxt.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure all of your managers are committed to the spirit of Agile. This means respecting and supporting communication in *both* directions -- up the chain as much as down the chain.

  3. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shopzilla (More than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing team, generous benefits, free catered lunch everyday.

    Cons

    The company seemed to have a high turnover of employees.


  4. "Product Management"

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

    I worked at Shopzilla part-time

    Pros

    Great Benefits, Great People, Great Environment.

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from management, several surprising layoffs over the course of a year.


  5. "Engineering, Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun and engaging environment. Good place to work especially if you enjoy working with sharp people.

    Cons

    Their business model is sensitive to how search engines react to industry trends.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  6. Helpful (2)

    "OK"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are very attractive and good

    Cons

    people keep comming and leavae


  7. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shopzilla full-time

    Pros

    Great people, flexible work hour and culture

    Cons

    Management needs to communicate better on overall company direction

    Advice to Management

    Keep holding the monthly company meetings

  8. "director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great leaders, great culture, great colleagues

    Cons

    aggressive & unrealistic business targets, constantly changing direction/vision of company

    Advice to Management

    think big and align your resources appropriately


  9. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good food, great ambient to work at, learned a lot, good salary

    Cons

    company went bank rupt so lots of layoffs, Promotions difficult to come by. Layoffs 3 times last year. Little interdepartmental communication and few training opportunities. Many digital tools used are proprietary and so after leaving the company this experience can prove to mean very little.

    Advice to Management

    to Be more transparent with employees


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great perks"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shopzilla full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Management works hard to promote a sense of community, free lunch every day and numerous other events and perks to keep people happy and engaged. Office atmosphere is polite and friendly, easy to get help and advice from others.

    Cons

    Industry as a whole is struggling, multiple rounds of layoffs in the last few years as the company struggles with slowing revenue and changes in overall strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate clearly the challenges the company is facing; don't sugar coat anything. People appreciate being told the truth.


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