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Shopzilla President William G. (Bill) Glass
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Pros
  • Free lunch, opportunity to learn, great culture (in 36 reviews)

  • Overall great culture because of the people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Very limited career progression - and low salary (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. 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

  3. "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


  4. 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.


  5. "Good place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food
    Holiday Party
    Location
    Management is top notch
    Good salary

    Cons

    Somewhat of a boys club in the senior team
    Hard to move up

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent with employees


  6. "Enjoy your time there while it lasts."

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    Former Employee - Content Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Content Producer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, catered lunch every day, generally good coworkers. Good events. There is a break room with a ping pong table that can be good for relieving stress as well as several rooms with comfy chairs.

    Cons

    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

    Let the little guys have more than a glimpse of what's going on with the company overall.


  7. "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great with the exception of a couple. Really relaxed environment. The leadership isn't afraid to try new things. Game room is cool.

    Cons

    The company has gone through a lot of changes recently to evolve with the ever changing landscape that is eCommerce. This has also resulted in a lot of initiatives getting cut as well as people getting laid off. The company is in a flux period which can be great, but is also a little unsettling.

    It's a little more political than I would expect from a company of this size.

    Cubicles and offices. It seems like everyone who is a director or higher has their own office. Unfortunately, all the offices take up the exterior of the office space, so it becomes very dark and reliant on artificial lighting. I wish the office space was more open, and the offices were replaced with conference rooms or other public use rooms.

    Advice to Management

    Become better at identifying your GOOD employees. Consult them more often.

  8. "Ok work culture with typical perks of a tech company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shopzilla full-time

    Pros

    There are free lunches daily and you get to work with smart people. There are also some company events throughout the year.

    Cons

    Mostly men in leadership roles. This can provide a challenge. There isn't much of a work life balance.


  9. "A Comfortable Place to Work if You Don't Mind Standing Still in Your Career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shopzilla full-time

    Pros

    There are free lunches and frequent team building events including an annual one-day outing for the company and a three-hour early release on Fridays in the summer. Most groups have flexible work hours that fit around the personal needs of the workers. Benefits are good including low cost health care.

    Cons

    The best positions are given to new employees who don't stay long. A job here is better for someone early in their career as a stepping stone to something more challenging. Groups with long term projects reward their members much more highly than groups with many short term tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Share more responsibility and allow workers to take on more responsibilities, learn new skills, and advance.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Let's be clear, this is what private equity companies do"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great employees whom work hard to achieve their goals

    Cons

    Poor exec decisions
    Behind the eight ball on innovation
    Favoritism from Execs for chosen employees

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent with employees about plans for the company. With Symphony in place as a new parent company the goal is to drive down cost and ramp profits quickly so this company can be flipped. It's not about the employees or being a great place to work, it's about Symphony and the executive team cashing out.


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