Wish San Francisco Reviews

Updated Sep 14, 2020

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3.9
61%
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77%
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Wish CEO Peter Szulczewski
Peter Szulczewski
52 Ratings
  1. "Great Place to work"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Wish

    Pros

    - High project ownership - Great salary - Great perks

    Cons

    - Good WLB might be team dependent

  2. "Engaging place to work"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wish full-time

    Pros

    Fast-paced, plenty of impactful projects, high level of autonomy over how you design your solutions

    Cons

    Lack of transparency from top management, politics btw organizations

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  3. "Employee recognition"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Wish full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance. Benefits are decent. Opportunities to communicate with different departments freely. Work with like minded individuals

    Cons

    Lack of internal growth, political attributes are displayed within the company in other words lack of recognition and professional development.

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    Wish Response

    Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate hearing from you. We have had a program for managers running for the past year and we have been working hard over the past few months to begin a development program for non-managers. You should be seeing something shortly.

  4. "Great place to learn and grow"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wish full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Flexible work hours 2. Growing company - cutting edge work 3. Room to interact with other teams - Friendly employees 4. Excellent perks and company culture

    Cons

    1. You are advised not to overwork but the workload can get hectic sometimes and you can easily end up spending more than 40 hours a week.

  5. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wish full-time

    Pros

    - great team and co-workers - great perks - the stuff you do makes a difference You will always have the opportunity to make a difference if you want to

    Cons

    - not clear work life balance during work from home - leadership switches priorities randomly

  6. "Great place to get experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Wish for less than a year

    Pros

    Catered lunch and dinner, great office, great compensation

    Cons

    Frequent corner-cutting is ingrained in the engineering culture

  7. Helpful (4)

    "High Impact, fast paced environment."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wish full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Very impact driven company. It's usually easy to tell if you're making a difference or not because everything is tracked - if you're looking for a career growth. Wish is the place to be. - Unlimited PTO, free lunch - CEO, is a hard working guy.

    Cons

    - Your pay will differ a lot from the employees who might have joined recently. - Low pay, especially if you had joined more than a year back. - Leadership is inexperienced but pretty effective. - People are often fired but no one ever talks about it. - They want to be like Shopify, but they don't care about both merchants and customers. Merchants are constantly fined and customer orders are constantly delayed. Achieving short term goals is everything. - WLB is not at all good. Engineering teams are overworked. Multiple PM's work with same engineer.

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    Wish Response

    Human Resources

    Thanks for letting us know your thoughts about your time at Wish. We've just completed an overhaul of the compensation plan to adjust any discrepancies between managers and their direct reports and to adjust salaries to fair market value.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Read the reviews, but remember that these experiences vary by team"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Wish full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -Huge potential for the company to be big. The sheer number of consumers who are underserved use Wish for their shopping is in the hundreds of millions. -Wish is a great place to work at if you're looking for growth. There are constantly new projects to work on and there's an open culture for workers to learn new skills. -Wish is very data-driven. But that means you'll have to have the data skills or you'll have to ask data science or PMs to get pull your data and be able to prove that certain projects are worth pursuing. -Happiness depends on your organization within your team. It ranges widely. Evaluate what you're looking to get out of your next role. Don't come here just for a paycheck or to play political power games. If your needs and skillsets match what Wish is offering, you can be happy here. -I've watched Wish grow over the years from an (at times) chaotic startup to a mature structured environment. Upper management generally listens to our complaints and will offer changes if we request it. -There is a large number of employees here who have been at Wish for years. If they weren't happy then they would have left for another big Tech company by now. Don't be scared off by the reviews. Investigate for yourself.

    Cons

    -Happiness will vary by team. Some organizations are very structured and content with their work. Some organizations are not. Try to evaluate the people interviewing you, as they interview you. -Some of what is said here are true. Management is fairly young. However, a lot of managers are empathetic and willing to help you grow in your role. There are quite a few people who have been at Wish for several years now. Some of the reviews you see are from people who were fired or laid off. -Hiring. Wish has a huge hiring problem. High-quality candidates often pass up Wish for FANG companies. With limited options, the candidates who are brought on board are not sometimes not qualified. When it becomes clear that they are struggling, they are given a PIP (employee improvement plan) and if they are unable to improve, they are let go. I can say that the people I've witnessed get let go were deserved. - My best advice for candidates is to be sure the job you are applying for matches your skill set, what you want in a role, and that you can see yourself growing here long term.

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  9. Helpful (7)

    "Avoid if you want professionalism"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Wish full-time

    Pros

    Wish has a lot of genuinely great employees

    Cons

    Wish also has some genuinely terrible ones.

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  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great place if you want to make an impact"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Wish full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very impact driven company. It's usually easy to tell if you're making a difference or not because everything is tracked - Flat organizational structure. Everyone is pretty accessible, and there is very very little red tape. Definitely a "get it done" culture - CEO is a great leader. He's probably not the nicest guy you'll meet but he's very straightforward and is refreshingly clear about what the company's priorities are. - Compensation is top of market, and is similar to what F/G offers - Really smart coworkers, especially on the engineering side. - Very good business outlook. People are always surprised by the scale Wish operates at.

    Cons

    - The distribution of responsibility can be uneven - some teams are just working on things where it's much easier to make an impact than others - Leadership is inexperienced but pretty effective, but also very different from other companies. Less "corporate" for better or for worse. Senior leaders brought in from other companies don't tend to last very long. - A lot of politics. Sometimes people will have weird aversions to certain things because of past history and people getting fired over mistakes. People tend to just "disappear" and it's assumed they got fired but no one ever talks about it lol - Not much focus on serving the customer or on the merchant as individuals or as people. Everything is guided by the numbers. - WLB is just OK and there's not much of a focus on culture. People mostly just keep their personal lives to themselves.

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