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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
186 Ratings
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  • "Low salary for the amount of work(in 11 reviews)

  • "Radical Agility is Radical Chaos and I have to write cons here because they are apparently very important(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Research Enginner"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Really good work-life balance. Great development opportunities Great working environment Great state-of-the-art tech stack Great and ambitious goals Great inclusive culture

    Cons

    Team focus shifted pretty often, need to be flexible for adjustment. Sometimes could be very difficult to see the impact of your daily work due to the size of the company.

  2. Helpful (15)

    "Provide best customer services"

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    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Zalando full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Provide discounts on products and benifits

    Cons

    One break time work to hard.

  3. "Interesting but chaotic and disorganized"

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    Current Employee - Product Specialist in Poland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours, opportunities to work in different environments

    Cons

    You need to do work that's often out of your scope of responsibilities, argue for your rights

    Advice to Management

    Try to standardize most of the procedures as it is right now you will drive the company to complete chaos

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Could be so much better"

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zalando full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - 40% discount on the website - usual perks : free coffee, tea, soda; fruits

    Cons

    - no growth possible, your are basically encouraged to leave the company once you start feeling bored (I was told to look for a job elsewhere) - near impossible to change position internally despite zalando being such a big company with so many job offers - terrible mid-management made of people with no soft skills

    Advice to Management

    stop only thinking about rentability & corporate communications and spend some time actually trying to make your employees happy and give them chances to grow internally. You are not a start up anymore.

  5. Helpful (20)

    "worst place ever"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Zalando full-time

      Pros

      free fruit...when people weren't hoarding it

      Cons

      where do I even start? horrible and very disorganized management, toxic environment, failure to nurture ideas and talent, low salary, no real way to grow, etc.

    • Helpful (2)

      "Corporation with a semblance of start-up culture"

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Zalando full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      - Huge microservice universe with so many different stacks to choose from. - If you prove yourself as worth keeping, the possibilities to move around the company (horizontally and vertically) are endless.

      Cons

      - Middle management barely know what they're doing. - Not very diverse when it comes to engineering.

    • "copy writer"

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      Former Employee - coprywriter in Berlin
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at Zalando full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      good possibility of career upgrade

      Cons

      after a while you stop to learn

      Advice to Management

      More autonomy

    • "Senior Software Engineer"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Zalando full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good work environment .

      Cons

      Too much of discussion playing too safe , not ready to take risk and bold steps

    • "Great learning opportunities for starters, salaries for starters need to be improved"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Berlin
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Zalando part-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      innovative great colleagues great learning and development opportunities

      Cons

      Salaries not competitive for starting postions

    • "Salary for supervisor at ZApizza bistro"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Zalando part-time

      Pros

      its not super busy on weekdays

      Cons

      super busy at weekends, not vgood

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