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Updated Jun 23, 2020

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3.7
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Zenefits CEO Jay Fulcher
Jay Fulcher
140 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food and a very relaxed dress code(in 35 reviews)

  • "The people and the pace of the company attract people who are in it for the right reasons: great people doing awesome work to address a big opportunity(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "There isn’t a great work life balance(in 60 reviews)

  • "Long hours and low compensation(in 53 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fast-paced and exciting place to work

      Nov 2, 2016 - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Wonderful coworkers! Everyone here is hard working, motivated, genuine, intelligent, and willing to help. Plus, the leadership is great. - We are creating a very exciting and revolutionary technology that truly impacts small businesses in a positive way. Having a real impact on people is very rewarding and makes work fun. - The office has great perks. Food, beverages, games, etc. Very nice additions! Also, the office is located is a great location in SoMa. - It seems like employees are excited to be here and be part of something amazing. - LOVE the fast-paced environment where change can happen quickly. This is great because it makes us extremely dynamic and agile. In summary, I have been with this company for nearly 2 years now through ups and downs. I wouldn't change it for anything. Zenefits is a great place to work and has provided me opportunities to advance my career. My coworkers are part of what make this such a great place to work.

      Cons

      - Long hours during busy times. (But that is going to happen at any company)

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Mediocre Company

      Jun 23, 2020 - Sales Development Representative in Tempe, AZ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Coworkers, kegs in office, good environment

      Cons

      Long hours, bad management, stressful, no leadership

      4 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Zenefits

      Nov 5, 2019 - CSM 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good learning experience for early CSM.

      Cons

      Long hours and low compensation.

      1 person found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Fast Growing

      Apr 18, 2019 - Broker in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Lots of upward mobility. Great benefits.

      Cons

      Long hours can sometimes be a downer.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Former Employee

      READ THE REVIEWS

      Nov 30, 2015 - Sales 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Free Food -Good salary -great product (aesthetically) -Wear what you want -Fun atmosphere (For the most part) -Lots of opportunities to learn -Great first sales job or out of college

      Cons

      EVERYTHING ELSE -Expected long hours -have to cheat the system or stay in grey area to hit quota/goals -shady ethically in upper management -upper management is a joke. Lack respect, honor, integrity, caring & most importantly aren't real men or women. Just un-honorable pompous hipsters -Terrible sales cycle/implementation -promised certain things, not even close. A true bait & switch recruiting style -Product is always glitching, down, or broken. -ZERO customer support & the little they do get are from reps that don't know what they're talking about -150% call center mentality & cold calling -DO NOT come here from another respectful sales career with a Fortune 500 company. This place is a joke & will take you backwards in your sales career. They claim to hire "experience sales professionals with proven track records" only to tell you to stop using those strategies that worked for you in the past & to "read the script" Its all script here. No rapport, relationship building or "salesman-ship" You are a human robot.

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      42 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      SMB Account Executive

      Mar 1, 2015 - SMB Account Executive in Scottsdale, AZ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Good compensation, incentives - Fully stocked fridge and snacks (good kind as well) - Ability to wear whatever you wanted to work - New office building (Scottsdale) in the summer - "Free" software platform for companies to utilize - Mac Air provided and a younger employees

      Cons

      - Felt as if the recruiter did not give a full picture of what the job entailed - A lot of insurance knowledge is needed, and very specific questions will be asked by companies. There is a very steep learning curve if you do not know anything about insurance - During the interview process, I was told that it was as simple as signing up a company to use Zenefits and you get commission on each "life". However, commission is only paid for those employees that sign up and use insurance for whatever company you are selling - Long hours (minimum 10 hours) - although they do tell you before you begin - When I was recruited I was told there would be no territories whatsoever, but than was assigned certain states to work with - Many of the sales managers only had 3 months experience as an Account Executive before becoming a manager

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      15 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Overworked & Underpaid!!! (Operations)

      Nov 4, 2014 - Operations in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Never a dull moment - Learning is hands-on and in a fast paced environment - Radical transparency and feedback from upper management - Great co-workers who are willing to help out and get the job done (we're all in this together attitude)

      Cons

      - Minimal pay compared to work expectations - LONG hours, team meetings not started until 5:45pm sometimes 6:00pm - Horrible company culture, no team building or fun activities event though we work a minimum of 10 hours/day This review is NOT for sales positions, life is great in almost every other department If you are considering a position in Operations (carrier ops, member ops, support, or implementation) you need to make sure to negotiate your salary otherwise you will be stuck working 10-14 hours/day for nothing.

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      33 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Sales Long hours- No Work life Balance

      Jun 8, 2015 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      The people are great. Office is great, nice location and everything is brand new. Fully stocked kitchen which is nice since you won't want to / be able to go out for lunch on some days since you will be so busy.

      Cons

      Long hours - zero work life balance. 10-12 hour days are expected. Not enough training to be able to speak with clients intelligently. Unfortunately everyone is new to the company so no one can help you when you have questions. Google is your best friend. Decent benefits but not what you would expect from a benefits company. No 401k. Pay is not competitive for the market or industry. No consistency...things change every day. Just when you think you learned something it changes.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Once in a Career Opportunity

      Jan 26, 2015 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Truly disruptive product - don't just read about it, be part of it - Unlimited industry potential - ANY company in the US can use Zenefits - Prospects love the product - super intuitive, simple to use, easy to implement, even easier to demo - We are solving a real problem in a real, old school market and customers need our help - Great OTE, uncapped commission, tons of leads, tons of market interest, great press on the product/company - Excellent investors, executives and management - Zenefits has a vision: to be full service HR and Benefits platform for any company to use - real long term potential - Because the company is growing so fast, if you perform you can get promoted much faster than any other start up out there - If you can be successful here, at one of the fastest growing SaaS companies ever, you will be able to carry that for your entire career - once in a career opportunity!

      Cons

      - Like any start up you could work long hours. Especially EOM, who knows you might even have to skip lunch to close a deal now and then.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    10. 1.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      NIGHTMARE & DISASTER in Operations & Implementation

      Dec 21, 2014 - Implementation Manager in Phoenix, AZ
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Friendly Coworker. - Free snacks.

      Cons

      - Do you have a family? A life? A dog? FORGET ABOUT THEM at Zenefits! You will be required to work EXTREME long hours MORE than 10+ hours/day with many people working even longer + weekends as well. This makes your base salary around or below minimum wage. (Stories of people working from 7AM till 2AM are shared around the company as success stories of great role models) - Product & Platform is not very advanced but is broken in SO many areas both client side and backend. - TONS of redundant internal processes which overlaps and slows things down. - Sales are forced to sugarcoat & lie about the product to SELL, then Implementation/Operation is left with the headache of brining clients back to reality. - Hidden and convoluted bonus structure (no one in Operations has been paid bonus yet). - 'Managers' in the company are just people how have been there the longest (which is around 10 months), many are fresh out of college with NO managerial experience. - No team building or 'fun' even when we work LONG hours. - HORRIBLE benefits, for a benefits company: They don't have a 401(k), yes you read that right, FORGET about retiring. + They ONLY cover 70% of your medical, dental & vision.

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      61 people found this review helpful
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