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Updated February 18, 2017
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  • Work life balance is a complete joke (in 13 reviews)

  • Seen it happened and when I couldn't keep quite I too was let go (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "good benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zillow (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits, lots of employee perks

    Cons

    Long hrs, poor management, congested downtown area makes it hard to commute to.

    Zillow Response

    Jan 11, 2017 – COO

    Thank you for the review and I'm glad you liked the benefits and perks. I'm sorry you didn't have a good experience with your manager or schedule, if you'd like to give more specific or direct ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome place to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Specialist in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Client Engagement Specialist in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zillow full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Zillow is by far the best place I have ever worked. The management is competent, welcoming and excited to be there everyday. The job itself is not extremely glamorous, but the perks and benefits far outweigh that. I finally get to experience working for a company that places high value on each and every one of its employees.

    Cons

    None that I can think of right now.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Zillow Response

    Dec 1, 2016 – Senior Director, Premier Agent Concierge and Care

    Thanks for your feedback and I'm very glad to hear you feel valued, that management is excited, and you like the perks! I agree our job may not be super glamorous, but it offers both our consumer and ... More


  3. "Happy to go to work every day"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Agent Care in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Agent Care in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zillow is a great place to work. The company has a set of core values, and I feel that the employees from executive level down live those values. Some highlights of Zillow:
    - Transparency: If there is a new project or big move happening, leadership let's us all know
    - Opportunity: Leadership does an excellent job of helping us make a clearly defined career path and giving us the necessary steps to get there
    - Trust: We are all encouraged to run with our big ideas, and if they don't work, we're not scolded. Our leaders help us assess what went wrong and how to be more successful next time. Management believes that we're all competent and working here for a reason, so they trust in our ideas.

    Cons

    - The pay (at least in my org) is barely livable. People who have college degrees are only starting at $40,000 a year, which is incredibly hard to live on in Seattle.
    - Growing pains: My team is growing fast, and that causes some small struggles.

    Zillow Response

    Dec 16, 2016 – Senior Director, Premier Agent Concierge and Care

    Hi, thanks for your feedback! It's great to hear leadership helps you grow, transparency is important to you and we're doing it well, and that the core values are working. Regarding pay, I’m sorry ... More


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consumer driven, fast moving, growing

    Cons

    Internal communications lacking at times on product launches

    Zillow Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – COO

    Thank you for the review and feedback. On internal comms - we are working on an intranet to launch in the spring which should really help with internal product updates across our various brands and ... More


  6. "What you would expect."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ORM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - ORM in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people that I was able to work with during my time at Zillow. The perks were excellent and the people really seemed to care about their work.

    Cons

    The compensation was below market, but that seems to be the price paid for working in a cool working environment. I ended up leaving for another job that offered a competitive salary without the cool working environment.

    Advice to Management

    You provide an invaluable service in an old space. Don't stop innovating and rolling out new features. If you could let Developers have greater access to data at a small scale the API might be used more for enterprise solutions.


  7. "break the machines"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Optimizer in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Optimizer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zillow full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits, people, 'that denver vibe', free phone bill, health benefits

    Cons

    they want your soul. and will require it.

    Advice to Management

    spencer needs to disassociate himself with zillow. he doesnt care anymore. its obvious.

    Zillow Response

    Jan 10, 2017 – CEO (Spencer Rascoff)

    Hi, This is Spencer. Not sure what you are referring to. I definitely care!! I care deeply about Zillow Group. I put my heart and soul into this place, and I think everyone knows it.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of work, well paid, great benefits, awesome culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Business Development in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - National Business Development in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zillow full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've been at Zillow for 3 years and through tremendous growth they continue to upgrade everything from my pay, to benefits, to social events, to the actual work space. Shown tremendous dedication to driving employee happiness

    Cons

    Being a part of a growing, changing, ever moving org is a bit difficult, but those that have adapted to the change have been well rewarded

    Zillow Response

    Nov 29, 2016 – Vice President

    Thank you for your response. It is great to see the excitement and passion in your comments. Congratulations on your 3 years and yes, while change can bea challenge at times, it's very rewarding ... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zillow (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Phenomenal people, culture, and values. Great work-life balance makes people work harder and love being at the office. Everyone is friends with one another and is involved in the community as well. Great core competencies, and DTO is awesome!

    Cons

    Not applicable because I love everything about Zillow.

    Zillow Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – COO

    Thank you for the review and I'm so glad you are happy here! - Amy (COO)


  10. "Grest Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great culture; Great people; Great environment; Great benefits.

    Cons

    Communication problem with different locations.

    Zillow Response

    Nov 28, 2016 – COO

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm glad you are overall happy here! If you'd like to give more specific feedback on communication, I'd be happy to hear it, or you can email the speed alias. - Amy (COO) ... More


  11. "SDE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and environment to work in. Teams focus on growth, and efficiently fix any issues that come up. Teams are also careful in choosing the technologies they use in order to maximize scalability, and are not scared of transitioning to a totally new technology and scrapping the prior. I learned something new every day. Lots of communication within teams as well.

    Cons

    Finding the right team for you might be a challenge.

    Zillow Response

    Nov 3, 2016 – CTO

    Thank you for your feedback. I am glad you experienced a positive engineering culture and the appreciation for moving fast and thinking big. We have a number of technology evolutions going on within ... More



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