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Updated March 14, 2017
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Pros
  • The culture is fast paced and exciting (in 42 reviews)

  • There is a GREAT work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 40 reviews)

  • It is a good line on your resume but you will have to suffer low pay for a year or more to move on (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

    "Exciting place to work"

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

    Pros

    * Varies by department, obviously, but the management is smart and actively engaged in nurturing talent and pushing their employees.
    * the values don't lie when they talk about moving fast, you will not have time to be bored.
    * Tied in with the above, zulily is aggressive about being on the cutting edge of research and development in the retail space.

    Cons

    * The pace and demand of the work can lead to very long hours
    * As much as I like this company, the benefits are trash compared to much of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize the institutional knowledge that is available in the people who have been here since the beginning. Don't lose sights of zulily's roots as the company grows.

    zulily Response

    Aug 22, 2016 – CMO

    Thanks for your feedback! At zulily, we aspire to provide employees with opportunities to share feedback and ideas so that together, we can keep the company ahead of the competition and a great ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 zulily full-time

    Pros

    Career advancement, management takes the time to listen to everyone's input

    Cons

    Compensation forces great employees to look elsewhere


  3. "Inbound Receive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inbound in Sparks, NV
    Current Employee - Inbound in Sparks, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Something different everyday.Fast paced work environment.Friendly co-workers.No stress,leave your job behind when you go home.:)

    Cons

    Can be very monotonous at times.

    Advice to Management

    Everyone needs to be on the same page.


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  5. "Lots to Do"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is always something going on.

    Cons

    Having to step away from certain assignments because of anther assignment


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Super fun environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Styling Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Styling Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    laid back, fun, creative, positive, good employees, benefits

    Cons

    low pay was the biggest issue

    Advice to Management

    Look into higher salaries to keep your great employees around!


  7. "Great place to learn and grow"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    In 10+ years across several companies, the people I worked with at zulily were by far the smartest group of coworkers I've ever had, top-to-bottom.

    Cons

    Too focused on day-to-day top line demand and not enough focus on the end-point customer experience. Company used to be able to get away with poor benefits when it was hot and growing, but needs to revisit its total comp package.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, fun place to work but not without its challenges."

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

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

    Pros

    When you have a great team/manager it is a very fun and rewarding place to work.

    Ability to move up from assistant to buyer within a year or two if you work hard and have the experience

    Cons

    Things are always changing, which can be a pro and a con.
     sometimes you get conflicting messages from management or lack of clarity around big decisions and changes.
    Pay for most merch positions is below market rate and hours can be long. A lot of good people leave for better paying positions

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. You have added some good development programs but the compensation needs to be there too for people to stay.


  9. "buyer"

    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

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Fun environment. Teams are largely open and inviting. Something new and challenging each day. Everyone has an opportunity to make a change.

    Cons

    Changes can happen so quickly and so often it can become difficult, and therefore frustrating, to know what is going on in your own department. Full-time employees always have to be "on".


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Assistant Buyer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at zulily full-time

    Pros

    -Pretty flexible with time off

    Cons

    -Overworked
    -Limited internal promotion opportunities
    -No bonuses or raises


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Accounts Payable Specialist"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Fun company atmosphere, though I heard this changed a bit after the acquisition

    Cons

    Pay seemed below industry average, relied too heavily on temporary workers without any real path to full-time employment.



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