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zulily Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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  • The pay is lower than other places but there's a lot of work/life balance and you get to work with amazing people (in 48 reviews)

  • Low pay and poor benefits are a huge reason people leave (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Warehouse Associate in Reno, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly managers, always looking out our best interests

    Cons

    Benefits could be better than they are now


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I enjoy working here because there is so much opportunity to learn and grow. You're encouraged to expand your skill set and if you have value to offer or have an idea, you can go after it in a meaningful way. There is a lot of internal growth opportunity and you can make connections with people all over the company. Everyone here has so much drive and energy, it's infectious.

    Cons

    We move fast which sometimes causes us to take missteps. The pay is lower than other places but there's a lot of work/life balance and you get to work with amazing people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in and encouraging your top talent. Don't promote people into people leader roles until they're ready or you're willing to fully support them.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This position is good for fresh graduation student. You will have chance to learn new skills like excel , other money tools. It is pretty good for building your resume.

    Cons

    - There is no room to growth .
    - Favoritism is very obvious
    - Not very professional
    - Low pay not very good benefit .
    - Turn over is very high.

    Advice to Management

    - Treat people equally , eliminating favoritism . Give people change to growth with the company . Make a budget to pay people better , It's hard to live in expensive city like Seattle


  4. "Customer Service Representative"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good location and building is very nice.

    Cons

    Hard to move up the corporate ladder. Low wages. No parking.

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation and upward mobility within the company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Eh"

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    Former Employee - Copywriter in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Copywriter in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Location and views
    Great for fresh grads

    Cons

    No room for growth
    Favoritism
    Low pay rate
    Unorganized and lazy upper management and recruiters in studio
    High turn over
    False promises

    Advice to Management

    Don’t promote people until they are ready.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not a Rewarding Job"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Building relationships with vendors, peers, sample sales

    Cons

    low pay, no work/life balance, you are expected to work weekends, constantly watching your emails, not enough personnel on teams to balance daily work, false promises from management, poor training

    Advice to Management

    Dont make promises knowing that they will not be fulfilled, take action when we come to you and give you insight


  7. "The title for my review"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at zulily part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    its a nice place to be

    Cons

    i dont have any complaints

  8. "Alright - Good Managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Managers are friendly and will usually support you. Throw lots of parties.

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great and depending on what team you are on the work becomes repetitive.


  9. "it's work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the work can be kind of interesting

    Cons

    glacial help desk, sparse documentation, not much communication


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Don't work here unless you're desperate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 work from home days, flexible with schedules (for the most part)

    Cons

    Compensation for an Assistant Buyer position is less than an Administrative position at any other company. The middle management will work their reports to no end, as demand and goals are the only important thing to them. There is NO annual comp increase, and rarely ever a comp increase based on performance. The yearly reviews result in no advancement or comp increase. Buyers and MM's in women's apparel are the most obnoxious and discouraging group in the entire company. Do not accept a job at this company unless you are desperate and have somebody already supporting you financially as you will not be able to support yourself in Seattle from the salaries they provide.

    Advice to Management

    Be kind and know that you are a reflection of all the people that leave the company. Because of you, Zulily has a horrible reputation. Try elevating your assistant buyers rather than suck the life out of them.


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