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zulily Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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Pros
  • The culture is fast paced and exciting (in 51 reviews)

  • Work/life balance is relatively good (in 22 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 43 reviews)

  • Little to no communication company wide (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Studio to Merchandising Transition is not seamless"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sample Processor in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sample Processor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Manager is an advocate to help you move up

    Cons

    HR partners between studio department and merchandising department are not considerate of time. There is no direct contact between HR and interviewee after interviews.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be trained in best practices about transparent communication with potential new hires and interviewees. Does not feel good to be left in the dark for 2+ months.


  2. "Fun place to work...If you're a recent grad"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Accounts Payable Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Strong commitment to creating fun organizational culture
    -Fair pay for recent grad
    -Creative work environment
    -Good benefits

    Cons

    -Extremely siloed
    -Weak HR
    - Lack of investment in young professionals

    Advice to Management

    -Focus on strengthening your Human Resources division to ensure that your employees can reach their fullest potential at zulily.
    -Refrain from comparing yourself to other eCommerces, though it may be tempting
    -Recognize toxic workers and remove them when you have heard enough complaints

  3. "Very good but lacks effective communication"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Whitehall, PA
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Whitehall, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is expanding so job growth is available if you want to work for it. The more involved you get the better for your career.

    Cons

    Too many managers making decisions and most don't have the relevant experience to gain the buy in to make the necessary changes.

    Advice to Management

    Less management and more communication


  4. "Good place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities
    Latest technologies
    Great learning opportunities

    Cons

    No long term outlook for business.


  5. "Fun, fast paced atmosphere"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are all great to work with
    Management is very competent
    Fun office environment
    Autonomy to do your job as you think fit

    Cons

    Not as transparent as one would like.
    Salary/compensation is not great unless you are a developer or director level.
    Too much turnover and tribal knowledge that is lost in said turnover.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Review from an Engineer in Seattle"

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

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance.
    Great Seattle office.
    Development moves fast.
    Great coworkers.
    Competitive pay.

    Cons

    Absolutely terrible health benefits.
    Poor interdepartmental communication.
    Limited opportunity for advancement in some roles.

    Advice to Management

    Make better long term investments in technology. Don't believe the cloud is the solution to everything. It isn't. Improve health coverage.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "l want to love working here - but they don't make it easy!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most people are great! If you have a good manager, they are very flexible with your time and supportive of your creative efforts. The ability to work from home twice a month (should be more) is really nice - especially when the traffic is already getting worse and you actually work a longer day when you aren't sitting in the car for hours just trying to get there!

    Cons

    Lack of any sort of raise unless you do something REALLY amazing and you are on the radar and upper management likes you - not even a cost of living raise. When most people go 2-3+ years without any sort of raise, it makes it difficult to NOT look for another job - hence the high turnover.. No 'attainable' incentive plan - one was rolled out, but it will never be achieved so nobody is banking on that.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees - make retention, incentive and recognition a priority and people will want to work there. People want compensation and something to work hard for. Don't continue to take benefits away (not cashing out on PTO when someone leaves, less PTO accrual hours, ONLY high deductible health plan to save money, etc.). Employees notice these things and have watched the benefits decrease every year - invest in your employees and the rest will fall into place. They are the foundation to your success.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Buyer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some nice people will try and help you.

    Cons

    Cheap clothes, unhappy customers,cheat customers .

    Advice to Management

    Get your heads out of your backside.Treat your people better


  9. "great place to work for"

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

    I worked at zulily (More than a year)

    Pros

    good leadership, creative in their approach

    Cons

    I think the benefits can be better, but not bad

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what you're doing and keep growing and expanding


  10. "good first job"

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    • 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

    great environment, given 8 paid hours of volunteer time a quarter, good people to work with

    Cons

    pay could be more, however its a great first job out of college


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