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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. "Company Review"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great Location
    - Great People!
    - Amazing managers
    - room to grow in your career

    Cons

    I have no cons to share at this time


  2. "Warehouse associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are good and you are trained in different areas

    Cons

    There is no room for advancement

  3. "Business analyst"

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

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Great experience to grow as a young employee, great people, laid back atmosphere

    Cons

    Bad pay and benefits, some managers should be in management roles

    Advice to Management

    Become a real company and offer your employees good wages and benefits


  4. Helpful (1)

    "The grass is greener away from zulily!"

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    Current Employee - Buyer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Buyer in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can meet some fantastic people. Meet some great vendors.

    Cons

    They keep middle management with little industrial experience. zulily had their heyday when there was little competition during the company startup, during the Great Recession, capturing membership and demand. Now that the global industry has pivoted, the current management is too immature to change with the industry.
    This company is and will continue to loss customer base and demand. The approach to the issue by middle and senior management is to deflect blame and fire which gives them a temporary sense of accomplishment. They can do this since they have a "right to terminate" clause when you sign on. Very sad!
    I've seen some great people with a lot to offer and experience get fired.

    Advice to Management

    Why such high turnover! If you don't care ,please replace yourself with someone who does. If you can't replace those in middle management (mm and up) with high turnover, replace yourself with one that can. If you don't care about engagement surveys, exit reviews, and associates being mistreated, than replace yourself with one who cares!


  5. "good"

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

    I have been working at zulily full-time

    Pros

    it's a reasonable company. nice friendly people

    Cons

    not sure about it's future. poor management.

    Advice to Management

    listen to the ground workers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Still waiting for a 401 contribution"

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    Former Employee - Maintenance in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Maintenance in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, I really can't think of any.

    Cons

    Not a place you will be long term , thats why they don't contribute to the 401 k till after you complete your second year, very high turn over rate top to bottom


  7. "Not my favorite"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best part of working there is the sample sales, parties, food, etc.

    Cons

    Worst part of working here: workaholic environment, not enough coverage, low pay, high turnover.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "The Zoo"

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    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager
    Former Employee - Mid Level Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand, merchandise, and business model. Some really good people below the management ranks. Good pay, but you earn every penny by putting up with the backstabbing and blindsiding that goes on every day in this culture

    Cons

    This is a great place to work if you don't mind constant backstabbing, blind siding, and generally trampling over your co-workers just to survive. I've never worked for a more dysfunctional company in all my life. Dog eat dog corporate culture is celebrated here. It's a very sad place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding the backstabbing and cut throat behavior from the management team


  9. "Great people & atmosphere"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A lot of variety, fun work place, plus a good number of women in lead roles. Very positive and empowering atmosphere with tons of room for movement and growth.

    Cons

    Health plan is ok, not bad or great. Not many perks besides free coffee.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Spend more time on those that are actually doing the work for on!!"

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

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

    Pros

    So many wonderful talented people!!

    Cons

    Each and everyone is under appreciated, not valued, and work more than expected. After a while that breaks the spirt of the work you are trying to do. I "worked for mom" everyday, and actually worked with our models and moms. They ultimately don't care. They only care about numbers, and making money. They actually don't care about doing he right thing.

    Advice to Management

    If your employees work with mom everyday, listen to their concerns. That experience is better suited for the company, then reading a spread sheet and doing what HR tells you.


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