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zulily Reviews

Updated December 8, 2017
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is relatively good (in 24 reviews)

  • The culture is fast paced and exciting (in 43 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance could be better (in 45 reviews)

  • Little to no communication company wide (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Best job I ever had."

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

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    zulily was one of the best jobs I ever had. zulily is a great place if you are comfortable taking your own initiative and you have the right boss. I got to try new things all the time and really learned a lot.

    Cons

    It's really hard to keep growing your numbers when the goals keep moving. It's even harder when the back end systems don't grow along with the rest of the company.

    Advice to Management

    I would look at how you compensate people, and I would reevaluate the health benefits.


  2. "Software Engineer"

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

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Smart people and good environment.

    Cons

    Management team changed fast, people come and go a lot.
    Cafeteria is so expensive and food is bad.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Prepare to hustle for your Seattle studio apartment rent."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun, laid-back office with a casual dress code and flexible schedule. Great co-workers and a good deal of autonomy if you're on the right team. No down time.

    Cons

    More to get done than could ever be accomplished in 40 hours and a strict no overtime policy. You will find yourself wanting to focus on growing your accounts and working on your career path, but you will rarely have a free moment to make that happen. Be prepared to work 1-2 hours every weekend. Low salary compared to similar positions in the Seattle area.


  4. "Fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Competitive Salary
    Fun place to work

    Cons

    Health insurance sucks
    Spouse not invited to company parties.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your employees.


  5. Helpful (15)

    "Buyer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a great way to grow your resume very fast and then move on to a company that actually pays fair wages to their employees.

    Cons

    Horrible, benefits across the board. The medical coverage is horrible. The pay is honestly embarrassing when you look at our local competitors. They don't pay out your PTO when you leave the company. There is a TON of politics and favoritism that happens.

    Advice to Management

    It's also incredibly frustrating when you make less than a livable wage working your tail off and you have to listen to upper management brag about their fancy vacations at department or company wide meetings, not classy.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "CSR"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gahanna, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gahanna, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    full time permanent work people are very nice

    Cons

    very low salary not many growth opportunities


  7. Helpful (1)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    • 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

  8. "merchandising manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    work with a great group of smart and talented individuals

    Cons

    too many meetings to review the same information


  9. "Studio to Merchandising Transition is not seamless"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fun, fast paced atmosphere"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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