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zulily Employee Reviews about "great people"

Updated Oct 2, 2019

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2.6
33%
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63%
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zulily President Jeff Yurcisin
Jeff Yurcisin
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "fast paced, and easy to make changes(in 49 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with and fun company(in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "turn over rate is extremely high due to the low pay and work life balance(in 57 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to industry standards for location(in 49 reviews)

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  1. "Operations Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily

    Pros

    Great people, management experience, problem solving, able to work with senior management.

    Cons

    Nothing really - there were just a few personal preferences that I didn't like. You are in the fulfillment center for the entire shift.

    zulily2018-08-16
  2. Helpful (13)

    "Thankless job with no career advancement opportunities"

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

    I have been working at zulily full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great location with beautiful views. Great people to work with. Relaxed dress code.

    Cons

    It's like working in a sorority. Promotions are based on friendships and being in the "cool kids" club. No appreciation for relentless hours of work. Minimum requirement is 60 hours a week. Pay is low with no bonus opportunity. Environment is negative and toxic, stress level is high.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the VP's that have been leading the sorority for too long. Listen to the buying teams about work load, they are not just complaining without warrant. It is affecting business results and causing good talented people to look elsewhere for employment.

    zulily2019-10-02
  3. Helpful (13)

    "Editorial Producer"

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

    I worked at zulily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Fun work environment, great people.

    Cons

    THERE IS ZERO COMMUNICATION. Nothing at all that pointed to being laid off. Last minute we get called into a meeting and to be alerted “some of you will be leaving without a job”. THANKS JEFF.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate a little better. Invest in actual PTO and Sick Time. Care for your people. Don’t just cut them because you can’t improve the ship time to faster than 14 days. We are not amazon. Quit trying.

    zulily2019-08-02
  4. "Well taken care of employee."

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    Former Employee - Receiver in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people to work with

    Cons

    No communication, no longer hours, leadership is horrible

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN when employees come to you with feedback, do just promote whoever applies for a lead position. Vett them.

    zulily2019-06-26
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People"

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    Current Employee - Vendor Operations Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with and fun company

    Cons

    somewhat unfocused, and benefits/pay could improve

    zulily2019-06-21
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company Culture... For Most"

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

    I worked at zulily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I loved the team I was on, great people and a fast-paced work environment. The offices are large and on the water, nice views, full kitchen's coffee machines, etc.

    Cons

    The pay for assistant buyer or account manager is less than other fashion and retail companies for the same type of work in the Seattle area (Nordstrom, Amazon, etc.). Getting promoted can be difficult, there are a lot of assistant buyers but not enough associate and buyer positions to allow for career growth. I hear that experience greatly differs depending on the team you're on, some people really didn't like the... buyers they were paired with and it made for a tense work environment.

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    zulily2019-06-07
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fun & Jumbled Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at zulily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great People Great Dress code Great atmosphere

    Cons

    Low Pay Poor Management Poor Growth Opportunities

    zulily2019-04-11
  8. Helpful (17)

    "Thank u, next."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    -great people to work with -lots of innovation -wfh 1-3x a week (depending on “business needs”) -sometimes you’re allowed to drink at work (that has decreased since zulily was bought out by qvc/qurate) -definitely a great starter job, learned a lot -collaborative team environment

    Cons

    -pay and compensation isn’t competitive -being over worked and underpaid. Assistant buyers are required to publish events/disable or enable products at 6am or log on at night/weekends if necessary. The low pay doesn’t compensate the on call nature of the job -TOO MUCH CHANGE. When upper management thinks that we need to go in another direction we are expected to drop everything (and the hard work we’ve already put... forth) and flip the new idea out in no time. Upper management has no idea how much effort this takes. -favoritism. If you don’t kiss bitt and drink the kool aid, don’t expect upper management to take you seriously.

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    Advice to Management

    TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE. The churn is so great at zulily that it’s embarrassing. Cultivate, listen and take action to what your employees are saying to you. Don’t go and make a $5m sponsorship deal with the Sounders/Reign to “shake it up” and not compensate your employees, that shows where your priorities lie and it shows where an employee’s priority lies (hint: finding a new job). The new logo is horrible,... change it.

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    zulily2019-02-13
  9. Helpful (5)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gahanna, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Met some great people, Sample Sale, office space is nice.

    Cons

    Management does not seem to care about employees. Only cares about the numbers. No work life balance. No raises or bonuses and paychecks/salaries are way below what other companies are paying. Management makes a lot of money but relies on others to pick up the slack with no recognition or reward.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your hard working employees what they are worth. Listen to your employees. don't take credit for their work and then reap the rewards.

    zulily2018-02-07
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work, but only early on in your career"

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, very smart and talented. Fun attitude, some great leaders, well-funded and financially stable. You’ll actually be able to build tools that matter, and work with some really interesting technology.

    Cons

    Questionable salary and career growth practices. Enough turnover that you’ll have a new boss every year. Tools are almost all unique to zulily so your knowledge prior to working here (and afterward) won’t translate well. Chaotic and exhausting.

    Advice to Management

    Zulily just isn’t great at creating a sustainable work environment for its mid-level workers. It’s chaotic and challenging, which you’ll put up with when you’re starting out but then get tired as soon as enough time passes without career growth or a raise. Either figure out a way to give people more career progression or put some thought into making this a more sustainable work environment.

    zulily2017-11-08
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