Wayfair

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3 people found this helpful  

Extremely transparent. Dynamic working culture.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Wayfair full-time (less than an year)

Pros

The working atmosphere is is good. Colleagues are willing to help.
Flat management hierarchy. Manager are supportive.

Cons

There are still some old technology in use (but quickly being replaced by new technology)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More technology learning sessions

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    So boring, I quit

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at Wayfair full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I met some cool people there. I liked the book club. The HR department was top notch.

    Cons

    Nearly all tasks are isolated short tasks. Working at Wayfair is to software engineering what working in a factory is to architecture. Think about that.

    The company's highest level likes to think of Wayfair as a "meritocracy", but anyone that understands hierarchy and power knows that meritocracies cannot exist. Power, no matter how it is acquired, begets power and thus all meritocracies instantly degenerate into power based hierarchies, where merit no longer plays a role. Wayfair is no different.

    The software code-base is a mess. Things are badly organized because the top guy worked that way when it is was a tiny company and he doesn't seem to comprehend that what works for him does not work for everyone, even programmers that are better than he is.

    Anyway, I soon came to realize that sleeping at my desk was the most likely future before me, so I quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all of your managers and hire professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great learning opportunity for recent grads, but not a long term career path

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Wayfair full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -interesting work w/ strong ownwership and responsibility
    -good people and company culture encouraging a work/life balance; very young
    -weekly one on one meetings with your direct manages to review work and development
    -reward top performers with compensation; some departments have put a strong emphasis on employee compensation
    -lots of PTO, adds up quickly over time
    -lots of independence

    Cons

    -while you have the opportunity to learn a lot with so much responsibility, there is not much true career development
    -many of the strategies seem to be very reactionary, comes from working at a fast pace, but means that you have to be ready to throw out your current goals and completely switch direction at a moment's notice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in employee salaries to discourage talented people to leave. Each time a position turns over, we waste time to find a replacement and train them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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