Zalando Reviews

Updated 3 Aug 2020

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3.5
63%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
319 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work life balance is great and I have never been pressured to work out of hours or weekends in my time here(in 46 reviews)

  • "flexible work environment and based on commission(in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • "My Team lead salary was 70K or less(in 19 reviews)

  • "Like any big company, polities can be a bit stressing at times(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Great dynamic place to work and develop"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Category Operations Coordinator in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - constant movements, learnings and new individual opportunities to develop - interesting projects - young peer group - great modern office - improving English massively

    Cons

    - salary - loads of competitors - unfair and nontransparent promotion management

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  2. "Good Good Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Pune
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Good Good Good Good

    Cons

    Good Work Life balance, work from home

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  3. "Highly recommended"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Highly talented and driven team. Autonomy and support to grow.

    Cons

    Can be challenging for some

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place to grow"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of of problems to solve if you want to grow. Depending on your manager, you get a lot of trust to work on whatever it is you feel can make you and the company better

    Cons

    Hard to adjust if you are not used to big company culture

    Zalando Response

    July 16, 2020Employer Branding Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your personal experience. We are really glad to hear you are excited about the opportunity to solve interesting problems, make an impact and grow at Zalando. We also understand that working in a fast-paced and growing environment comes with its challenges, especially when adjusting to a new company culture. But we encourage you to discuss, ask questions and suggest areas for improvement in your one-on-one conversations with your lead. We wish you all the best and continued success in your role!

  5. "Nice entry level position"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Adminstrative Assistant in Berlin

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    The company's benefits were pretty good and comfortable

    Cons

    I didn't like the people I worked with so much

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Aim to be Amazon, but not quite there yet"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    International workforce, nice company culture

    Cons

    Chaotic, poor management, do more with less

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Buyer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Nice team, collaborative and good atmosphere, good opportunities for progression.

    Cons

    Over hours and lots of changing systems

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great company if you can cope with a lot of structure/processes"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Engineering in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Fairness, transparency, customer focus, compliance culture, emphasis on inclusion.

    Cons

    Lots of paper work. Long meetings. This depends heavily on your role and team, however.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ambitious company that could improve culture"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zalando is a market leader in most of the countries it is in (except the UK). The company offers fair compensation. The offices are in generally good locations.

    Cons

    Manager reviews tend to be secretive until the year-end review process. Many managers don't seem to actually care about their employees.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Ok place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Scientist in Berlin
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    very big tech company with a lot of infrastructure

    Cons

    tends to be a bit political

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