Zalando Employee Reviews about "work environment"

Updated 15 Jul 2020

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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
351 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 47 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. "Zalon"

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

    I worked at Zalando for more than 3 years

    Pros

    flexible work environment and based on commission

    Cons

    working from home can be challenging. good email communication

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  2. "Happy to be a part of Zalando Team..."

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

    I have been working at Zalando for more than a year

    Pros

    amazing work culture, helpful colleagues, an international work environment and health benefits.

    Cons

    Long procedures and PnO sometimes has not enough information to a query.

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  3. Helpful (3)

    "low salaries"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Intelligence Analyst in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    great work environment, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    underpayment for people originally from outside germany

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    Zalando Response

    July 20, 2020Employer Branding Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback. It's great to hear you enjoying our great work environment and value the atmosphere in your role at Zalando. We'd also like to address your feedback regarding our compensation policy. Our total compensation aims to be competitive with the market, fair internally and reflect personal development. Our different job families speak to the range of roles which we have at Zalando, each of which calls for a unique set of skills and knowledge. In order to ensure our compensation is competitive compared to the market across these job families, we have tailored salary bands to fit the needs of each. We review these salary bands on an ongoing basis to ensure that they are current compared to market levels and trends. If you have any further feedback you would like to share please email us at eb@zalando.de

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work at!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Merchandise Planner in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Very good working environment - great colleagues! -Flexible working hours -Dynamic and international company -A lot of perks such as free fruit, free drinks, free coffee, gym classes, discount on the BVG ticket, discount on the Zalando website

    Cons

    People turnover is too high - my department of +-/20 people has completely changed in the last year, so you need to get used to work with new people every time.

  5. Helpful (1)

    "Nice experience"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Intern in Berlin

    I have been working at Zalando part-time

    Pros

    It was a really nice working environment

    Cons

    I do not know anything that I did not like

  6. Helpful (8)

    "Not a good place for ambitious people"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - 40% off perk off on clothing (non-partner items) - diverse work environment - humble colleagues - central teams work on some of really cool projects: developer productivity, GraphQL based fashion store API, rendering engine etc

    Cons

    - painfully slow career growth - salaries are below market value - every year the "in-house" performance review tool "Zonar" does some weird changes. How am I supposed to calibrate myself if you're not keeping it consistent - throughout the year company looks like in a dozing mode, and only seem to work excitingly for Black Friday week - no one cares to actively participate in internal tech communities - less flexible work culture - engineering teams hardly ever pushes back the product team. no one cares to ask about the business impact before jumping onto the implementation - inter teams collaboration is bad - no performance bonus - no stock options (no, handing out 150 euros worth of stocks to all employees does not count) - upper level management is not diverse enough

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    Zalando Response

    July 23, 2020Employer Branding Specialist

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. It is important for us to hear what we do well and what we need to improve upon to drive change at Zalando. We’d like to specifically address your concerns regarding our performance management system, rewards and flexible work options. Offering career growth and development opportunities is something we take very seriously at Zalando. With our regular talent reviews, our leadership team is looking into our talent base to identify promotion ready colleagues and agree on concrete talent measures to foster growth and development. Continuous development talks should enable talents to openly discuss their career aspirations, development goals and opportunities with their lead to create a suitable development plan to help achieve their professional goals. We are also committed to keep investing in leads enablement to ensure meaningful development talks take place across our organization and reward outstanding performance financially with performance bonus. Our total compensation aims to be competitive with the market, fair internally and reflect personal development. In order to ensure our compensation is competitive compared to the market across these job families, we have tailored salary bands to fit the needs of each. We regularly review our salary bands by benchmarking against comparable companies and business sectors in order to offer competitive compensation to our talents, and we believe our salary bands are fair. We are committed to keeping our promise to employees and pay everyone in line with their role fulfilment as evaluated through our annual talent reviews. When it comes to your concern about being flexible, we are trying to enable work flexibility as much as possible but keeping in mind that Zalando has many work environments which require different work time models. For most of our teams mobile working is possible according to relevance and the requirements of a talent’s tasks and is usually up to 4 working days per month. Since you’re a current member of our Zalando family, I would like to encourage you to get in touch to discuss your concerns in person so I can identify how to support and drive change. Please feel free to get in touch with me directly: Sonja Sinterhauf - sonja.sinterhauf@zalando.de

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lead Engineer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Community, Large-scale System, Working environment.

    Cons

    Unfairness, inequity, floundering leadership, recognition

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Dynamic, flexible work atmosphere"

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

    I have been working at Zalando full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I appreciate the flexible working hours that I can use at zalando. Being a mother of two girls and still working full time I need a company which lets me work individually and flexible. I also enjoy the support and Challenge I have experiences with my leads. I could always be open with my feedback and would have never feared to say something wrong. Last but not least I really cherish the dynamic work environment. It’s basically continuous change which motivates me and keeps me busy.

    Cons

    Actually I don’t have a lot to complain about. I think people often blame the company for things they should just fight for (such as a work life balance) themselves. We could definitely do a bit better in terms of sustainability and diversity however zalando is only a representation of society and at least we made a start here.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Berlin and Zalando: the place to be"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Partnership Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great city where to work and live. The company is innovative, dynamic, international and promotes collaboration and sharing. You can learn a lot, get to know new and skilled people coming from different countries. Great working environment.

    Cons

    It's only in Berlin :(

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Let them take you places"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    loads of opportunity and a great work environment- perfect for those interested in corporate entrepreneurship

    Cons

    There is ZERO handholding. It's sink or swim.

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