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Updated 18 October 2018
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Pros
  • "Great team, great work/life balance" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced - you will never be bored" (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • "The pay is lower than other places but there's a lot of work/life balance and you get to work with amazing people" (in 50 reviews)

  • "Low pay and poor benefits are a huge reason people leave" (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Assistant Buyer - Seattle Office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Young company with a start up mentality
    Fast-paced work culture
    Company is growing everyday (new President started this year)
    You also get work from home days after a few months

    Cons

    Limited career progression for Assistant Buyers
    Compared to Nordstrom and Amazon - Pay is really low
    High turnover of Assistant Buyers over the last few months
    Systems that are provided to us are a bit outdated (tech could be improved)


  2. "Data Entry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, lots of young people.

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company. Lower Pay.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities for workers.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "You’ve heard right. RUN"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice location. Starbucks. Water views.

    Cons

    Leadership team is basically amazon rejects. Don’t believe me? Just search LinkedIn.
    Comp is a joke.
    Tools don’t exist.
    Process? What process?
    HR works for upper management not you.

    Advice to Management

    Be thankful that people still take jobs after reading the reviews here.


  4. "Great gig if you're in college"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Feels like hanging out with your friends all day, relaxed and fun atmosphere. You can make yourself a new position if you befriend the right people. Zulily sample sale.

    Cons

    Management is mostly stuck in meetings all day. Job gets boring very quickly. Lots of clicks between groups of people. Low pay. They promise you a promotion and don't deliver. This is a good job if you're in college and need some basic income.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what your employees do so you can actually manage and provide support. Don't just look out for your friends, look out for the hard workers that still take pride in what they do.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Land of Opportunity--for some"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you think of problems as treasures and as opportunities to make a meaningful impact, zulily is the right place for you. There are seemingly infinite solutions floating out there in the ether that just need to be identified, developed, and put in place. Never have I worked somewhere where so many people are open to change and new ideas. However, you have to be willing to do the hard work and carve out the time to make the magic happen. It really takes effort. And you have to have the ability to create definition in a highly ambiguous environment.

    Along the way, you'll meet some pretty amazing, genuinely nice, and highly intelligent people who are all in it together to make it a better place. And having a new CEO who seems to care about the right things, has injected a lot of optimism as of late.

    Cons

    Things can be messy. Things can change too frequently. People can move too fast. There can be a lack of planning and strategy because the teams are so scrappy. It requires a lot of intentionality and discipline and resilience and resourcefulness to work here. It's an environment that can be great for early-career professionals because of the opportunities to learn and grow, but it can also spell certain doom for those early-career folks that really need direction, training, and supervision to keep them on the right track. The ambiguity can be overwhelming.

    So, make sure you're up to the task. It can be the greatest or most frustrating of careers moves depending on what you're looking for. Because while you'll meet some awesome people working here, you'll also meet those whose expectations were inflated, and who, sadly, have been supremely disappointed with their experience.

    Advice to Management

    Care about investing in your people. They're not dispensable.


  6. "good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good culture. Fast paced. Growth opportunity

    Cons

    fast paced. sink or swim


  7. "For professional level positions, mostly good"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GREAT work life balance, company treats employees with more care AS employees, groups are generally small and collaborative. Management is fairly transparent about goals and news. Open door policy.

    Cons

    -WAY too much process change in a short amounts of time.
    -Company needs better training options across the board
    -Health insurance is horrible

    Advice to Management

    Innovation is one thing, changing processes every other week is frustrating. Equalize pay across the company to be industry standard instead of in just one or two areas.

  8. "Great Place to Explore Your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Recruiter in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Tons of learning opportunities and the ability to take on interesting project work
    - Easy to move around internally and explore different roles
    - If you're self-driven then you can succeed at zulily
    - Fast paced and creative culture
    - Amazing team members

    Cons

    - The teams can run lean so at times, the workload can be a bit tough but everyone is in it together and is really supportive
    - Communication from senior leadership on goals and the vision of the company could be better but has vastly improved over the years

    Advice to Management

    - Continue to invest in your employees so they can become your future leaders (this includes providing leadership training and teaching them what it is to be an amazing manager, not just an amazing individual contributor)
    - Keep communication as open and transparent as you can
    - Keep the amazing culture in place as the company grows, it is a huge plus


  9. "Drank the cool aid"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Culture, pace of work, positive attitude, delivering results.

    Cons

    Working in the UK, not getting all the good juice from the US.

    Advice to Management

    Take Europe on again!


  10. "New CEO is a breath of fresh air"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time

    Pros

    The new CEO is very thoughtful and focused, and you can immediately tell he genuinely cares about people. It's a positive change at zulily.

    Cons

    The downside of working at zulily is if you need a lot of process and structure, this place probably isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    The career development program and classes are a step in the right direction. Do more.

    zulily Response

    20 Sep 2018 – Talent Acquisition Program Manager

    We're also excited in this new chapter for zulily--glad you feel the same!


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