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Updated 12 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance as someone who is hourly is fantastic, as long as you are not in a position for OT" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Its a fast paced work environment that always keeps me on my toes" (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 51 reviews)

  • "Low pay and poor benefits are a huge reason people leave" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Thank u, next."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (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.

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and work life balance, opportunities to take ownership and earn promotions

    Cons

    Lots of Sr management changes and the unique zulily culture being diluted under parent company Qurate

  3. "Assistant Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place for people right out of college

    Cons

    It has a school-like environment and a ton of turnover. Most people run on auto-pilot and are uninspired. Compensation is rough as well.

    Advice to Management

    At this point, just do something...


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Management Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockbourne, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockbourne, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, open to changes, fun work outings

    Cons

    Communication from senior leadership can be improved...


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Leadership does not care abt ur hard work"

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    Current Employee - SDEII in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - SDEII in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is ok, you get to learn a lot.

    Cons

    1) Leadership does not care if u work hard or not. For them you are the one employee.
    2) Leadership does not keep there words.


  6. "Great starting position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with a really great team, minus one in particular.
    Work/life balance as someone who is hourly is fantastic, as long as you are not in a position for OT.
    Large company, so if you would like to move or look for opportunities it is there

    Cons

    PAY and benefits are well below the par that is expected.
    Lack of advancement within the site, more inclined to bring people from the outside.
    Lack of communication from senior team. It doesn't trickle down fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your team members, don't stifle their potential by drowning them in too many projects.


  7. "I feel at home working here."

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Columbus, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take associated opinions in consideration. They are very family oriented. They think outside the box

    Cons

    They may be too strict on production numbers in certain areas. They put production over safety

    Advice to Management

    Do the ground work before putting high expectations.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Poor benefits + Low compensation + Mediocre work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People seem to be honest here. No backstabbing. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    - Mediocre work
    - Very low pay - compared to most other software companies in Seattle
    - Worst benefits - laughable at best
    - Stock keeps going down which takes TC further down every month

    Do yourself a favor - steer clear from Zulily. It will be a black mark in your career if you join. Many have left and a lot more are about to leave due to poor compensation and benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Increase compensation across the company to retain people.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Meh, horrible turn over and bad management"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any... I was there for almost 5 years and it never seemed like company grew out of its "start up" phase. I enjoyed my time with some of my co workers

    Cons

    I was there for nearly 5 years and had 6 different managers and at times no interaction with those managers at all. No raise for my first two and half years (not even a chat about a promotion). I didn't have a manager to talk to and if I did they just started and didn't know what going on.

    Advice to Management

    Get your crap together and learn the strenghs of your employees and give them a 5 5 year plan.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Creative Department"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, energetic, tons of creative freedom, great people to work with, casual, great first job!

    Cons

    Low pay, staff/management tend to lack experienced and are very young, weak benefits, frugal company -- no budget, a lot of employees hired fresh out of school.