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Zalando Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
213 Ratings
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  • "Gehalt eher am unteren Ende dessen, was(in 28 reviews)

  • "Salaries in commercial roles are not great for German standards(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Very diverse and challenging"

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    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

    Amazing People and Culture, very diverse, chance to work with people from all around world and from very different companies. Nice perks, a lot of events, meetups, celebrating diversity.

    Cons

    Too many organisational changes in a very short time

    Zalando2019-06-14
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Research Enginner"

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    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really good work-life balance. Great development opportunities Great working environment Great state-of-the-art tech stack Great and ambitious goals Great inclusive culture

    Cons

    Team focus shifted pretty often, need to be flexible for adjustment. Sometimes could be very difficult to see the impact of your daily work due to the size of the company.

    Zalando2019-03-11

    Zalando Response

    April 2, 2019

    Thanks for this review! We hope you continue to enjoy working here.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very good software engineering practices. - Opportunity to work on clean Scala code built as micro-services. - Plenty of knowledgeable people to learn from. - Very good software and IT support - Very good open source community (meet ups, blogposts, ...) - Trips to Berlin

    Cons

    - Sometimes, it takes time to get clear direction about the implementation plan

    Zalando2018-05-29
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Fantastic Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Great engineering & data science culture

    Cons

    None so far enjoying Zalando.

    Zalando2018-05-21
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Incredible mix of Data Science, Engineering, Product Management and Design"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Autonomous, but accountable culture. Freedom to find solutions to hard problems. - Fast moving culture. Teams ship quickly, and weekly rituals like demos encourage fast shipping. - The best data science talent in Dublin. - Cutting edge engineering technologies and techniques. - Good work/life balance. No late night calls to crazy time zones. - Just over 100 people in an open plan space, so you'll connect with...

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    Cons

    - No catered lunches or dinners, but plenty of choice nearby. Soft drinks, fruits, breakfasts are available. - Sometimes a bit chaotic to co-ordinate projects across multiple offices, but easily solved through trips to those offices.

    Advice to Management

    - Keep evolving the office and culture. It's an excellent place to work!

    Zalando2018-03-01
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working culture, lots of talent, cutting edge designs, real vision of the company, colleagues are great and helpful.

    Cons

    As any big company, things are hard to get a clear agreement.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the culture of learning from your mistakes and improving. Don't be that radicals in re-orgs, they not only consume money, but affect people in a negative way.

    Zalando2018-01-27
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Awesome place to work, lots of talent and interesting problems"

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    Current Employee - Senior Data Scientist in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great opportunities for professional development and growth. A lot of freedom in the technologies you use, provided they are fit for purpose. You are part of the full product life cycle, so you have a feeling of ownership, and you get to work in very interesting and state of the art problems. One of the strongest Data Science tech companies in Dublin. There are a lot of opportunites to...

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    Cons

    Missing some of the perks from other big tech competitors, such no lunch/dinner provided onsite, no gym.

    Zalando2017-11-03
  8. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent place to learn FP/Scala and one of the strongest Data Science tech company in Dublin"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    - good work-life balance - interesting projects - no legacy code! - freedom to choose your technology stack (within some boundaries of course) - quality focused - lack of crazy deadlines. Managers understand that quality code need some time - plenty of possibilities to learn cool and new stuff - the office in Dublin is still quite new, so there is plenty of different paths to develop your career - nice office...

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    Cons

    - no cash bonus, no stock options - that is very bad on the Dublin's market

    Advice to Management

    Bring more core projects to Dublin. Make this office shine. Solve issue from cons part.

    Zalando2017-07-23
  9. Helpful (50)

    "Radical Agility and the Emperor's new Clothes"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zalando

    Pros

    - Stylish and modern offices, with soda fridge, coffee, sweets. - HR folks are very nice and look after employees. - Nice IT equipment (MacBook Pro, large monitors)

    Cons

    "Write great software that you can be proud of". That's what Zalando advertises for their developer roles. That matters a lot to me and that's what made me excited about the company. I'm a clean coder and radical agility seemed to blend with my own professional goals perfectly: Purpose, Autonomy and Mastery. Autonomy to create well crafted software aligned with business goals (the purpose component) with passion for...

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    Advice to Management

    Make radical agility real.

    Zalando2016-08-12

    Zalando Response

    August 19, 2016

    Thank you for taking the time to provide us with such detailed feedback on your experience working for Zalando in Dublin. We welcome this kind of feedback, and see it as valuable input for retrospectives in order to be constantly improving. The concept of Radical Agility is based ...

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  10. "Never stops changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    good salaries, people can take over responsibility as many things are still changing, good career opportunities due to the size of the company

    Cons

    felt slow in decision making, also due to the size, more participation would be appreciated, change is good, but people need time to recover and adapt

    Advice to Management

    Work on leadership in order to ensure that you keep the talents and make non performers leave.

    Zalando2019-07-18
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