Zalando Reviews

Updated 1 Jul 2020

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3.4
61%
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72%
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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
302 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 45 reviews)

  • "flexible work environment and based on commission(in 45 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salary for the amount of work(in 13 reviews)

  • "Like any big company, polities can be a bit stressing at times(in 12 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Cutting Edge Tech Stack, amazing colleagues, and a good work life balance"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The developer infrastructure at Zalando is the best I have ever worked with. The CI/CD platform in particular makes it easy to build and deploy applications to Kubernetes clusters running on AWS. There is little to no red tape, and teams are (within guidelines) permitted to choose the technology they deem most appropriate for the task at hand. The work life balance is great and I have never been pressured to work out of hours or weekends in my time here. They provide way more than average holiday days, and are flexible with both working hours and locations. I highly recommend Zalando as a place to work, have fun, and learn lots from extremely talented colleagues.

    Cons

    The organisational structure is regularly influx, and priorities can shift and change with little notice.

  2. "A successful company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, great architectural challenges, good culture

    Cons

    as nos collaborative environment as it needs.

  3. "Great Company To Work For"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Assistant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits & salary Fast moving Opportunity to grow & develop your career Good community Opportunity to travel Great discount for online site

    Cons

    I don't have any yet :)

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Feudal company with yes-boss attitude"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Modern tech stack, most of tech-related things are vert well streamlined.

    Cons

    Company is building a marketplace, but does not know how to do it. The goal for the middle management is to stick to a long-term plan as much as possible no matter how far it has diverted from reality. Being a software engineer many people were expected to take a role of business analysts. Every step is covered by some obscure and undocumented process and generally gatekeeper by some other team.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Failed to deliver on promise..."

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Successful company with deep pockets. Nice office space. CEO's have strong vision about culture and how to work.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Too many layers of management - CEO's vision is diluted. Communications between HQ and Tech-Hubs are not optimal.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Learn new Tech"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Really smart work colleagues - Lots of trust from management - Tackling problems at large scale

    Cons

    - Balance between local business experts and engineers is not perfect - Too much organisational restructuring

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Refreshingly No-Nonsense hiring process"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Lead in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    - Consistent dialog for progress updates - Excellent management of remote international interview - Very professional and engaging interviewers

    Cons

    - Expenses for the international trip was expensive

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great teams; interesting work; excellent culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Scientist in Dublin, Dublin

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

    Pros

    My colleagues in the Dublin office (and beyond) make it a joy to come to the office. We work hard and take our jobs seriously, but every day comes with good humor, laughs, and jokes. It’s exciting to work on the cutting edge - to see these models make an impact on the business and our customers’ experiences; we’re using state-of-the-art data science to address real problems for the business.

    Cons

    We've gone through a few organisations shuffles and reshuffles that can be disruptive to day-to-day work. But things are much more stable now, thankfully.

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Leading edge technology stack Work with many talented people Good work and life balance Allowance to work remotely when needed Great salary & benefits

    Cons

    I can't think of anything remarkable

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Development, good coworkers"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - 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 coworkers (both technically and personally speaking) - Innovation and use of latest technologies

    Cons

    - Overloaded with documentation and paperwork for engineering - A lot of internal processes - Management is changing its mind all the time and prevents being productive. This is changing in a very positive way just recently.

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