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Updated 10 Jan 2020

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2.6
34%
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56%
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zulily President Jeff Yurcisin
Jeff Yurcisin
69 Ratings
Pros
  • "fast paced, and easy to make changes(in 49 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with and fun company(in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "You are expected to work 7 days a week, terrible work life balance(in 57 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to industry standards for location(in 50 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Homelessness might be a better choice..."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking to get tons of experience working in a toxic work environment, this is absolutely the place for you. There are work from home days offered to full-time employees, but based on your team, as in your “manager” and “VP”, those can be taken away at any moment. They're used as a tool to try and get employees to work massive amounts of overtime. The benefits of WFH? You can use your free time to apply for other jobs. That's how most of us who left, got to here, and can now finally write these genuine and completely factual reviews. The only is getting a front row seat to see how a company digs their own grave. From “leadership” placing blame on others to get ahead, and do whatever it takes to save themselves; to a work environment that used fear to generate results…This company is the perfect example of how to fail in the tech world. But most of all, you’ll learn your worth. You’ll be thankful because you survived, and got here to tell the tale.

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    Cons

    Where to start..... The work environment was one where managers took credit for their assistants work, used intimidations to get employees to get projects done as quickly as possible, and allowed others to pester and tormenter others into doing tasks that were almost impossible to complete. There were complaints to upper management, on multiple occasions in regards to the mistreatment of others. There was massive amounts of employees who were mistreated and disrespected on a regular basis. The workload was absolutely insane. It’s instilled in us that to get promoted, you have to prove this by working a minimum of 60 hours a week. Most assistants are shuffled from team to team, and told they’ll be promoted, and each move is dressed up as a new exciting opportunity, when in reality, it only will add stress and probably get you no where further to moving up. From each team, there is a different list of new things expectations, new tasks to accomplish to prove myself. It became clear that most assistants are strung along, given false hope and promises. Some figured this out sooner, others aren’t so lucky and figure it out much later. All in all, this is the worst company you could ever worked for. The high-stress and chaotic work atmosphere, lack of transparency from “leaders” who have no idea what they’re doing, insane workload, the extremely low pay for the amount of work being produced, horrible benefits, toxic work environment, and tyrant mentality, made the decision to leave this horrific company an easy choice.

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    Advice to Management

    None. Every single person in a leadership role is on a power trip. No need to waste my thoughtful words on them.

    zulily2020-01-10
  2. Helpful (4)

    "amount of work is ridiculous and the pay is low."

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    culture and community

    Cons

    low pay and ridiculous hours. expected to work over 9 hours daily and on weekend.

    Advice to Management

    too much work for low pay.

    zulily2019-10-30
  3. Helpful (3)

    "there are pros and cons"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    people are great and its an interesting concept. you get to work from home once a week but with that the con is you are expected to be available pretty much all the time.

    Cons

    they pay very very low even for people with experience. there are very little to no incentives and no clear path for promotions. more times than not you are working and checking emails on the weekend. turn over rate is extremely high due to the low pay and work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    pay your employees the amount they deserve... at least a livable wage for the city they live in.

    zulily2019-10-26
  4. Helpful (7)

    "Sinking Ship"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexibility in hours, work from home, pretty office location

    Cons

    extremely low pay, to the point that you think they'd wise up. Laid off hundreds of employees and should have asked for volunteer layoffs because they're hiring again after so many other people have left.

    Advice to Management

    Stop pretending to listen and actually listen. Understand the workload of the people making 30% of your salaries. Realize low prices aren't going to turn your business around and push for faster shipping. Create a clear path for promotions and stick to them.

    zulily2019-10-22
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Data Entry"

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    Former Employee - Data Entry Specialist in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to work from home

    Cons

    Not very flexible and low pay.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more opportunities to shadow and build relationships within the company.

    zulily2019-08-15
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Good Stepping Stone"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Parties -Good Vibes & Culture -Good "soft" perks -People are amazing This truly is a fun company to work for! I have made some amazing friends that I will never forget.

    Cons

    -Every Con is Accurate from previous reviews -Low pay compared to industry standards for location -Advancement is a social game -Be careful of being strung along with talks of advancement Sad to say most cons written on reviews are accurate. If you can deal with low wages and slow advancement in exchange for some fun times this is for you. This job will open doors to companies willing to pay more for similar work. Hang in there.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like they matter. Be Honest. Pay your employees the industry standard for the title they hold in the city they live in, you will have less turnover.

    zulily2019-04-30
  7. Helpful (14)

    "Unrealistic Workload + Mean Girls-Like Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Casual dress code WFH option ~ once a week, depending on department/team Flexible work schedule - depending on department/team Building near the waterfront (although few food options nearby) Low-cost ORCA card Sample sales Cafeteria in the building

    Cons

    -This is the type of company that will work/stress you until you have a mental break-down/cry, I saw it happen to many people -Low pay -Sorority-like culture Honestly, I have never been treated so badly by leadership/a company as I was here. The way that members of my team were talked to and treated by leadership in meetings was shocking. Contractors are treated worse than anyone - and are removed from the company with little-to-no heads up. The high turnover is a complete reflection of the company and the toxic work environment it puts its employees in. They are ALWAYS hiring (just check on their website, ABs/Buyers/MMs/Directors, check again in a month and another month if you don’t believe me). This high turnover is seen across all teams, copy, FC, etc. ABs and above are salaried and are expected to take their laptops home every night and on the weekends. They are expected to check their emails at all hours. Let’s call it what is it - you are an on-call employee - do not take a position here unless you are okay with being exactly that. If you take PTO you are still expected to respond to urgent emails (like 15-20% of your emails). You are required to be in during “core hours” and then if leadership wants to throw in something for tomorrow, you are expected to work after you leave the office & until it is finished. This happens not occasionally but whenever leadership feels like it, which on some teams can be pretty regularly. You are also dependent on other teams to get things done and you have to wait & work to get things done at odd hours. I received 1 am emails on many occasions. There is no work-life balance. Leadership (at least the leadership that my team worked under) want “yes” people. If you question or push-back on any of the late/last minute/after work hour tasks that are thrown at you, your job is not safe here. This is not the type of place where you can vocalize your concerns if you do you will not make it far in this company and they will work to build a case to let you go. They try to act like there is, but at the end of the day this company is a numbers game, if you have to leave early because of something personal and they need to add something to the calendar, you figuring out how to make it work is not leadership’s priority. The goals are some teams are completely unrealistic and leadership does not care that you work 60 hour weeks to make it happen. The favoritism is so apparent on many teams and in how some people are and aren’t promoted. While my view of my time at this company isn’t going to hold for every team there if you take my experience and look at the general consensus among the many other reviews on here you can start to get a picture of what this company is like and how they treat their employees. (The cons amongst many of the reviews are pretty consistent). You may get lucky and be the 10% that end up well supported, not on an over-worked team, and with room to grow here - but that doesn’t happen as often as it should. You decide if you are willing to risk it. If you are interviewing here and are debating if you should work at zulily I would say if you have any other good options at another company TAKE IT. If this is your only option and you desperately need the experience take it, get the experience and GET OUT. Ask to meet with the team members (not just leadership interviewing you) before you accept the position and see if you can get open and honest answers in how the team culture is, how the people you report to are, how the work-life balance has been on the team for the last year, and why the last few people on the team left. The insight can really help you better understand what you are getting yourself into and if it would be worth it to you. Leaving zulily with work-related PTSD is a thing. Your mental health is important and being treated badly and talked down to at work each day can take a toll on your mental health - and that’s something to consider when taking a role here. There are so many amazing companies in Seattle where you can truly be respected and treated fairly. 700+ reviews with a 2.8/5 rating - take that into consideration that this isn’t just a one-off experience.

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    Advice to Management

    -Create an open-door policy, where employees can honestly voice concerns without the threat of backlash -Adequately staff your teams, so the workload is reasonable & employees do not have to regularly work crazy long-work days + on the weekends so often. If the pay was actually completive this would probably be easier, just sayin’ (maybe instead of using all that money for logos on jerseys) -Put quality over quantity when it comes to goals (which goes hand in hand with adequately staffing your teams), so employees/teams have the time to really learn, grow, & improve -Communicate better -Most of the all-merch meetings could be turned into emails

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    zulily2019-05-31
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Fun & Jumbled Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People Great Dress code Great atmosphere

    Cons

    Low Pay Poor Management Poor Growth Opportunities

    zulily2019-04-11
  9. Helpful (17)

    "Thank u, next."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time for 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.

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    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.

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    zulily2019-02-13
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Poor benefits + Low compensation + Mediocre work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time for 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.

    zulily2019-01-19
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