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Zalando Reviews

Updated 6 Dec 2019

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3.5
69%
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79%
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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
263 Ratings
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  • "Gehalt eher am unteren Ende dessen, was(in 27 reviews)

  • "Salaries in commercial roles are not great for German standards(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (17)

    "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 (3)

    "Good"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was very happy with the working atmosphere and benefits.

    Cons

    Overtime work and no flexible working time. That is pretty much it.

    Zalando2016-01-15
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Great spirit and colleagues, questionable top management"

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    I worked at Zalando

    Pros

    Young atmosphere, international people and great projects

    Cons

    Lack of transparency on salary and long-term vision.

    Zalando2018-03-16
  4. "Fair enough"

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    I worked at Zalando

    Pros

    Good spirit of most people

    Cons

    Overworking depending on the department

    Zalando2017-12-10
  5. Helpful (7)

    "Fluctuating Atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work/Life balance and facilities are good, more so in some offices than others Senior management seem genuinely open

    Cons

    Atmosphere really changes between offices or even teams and areas within offices. Performance Reviews are too heavily based on peer reviews so you can easily be torpedoed by a peer or someone unqualified can easily be pushed into a better position Radical Chaos means people can do things without explaining themselves (and then torpedo people who ask questions in peer reviews, as mentioned already) There... didn't seem to be room for promotion

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    Advice to Management

    More peer oversight, when you get peer feedback, challenge them as to why that feedback

    Zalando2017-04-07
  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great company for entry level candiates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    young, fun, international. lots of events.

    Cons

    lack of opportunities to progress

    Zalando2016-06-25
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Social Media Internship"

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    Student in London, England

    I have been working at Zalando for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team and lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    I wouldn't find anything negative to say.

    Zalando2015-10-09
  8. Helpful (18)

    "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility early on, management by objectives, casual and relaxed atmosphere. 40 % discounts on shoes and fashion sold through the website. Free unlimited drinks including coffee, coke, juices. Frequent team events and big company parties. Expect a fast-paced working environment with lots of things going on every week.

    Cons

    Cramped offices without air conditioning, rigid hierarchal matrix organisation. Lack of break and cafeteria areas. Loud work environment due to open plan office. Strict NDAs creates lots of rumours and speculation about salary and bonuses. Only offered 1 year contracts.

    Advice to Management

    Make salaries transparent, make it hassle free to apply to other jobs internally. Make the lack of dress code (very casual wear) more clear. Enhance job security by offering longer than 1 year contracts.

    Zalando2015-07-21
  9. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Digital Marketing Manager 

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Good team with nice working atmosphere

    Cons

    Difficult place to grow career

    Zalando2019-12-06
  10. "Great technical people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big organisation but start up vibe.

    Cons

    Long process. Teams may work in Silos.

    Zalando2019-12-01
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