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Zalando Reviews

Updated 17 February 2019
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  • "Low salary for the amount of work" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Radical Agility is Radical Chaos and I have to write cons here because they are apparently very important" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

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

    I worked at Zalando full-time (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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great spirit and colleagues, questionable top management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Young atmosphere, international people and great projects

    Cons

    Lack of transparency on salary and long-term vision.

  3. "Fair enough"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good spirit of most people

    Cons

    Overworking depending on the department


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Fluctuating Atmosphere"

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

    I worked at Zalando full-time (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

    Advice to Management

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


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Great company for entry level candiates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    young, fun, international. lots of events.

    Cons

    lack of opportunities to progress


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Social Media Internship"

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    Current Employee - Student in London, England
    Current Employee - Student in London, England

    I have been working at Zalando (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team and lots of responsibility.

    Cons

    I wouldn't find anything negative to say.


  7. Helpful (17)

    "Not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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.

  8. "Great tech company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Room to learn, great community, very international teams, open culture, always trying to improve the Organisation

    Cons

    Offices not in Berlin are not part of the culture
    Minimal payment raises over time
    Culture heavily depends on the team itself


  9. "Zalando"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, great technologies, international environment

    Cons

    maintaining jobs, low salary than average


  10. "Zalando is good place to work in Helsinki"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Helsinki, Southern Finland (Finland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back atmosphere, no pressure

    Cons

    Unnecessary meetings. Some bureaucracy. No 15 inch MacBook.

    Advice to Management

    More salary increases please