Zalando Reviews

Updated 5 Mar 2021

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3.8
76%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
415 Ratings
Pros
  • "innovation friendly fresh new good working environment(in 61 reviews)

  • "Work-life balance is totally achievable, and you feel supported by your lead at all times(in 53 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low salary for German standards(in 27 reviews)

  • "My Team lead salary was 70K or less(in 19 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  2. "Great company"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative 

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, workplace and benefits.

    Cons

    Working hours, difficult to progress.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Buying 

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Learnt so much and developed great skills

    Cons

    Strategy plans would often change

  4. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer 

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance was good

    Cons

    Very corporate enviroment, felt more tech than fashion

  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great spirit and colleagues, questionable top management"

    4.0
     

    I worked at Zalando

    Pros

    Young atmosphere, international people and great projects

    Cons

    Lack of transparency on salary and long-term vision.

  6. "Fair enough"

    2.0
     

    I worked at Zalando

    Pros

    Good spirit of most people

    Cons

    Overworking depending on the department

  7. Helpful (9)

    "Fluctuating Atmosphere"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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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  8. Helpful (7)

    "Great company for entry level candiates"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    young, fun, international. lots of events.

    Cons

    lack of opportunities to progress

  9. Helpful (3)

    "Social Media Internship"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. Helpful (18)

    "Not bad"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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