Zulily Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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Zulily President Jeff Yurcisin
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94 Ratings
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  • "Fun job, great atmosphere, great people(in 52 reviews)

  • "dynamic, interesting challenges to overcome, every day was different, fast paced(in 51 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I've really enjoyed working here."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Annual goals are clear Autonomy allows teams to choose HOW they want to achieve annual goals Customer focus New focus on diversity and inclusion Career advancement opportunities Teammates are your friends. There are no cases of being "thrown under the bus."

    Cons

    Low pay Work life balance is lacking You often hear, "I've had 6 managers in 3 years." Manager retention seems low and negatively impacts planning and progress as teams learn how to work under different leaders.

  2. "Fun work environment"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and culture

    Cons

    Departments can sometimes be siloed


  3. COVID-19
    Helpful (6)

    "Zulily Photography Studio Columbus---(closed now)"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    -If working in the photography studio, good work/life balance -Fun atmosphere -Fun Holiday events -Used to be opportunities to move up quicker (depending who supervisor was) -The people

    Cons

    -Very underpaid comparing to a lot of other companies -Company would give fun events to have you forget the low wages (Have to live though...) -Some supervisors in Columbus had less of an idea of what was going on in the daily schedules of teams -Communication was not the best coming from team leaders -After my first year of working there, it seemed they made it harder to move up in the company (stopped allowing people to shadow other positions in our downtime) -Always say Yes mentality (while this can be good, don't constantly drain your team to keep up) -If you do not use your ACCRUED PTO and get let go, they don't pay it out...even when there is a pandemic and let people think for months that they are getting their jobs back, then say they have been looking at numbers for a long while...

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  4. "Analyst at Zulily"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with. A lot of opportunity for growth as long as you demonstrate a desire to work hard. Very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Corporate location was in Seattle but main customer base was in the south and midwest. Difficult to identify and/or have much enthusiasm for the product.

  5. Helpful (4)

    "Heavy office politics ruined fun work environment."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Interesting project to work on.

    Cons

    Heavy office politics, and too much nepotism.

  6. "Truly a very collaborative environment"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work/Life balance - engaged leaders - amazing team members - felt truly valued by my leaders and the teams I supported

    Cons

    - PTO is standard and not competitive to the market. - Parent company definitely is not adaptable to the quick pace that the Seattle/start-up market is used to.

  7. "Great people, Agile Work Environment, but Need improvement in management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love my team, my great mentor; great office view; allow to work from home

    Cons

    - Hard to get promoted - Work Life Balance is a challenge, depend which department you are on - Need improvement in pay and benefits - A little lost on where the company stands and headed

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  8. "A good start to career in buying"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    People you get to work with

    Cons

    Hard to have a work life balance

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great team, awful company"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Stylist in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Fun individuals - Steady work - Creative (or at least I worked with a lot of passionate, creatives) - a pro and a con, they watch your hours like a hawk (no overtime unless approved) which means when you clock out, you are out. Nice work/life balance there I suppose.

    Cons

    - Terrible pay - Little to no growth - Immediate management has no power to sate employees under them, upper management indifferent to those not in their immediate circle - "We work for Mom" slogan a farce. My mother was crushed hearing what I earned and how they slashed benefits. - Ruthless with clocking your hours. If you are late, you're written up. If you clock out late, you ge talked to about being sure not to go into overtime.

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Zulily: Not even once"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Waterfront location, Sounders tickets, work/life balance

    Cons

    No one at Zulily cares. There are no code reviews, no design docs, no tests, no best practices. All management cares about is having a feature out when promised, doesn't matter if it's riddled with bugs. In my first couple weeks as a level one engineer, I was able to push changes directly to master without anyone batting an eye. I've seen interns break things in production multiple times due to the lack of guardrails. The leveling system is meaningless. There's plenty of nepotism. We were very used to rolling our eyes at the promotion announcement emails. When I gave notice that I was leaving, my manager asked if making me a senior would change my mind (I had less than three years of experience). As soon as I switched companies, I realized how much of a mistake it was to stay as long as I did. I am working nonstop to unlearn the bad practices and unhealthy mentality towards work that Zulily instilled.

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