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zulily Reviews

Updated 10 March 2019
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Pros
  • "Work/life balance as someone who is hourly is fantastic, as long as you are not in a position for OT" (in 33 reviews)

  • "Its a fast paced work environment that always keeps me on my toes" (in 46 reviews)

Cons
  • "The pay is lower than other places but there's a lot of work/life balance and you get to work with amazing people" (in 51 reviews)

  • "Low pay and poor benefits are a huge reason people leave" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Drank the cool aid"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Culture, pace of work, positive attitude, delivering results.

    Cons

    Working in the UK, not getting all the good juice from the US.

    Advice to Management

    Take Europe on again!


  2. "Uk Management ruined the place!"

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    Former Employee - Administration in London, England
    Former Employee - Administration in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice environment and great people, nice location.. but towards the end the change of management ruined this

    Cons

    Unfortunately the choice of directors in the UK made this a place that people wanted to work in to a place people wanted to leve!

    Advice to Management

    Be more selective with recruitment

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Turbulent"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Very few good reasons. The team work hard and can be friendly but management creates a lot of un-required animosity.

    Cons

    Political, unable to make decisions, hire and fire, lack of commercial awareness, poor management, weak leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Make some decisions and stick to them.


  4. "great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at zulily part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the benefits are good enough

    Cons

    the mentoring is not very present


  5. Helpful (11)

    "Thank u, next."

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

    I worked at zulily full-time (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.

    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.


  6. "Glorified Stockman"

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    Current Employee - Ware House Associate in Reno, NV (US)
    Current Employee - Ware House Associate in Reno, NV (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Steady work, Steady pay check

    Cons

    Boring, too numbers wanton dont bother to look for reasoning

    Advice to Management

    Look for reasons for numbers


  7. "Started out well, went downhill. We loved this place when we began working here. Then it grew, and everything changed"

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    Former Employee - Fulfillment in Bethlehem, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Fulfillment in Bethlehem, PA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Easy job, no skills needed, some great co workers. Some managers come in and really care, when they start out. This year's PTO package was an improvement. And the peak hourly rate increases were a great incentive. After we had repeatedly asked for matching regular hourly rates, to the other local warehouses. They try, w.all their little seasonal treats and things. People are still miserable.

    Cons

    Corporate always ruins everything! Gave us a "huge" $.50 raise when we asked for matching to local economy, despite paying much more during peak. Like we even saw that, after taxes and the costs of our benefits! Don't get sick, have kids or get injured working here! Time off is a premium, hopefully it's better now w.the new package. But if injured, still expected to work like a robot and make the same ridiculous rates as everyone else. And God forbid, you follow another drs opinion other than theirs, get out on restricted hours, or be hurt for an extended period of time because their own workers comp. Drs are incompetent and don't properly treat your injury! They will harass you constantly until they find the slightest of excuses, to write you up and fire you for. No after how long you have worked for them.

    And forget about filing for unemployment. Every single former employee has had their claim stopped after 2 weeks! No matter what reason they no longer work there, because this company is just too damn cheap (or greedy) to pay anyone what their legally entitled too!

    Advice to Management

    People aren't robots! Rates cannot be maintained for ten hours straight, four days a week. Take better care of your injured workers. Mom's work for you also! Stop being so greedy with the unemployment

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Finance in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Finance in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture and work life balance, opportunities to take ownership and earn promotions

    Cons

    Lots of Sr management changes and the unique zulily culture being diluted under parent company Qurate


  9. "Assistant Buyer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good place for people right out of college

    Cons

    It has a school-like environment and a ton of turnover. Most people run on auto-pilot and are uninspired. Compensation is rough as well.

    Advice to Management

    At this point, just do something...


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good Management Opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockbourne, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lockbourne, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at zulily full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, open to changes, fun work outings

    Cons

    Communication from senior leadership can be improved...