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Updated 16 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Great team, great work/life balance" (in 29 reviews)

  • "Fast-paced - you will never be bored" (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 42 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 starting position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I worked with a really great team, minus one in particular.
    Work/life balance as someone who is hourly is fantastic, as long as you are not in a position for OT.
    Large company, so if you would like to move or look for opportunities it is there

    Cons

    PAY and benefits are well below the par that is expected.
    Lack of advancement within the site, more inclined to bring people from the outside.
    Lack of communication from senior team. It doesn't trickle down fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Grow your team members, don't stifle their potential by drowning them in too many projects.


  5. "I feel at home working here."

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    Current Employee - Order Picker in Columbus, OH (US)
    Current Employee - Order Picker in Columbus, OH (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They take associated opinions in consideration. They are very family oriented. They think outside the box

    Cons

    They may be too strict on production numbers in certain areas. They put production over safety

    Advice to Management

    Do the ground work before putting high expectations.


  6. "Meh, horrible turn over and bad management"

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    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I can't think of any... I was there for almost 5 years and it never seemed like company grew out of its "start up" phase. I enjoyed my time with some of my co workers

    Cons

    I was there for nearly 5 years and had 6 different managers and at times no interaction with those managers at all. No raise for my first two and half years (not even a chat about a promotion). I didn't have a manager to talk to and if I did they just started and didn't know what going on.

    Advice to Management

    Get your crap together and learn the strenghs of your employees and give them a 5 5 year plan.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Creative Department"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, energetic, tons of creative freedom, great people to work with, casual, great first job!

    Cons

    Low pay, staff/management tend to lack experienced and are very young, weak benefits, frugal company -- no budget, a lot of employees hired fresh out of school.

  8. "Marketing Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Analyst in Seattle, WA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Clear sense of goals and direction. People you work with are creative and fun. Upper management is very ambitious and willing to take risks. Ever since the merger with HSN/QVC management is becoming more aware that people are upset with benefits and compensation and making a proactive steps in finding solutions.

    Cons

    People are held to different expectations which creates an inconsistency with how people are rewarded for their accomplishments. No real direction in how you are supposed to progress through the company even though you accomplish as much as people higher than you in the org. Very weak with career development and not a lot of guidance to further your skill sets.


  9. "You get what you put in"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Studio Supervisor in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Studio Supervisor in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to go after creative process improvements and big ideas with leadership support. If you’re an activator who can work in ambiguity, this may be the place for you.

    Cons

    In such a fast-paced and high-production environment, it’s challenging to be innovative or fully test out efficiency-gaining projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep that open door policy, well, open.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Production Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Production Assistant in Seattle, WA (US)
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package, perks are awesome! Lots of room for growth in the company.

    Cons

    Pay could be a little more starting out.