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zulily Reviews

Updated 22 Jan 2020

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2.5
32%
Recommend to a Friend
55%
Approve of CEO
zulily President Jeff Yurcisin
Jeff Yurcisin
65 Ratings
Pros
  • "fast paced, and easy to make changes(in 49 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with and fun company(in 49 reviews)

Cons
  • "You are expected to work 7 days a week, terrible work life balance(in 57 reviews)

  • "Low pay compared to industry standards for location(in 50 reviews)

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  1. "Drank the cool aid"

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    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!

    zulily2018-09-20
  2. "Uk Management ruined the place!"

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

    I worked at zulily

    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

    zulily2016-03-29
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Turbulent"

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    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.

    zulily2014-06-15
  4. "Good part time job for college students"

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate Picker in Sparks, NV
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at zulily part-time

    Pros

    They have weekend shift sat and Sunday. Decent.

    Cons

    Far commute and not enough hours in winter.

    zulily2020-01-23
  5. "Good culture, bad pay"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people are great, very tight knit community.

    Cons

    The pay isn’t enough to cover the cost of living.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees enough to live, at the very least. Value the people.

    zulily2020-01-19
  6. "Fun, fast paced environment with room to grow"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -always something new happening -fun environment which prompts creativity -lots of room for advancement -great benefits

    Cons

    -long hours -can be unorganized at times

    zulily2020-01-17
  7. "They okay"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Lockbourne, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at zulily full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Co workers and benefits are okay.

    Cons

    Management can be a little too shady.

    zulily2019-12-23
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Homelessness might be a better choice..."

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    Former Employee - Assistant Buyer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are looking to get tons of experience working in a toxic work environment, this is absolutely the place for you. There are work from home days offered to full-time employees, but based on your team, as in your “manager” and “VP”, those can be taken away at any moment. They're used as a tool to try and get employees to work massive amounts of overtime. The benefits of WFH? You can use your free time to apply for other jobs. That's how most of us who left, got to here, and can now finally write these genuine and completely factual reviews. The only is getting a front row seat to see how a company digs their own grave. From “leadership” placing blame on others to get ahead, and do whatever it takes to save themselves; to a work environment that used fear to generate results…This company is the perfect example of how to fail in the tech world. But most of all, you’ll learn your worth. You’ll be thankful because you survived, and got here to tell the tale.

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    Cons

    Where to start..... The work environment was one where managers took credit for their assistants work, used intimidations to get employees to get projects done as quickly as possible, and allowed others to pester and tormenter others into doing tasks that were almost impossible to complete. There were complaints to upper management, on multiple occasions in regards to the mistreatment of others. There was massive amounts of employees who were mistreated and disrespected on a regular basis. The workload was absolutely insane. It’s instilled in us that to get promoted, you have to prove this by working a minimum of 60 hours a week. Most assistants are shuffled from team to team, and told they’ll be promoted, and each move is dressed up as a new exciting opportunity, when in reality, it only will add stress and probably get you no where further to moving up. From each team, there is a different list of new things expectations, new tasks to accomplish to prove myself. It became clear that most assistants are strung along, given false hope and promises. Some figured this out sooner, others aren’t so lucky and figure it out much later. All in all, this is the worst company you could ever worked for. The high-stress and chaotic work atmosphere, lack of transparency from “leaders” who have no idea what they’re doing, insane workload, the extremely low pay for the amount of work being produced, horrible benefits, toxic work environment, and tyrant mentality, made the decision to leave this horrific company an easy choice.

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    Advice to Management

    None. Every single person in a leadership role is on a power trip. No need to waste my thoughtful words on them.

    zulily2020-01-10
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Toxic Leadership"

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

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

    Pros

    None that come to mind.

    Cons

    1. Self-serving snakes for managers. 2. Employees are stifled by a dictatorship. 3 .Managers hoard information. 4. Managers are MIA. 5. Co-workers display destructive and counterproductive behaviors. 6. Absenteeism, lack of contribution, and turnover are on the rise. 7. Unethical behaviors such as theft, fraud, and workplace sabotage. 8. The health of employees is going downhill.

    Advice to Management

    You need to remove your SVP's and get new ones and change the culture in your company.

    zulily2020-01-10
  10. "don't even consider working at zulily"

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    Former Employee - Agent's Assistant in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    there are zero pros worth noting as an assistant buyer

    Cons

    terrible environment, redundant work, no clear workable visions for the future, bad business also meant constantly being blamed since merchandise was the backbone of the company. you're also on call 24/7 since the events are live. spoke up about the negativity in the workplace and was ostracized. benefits were terrible and pay was even worse.

    zulily2020-01-10
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