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    "Best tech company in Seattle, hands down"

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

    I have been working at Zillow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There is fantastic leadership from the founders and the C-level executives. I have faith they are making the right decisions. It is great that our company is still controlled by the founders even though we are public. We never ever do anything just to make the quarter. We are doing really cool stuff to transform a fascinating industry, and there is a ton of runway ahead of us. We have lots of resources to support great...

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    Cons

    Pay outside of the tech team is not competitive, and even tech has trouble competing. Resource allocation across the company is imperfect for new and for existing headcount. Sometimes we think that communicating a lot is the same as being transparent. It can be hard to get stuff done if you aren't located in Seattle.

    Advice to Management

    Make companywide communications more balanced, sharing not only the good news but also the challenges we are facing. Find a way to get the Zillow tech org to be even more open to / more likely to seek out new ideas for product, process, org. Please switch to organic milk. RGBH is scary stuff!

    Zillow2015-09-18

    Zillow Response

    September 23, 2015

    Thank you for the detailed feedback and review! We really appreciate the transparency and specifics. I'm thrilled you are overall happy here, but I will look into addressing some of your concerns. - Amy (COO)

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    "Great place to work, improvements needed on comp side of things"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Consultant in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Benefits and perks were second to none - Travel regularly - ZG Week

    Cons

    -The majority of teammates did not understand how comp worked or how much $ they were going to make in a given quarter. In the time I worked there, the comp structure changed once per quarter - Little career growth opportunity - Unrealistic quotas set by individuals with very little to no experience setting a quota or participating in an IC sales role

    Advice to Management

    Hire an outside consulting company with experience in Sales enablement /quota planning

    Zillow2019-07-15

    Zillow Response

    July 16, 2019Senior Director, Premier Agent Sales

    Thank you for taking the time to write your review. It’s great to read you had a very positive experience and appreciated your benefits and travel. Regarding career growth opportunity, we now have in place a new performance management tool, which involves a dialogue between the ...

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    "Zillow Changed My Life"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Consultant in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zillow hires the absolute brightest people on the planet. You will be surrounded by these people day and in and day out, challenging you, helping you grow and making you a better professional and person. I'm incredibly happy to have had the opportunity to work among such an exceptional group of people. Due to the highly selective nature of who they hire, the culture is by far one of the best in the world. It's not...

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    Cons

    The only con that I personally encountered was the difficulty to fall into a solidified team who is seeking a new leader. The opportunities were there, but the idea of bringing an outsider into a solidified team who needed new ideas and change, was scary. Past experience aside, It'd be great to constantly push to innovate, build and bring new blood in to an already established team. This will ensure innovation always...

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    Advice to Management

    Continue seeking out the best candidates for leadership positions that don't always have every box checked off. The best leaders may not always be the most qualified compared to their peers on paper. But, reviewing their history across their entire performance history at ZG, alongside numerous internal referrals should help in giving the thumbs up to shake things up.

    Zillow2019-06-28

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