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Zalando Reviews

Updated 31 Mar 2020

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3.4
64%
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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
288 Ratings
Pros
  • "The work life balance is great and I have never been pressured to work out of hours or weekends in my time here(in 43 reviews)

  • "Great work environment, people and culture(in 41 reviews)

Cons
  • "Gehalt eher am unteren Ende dessen, was(in 29 reviews)

  • "Low salary for the amount of work(in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Awesome company to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice pay Lots of opportunities to learn new stuff Zalando vouchers for employees

    Cons

    People-services team needs improvement. Be ready for ambiguity in salary due to incorrect tax class for first 3 months. Although the money deducted will get reimbursed in full after 3 months.

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    Zalando2020-02-04
  2. "Perfect Work-Life balance"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work Life balance - Stability - Great support for relocation

    Cons

    - It's a huge company, processes can be slow sometimes

    Zalando2020-03-29
  3. "CRM Senior Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Very agile and tech focus company

    Cons

    FAst changing which can be kontras or pros depending of point of view

    Zalando2020-03-25
  4. "Biggest mistake I've made in my career"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of nice colleagues, diversity, big budgets.

    Cons

    If you want to work in marketing, this is not the place for you. Zalando claim they want to be fresh and innovative yet do everything possible to keep the quo. The leadership lacks skills and / or knowledge, it's very long working hours with little output, very hierarchical and endless meetings and emails to discuss petty topics.

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    Zalando2020-03-31
  5. Helpful (1)

    "The department makes the difference"

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    Current Employee - Jr SEA Manager in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - lots of Benefits (discount code, free fruit + drinks, events + parties, ...) - company BVG ticket with an additional +10€ monthly - flexible working times, homeoffice (depends) + sabbatical option - nice offices and well equipped meeting rooms

    Cons

    - 360 degree evaluation: you need to grade your colleagues and are asked to mention good and bad points (you will need to take notes about how your colleagues succeed in their work and behaviour. that feels really weird and uncomfortable) - high fluctuation - unclear homeoffice rules (different departments, different rules) - depending on department: employees are fighting for their own career and not for the business - rather competitive than collegial behaviour - often problems in communication from management to employees - promotions are getting more and more unlikely

    Zalando2020-03-25
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Failed to deliver on promise..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Successful company with deep pockets. Nice office space. CEO's have strong vision about culture and how to work.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy. Too many layers of management - CEO's vision is diluted. Communications between HQ and Tech-Hubs are not optimal.

    Zalando2020-03-16
  7. "Cutting edge industry with really smart people"

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    Former Employee - Frontend Engineer in Berlin

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge industry with really smart people

    Cons

    Things change pretty quickly and the work schedule can be demanding.

    Zalando2020-03-03
  8. "Great place, slow but steady!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture and ambient; the relationship between teams is interesting; work peace is slow but steady.

    Cons

    The slow peace sometime can be problematic as projects can take more than half an year to lunch. Sometimes the management fails to communicate the vision with the whole company.

    Zalando2020-03-02
  9. "Good for a couple of years"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Office located in a nice area, several extra activities offered (german class, yoga, fitness, etc), continuous training...

    Cons

    Maximum raise per year is 10% of your salary with few exceptions. Very slow processes to collaborate with other teams. A lot of corporate bureaucracy...

    Zalando2020-02-29
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Poor leadership and politics"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Berlin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Zalando has fairly competitive pay for tech roles. You also get 40% discount on most items in the shop.

    Cons

    Poor leadership and lack of strategy. Very hierarchal and people just execute on what they think the higher-ups want without thinking about if it is a problem worth solving or the business impact. It is more important to look good, than to do good things. Very political and does not live their cultural values. Going through a huge change with a lack of leadership and strategy which leads to increased amounts of politics. Not a culture that favours high performance. Quality of talent is mediocre.

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    Zalando2020-03-10
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