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Updated Jun 18, 2019

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Zillow CEO Rich Barton
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16 Ratings
  1. Helpful (5)

    "Too corporate, not enough perks."

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    Former Employee - Full Stack Developer in Freehold, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High salary for the work being done.

    Cons

    Unpaid mandatory lunch Too many dudes in office(subjective) Not enough work to do! Non Apple computers Only 6 remote days per quarter , non negotable.

    Advice to Management

    Hire real developers and not copy+paste kind. It is extremely inappropriate to be asked to work on 3 month+ projects in the offseason, tell the CEO to look in the mirror when disciplining his colleagues.

    Zillow2019-05-14

    Zillow Response

    May 20, 2019VP & GM NY Brands

    I love the transparency that Glassdoor provides to both working and interviewing at our company, but we believe this review was meant for a different company, and although we appealed to Glassdoor directly, they would not remove this review. Almost every statement made in this review ...

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  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Centennial, CO
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Enjoyed the benefit and compensation. Free food, maternity and paternity leave, good health benefits, adoption benefits

    Cons

    Typical call center environment without much independence

    Zillow2019-04-10

    Zillow Response

    April 11, 2019Senior Director, Premier Agent Sales

    We always appreciate hearing from current and former employees, so thank you very much for taking the time to share. I couldn't agree more on the benefits ZG provides its employees, truly phenomenal and glad to hear you enjoyed those benefits! On your call center comment, we do ...

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  3. "Very Laid Back"

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      Current Employee - Market Analyst in Seattle, WA

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

      Pros

      No micro management. Get your work done and you'll be all good. Very cool startup culture.

      Cons

      Sometimes have to work weekends.

      Zillow2019-04-05

      Zillow Response

      April 9, 2019Chief Analytics Officer

      Hey, great to hear from a market analyst, our newest (and fastest growing) job family within Analytics. Glad to hear you're enjoying the work and the overall culture and environment. As you've probably heard me say directly, I'm excited about the work of our pricing team in making ...

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    • "World Class Data Team"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      -Data Services team is tackling exciting and challenging problems. -Amazing co-workers -Great leadership and vision for real estate

      Cons

      -Satellite offices can sometimes feel isolated from HQ in Seattle

      Zillow2019-04-03

      Zillow Response

      April 9, 2019CTO

      Our data teams are so critical to our products and company success. Thanks for your efforts in building these systems, working with our teams in our Irvine office. We value all our teams and are excited about the work happening all around the company. We continue our efforts to have ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Working at Zillow was life changing."

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      Former Employee - Site Operations Manager in Seattle, WA
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Zillow full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Executive leadership has proven results with past companies, they are now building on their passion and have a laser focus with willingness to pivot at a moments notice.

      Cons

      Culture. First, as with all companies the culture is dictated by the group you work with and the leadership guiding it. The production IT organization was always broken and never got the leadership and support it needed to grow into a first class organization like most other departments. Second, Zillow's focus on belonging as an employee has jumped the shark, if you want to work at a company that is trying to be...

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      Advice to Management

      Make no changes. You attract and retain the talent which you want to further your mission.

      Zillow2019-04-10

      Zillow Response

      April 15, 2019SVP, Technolgy

      Thank you for your feedback on your time at Zillow Group, as you state in your Pros it is an exciting time here at ZG. The Production Operations organization has the challenging role of helping to ensure the availability of Zillow services and, as you stated, required investment ...

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    • "Stable Company, Challenging projects"

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      Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Irvine, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Cutting edge technology. Great work-life balance. Good Perks. Catered lunch on Fridays. Diversity! "Build your own idea" week events. If people aren't satisfied with something, they listen, discuss, and take necessary action.

      Cons

      Not very many cons, at least not in my first year of employment. Zillow is a medium-sized, fast-growing company. You may find some cross-office communication problems as the company doesn't follow a `remote-first` approach.

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up with the great work, you guys are awesome! Maybe start considering more approaches to improve communication and hiring of distributed teams. You may be able to hire great talents if you consider allowing them to work from home in different cities.

      Zillow2019-03-26

      Zillow Response

      April 9, 2019CTO

      Thanks for your feedback and great having you at Zillow Group. I appreciate your comments about improving communication and hiring of distributed teams. As we grow, we need to continue to look at options to hire great people, and distributed teams is something we are utilizing more ...

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    • Helpful (12)

      "Churn and burn tactic"

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      Current Employee - Sales Executive in Irvine, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Kitchen snacks and peoples reactions when you tell them you work for Zillow.

      Cons

      No job security. High turnover. If you miss your quota for 3 months you are fired no questions asked. Quota is $8,000 per month which is extremely difficult since majority of real estate agents have already been burned by the product you’re trying to sell. It’s an extremely difficult and expensive sale to make and very hard quota to hit. Managers play favorites and will give leads to sales executives they are close with....

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      Advice to Management

      Stop the churn and burn tactics. Hire better managers.

      Zillow2019-03-22

      Zillow Response

      March 28, 2019Senior Director of Sales

      Thank you for taking the time to write your review. The Sales Executive role can be a challenging role and success within the role is performance-based. Much like any performance-based role, the Sales Executive position carries a quota designed to drive a compelling financial opportunity, ...

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    • Helpful (9)

      "PA sales is like high school, but 50 times more dramatic and stressful"

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

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

      Pros

      -Unlimited snacks and drinks -Good health benefits -Nice offices -Catered lunches on occasion -Lit if you work anywhere but PA Sales

      Cons

      Where to begin... -Management is 90% male. The women who are managers are extremely uptight due to having to compete with men. -Yearly merit is a joke and borderline insulting...I out performed peers and got a lower raise than they did. It all comes down to favoritism and possibly gender. -Rules are extremely bendable if you’re a favorite. If your manager doesn’t have a particular like or dislike for you, you might...

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      Advice to Management

      Cons continued because there’s a character limit... -Wanting to move positions laterally? You’re probably not good enough even though, according to paper, you’re a solid candidate. They don’t have the same standards company wide. For example; Irvine: moving from SE to BC can be done at any time apparently (several employees who missed quota and didn’t work the SE position for a year were moved to BC). Lately you have...

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      Zillow2019-04-19

      Zillow Response

      April 24, 2019SVP Premier Agent

      I’m disappointed to hear how unhappy you were at Zillow Group. As the leader of the Premier Agent business (and also a woman) the issues you raise are of great importance to the company, but also to me personally. As you know, one of our Core Values is Include & Empower. It is ...

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    • Helpful (8)

      "Great benefits and company perks but soul sucking-work."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend

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

      Pros

      You can't deny that Zillow has pretty great benefits. The best health and vision insurance I've had to date. An office with amazing views of the Puget Sound and plentiful rotating snacks.

      Cons

      I can't speak for other roles or departments in the company, but if you enjoy being micromanaged and don't mind making 100+ dials a day to people who are sick of being called by Zillow then you can make some decent money. Although you'll most likely end up getting a percentage taken out of your future commission check when clients don't fulfill their contract and cancel because they're unhappy with the product.

      Zillow2019-03-07

      Zillow Response

      March 11, 2019Senior Director - Inside Sales, Seattle

      Thank you for taking the time to post this review. I'm glad you enjoyed the benefits and other items we provide. I appreciate your feedback regarding our sales team and what it takes to be successful. Feel free to reach out to me if there's anything else you'd like to ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Great company to work for, unless you're in the IT Org"

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      Former Employee - Security in Seattle, WA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

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

      Pros

      Snacks, good healthcare, diversity and inclusion, LGBT awareness, equity, "unlimited PTO" if your manager likes you.

      Cons

      There is ZERO career development in the Zillow IT org, most particularly in the Security space. The company claims to take security seriously, but doesn't anywhere anymore except on paper. The team has had massive turn over in the past six months. (Which isn't surprising if you consider the level of management turnover in the IT org as a whole.) The annual review system is broken. You can get zero compensation raise...

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      Advice to Management

      No advice. We both know who the problem is. Don't @ me.

      Zillow2019-03-20

      Zillow Response

      April 3, 2019SVP, Technolgy

      Thank you for your feedback on Zillow Group and the Security team, I agree with the Pros you mention above. I will note that while we do not cap our time off, we expect all team members to exercise strong ownership and judgment when taking time away. In 2018 the Security team ...

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