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Zillow Software Engineer Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2019

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  1. "Great place for real estate work!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zillow for less than a year

    Pros

    Always something for everyone, really friendly work environment, amazing benefits

    Cons

    - If you don't love real estate, work can be kind of boring

    Zillow2019-04-22

    Zillow Response

    April 30, 2019CTO

    Thanks for sharing your experience with Zillow Group. I am happy you joined us through our internship program. If you have other feedback, we'd love to hear it. You can talk with your manager, VP in your department, and I am always interested in hearing feedback and ideas directly. ...

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  2. "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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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good company but not challenging"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wlb is awesome. People are very friendly and downtown location is good. Company is expanding quickly into new areas and growth is amazing.

    Cons

    As some others have mentioned that compensation is a bit lacking though not too much. My major gripe is that work is not very challenging. It is tedious and needs you to think about how people will use it best but from a purely engineering perspective it is not hard and doesn't meet the rigor that you expect. And you can argue that you should engineer what people want to use but sometimes I feel my skills are underutilized...

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    Zillow2018-07-17

    Zillow Response

    July 30, 2018CTO

    Thank you for your feedback. We have a lot of interesting and challenging work going on in all our teams. Of course, at any time, and depending on the team, there is a balance of various types of investment in new features and technologies as well as maintenance on existing systems. ...

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    "Amazing company to work for!"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great company culture, every employee feels valued and included in all aspects! - A very down-to-earth CEO, who makes it a point to take time out to send wishes on work anniversary, congratulate on achieving deliverables, etc. #greatleadership - Individual career development is taken very seriously -Great work-life balance -Amazing benefits

    Cons

    Not very many cons, at least not in my first year of employment and I am hoping it would not be any different going forward too!

    Advice to Management

    Zillow Group's culture and core values definitely makes it a unique company to work for - Keep the culture and core values!

    Zillow2018-06-01

    Zillow Response

    June 8, 2018CTO

    Thank you for your comments and I am so glad you are having a great experience at the company. I hope you continue to find it a place where there are great products to build, opportunities to grow your career, working with awesome people and an engaging culture. If you ever have other ...

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  5. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging and fun Management cares and team members are supportive Interview process was fast and feedback was also prompt Respect the company

    Cons

    Too much free food jk It's hard to think of cons it's a great place to work I wish parking was better but what can you expect from downtown? Flexible work options such as working from home would be great

    Zillow2018-05-08

    Zillow Response

    May 16, 2018CTO

    Thank you for your comments and I am glad you are enjoying your experience as part of the Zillow Group team. We care so much about creating and growing an engaging, challenging and fun environment, and I am pleased that you are experiencing that too. We are spoiled with a great workspace ...

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    "Management Cares"

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

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

    Pros

    The biggest thing that sets Zillow apart from other places I've worked and from where many of my friends work is the people. Zillow has a very open and friendly environment that encourages collaboration and growth. It isn't just your coworkers though. Management from your direct management to group managers and even VPs are invested in you personally. They care about what your working on. They care about what you want...

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    Cons

    Zillow is a medium sized, fast growing company. That means it has all the medium sized company problems. Frequent team reorganizations, cross office communication problems, growing pains from trying to rapidly leave old crufty systems. Not bogged down by bureaucracy yet, but definitely infected with some old code.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Push harder on prexit (getting out of old code).

    Zillow2017-12-11

    Zillow Response

    December 11, 2017CEO (Spencer Rascoff)

    awesome, thank you for the great feedback yes, prexit can't come soon enough!! paying down tech debt as we go is an important principle, as evidenced by our velocity team and the "velociteers" model that we have. it's not perfect, but it's definitely better than most companies' ...

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, growing well"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depends on your team. Some teams are using very new technologies. Work life balance is awesome.

    Cons

    Management is sometimes a bit loose. Need better tech leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Need to hire better tech leaders.

    Zillow2017-12-06

    Zillow Response

    December 11, 2017CTO

    Thank you for your feedback. All Product teams are moving to newer technologies, some faster than others depending on their history and feature project priorities. Good progress on building more independent services, better monitoring and more automation. If you have concerns about ...

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    "Great company, treats employees with respect"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zillow is already one of the best tech companies you can work for, and they are always striving to be even better. They treat their employees like responsible adults (discretionary time off, rare after hours work, etc). Zillow is also great because it allows you to grow your career the way that you want to; you aren't forced to take a management role to progress.

    Cons

    Some of the release / engineering processes can be frustrating. Also, I disagree with the way they've historically chosen development managers. That being said, that's another area where I think Zillow is trying to improve.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your strongest developers to management roles. Their technical skills are needed and they usually make poor managers.

    Zillow2017-07-14

    Zillow Response

    July 14, 2017CTO

    Thank you for your comments and feedback. I am glad you are enjoying working at Zillow and experiencing many of the things that make Zillow Group a great place to work and built a career. I agree that we have more we need to do to make the release and development processes more efficient ...

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    "Great people, great culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I have worked with so far are the best and the brightest I've ever met. Zillow stays true to itself and employees by hiring the best, and providing a great environment to do their best.

    Cons

    Its often cloudy for some or all of the day in Seattle.

    Zillow2017-03-09

    Zillow Response

    April 11, 2017CTO

    Thanks for the feedback and being a part of this great engineering team. If along the way, you see things that could be done better, please don't hesitate to bring it up with your manager, peers and me. - David Beitel, CTO Zillow Group

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Dream job!"

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

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

    Pros

    When you give your very best you to Zillow, they give their best right back at you. The management team listens and pays close attention to what you have to offer, to see how they can help provide support and encouragement, to grow within the company. The doors are always open! Everyone works hard to collaborate on building the best user experience that we can but we also taking time out to play a few rounds of ping-pong...

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    Cons

    Just that all of my friends are jealous!

    Advice to Management

    Know that you are appreciated, thank you!

    Zillow2017-02-25

    Zillow Response

    March 13, 2017CEO (Spencer Rascoff)

    Thank you for this awesome review. Made my day. :)

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