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  • "We also get a lot of vacation time which is nice, as Zillow really cares about it's employee's Work/Life balance(in 92 reviews)

  • "You can't deny that Zillow has pretty great benefits(in 56 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Should have been better..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Coordinator in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zillow for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Snacks. Great benefits if you’re a FTE.

    Cons

    One of their main core values is to be transparent, “turn on the lights”, but my experience was quite the opposite. I was left in the dark, pitch black. Zero transparency. Being on contract you of course know there is a chance that it could end, but normally they give you notice a good time in advance... not three days. Now, not only did that occur, which honestly isn’t the issue at all, but the reasoning that was told...

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    Advice to Management

    Be supportive to all team members and train EFFICIENTLY and EFFECTIVELY! Offer guidance, positivity and growth! Live up and own the core values! Literally, “Own It” is a core value!

    Zillow2019-06-19

    Zillow Response

    June 24, 2019Chief People Officer

    Thank you for the work you did during your contract for Zillow. It is unfortunate that you didn’t feel like you had the direction and support you needed. I appreciate your review and if you would like to give me any more feedback on how we could have communicated our expectations ...

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with better people"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Amazing culture/environment, compensation and work life balance. They truly take care for their employees. Opportunity for advancement is there and executive management is on point.

    Cons

    You can get stuck with a territory or book of business that has a high level of churn due to not making quota, so don't expect an easy sale. If your direct manager is not a good fit for you to learn from you might be in a tough spot.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sacrifice employee management and development to press captured revenue.

    Zillow2019-04-22

    Zillow Response

    April 24, 2019Senior Director - Inside Sales, Seattle

    Thank you for taking the time to post this great review. I'm glad you enjoyed items like our culture and work/life balance while noticing that we truly do care about our people. I will take your advice to heart and focus on it. If you have any other comments, please feel free ...

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  3. Helpful (5)

    "was a good place"

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    Former Employee - Scientist 

    I worked at Zillow full-time

    Pros

    good work life balance, if that is the only thing you care

    Cons

    low tech level, not many strong people to learn from; political conflicts are becoming stronger and stronger

    Zillow2019-04-22

    Zillow Response

    May 22, 2019Chief Analytics Officer

    Thanks for your feedback and glad you found the work-life balance of our culture attractive. Would love to understand more about your experience here and where you found "low tech levels" and whether your sense was based on a specific project vs. something larger. Our science and ...

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "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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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture and work life balance

    Cons

    Some growing pains. Could use more headcount

    Zillow2019-02-28

    Zillow Response

    February 28, 2019CPO

    Thanks for your review - we are glad you are enjoying your experience at ZG! We definitely have growing pains, and when you are growing like we are expect them to continue. We do try to understand where we can relieve pressure so if you have thoughts we should consider please email ...

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  6. Helpful (11)

    "Awesome workplace - a lot of distractions though."

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

    I have been working at Zillow full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance, benefits, core values, opportunities for growth, communication,

    Cons

    Too much complaining from entitled co-workers..so many are just aren't focused on the work we are there to do but rather all of the SJW stuff happening.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the affinity networks, like other company's have started to do, they are encouraging separation and some groups are not all welcoming to those different than they are.

    Zillow2019-01-03

    Zillow Response

    January 3, 2019CPO

    Thanks for your review - we appreciate hearing your thoughts and I am glad you are having a positive experience at Zillow Group. The affinity networks are important to ZG and have become an vehicle for many of our employees to connect across our brands and offices. They have helped ...

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Best company I have ever worked for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ces in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I absolutely love Zillow and working for this company. The people here are amazing and the culture is great, as well as unbelievable health benefits. I love how there is a focus on ensuring employees have ample opportunity for growth, development and learning. We also get a lot of vacation time which is nice, as Zillow really cares about it's employee's Work/Life balance. I have every intention of staying and growing...

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    Cons

    I have nothing but positive things to say about this organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! :)

    Zillow2019-01-09

    Zillow Response

    January 17, 2019VP, Client Experience

    Thanks for this great review! You can help us keep improving Zillow by letting me or your manager know of any ideas or areas we can improve. Shoot me a note any time jrg@zillowgroup.com. -JR Gast, VP Client Experience

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Excelling in Inclusivity, Equity and Belonging"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zillow full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    A lot of companies give lip service when it comes to addressing inequities around sexuality, gender, and diversity in the workplace. Because we were so driven product wise for years it felt like maybe that is all Zillow will be; lip service. Last few years though I am inspired and impressed by the excellent work from C level down in advocating for inclusivity, equity and belonging for everyone. It is not easy work...

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    Cons

    Some in middle management, especially in sales and sales support, have not been as committed as some of our executives and individual contributors.

    Advice to Management

    Please keep on keeping on and be willing to work through the challenges that arise in addressing Equity, Belonging and Inclusivity.

    Zillow2018-11-19

    Zillow Response

    November 20, 2018CEO (Spencer Rascoff)

    Thank you for this fabulous review. We have definitely been making much more of an effort in this area over the last few years. We still have plenty of room for improvement, but I am proud of how far we've come. Thank you for the feedback!

  9. Helpful (7)

    "Too much office-politics in AI .org"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, free snakes; has opportunities to grow since AI at Zillow is still at early stage of development

    Cons

    Too much politics in AI: the ones with good relationship with senior management would get promoted regardless of their technical skills

    Advice to Management

    Hire better managers, especially the vps and sr directors. They can change the culture.

    Zillow2018-10-15

    Zillow Response

    October 22, 2018Chief Analytics Officer

    I am sorry to hear that you had an unpleasant experience in our AI team. I personally have overseen this team’s growth, and have helped many employees in our A.I. team, as well as within the larger Analytics group, become leaders in the company. My team and I strive to create a ...

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Premier agent sales executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Centennial, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World class organization with top flight compensation, employer paid health insurance, incredible management team, excellent work environment and fantastic work life balance. Massive amount of upward mobility. Incentives are endless for performing well. Consistent praise from peers and management.

    Cons

    They limit how much I can work

    Advice to Management

    Keep on changing the world of real estate

    Zillow2018-10-04

    Zillow Response

    October 4, 2018Senior Director, Premier Agent Sales

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate hearing that you feel we are delivering on your expectations of benefits, a work environment, and providing fantastic work-life balance! Thank you for being part of our ONE TEAM in Denver! Ann Sobil

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