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Helpful (3)

Great Experience but Underpaid

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at Wayfair full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Young company that maintains its start up feel.

Cons

Salaries are not competitive for amount of responsibility.

Advice to Management

Put in place a career trajectory based on targeted goals.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Very strong company to work for-one of the best in the Boston area!

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Wayfair full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with incredibly bright and talented people. Company is on track for an IPO and everyone receives equity grants. Great work-life balance, as evidenced by awards. Open culture, with an emphasis on performance, not politics.

    Cons

    Some people are not fans of the open office setting.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to figure out how to maintain Wayfair's culture/values as the business matures and continues to grow.

  2. Helpful (7)

    Great people, short term goals, no career growth, peanuts for salaries

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Junior Software Engineer in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Wayfair full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - People are fun and very helpful
    - Great location
    - Growing industry

    Cons

    Wayfair spends a lot of effort and resources trying to hire the best engineers but they take no interest in the ones who already work at Wayfair. The business teams have way too much say in the reviews (how a person with a communication background can review the performance of an engineer is a mystery to me) and have no understanding of how much effort, time or learning it takes to write a piece of code. After an engineer builds something, chances are they wont ever use it- because they would have changed their "top priority" by then.

    The company's vision is very short-term and they rely heavily on patchwork-solutions to push through every quarter. That said, there a teams within Wayfair that have great managers who truly care about the engineers and set long term goals and career paths.

    Lastly the ridiculous salaries- the company is located in downtown Boston, which means living costs are high. I'm not sure how the management expects the employees to live on Wayfair-salaries. A lot of the engineers burn out very quickly given the heavy work load, depending on which team you work for.

    Wayfair is a great stepping stone where you can have fun and make great friends, but not a great career option.

    Advice to Management

    - Pay your employees like they are real people
    - Have a short term and long term plan. No, saying you want to be the best online company in the world doesn't exactly count.
    - Wayfair has been around for 10+ years, and is NOT a startup anymore. Please start acting like its a real company.

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