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Extremely transparent. Dynamic working culture.

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

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

Pros

The working atmosphere is is good. Colleagues are willing to help.
Flat management hierarchy. Manager are supportive.

Cons

There are still some old technology in use (but quickly being replaced by new technology)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More technology learning sessions

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great long-term opportunity and solid meritocracy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at Wayfair full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Finally back to massive growth mode after the re-branding
    - Growing, dynamic industry
    - Fast pace
    - Tons of responsibility and autonomy
    - Salaries competitive with local market
    - Equity/stock for everyone

    Cons

    - Limited formal learning and development programs
    You have to fish around for good mentors (in addition to your immediate manager) and really need to drive your own career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in people. You’ve made good strides the last few years but have a ways to go. Get a real learning and development team in place. Also, while most departments now earn market rate compensation and enjoy great benefits, weed out the pockets in the org where comp is still low relative to market. If you can’t afford to, then move those jobs out of Boston to somewhere where cost-of-living is lower.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    So boring, I quit

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

    I worked at Wayfair full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    I met some cool people there. I liked the book club. The HR department was top notch.

    Cons

    Nearly all tasks are isolated short tasks. Working at Wayfair is to software engineering what working in a factory is to architecture. Think about that.

    The company's highest level likes to think of Wayfair as a "meritocracy", but anyone that understands hierarchy and power knows that meritocracies cannot exist. Power, no matter how it is acquired, begets power and thus all meritocracies instantly degenerate into power based hierarchies, where merit no longer plays a role. Wayfair is no different.

    The software code-base is a mess. Things are badly organized because the top guy worked that way when it is was a tiny company and he doesn't seem to comprehend that what works for him does not work for everyone, even programmers that are better than he is.

    Anyway, I soon came to realize that sleeping at my desk was the most likely future before me, so I quit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of all of your managers and hire professionals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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