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Zalando Reviews

Updated Aug 18, 2019

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Zalando CEO Robert Gentz
Robert Gentz
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  • "Gehalt eher am unteren Ende dessen, was(in 28 reviews)

  • "Salaries in commercial roles are not great for German standards(in 17 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (7)

    "Very diverse and challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing People and Culture, very diverse, chance to work with people from all around world and from very different companies. Nice perks, a lot of events, meetups, celebrating diversity.

    Cons

    Too many organisational changes in a very short time

    Zalando2019-06-14
  2. "Nice feeling - workflow"

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    Former Employee - Online Marketing in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people, good flow, healthy environment

    Cons

    nothing to say over this

    Zalando2019-08-16
  3. "Great company - good culture, people and support"

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    Current Employee - HR operations specialist in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of great people. I have a great team, lead and skip lead. The management is supportive of new ideas and initiatives and there is a culture of trust. If you are willing to take control of your development there are lots of opportunities out there, you just need to seek them out.

    Cons

    The job grading system is quite rigid. I didn't realise when I joined how much it meant. If you're lucky you can come in at a higher grade, but it's much harder to change it when you're already employed. Being such a big company it can be difficult to make changes to processes, but there is definitely room for it and it is supported if you are motivated enough.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more money on social events for your people. There should be more than just one company wide party a year. These things build moral, bring people together and make people feel valued.

    Zalando2019-08-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Probably the best tech company to work in Berlin"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best part of working at Zalando is that you can do that in your own pace. Want to work 9-to-5, never do overtime nor touch your computer at home? Fine. Want to work on evenings, weekends, way more than they asked you for and assemble a collection of raises, bonuses and promotions? That's fine as well!

    Cons

    The company is too big and became too corporate in the previous ~2 years. Sometimes it's hard to know who is the boss of your boss, of your boss (and this person has a boss too!). Also, the quality of your work-life will be completely dependent on the team you are assigned too. Have a bad lead or toxic colleagues? Your life will be miserable and they won't be fired. The good thing is that the internal hiring pool is...

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    Advice to Management

    Please, pay attention to the people who are literally giving years of their life to help the company succeed and value them properly. Sometimes people who came from the outside, who have no history with the company, are praised and the ones already there feel so mistreated that they have to leave.

    Zalando2019-08-01
  5. "Assistant Merchandise Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    If motivated, good career prospects, but lack of leadership

    Cons

    Workload does not match the salary, one needs to always prove take on tasks that are of higher level Processes are not aligned throughout the company, every departments works differently

    Zalando2019-08-08
  6. "Its grand"

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    Current Employee - Machine Learning Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good code tech stack and nice enviornment

    Cons

    Difficult to align work across multiple small teams

    Zalando2019-07-19
  7. "Never stops changing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    good salaries, people can take over responsibility as many things are still changing, good career opportunities due to the size of the company

    Cons

    felt slow in decision making, also due to the size, more participation would be appreciated, change is good, but people need time to recover and adapt

    Advice to Management

    Work on leadership in order to ensure that you keep the talents and make non performers leave.

    Zalando2019-07-18
  8. "Nice Company but Unfair Pay Differences"

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    Current Employee - Buying Administrative Assistant in Berlin
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good discount, competitive salary for Berlin, good team events and nice campus

    Cons

    Internal feedback is not great, the new category operation set up is not run properly and makes teams demotivated

    Zalando2019-07-31
  9. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Diversity of teams and people to work with

    Cons

    Could use more structure

    Zalando2019-07-31
  10. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior QM Manager in Berlin
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - amazing culture - multi cultural environment - self-development opportunities

    Cons

    - flat hierarchy - inexperienced people in some departments - silo approach

    Zalando2019-07-15
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