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Zalando Reviews

Updated 17 March, 2019
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  • "Low salary for the amount of work" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Radical Agility is Radical Chaos and I have to write cons here because they are apparently very important" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Research Enginner"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really good work-life balance.
    Great development opportunities
    Great working environment
    Great state-of-the-art tech stack
    Great and ambitious goals
    Great inclusive culture

    Cons

    Team focus shifted pretty often, need to be flexible for adjustment.
    Sometimes could be very difficult to see the impact of your daily work due to the size of the company.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Corporation with a semblance of start-up culture"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Huge microservice universe with so many different stacks to choose from.
    - If you prove yourself as worth keeping, the possibilities to move around the company (horizontally and vertically) are endless.

    Cons

    - Middle management barely know what they're doing.
    - Not very diverse when it comes to engineering.

  3. "copy writer"

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    Former Employee - coprywriter in Berlin (Germany)
    Former Employee - coprywriter in Berlin (Germany)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zalando full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good possibility of career upgrade

    Cons

    after a while you stop to learn

    Advice to Management

    More autonomy


  4. "Ok but nothing special"

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

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Good atmosphere, nice perks, and nice people

    Cons

    no career development, unclear management


  5. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment .

    Cons

    Too much of discussion
    playing too safe , not ready to take risk and bold steps


  6. "Great learning opportunities for starters, salaries for starters need to be improved"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist in Berlin (Germany)
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    innovative
    great colleagues
    great learning and development opportunities

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive for starting postions


  7. "It's not a bad place to work really"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Strong focus on work-life balance
    Great people

    Cons

    There appears to be little focus on developing staff
    Salaries appear to be low across the board and management don't appear interested in improving this
    Very disorganised

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Berlin (Germany)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fair payment, nice colleguaes, everything is changing very fast.

    Cons

    If you work well you will not be promoted to any lead position.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great tech company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    Room to learn, great community, very international teams, open culture, always trying to improve the Organisation

    Cons

    Offices not in Berlin are not part of the culture
    Minimal payment raises over time
    Culture heavily depends on the team itself

    Zalando Response

    21 Feb, 2019

    Thank you so much for your review and sharing your experience with the community!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Zalando"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Zalando full-time

    Pros

    flexible hours, great technologies, international environment

    Cons

    maintaining jobs, low salary than average