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Zenefits Reviews

Updated 18 December, 2018
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Pros
  • "Fully-stocked kitchen with premium drinks like Kombucha" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Free food/ fully stocked kitchen, young and intelligent coworkers, office space was pleasant" (in 29 reviews)

Cons
  • "Awful manager/ employee communication No work/life balance" (in 57 reviews)

  • "Upper management makes a lot of promises they don't deliver on" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Awesome mission, great peers, fantastic leadership!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Jay is an incredibly transparent CEO, which is important to me in a leader. His standing desk is central and makes him very accessible; anyone can talk to him about the company or ask questions.
    - The vibe is incredibly progressive, inclusive, and makes coming to work really fun. We have meaningful discussions about hot topics to ensure we're ourselves actively improving our internal people management.
    - Learning and growth fostered and encouraged. I've moved into many different roles at Zenefits based on my interests, and have had unlimited personal and professional growth opportunities.

    I've been here for a long time and have seen management and the business change. I can say 100% these changes have been for the better and I LOVE working here now.

    Cons

    I would have said a month ago that it's difficult to keep up with the new faces as we hire new employees, but recently Zenefits started doing happy hours to welcome each new class and that's no longer an issue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency into company goals and obstacles!

    Zenefits Response

    24 Apr, 2018 – CPO

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review! We appreciate the positive feedback and are happy to have you on the team.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "sde"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zenefits full-time

    Pros

    best company in Vancouver, small and move fast

    Cons

    some cooperations with SF and India office, may be in different time zone

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Mismanagement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zenefits full-time

    Pros

    Good tech culture.
    People are really friendly

    Cons

    Vancouver management is totally pathetic.
    They are less competent than the younger engineers.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Good food and pay and nothing else"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vancouver, BC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good engineers
    Good work (sometimes)

    Cons

    Less empathy.
    Poor leadership.
    Less development and more maintenance.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Righting the Ship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant people
    Meaningful work
    Crazy opportunity to make a difference
    Autonomy and teamwork

    Cons

    Working to navigate out of some pretty PR rough waters/sins of the past
    Have a tendency to try to boil the ocean

    Advice to Management

    Gain and maintain focus on only as many projects as your teams can handle. remember that new initiatives need to be balanced with existing projects, maintenance and constant system improvements. In software there is rarely, if even a project that is one and done... maintenance, improvement and iteration never ends until its time to EOL.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Great place to work, nice people, but crappy food"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Zenefits full-time

    Pros

    Despite some bad article online, this is actually good place to work
    Great co-workers to work with
    Good product and i am happy that i can contribute
    The idea is great, and it is leading the industry
    better work-life balance than before

    Cons

    bad reputation caused by misleading article and news online
    management is a little weird
    the market is not good for its business now
    ironically, bad benefits for a hr-benefits company
    seriously, crappy food.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Not worth it"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zenefits (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free food. Standard compensation.

    Cons

    Subpar quality of engineering leadership. 90% of remaining engineers are from exactly same background. Basically everyone who is capable of getting a job somewhere else, has already left or looking to leave.

  8. "Nostalgia - It was challenging but worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Zenefits full-time

    Pros

    The product really was unique and revolutionary (if you can use that word in the HR and benefits space). There was an energy and passion that I hadn't yet encountered in other work environments and haven't encountered since.

    Cons

    The company grew too quickly and learned some hard lessons. Towards the end, it didn't really value its people. Your job always felt in jeopardy.


  9. "Account Executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great snacks if you have a sweet tooth!

    Cons

    Sales training could be much more structured

    Advice to Management

    listen to your employees


  10. "Good starter job"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zenefits full-time

    Pros

    Free food/ fully stocked kitchen, young and intelligent coworkers, office space was pleasant

    Cons

    Heavy workload, lots of change, little direction

    Zenefits Response

    11 Dec, 2018 – CPO

    Thanks for taking the time to write this review, as with most startup environments change is a prominent factor. As Zenefits scales and grows, the direction of the company may change but our core... More