Zenefits Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated Jun 23, 2020

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  • "Great people, amazing opportunities, free food(in 34 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Mediocre Company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Zenefits full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coworkers, kegs in office, good environment

    Cons

    Long hours, bad management, stressful, no leadership

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Zenefits"

    3.0
    Current Employee - CSM 

    I have been working at Zenefits full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience for early CSM.

    Cons

    Long hours and low compensation.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fast Growing"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Broker in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zenefits full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of upward mobility. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours can sometimes be a downer.

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  4. Helpful (11)

    "Huge Promise but Fell Tragically Flat"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great sense of purpose and a noble cause (theoretically at least). - Overall, the people were great.

    Cons

    - Leadership is inconsistent and made game-changing decisions seemingly without due diligence or a solid understanding of the likely impacts. - The pay and perks didn't justify the long hours and the terrible work/life balance. - High internal turnover meant that you were always scrambling to plug a gap or take up someone else's work that was just left hanging. - Morale is very low for largely avoidable reasons. - I have very little confidence that the recent layoffs and change in direction were made in the best interests of clients, employees, or even the company as a whole. The whole thing smacks of a "cash out for whatever we can" mentality. This is at the expense of years of hard work (I'm taking 14 hour days) by hundreds of people. Just a pretty sorry spectacle overall.

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    Zenefits Response

    April 17, 2017CPO

    Thanks for the feedback. As difficult as the February layoff was, it created years of runway during which we can build out or all-in-one HR platform, expand our ecosystem, improve our go-to-market, and increase our operational efficiency. We have a new CEO, Jay Fulcher, with deep experience as a CEO in HCM.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Zenefits review of account coordinator"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Zenefits full-time

    Pros

    Great office space location Snacks Company outings/happy hours

    Cons

    Lots of turnover Long hours Lack of structure

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  6. Helpful (4)

    "Specialist"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Zenefits

    Pros

    Free food and endless avocados

    Cons

    High expectations and long hours. No work life balance

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  7. "Account Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Zenefits

    Pros

    Great Experience! and wonderful people to work with.

    Cons

    You have to work long hours to get all your work done. This can stressful.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Zenefits 12.02.2016"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Tempe, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers, energetic workplace, free food, and a nice office.

    Cons

    Siloed departments, poor middle management, long hours, and high stress.

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  9. "Fast-paced and exciting place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Wonderful coworkers! Everyone here is hard working, motivated, genuine, intelligent, and willing to help. Plus, the leadership is great. - We are creating a very exciting and revolutionary technology that truly impacts small businesses in a positive way. Having a real impact on people is very rewarding and makes work fun. - The office has great perks. Food, beverages, games, etc. Very nice additions! Also, the office is located is a great location in SoMa. - It seems like employees are excited to be here and be part of something amazing. - LOVE the fast-paced environment where change can happen quickly. This is great because it makes us extremely dynamic and agile. In summary, I have been with this company for nearly 2 years now through ups and downs. I wouldn't change it for anything. Zenefits is a great place to work and has provided me opportunities to advance my career. My coworkers are part of what make this such a great place to work.

    Cons

    - Long hours during busy times. (But that is going to happen at any company)

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  10. Helpful (2)

    "Hottest start up now became an horrible place to work at"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Zenefits

    Pros

    Good snacks People were smart and hardworking

    Cons

    Management was in chaos Micro management style, your manager ping you every 30 mins in late night just asking updates Work life balance does not exist, expect you to work long hours Finger pointing environment Buggy software

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