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  • 69 Mitarbeiter sagen

    Sehr gut (30)
    43.478260869565%
    Gut (13)
    18.840579710145%
    Befriedigend (12)
    17.391304347826%
    Genügend (14)
    20.289855072464%
    3,34
  • 35 Bewerber sagen

    Sehr gut (14)
    40%
    Gut (3)
    8.5714285714286%
    Befriedigend (9)
    25.714285714286%
    Genügend (9)
    25.714285714286%
    3,14
  • 0 Azubis sagen

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    0%
    Befriedigend (0)
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    0,00

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wayfair Erfahrungsberichte

Bewertungen - Was Mitarbeiter sagen

3,34 Mitarbeiter
3,14 Bewerber
0,00 Azubis
  • 22.Mai 2018
  • Mitarbeiter

Arbeitsatmosphäre

Worst and most stressful work environment I ever had. Very unmotivated colleagues, no integration at all, very bad IT practices

Vorgesetztenverhalten

Very weak manager performance, passive and not engaging

Kollegenzusammenhalt

There was no team. Only a bunch of dudes sitting close to each other. Rarely somebody had will to help, the impression was "it's your problem, not mine". But there are quite often team events.

Interessante Aufgaben

The tasks were fine, but the code quality was the sketch from hell. They reinvent the wheel building their own tooling, but with worse performance and UX. And guess who has to maintain that

Kommunikation

First work day: 1400 emails at my inbox in..... OUTLOOK
Seriously??

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

The older colleagues were already unmotivated and didn't care about what they were doing or where it was going, neither for the quality.

Karriere / Weiterbildung

The company is growing and pumping a lot of money on its European division to expand fast, so if you got the skills you might step up pretty easy

Gehalt / Sozialleistungen

The compensation was excellent. A good salary with an amazing shares bonus, with team event every two months and a few benefits like gym discount and pre-made meal packs (claimed to be fit/healthy but not really). That's a big win and super attractive, but after my life became hell coming home depressed every single day for a month, I decided it was not really worth

Arbeitsbedingungen

Quite decorated office, but not really functional. Just returned furniture put together. Not a cozy environment, bunches of people in the same room with very noisy environment. Also, an office without windows, are you kidding me?

Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein

There's only a simple "we do some charity" thing, but just to look cool

Work-Life-Balance

There's so much overhead from communication, that if you want to achieve something for the day, it needs at least 30 hours.

Image

Funny how my colleagues used to complain so much about the systems and quality, but still keep going on and faking it when superiors asked about. Maybe that explains a lot about the team atmosphere

Verbesserungsvorschläge

  • I don't even know where to start from.... just push the reset button and cut at least half of the bureaucracy

Pro

The compensation is exactly what I looked for, but the work environment just made me change my mind about what's really important in life

Contra

The systems UX, code quality, spiteful colleagues

Arbeitsatmosphäre
1,00
Vorgesetztenverhalten
1,00
Kollegenzusammenhalt
2,00
Interessante Aufgaben
3,00
Kommunikation
1,00
Gleichberechtigung
4,00
Umgang mit älteren Kollegen
2,00
Karriere / Weiterbildung
4,00
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
5,00
Arbeitsbedingungen
3,00
Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein
3,00
Work-Life-Balance
1,00
Image
2,00

Folgende Benefits wurden mir geboten

Betr. Altersvorsorge wird geboten Mitarbeiterevents wird geboten
  • Firma
    Wayfair GmbH
  • Stadt
    Berlin
  • Jobstatus
    Ex-Job
  • Position/Hierarchie
    Angestellte/r - Arbeiter/in
  • Unternehmensbereich
    IT
  • 12.Feb. 2018
  • Mitarbeiter

Arbeitsatmosphäre

Colleagues are nice enough, but there is no real trust nor collaboration. Different teams are not truly working together, but always trying to look out for their own best interests. Management is not doing anything to change that destructive culture.

Vorgesetztenverhalten

European top management is lacking the required management experience to scale a company from start-up with hyper-growth to stable mid-sized company. This means there is no healthy company culture, there is no support in case people are meeting challenges at their jobs that they do not know yet how to deal with. Wayfair might be a great company for self-learners as there is a lot of freedom - but you can very, very easily get fired without any reason or justification. This happened more than 5 times with senior managers (level 5+) during less than the last 12 months. This is extremely shocking for me and why I am looking for a new job now.

Kollegenzusammenhalt

As mentioned, colleagues are all nice enough individuals, it is just that support amongst each other and for the bigger cause is missing. Everyone is out for themselves.

Interessante Aufgaben

As Wayfair is still quite unstable in Europe, there are still a lot of very interesting challenges. If you are a self-learner and do not have a problem with high pressure, but lacking support, you can feel very satisfied here.

Kommunikation

The European top management is making decisions totally isolated. There are constantly organisation changes, but nobody every below Level 8 is involved in them, but only get to know them when people suddenly do not show up to work anymore or major teams are shifted back and forth.

Gleichberechtigung

80% of the company are women, but only around 20% are senior managers

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

There is nobody older than 42 years

Karriere / Weiterbildung

Learning & Development is very basic. Career advancement is ok, given that you make it long enough on a senior level to be promoted

Gehalt / Sozialleistungen

Limited base salary, bonuses are not amazing. The only perk is the share program since stock prices have gone up during the past few months

Arbeitsbedingungen

Nice office and also good perks (snacks, wellness week, good Urban Sports deal)

Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein

Not applicable

Work-Life-Balance

The Berlin office closes at 9pm, so by then everyone has to leave. But they just continue working at home and on the weekends. For managers, this means working weeks of 60-80 hours.

Image

Nobody knows what Wayfair is and the website looks horrible!

Verbesserungsvorschläge

  • Invest time to correct and build a good company culture of trust and true collaboration!

Pro

Nice individuals outside of work, well-decorated office, lots of freedom

Contra

Bad culture of hiring and firing, firing is done because of "cultural fit" (after individuals have been with the company for more than 12 months...) without any warning, proof etc.

Arbeitsatmosphäre
2,00
Vorgesetztenverhalten
1,00
Kollegenzusammenhalt
3,00
Interessante Aufgaben
4,00
Kommunikation
2,00
Gleichberechtigung
3,00
Umgang mit älteren Kollegen
1,00
Karriere / Weiterbildung
3,00
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
3,00
Arbeitsbedingungen
4,00
Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein
1,00
Work-Life-Balance
3,00
Image
2,00

Folgende Benefits wurden mir geboten

Homeoffice wird geboten Betr. Altersvorsorge wird geboten Mitarbeiterrabatte wird geboten
  • Firma
    Wayfair GmbH
  • Stadt
    Berlin
  • Jobstatus
    Aktueller Job
  • Position/Hierarchie
    Management / Führungskraft
  • Unternehmensbereich
    Beschaffung / Einkauf
  • 02.Aug. 2017 (Geändert am 05.Nov. 2017)
  • Mitarbeiter

Arbeitsatmosphäre

The general atmosphere in the Merchandising department is one of worry. Most people have lived through at least one mass-firing, and employees tend to leave after a year (max.) in quite a public manner.

Employees tend to send farewell e-mails to the entire company, which works to emphasize the amount of people leaving/being fired.

Contracts are time-limited, and at least half of those up for renewal are not renewed. False promises of renewal occur as well.

Vorgesetztenverhalten

Management at Level 3 and above (everything above "Team Lead" and "Assistant Manager") tends to care little about the concerns of their underlings. Even Level 2 employees are rarely privy to what will happen a month or more down the road, and are often caught just as off-guard as their Level 1 subordinates when restructurings or firings (both of which are not a rarity) happen.

Kollegenzusammenhalt

The Merchandising department is quite a Machiavellian environment, where many low-level employees are seeking to advance at any cost.

Accordingly, many friendships exist, but when push comes to shove, don't be surprised if you're thrown under the bus, should it be of advantage to others.

Interessante Aufgaben

The Merchandising department consists of teams tasked with data entry. Essentially, these processes could easily be automatized, as they consist of the same few tasks, repeated ad nauseam.

Accordingly, tasks are increasingly migrating offshore, to subcontracted companies in India and Vietnam, leading to a further sense of insecurity among low-level employees.

Kommunikation

While you will have regular 1-on-1's with your direct manager, and company-wide meetings are not a rarity, real, pressing information tends to be withheld from employees below Level 3 until the moment of (e.g. your team will be shut down, you are to switch teams, your team will be merged with another team, etc.).

Gleichberechtigung

There are more female employees than male employees, and chances of career development seem comparable across the sexes.

Umgang mit älteren Kollegen

There are only 5 or so employees aged 40 or older (in Europe).

Karriere / Weiterbildung

Who you know trumps how you perform. If you're not a social animal, forget a promotion.

Gehalt / Sozialleistungen

Despite the company's being traded on the stock market in the United States, the average starting salary in Berlin is below the average starting salary for STARTUPS in Berlin. Furthermore, the Merchandising department is paid far less than all other departments.

Arbeitsbedingungen

Tools are proprietary, quite buggy and slow. Servers are hosted out of Boston, and thus any requests take a long time to complete (expect Windows Explorer and macro-laden Excel sheets to freeze regularly).

It is not a rarity that software or tools will be down; on a given week, expect to sit staring blankly at an unresponsive screen for at least 1-2 hours.

Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein

There is a "Green Initiative" which consists of separate trash cans for different types of refuse (although most people don't really follow the designations) and signs above light switches telling you to turn off the light when you leave the bathroom.

Work-Life-Balance

Working hours are from 9 to 6, although you may arrive as early as 8, thus being allowed to leave at 5. Depending on your direct manager, "punching the clock" may or may not be allowed.

Image

No one in Germany knows of Wayfair's existence. The few individuals with whom I've spoken who had heard of the company knew it only due to having had problems with an order (or knowing someone else for whom this had been the case).

Verbesserungsvorschläge

  • Value your low-level employees as more than interchangeable batteries to be discarded as you see fit. Employees rarely stay with the company for more than one year, and eventually, your HR costs will doom the European side of operations.
  • Stop having managers write reviews on Kununu to distort unbiased reviews from actual reviewers; a note for people reviewing these reviews while they consider working for Wayfair: does a 5.00 rating with 5.00 in all categories seem legitimate? Note that this review, for example, is the only one of over 60 reviews which claims Wayfair boasts all benefits, including company cars, which is patently untrue, and EASILY verifiable.

Pro

Free snacks, fruit, water, coffee, employee rebates on the heavily marked-up Wayfair products.

Contra

Level 3 and 3+ employees act as though Level 1 employees do not exist, favoritism runs rampant (e.g. quid pro quo during the review cycle - I give you a good review as a manager, you put in for my promotion), performance is irrelevant insofar as you do not have a wide social network within the department.

Arbeitsatmosphäre
1,00
Vorgesetztenverhalten
1,00
Kollegenzusammenhalt
2,00
Interessante Aufgaben
1,00
Kommunikation
2,00
Gleichberechtigung
5,00
Umgang mit älteren Kollegen
1,00
Karriere / Weiterbildung
1,00
Gehalt / Sozialleistungen
1,00
Arbeitsbedingungen
2,00
Umwelt- / Sozialbewusstsein
2,00
Work-Life-Balance
3,00
Image
1,00

Folgende Benefits wurden mir geboten

flex. Arbeitszeit wird geboten gute Verkehrsanbindung wird geboten Mitarbeiterrabatte wird geboten Mitarbeiterevents wird geboten Internetnutzung wird geboten
  • Firma
    Wayfair GmbH
  • Stadt
    Berlin
  • Jobstatus
    Aktueller Job
  • Position/Hierarchie
    Angestellte/r - Arbeiter/in

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  • 69 Mitarbeiter sagen

    Sehr gut (30)
    43.478260869565%
    Gut (13)
    18.840579710145%
    Befriedigend (12)
    17.391304347826%
    Genügend (14)
    20.289855072464%
    3,34
  • 35 Bewerber sagen

    Sehr gut (14)
    40%
    Gut (3)
    8.5714285714286%
    Befriedigend (9)
    25.714285714286%
    Genügend (9)
    25.714285714286%
    3,14
  • 0 Azubis sagen

    Sehr gut (0)
    0%
    Gut (0)
    0%
    Befriedigend (0)
    0%
    Genügend (0)
    0%
    0,00

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