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Great work culture. Growing rapidly.
Not ADA friendly
The pace of change is challenging, but overall, a good place to start your career.
While the company is at least 50/50 male/female, top leadership has very few women in C-level roles (if any). There are female VPs and GMs but not at the very top levels. Wayfair also hires very young employees, so it's an OK place to start your career, but not to go once you already have real experience under your belt. The standards are high, almost impossible to meet, and the base salaries are awful. They also love to restructure teams at the drop of a dime so you could love your job, then one day come into a completely different one that you now dislike. It's not a motivating work environment.
In my department (photography), there is a cultural animosity toward women, based on appearance, delivery, personality, attire, etc. The men on my team are constantly being praised for doing the bare minimum and women are criticized for being too bossy or too passive. It is rare that women are judged on merit, mostly on how others perceive them. I think this culture is deeply engrained in my industry (photography), but Wayfair's upper management has supported this since our studio opened.
I have worked several places this was the best. They hired me when I was pregnant. They gave me paid 8 weeks maturity. Let me use my vacation time with short notice for a day or two when my son was sick. When I quit due to moving they paid out my vacation time.
Overall Wayfair is a great place to work. It's still figuring out what it means to be a big company and therefore lacks some of the perks you see at some more established places. But women have a voice and opportunity, and the few female leaders are strong and visible. Where Wayfair could REALLY improve is in family support. Maternity leave is okay (good compared to most industries, lackluster compared to tech) and basic pumping requirements are met. Male leaders are as supportive as possible. But there is very little actual family support. New moms don't get a lot of help readjusting, there are no onsite facilities (daycare, gym, etc) that help with work/family integration, etc. I would love to see Wayfair make strides there soon!
Wayfair was a fantastic company to work for! Health insurance on day one, a snack room complete with a snack wall and a ping pong table!
Pros:- Lots of mid-level and senior level management opportunities for women. A fair amount of Director management opportunities for women as well. - Salary seems to be pretty evenly distributed for men and women at least through Senior Manager level. - Company is open to women pitching new ideas and positions, and there's a lot of opportunity for lateral movement for women.
Cons:- Salary is well, well below industry standard at least through Senior Manager level. - Director level and above salaries are not as evenly split for women, with men making more.- There are almost no women executives. Had to take bio pictures off the site due to complaints about distinct lack of diversity in 2014.
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