What are the good things about Wayfair EU?

New / Supply/Log CgKK83
May 20 20 Comments

I have an offer from Wayfair and I am seriously considering it.

It's a supply chain optimization opportunity where I will be driving change and creating strategies (based on facts and data driven), taking a look at business and tech dimensions.

I have gone through a lot of posts here (most of them negative) and I was wondering if there are any good things (or alarming facts).

Also, I would love to know if the company is trying to bring a new generation of great people to improve their atmosphere/skills.

My interview experience was really good. Everyone treated me respectfully and we had very engaging conversations.

TC €75,000 + Stock

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  • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
    OP
    Just an update: EU = Berlin office
    May 20 4
    • Google uzaname
      That's additional plus in my view as you will be working directly with Sascha and his team.
      May 20
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      Great!

      Would you say that this is a wise move into the supply chain world?
      I come from a different industry with transferable skills + a huge investment on SCM professional development.

      My goal is to become a subject matter expert and for that I see a few interesting paths: Wayfair (more exposure), Amazon (narrower scope), Fast Fashion, MBB...
      May 20
    • Google uzaname
      I would say so. It's an interesting problem with delivery of bulky items and complex distribution landscape in Europe. A lot of challenges to meet customer expectations.
      May 20
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      Thank you so much!
      I really appreciate your time and insightful comments.
      May 20
  • Wayfair WNEm45
    Do it - supply chain is needed for EU and EU seems to be more readily adopting new tech. Be the positive force that the rest of Wayfair on Blind isn't.
    May 20 1
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      Great!
      I think I will be a little bit isolated from the traditional tech problems.

      From my understanding, if I need to analyze something it will be with Python/R/SQL + Tableau.

      How does the company see/treat their supply chain experts?
      May 20
  • New
    notTeslaa

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    notTeslaamore
    Plus, this is your first real job after degree. Don't do it! Learn first before you can binge in.
    May 20 3
    • Google uzaname
      Bear in mind that the offer is for Europe. It's actually much harder to find good high growth company in Europe to join then in US. Wayfair is actually one of the more interesting companies to join in Germany.
      May 20
    • New
      notTeslaa

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      notTeslaamore
      Amazon EU?
      May 20
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      EU, lower TC and slower growth.

      I bring some years of professional experience with outstanding project results.

      I believe in change, and I am willing to share my knowledge and adopt best industry standards to create a good environment for everyone.
      May 20
  • Wayfair jvVs48
    I'm not in engineering so I'm always shocked by all the negativity here - in my own role I think the company is fantastic.

    Compared to other jobs I've had this place has it all. My pay is decent, the atmosphere at work is great, in empowered to make my own decisions and really free to make improvements as I see fit to my workflow and processes.

    I'm not doubting that our plucky startup is hitting or will hit roadblocks soon because of a poor base of code that limits scalability, but in my experience the jobs in general are pretty good relative to what else is out there.

    Admittedly, general retail work relative to Wayfair is probably a lot different than other engineering jobs relative to those at Wayfair.
    May 24 0
  • New
    notTeslaa

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    They really need to hire Amazon folks to build first. AFAIK my interview was so so. They can't answer their next steps. It sounded like the founders are all in for quick cash and buyout from someone. They don't have any USP from customer perspective.

    They deal about Boston hiring is that the City of Boston offered them tax breaks in exchange of influx of new hires over the next three quarters.
    May 20 0
  • Commvault / IT farPtr
    Howz is the Ad tech division in boston for Software eng.
    May 20 2
    • Wayfair WNEm45
      Lots of grumblings recently. Seems like the team is in flux with many entry level engineers waiting for their H1b transfer to go through to leave Wayfair.
      May 20
    • Commvault / IT farPtr
      hmm. So not recommended?
      May 20
  • Wayfair IiYI15
    TC 75k = Forget about having enough power to make any changes.
    May 23 1
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      Yeah... Not a managerial position, just the guy with background knowledge
      May 24
  • Google uzaname
    A lot of ex-McK people joined recently. Head of EU supply chain is also ex-McK and I had a chance to work with him before. Good guy. Do you have consulting background or experience working with consultants? Expect very analytical environment with direct communication. Very impact focused. Definitely a place you can learn a lot.
    May 20 1
    • New / Supply/Log CgKK83
      OP
      Thank you for your reply.

      Indeed, I interviewed with 3 ex-Mck and they all were very nice.

      I have been surrounded by consultants and combine business + tech/analytical backgrounds.

      Definitely I see this as an opportunity to stand out and deliver results.
      May 20

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