Zillow only hiring people from big companies? Getting rid of employees?

Zillow Group wmaY68
Jun 28, 2018 17 Comments

In the kitchen I overheard people talking about how since Zillow wants to get really big, they are trying to hire people with big company experience and are going to get rid of people that don’t buy into the new big company culture. Apparently this was communicated at the exec offsite and that it was already happening at Trulia and starting at Zillow. Can anyone confirm?

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  • New ypVM03
    Zillow thinks it's a tech company up there with the big boys, which is pretty hilarious.
    Jun 28, 2018 2
    • Uber Hgtrf
      Yup. So true.
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Zillow Group wmaY68
      OP
      Zillow is going places, I have no doubt about that.
      Jun 28, 2018
  • Western Digital / Eng WDHW
    Zillow can’t even pull the MLS info correct. Had open house 12-4pm and Zillow has it listed 7-11pm. WTF! Need some better programmers.
    Jun 28, 2018 6
    • Western Digital / Eng WDHW
      No idea what that means. Hardware guy.
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Microsoft Crise
      He refers timezone- you can figure out now
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Microsoft sleepytime
      Timezones PDT => PST but accounting for daylight savings. UTC is universal time.
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Oracle sacratmato
      Wow they still have those bugs? First came across them 5 years ago, was more than timezones, sometimes misses your open house altogether. Went with Redfin despite my usual avoidance of red colored sites.
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Microsoft idknbd
      Doesn't Zillow explicitly not connect to MLS at all?
      7d
  • Zulily RrMt45
    What is big company culture ?
    Jun 28, 2018 2
    • Microsoft / Design 206wrkr
      Lazy, slow moving and focused on process.
      Jun 28, 2018
    • Target / Eng
      tWGu71

      Target Eng

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      Amazon, sony, Accenture
      tWGu71more
      A glut of middle managers.
      Jun 28, 2018
  • Cisco / Product doPB42
    Wrong place to post - but I need tips on What to expect in PM on-site rounds at Trulia/Zillow. GD is not very helpful. Thanks
    Jun 28, 2018 0
  • Zillow Group GilFoyle1
    What? No....that sounds like kitchen gossip. Zillow Group is not a start up anymore, just a fact, and the people who have a hard time adjusting to that might find it not in their interests anymore, and will leave..but getting rid of people who don’t want to drink the big company kool aid...that’s nonsense.

    As for big company’s on potential candidates backgrounds, that’s something all companies do.
    Jun 28, 2018 1
    • Zillow Group wmaY68
      OP
      I trust the two people that I heard talking and don’t think they’d be gossiping but who knows, I’ll guess we’ll see. The last thing I heard was that “big changes are coming.” I’ve only been here a couple of years and I’ve seen some change recently but nothing too drastic. Spencer has said that we need to act like a startup but the last time I heard that was awhile ago.
      Jun 28, 2018
  • Amazon / Eng
    AMz007

    Amazon Eng

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    AMz007more
    That is true. Zillow Recuiter are always behind candidates from big company.
    Jun 28, 2018 0