Almost everyone has come in touch with Zillow Group, which houses one of the largest portfolios of real estate brands like Zillow, Trulia, and StreetEasy. But what you might not know is that behind the scenes, Zillow Group is much more than a website or mobile app being run by a few people at computers; it’s a working experience that employees really love.
“Everyone at Zillow Group strives to continuously improve the company culture for all employees,” one anonymous reviewer, who gave the company five-stars, wrote on Fairygodboss.
“Their actions speak volumes,” said another. “They strive to improve for women and for all."
But what makes Zillow Group a great place to work, beyond the fact you’re helping to rewire the real estate transaction? Here are four things that help Zillow Group stand out above the rest.
1. The company’s award-winning culture sees value in each and every employee.
Zillow Group believes all people should live in a world where they are valued, supported and feel they belong. Its work in equity and belonging placed them on Fortune and Great Place to Work’s 100 Best Companies to Work for in 2019, as well as on Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index, and placed on Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.
The company has an entire team dedicated to fostering an equitable and inclusive environment through various initiatives they call “Core Pathways.” Some of these initiatives include Unconscious Bias Trainings and community speakers – where employees can hear from speakers who cover topics like social impact, philanthropy, and current events.
On top of these programs, Zillow Group offers eight different affinity groups (or employee resource groups as they are sometimes referred to as) for colleagues of different identities (and their allies) to connect, create community, and drive awareness. Affinity groups include Asian/Pacific Islander, Billow (Black/African Ancestry), the Women’s Impact, Pride(LGBTQ+), ADAPT (disability), the Latinos Unidos (Latinx/Hispanic), and Over 40.
2. Zillow Group truly cares about work-life balance — and proves it with generous benefits.
We all know that greater personal wellness means greater happiness, professional performance and sense of purpose. At Zillow Group, you’re given the tools you need to balance work and your life outside it to be a happier, healthier you.
Zillow Group offers generous paid time off, as well as a sabbatical program called "Reboot & Recharge" which grants employees up to six-weeks of time off from work after six consecutive years of employment.
Additionally, Zillow Group’s family leave policy offers 16 weeks fully paid maternity and 8 weeks fully paid parental leave. On top of the time off you need to bond with your child, Zillow Group offers nursing mom rooms with hospital-grade pumps, free breast-milk shipping for mothers traveling for business, adoption assistance, $1,000 ‘Baby Bucks’ to help cover the essentials, and resources for caretakers.
3. Men and women are paid equally — and that’s just the start of how Zillow Group helps employees succeed financially.
Zillow Group is also committed to equal pay for equal work and experience. On average, women at Zillow Group earn $1.01 for every dollar a man makes in a comparable role.. But this is only one way the company is ensuring their employees are set up for financial success.
Zillow Group pays 100 percent of employee premiums for medical, prescription, vision and dental and 80 percent of dependent premiums. Additionally, while a gym membership can be pricey, Zillow Group holds on-site fitness classes among other gym perks.
The company also offers its employees comprehensive investment options. There is a 4 percent employer-match 401k plan, as well as equity awards.
The company also helps its employees save money in other ways. There are comprehensive commuter benefits, plus other perks like stocked kitchens.
4. Plus, at Zillow Group, your professional growth matters.
Innovation is Zillow Group’s middle name. It is constantly growing, learning new practices and inventing the best version of itself. Zillow Group wants that for its employees, too.
The company offers several ways to build your knowledge and skills to take charge of your career. Two of these initiatives aimed at personal development. A regular Zillow Group speakers series on a range of important topics, and continuing-education classes on subjects from coding 101 to public speaking.