Wayfair is one of the world's largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor, offering more than eight million products from over 10,000 suppliers. Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with operations throughout North America and Europe, Wayfair employs more than 5,600 people.
How to Get Hired
We asked Wayfair for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
As a company that’s paving the way for a new era of online shopping, Wayfair places a priority on hiring employees with specific traits over experience. Wayfair is a data-driven organization, looking for analytically-minded individuals who excel at tackling complex problems to help deliver an exceptional customer experience. Wayfair values the bold and looks for people who move fast, take smart risks, learn from their failures, and never settle for "good enough." Wayfair is interested in people who think big, and who know how to work with others to make those big ideas a reality.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Follow Wayfair on social media @Wayfair and @WayfairAtWork, apply on Wayfair’s career site (wayfaircareers.com), and connect with a Wayfairian on LinkedIn to express interest. Wayfair recruiters look for applications and resumes that show experience with innovation, collaboration, and analysis. For an interview, come prepared with questions that demonstrate an interest in Wayfair, the team, and the specific opportunity - as well as ideas for growth. During the interview, don’t be afraid to voice ideas and observations, or even to constructively question why Wayfair operates in a certain way. Wayfair values people who are curious and think outside of the box. Share your story. Wayfair wants to know how you have dreamed big, taken chances, stumbled, and succeeded.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
As a rapidly growing organization, Wayfair searches for talent who will continue to learn and grow with the company. Wayfair is always looking for software engineers, data scientists, business intelligence analysts, and leaders in category management, operations, and merchandising. Wayfair is drawn to candidates with diverse skill sets from unique or interesting backgrounds, and candidates who thrive in a fast-paced environment. Check out Wayfair’s career site (wayfaircareers.com) for additional information about the company’s culture, organization, and specific opportunities available now.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Look at open roles regularly on Wayfair's career site (wayfaircareers.com) and connect with a Wayfairian on LinkedIn to express interest. Apply for the role you're interested in, and follow-up to confirm your excitement about the opportunity. If one position doesn't pan out, keep your eye on other open roles and apply again. Attend events that Wayfair is hosting or is participating in, and go out of your way to introduce yourself to Wayfair employees attending the event. Follow Wayfair in the news and on social media (@Wayfair and @WayfairAtWork) and reference those updates when you speak to someone at the company.