Wayfair Inc.

Wayfair is a technology leader, reinventing the way people shop for their homes.

Founded 2002
5001+ employees
  • eCommerce
  • Headquarters address
    4 Copley Pl 7th floor, Boston, MA 02116 United States

    Our Journey

    In 2002, Cornell University engineering students Steve Conine and Niraj Shah founded what would later become Wayfair on a shoestring budget in a spare bedroom of Steve's house. By carefully analyzing Internet search patterns, Steve and Niraj recognized a market opportunity to sell stereo racks and stands online. This single-site grew into a network of more than 250 standalone furnishing sites which consolidated into Wayfair: one of the world’s largest e-commerce destinations for home.

    Check out this podcast to hear more about Niraj and Steve’s journey with Wayfair!

    Careers at Wayfair

    Wayfair is reinventing the way people shop for their homes—from product discovery to final delivery—and our corporate offices in Boston, Germany, Ireland, and England are vital to accomplishing that mission worldwide. If you’re looking for rapid growth, constant learning, and a career in Technology, Category Management, Product, Supply Chain, Customer Service, or Sales, then you’ll find that Wayfair is a good place to call home.

    Learn at Wayfair

    Leveraging skilled facilitators, best-in-class content, and subject-matter experts, Wayfair offers innovative programs to help you drive your career forward. In addition to our Early Career Boot Camp that teaches students the foundations of a professional career and how to accelerate your impact at Wayfair, our competency model defines what success looks like at all levels. Whether you want to gain new skills or build upon existing talents, Wayfair has the training to help you succeed.

    Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    At Wayfair, we strive to create an environment where all employees feel comfortable and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. We know that our success is driven by the diverse perspectives of our team members, and we celebrate and support our differences. Our 30+ Employee Resource Groups—Wayblack, WayOut, and Waysians among them—in particular, create spaces for community building and networking, and support all Wayfairians’ continued learning about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

    Check out this video to learn more about DEI at Wayfair!

    Military Life

    At Wayfair, we value and honor the contributions of current and former members of the military and their spouses. Our Military Employee Resource Groups offer events, training, and other resources to strengthen Wayfair’s military family, while also bolstering the external military community through partnerships with organizations such as Homes for Our Troops. We invite service members, veterans, reservists, and spouses looking for rewarding career opportunities to come join the team!

    Corporate Social Responsibility

    At Wayfair, we believe that strong communities and good business are inextricably linked. We also believe that secure homes and basic household items are not only fundamental needs, but the foundation for well-being. As such, in addition to our employee-driven, company-enabled charitable giving program, we also partner with organizations—such as Habitat for Humanity, Homes For Our Troops, and more—to help create safe and comfortable living spaces for those in need.


    At Wayfair, everyone makes an impact. All employees—including our interns and co-ops—are integral parts of their respective teams and are given autonomy to push themselves and find new ways to add value. Our interns are treated like full-time employees, often proposing, working on, or even spearheading projects of significant impact to the business.

    Check out this video to learn more about the role that students play in Wayfair's success!

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    Tech stack

    PHP, SQL, Python, React, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Hive, Jupyter, Relational Databases, Java, C#, Go, Kotlin, GraphQL, Spark, Kafka, Google Cloud Platform, Kubernetes, Docker, Continuous Integration (CI), Chef, Puppet, Linux


    Compensation and retirement

    Performance bonus
    RSUs (Restricted Stock Units or Awards)
    401k plan
    401k matching
    Pension plan
    Commuter assistance plans

    Health and wellness

    Insurance (Health)
    Insurance (Dental)
    Insurance (Vision)
    Insurance (Life)
    Insurance (Disability)
    FSA (Flexible Spending Plan)
    Fitness reimbursement

    Vacation and time off

    Paid time off
    Unlimited time off
    Flexible working hours
    Volunteer time off
    Maternity benefits
    Paternity benefits
    Fertility benefits

    Personal development

    Tuition reimbursement
    Management training
    Job training
    Internship program

    Values and quality of life

    Diversity program
    Accessible via public transportation
    Employee groups and committees
    Snacks and beverages
    Matching charitable donations
    Company activities
    Games and recreation
    Employee discount programs
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