Posts Tagged ‘San Jose’

Behind the Scenes at Zazzle

November 19, 2013

It’s getting busy here at Zazzle headquarters, and the Zazzle elves who bring your designs to life and get them shipped safely to you are working harder than ever.

With the holidays fast approaching, our production facility in San Jose, CA is running around the clock. Here are some behind the scenes snapshots to give you an inside look. Enjoy!

Z is for zoooom! Packages on their way out the door of our manufacturing facility – straight from Zazzle to you.

zazzle shipping line

Looking good! A brand new batch of invitations coming down the line at our manufacturing facility.

Zazzle holiday invitations

When we say we can print pretty much anything, we mean it! This unique t-shirt is colorful – though somewhat droopy – proof!

Zazzle Basset Hound Collage Shirt

Freshly printed Christmas cheer from our manufacturing facility. The early birds are getting ready for the holidays already!

Zazzle Merry Christmas Cards

Boxes galore! All packed up and ready to ship out to you from our manufacturing facility.

zazzle shipping boxes

Stay tuned for more!

Zazzle Grows Holiday Hiring With Largest Effort Ever

November 15, 2012

Now hiring elves and reindeer for all open positions, please apply within! In anticipation of the holiday shopping season, we are hiring more than 600 people to join the team here in the Bay Area. This year is going to be our largest holiday hiring effort ever, and based on the letters that Santa Claus is already receiving at the North Pole, we will need to staff up to handle the rush.

We’re looking for more than 600 enthusiastic and talented individuals to join the Zazzle team. We have open roles in both our corporate office in Redwood City, California, as well as our manufacturing facility in San Jose, California. By December 2012, we anticipate that more than 1000 people will be working in both locations combined. Unfortunately, Zazzle does not disclose the total number of employees, but we can assure you, this is the largest we’ve ever been! We are looking for customer service representatives, experts in digital press production, skateboard manufacturing, plus a marketing associate, to name just a few open roles.

Our San Jose manufacturing facility is making stuff right in the heart of Silicon Valley. When you order something from Zazzle, each product is made to order, typically within 24 hours. In fact, we’ll be running multiple shifts, for the night owls among you. We’ll need reliable production staff who are enthusiastic team-players. Work can be fun, especially when you’re making sure that the holidays will be happy for everyone.

Zazzle’s San Jose facility customizes hundreds of thousands of products each day – these are Christmas ornaments, not cookies

Zazzle has both temporary and regular positions available including some part-time positions. Potential applicants can also email holidayjobs@zazzle.com. Many hands make light work, and we know that Zazzle’s workshop will be very busy this season.

Zazzle Is Army Strong!

November 12, 2012

In honor of Veterans Day which celebrates all U.S. military members, we wanted to recognize two Zazzlers who go above and beyond the call of duty every single day. Both are named Andrew, and manage teams of more than a hundred people at our manufacturing facility in San Jose, California.

Also, Zazzle is now offering official U.S. Army merchandise that you can customize and make your own. By federal law, licensing fees paid to the U.S. Army for the use of its trademarks provide support to the Army Trademark Licensing Program, and net licensing revenue is devoted to U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs. Truly a great program, and we’re proud to be partnered with the U.S. Army for years to come. And you can also count on the fact that our very own Army guys are on the look-out to make sure that your mugs, shirts, postage, keychains, phone cases, stickers and posters are going to be made to order quickly with the highest quality.

We invited both Andrew and Andrew to share a bit about what challenges them every day to grow their skills and expertise in both of their professional pursuits.

Andrew Kim oversees the customization and manufacturing of embroidery products, skateboards, cases, buttons, magnets, and keychains:

I joined Zazzle in 2008 and also serve as a Specialist in the U.S. Army, since enlisting in 2010. It is definitely hard to balance both my Army career and management position at Zazzle without letting my foot off the gas on either side. The Army encourages you to grow your career by leaving it all up to you. It’s a hard balancing act but I like to be challenged. Being in the Reserves means that I’m on call all the time. Travelling, or training exercises, I’m often called away for a few weeks at a time. I’m fortunate that Zazzle is a supportive place to work, but even more fortunate that my wife and son are always supportive, too. I’ll be making a unit t-shirt for myself with our official crest now that we’ve got an Army store at Zazzle.

Andrew Lumidao runs the digital press finishing which includes holiday cards, stationery, and custom postage:

There were only 20 of us in manufacturing when I first joined Zazzle in 2004. We’ve definitely grown a lot since then. I joined the U.S. Army in 2005, where I’m still in the Reserves as a Specialist. It’s definitely a challenge to juggle my role at Zazzle with my military career, but I manage to get by. I was deployed in Iraq from 2007-8 for one year. It was an interesting experience to say the least, as we were in the thick of things with no showers and no bathrooms in a highly targeted area. In the long-run, I aim to grow my career at Zazzle, and also raise my first child who is expected to arrive in just a few months. Since my unit will be deployed again soon, I plan to send some care packages to them because I know how much it meant to me when I received care packages from my colleagues at Zazzle while I was away.

On Veterans Day, we wanted to thank all of the brave and hard-working members of the U.S. military for their service, including those members of the Zazzle family who currently serve. Thank you!


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