Having a fun and creative culture like we have at Zappos, employees are allowed to show off their individual personalities. Many of the employees show off their personalities through tattoos. There are a lot of amazing tattoos here at Zappos, and Leilani’s are at the top of the list.
With her Pantera and Evil Dead Trilogy tats, Leilani has won multiple awards and has been featured in a few magazines! In this latest edition of Tattoo You, Leilani shows off her work and tells us some of the stories behind her ink.
Nothing brings a team closer together than good fun and good food, and thanks to Dream Dinners we had both.
Last week the marketing, design and blog team got together for a team building event at Dream Dinners where we all made a 6-serving dinner of our choice that we could then take home, throw it in our freezers and prepare whenever we’re craving a delicious homemade meal, but aren’t wanting to do the vegetable chopping and shopping before hand.
We also had a boys v. girls cook-off and contrary to popular belief the boys proved to be far more experienced in the kitchen than the girls. The Boys made a southern inspired meal with barbecue chicken, cream corn, garlic mashed potatoes and garlic bread – I must say that I was very impressed. The girls decided to go the Italian route and made a baked penne pasta with pesto and artichoke and baked salmon in a white wine, pesto and lemon marinade. Though the boys won by a few points we all left happy and full – so I’d say it was a tie.
Thanks Dream Dinners for the wonderful outing!
If you’re short on time but aren’t wanting to go through the drive-thru let Dream Dinners help you out with your next homemade meal. Check out www.dreamdinners.com for the location near you.
We love our Vendors, truly we do. And just to show how much we love ‘em for taking a chance on us and for their huge help in making us what we are today, we throw a huge annual party in their honor. Last thursday was our 5th annual vendor party / Zappos’ 10 year Anniversary party! The theme of this years event was happiness and if happiness could be placed in a bottle and unleashed at a club, that would have been it. From cotton candy, to hamster balls in the pool to Zappos boxes full of candy, fairy cocktail waitresses, yogis, arcade games and free drinks – the vendor party had it all.
Thanks again to all of our vendors for helping Zappos.com deliver happiness for many years to come.
What’s more fun than good old fashioned fried chicken, potato salad, corn hole games and a badminton match? Add a water balloon fight and the chance of getting struck by lighting and you’ve got the quarterly KY Content team outing!! Members of the photo, imaging, video and styling teams at the Zappos fulfillment center in Shepherdsville, KY ventured out into what looked like sunshine for an afternoon of fun, food and games at Bernheim Forest. Though we were rained out in the end, we left with full bellies, smiles and another team photo to add to our scrapbooks. See you in Quarter 3 everyone!
One of the many great things about having a culture class here at Zappos, is that there are so many great culture ideas that come from it. The two teams from this last class each came up with a great way to get everyone involved in building culture.
Earlier in the week, one of the teams put on their “ p-5978 .” This gave everyone a chance to hang out, socialize and have some fun together. The other team from the class just rolled out their “Stairway to Culture” project. They took an empty stairway at the office, and turned it into an area that everyone can decorate and show how they feel about the culture.
These types of things show that you don’t need to spend a bunch of money to get people involved and having fun at work. Culture is about the people and the environment that is created when everyone enjoys being together.
What is better than having Edward Cullen by your side…NOTHING really, but a birthday potluck comes close! The Merchandise Planning team celebrates their fearless leader’s birthday today with yummy dishes and desserts. She will continue the celebration tonight at the XS nightclub, 3000 people are expected to attend her birthday party. Happy Birthday Amara!
The Zappos Customer Loyalty Team not only makes it part of their daily routine to wow customers, but they always go out of their way to help out fellow Zapponians. They set up a recognition program to thank those for being especially helpful in CLT. They call it the “Cultivator of Wow” award, or COW for short. Each team made a fun cow box to house all the nominations.