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Updated Nov 19, 2014
Updated Nov 19, 2014
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    Staff Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Shutterfly in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    HR contacted and scheduled a phone screen with one of the engineers. After passing the phone screen I was sent a coding test. I passed that and I was scheduled to talk to the team via Skype. I am really interested in this position and did great technically with the first two people. The third person asked an architectural type question which wasn't clear but I tried to answer it with my knowledge but he didn't seem like adding to my thinking instead he criticized everything I said and his voice turned really aggressive during the conversation. There is really no right or wrong answer to these questions but raising a doubt instead of criticizing will help the interview candidate to do his best in a nerve wracking interview. The team decided to not move forward after this person and I found it very unprofessional to convey a no directly to the candidate during the interview and with one person's view on a unclear question keeping aside my professional experience and without testing any of my technical skills. I am disappointed with this company's interview process.

    This company interviewed me twice for the same exact role in less than three months. In total, I did 3 phone interviews, 2 coding tests and 2 F2F(5 people) for the same role and still got rejected.

    Interview Questions
    • Behavioral question: Tell me how you will design a system where user provides a file with one or more lines containing with two integers and the output would be a file with lines adding those two integers.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interview was held at the Fill Mill plant in SC, very pleasant experience no unexpected questions. They were easy to talk to and even took me around a tour of the entire plant.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Shutterfly in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Very chaotic process. Interview was rescheduled couple times. I supposed to talk to hiring manager but ended up with some engineer. At first attempt I actually pointed out that they mixed it up so they change it but manager was not able to call me. Second time they did it again so I gave up. Interviewer was from different group so he has no clue about the position.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Mill, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Mill, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Shutterfly in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by two different people about my application. One was from CoreStaff, the on-site company they use for their recruiting. As I corresponded with him, another email came from the actual Production Team Manager. I was sent the three assessment quizzes and did very well. The quizzes dealt with English/grammar, basic design skills, and pattern/critical thinking. The next step was a request for work samples. I sent a link to my portfolio. I assume they viewed my work. I just completed a telephone interview and they told me they would be scheduling face-to-face interviews in a couple of weeks. It's been a very detailed process.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions weren't particularly difficult. Most of them were the basic interview questions (tell me about an instance when detail was very important, etc...) combined with basic questions about Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Also, things like proofreading and editing.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    IT Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very friendly company. Unable to get initial interview set-up after initial phone call. I left several messages, but received no return call despite being promised one. Unfortunately, this falls right in line with many other applicant experiences that have been reported on Glassdoor. Thus, I'm not going to call them if they don't follow through with a return call. Busy or not, there is a certain expected level of business etiquette that should be adhered to. If you said you were going to call me, you should.

    Interview Questions
    • Phone screen didn't happen after initial phone contact because they never called me back.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    Customer Service Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shakopee, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shakopee, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Shutterfly in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was told to show up early, which I did and still ended up waiting about 30 minutes past my scheduled interview. Met with one manager and then 2 others in a different room and then took pretend calls. I applied through the website and nowhere did it say these were temp positions through an agency. I was told in the interview that these were temp positions. Also, salary is not what I expected. I read online several places, including this site and a Shakopee newspaper that the average pay was a lot higher. I felt misled, not about the salary because the company never actually said that, but about the temp positions. They should have been straightforward and I wouldn't have wasted my time or theirs. I'm not sure why such an important detail was left out. At the end, after the pretend calls, I was shown the door. It felt very cold and I kind of thought "is this over?" The person who walked me out wasn't even any of the people I interviewed with.

    I know that MN is giving them a lot of tax breaks and benefits for building here but I'd like to see them uphold their end. When they promised jobs, I'm sure everyone thought they meant jobs through Shutterfly and not their temp agency where they can fire and layoff people at their whim.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Production Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shakopee, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shakopee, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Shutterfly in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process was long but the new location just opened. There were lots of steps, online application, three online skills quizzes, phone interview and an in-person interview with two people at separate times. The interview was pleasant and the people are nice. Some questions were about image resolution but most were customer service related.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you solved a problem for a customer.   Answer Question
    • How would you explain what a low-resolution image means to a customer?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Shutterfly in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    This was a bad interview experience because of the interviewers. It was a Skype interview, They came off as disinterested and unfriendly. While I was working on the question they gave me, they were working on their own laptops. I tried to talk to them while coding to explain my thought process but they seemed not to care what I said. They gave me an impression that Shutterfly is a dull place to work. The recruiter was very nice and interview questions were fair though. They asked about sorts and logic questions.

    Interview Questions
    • For any positive integer n, define d(n) to be n plus the sum of the digits of n. For example, d(75) = 75 + 7 + 5 = 87. The number n is called a generator of d(n). Some numbers have more than one generator: for example, 101 has two generators, 91 and 100. A number with no generators is a self-number. There are thirteen self-numbers less than 100: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 20, 31, 42, 53, 64, 75, 86, and 97. Write a function that returns the number of positive self-numbers less than a number, threshold.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Content Production Designer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tempe, AZ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at Shutterfly in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews, one 1to1 interview, and one phone call with my supervisor, in addition to filling out a questionnaire. the entire process took very long and I never received any feedback.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Shutterfly in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met the recruiter and hiring manager at one of their hiring events. The manager asked me to go to the office for a more detailed interview, but didn't get back to me for at least a week. I emailed them to ask when the schedule is and instead, got a phone call from the recruiter to say I wasn't a fit. No explanations on what really happened.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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