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Shutterfly Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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3.9 173 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Shutterfly President, CEO, and Director Jeff Housenbold

Jeff Housenbold

(109 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to make an immediate impact in your area; good compensation; good work-life balance(in 19 reviews)

  • Was a fun place to work - very cool products & solid management team(in 12 reviews)


Cons
  • Sometimes it can be very challenging when it comes to work-life balance(in 5 reviews)

  • Good old boys club in senior management(in 6 reviews)

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    Great products, currently in need of new leadership and overall direction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPotential growth in the market, great positive brand

    ConsWorkplace needs improvement, attention. Doesn't seem to be a priority of the leadership.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Friendly but slow moving

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGenerally very nice people to work with. Reasonable work life balance. There are a lot of different brands within the company to work on and memory/photo sharing is a pretty interesting product - not just another app or widget.

    ConsIt is slow to change, very risk averse and/or tight fisted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to new ideas from employees. Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. Our customers love us, get more/new customers. Evolve the site more quickly or risk being outdated. Customers change so should we.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    HIres top people but has them doing low level work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsYou get to work with some very smart and talented people

    ConsGood old boys club in senior management

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire some more women in top spots Jeff!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, successful company, bad politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsAwesome people, fun work (most of the time), good pay.

    ConsToo many managers and senior level staff with their hands in every project. Very political at times and the company often lacks transparency. Also, no shuttles to and from campuses or any help whatsoever with public transportation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many cooks in the kitchen and too much corporate jargon. The people doing all the work have to go through so many levels of review that it takes the creativity out of the work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A good place to learn and grow.

    Production Designer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe culture is laid back and fun. They celebrate major holidays and birthdays in the office. The perks are free snacks and drinks in the kitchen, as well as promo codes. There are a lot of team building activities, if you like that sort of thing. If there is down time, you get to help out in other departments if needed. This can be interesting because it allows you to see what other departments do.

    ConsThe busiest times are during major holidays, like Christmas. Expect to do a lot of overtime between November and December. Be prepared, as it can get very tiring working 12+ hour shifts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people for the holidays to avoid working mandatory overtime.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Customer Service

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back company culture. Room for growth.

    ConsHigh levels of favoritism, nepotism and new people are treated like "others."

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe cliquishness seen at management level will continue to ensure good talent doesn't stay long.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good Company to work for

    Senior QA Engineer II (Former Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsWork life Balance is good. Good Food sometimes

    ConsNothing much. Micro management is Taking over

    Advice to Senior ManagementStable Company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good business

    Senior Web Engineer II (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgood atmosphere, good coworker, good manager

    Consworst hr, fake senior management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not as cool as they think

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsProfitable company that invests in equipment and automation year over year. Sound business idea that should be around for a long time.

    ConsManagement very much a clique and those not in the in crowd are definitely not in the in crowd. Quickly went from .com start up to big ship corporate with politics, closed doors and hubris.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone can be given because they are too important and smart to take any advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company, some growing pains

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe benefits are great - nice health insurance for families, decent amount of PTO, great employee perks and a fun company culture.

    ConsSalaries below average in the area, growing pains after acquisition

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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