I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Shutterfly in December 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process begins with the typical screening interview with the Sr HR Manager, followed by the Hiring Manager and then others as applicable. Initial round is by phone and then you're brought in person. Standard interview questions, nothing too tough or out of the ordinary. Everyone I interviewed with was very nice. There was some delay in communication between rounds - which I'm guessing is due to interviewing with other candidates. But in my opinion, the professional thing to do is to stay in touch even if it's to say we're interviewing others - I know I'm not the only one you're talking to.
Interview Question – Have you made any mistake twice and how have you course corrected? View Answer
Negotiation Details – The HR Managers are seasoned negotiators. Be sharp, don't give in. Write down what you are told at different times so you can compare your notes and have leverage when negotiating.
Very Easy Interview
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Shutterfly in December 2011.
Interview Details – Two phone interviews. The first was routine gatekeeper stuff. The second interview was with an HR staffer in Phoenix and it left a bad taste, in that the position was central to a group growth strategy, and yet I felt like I was interviewing for an entry-level position. There were only the most basic, cookie cutter questions. When I posed questions, this person had very few answers and it almost seemed like I was offending them. The whole process seemed like I was with a first timer .. strange.
Interview Question – There were no difficult questions. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Shutterfly in November 2011.
Interview Details –
A recruiter with Shutterfly contacted me on the phone after I applied at a subsidiary of Shutterfly, called Tiny Prints. She did most of the talking telling me about the company and the position. The recruiter seemed pretty impressed and she was enthused to have me move forward with the next step, which would have been a phone interview with the hiring manager. She emailed me the following four days letter:
"We want to thank you for taking the time to connect with us for a position here with Shutterfly/Tiny Prints. We carefully reviewed your background and experience, and though we do not have a position that is a strong match with your qualifications at this time, we will be keeping your resume active in our database..."
Too bad I couldn't at least get an interview with the hiring manager first. My only guess is she Googled me or spoke with a former employer who blackballed me because I was very qualified and at least should have had a chance to bomb in the actual interview before receiving that letter.
Interview Question – N/A This was not applicable because I never actually received an interview. It was a simple phone screening telling me about the company and position. Answer Question
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Shutterfly in October 2011.
Interview Details – Two rounds of interviews. First a technical and company culture/personality interview with the hiring manager and team members for job area. Then a follow up interview with HR and upper management (Vice Presidents) dealing with company culture/personality and qualifications on a higher level. Second interview also included written test to evaluate written communication skills and personality.
Interview Question – What one time/thing in your life do you regret and wish you can change? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Shutterfly in May 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online for this position, and was contacted by a recruiter from Shutterfly. I had a phone interview scheduled the next day. Talked to the hiring manager and they wanted to schedule an onsite interview. A few days passed, and I did not get any email from them, so I sent the recruiter an email asking about it. There was no reply from them until a week later. I went to the onsite interview which consists of 4 interviews with managers including the hiring manager. The questions asked were easy, and I was told that they will get back to me within 48 hours. However, I waited for a week but did not get any response. I emailed the recruiter, and again no response. At this point, I felt this is pretty much a one-way communication process, and find it very frustrating. I checked their website and found that job posting has been removed, so I assume that this position has been filled. I would say the hiring process appears to be unorganized.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Shutterfly in May 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was seamless. I had a 1:1 phoner with the recruiter, a 1:1 phoner with the hiring manager and then 6 in person 1:1 interviews (in a 5 hour block). The HR dept was quick to follow up and respectful of my time. Everyone I met was welcoming and enthusiastic about the position and company.
Interview Question – There weren't any difficult questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The negotiations were also seamless. I told the recruiter what I wanted and (instead of doing the draining back and forth), she came back to me with her best offer. Her candor was refreshing and I was excited to join a company with that culture.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Shutterfly in March 2011.
Interview Details –
Initial communications with the company was good. I was brought in for interviews for one position, but didn't hear back after multiple inquiries. Then they called me to interview for another position that I was more qualified for. That interview went well but the job req. was not posted yet. I was called in for the second round to meet the executives--all afternoon without a break or any offer for a snack. So far I had spent over 8 hours interviewing overall, not including the second round of the second position.
Went to the second round and haven't heard back. In between the first and second interviews the hiring manager I had been talking to was no longer there. Not a good experience--actually very disappointing.
Interview Question – What was a situation where you came in and saved the day? Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Shutterfly in December 2010.
Interview Details – I was interviewed by my current company while working at my former company. It was slightly like an acquisition process, although my current company did not end up purchasing the former. I had 3 separate one-on-one sit downs with people in which we talked at length about what I did at my former company.
Interview Question – What inspires you? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate a signing bonus to purchase a car in the future. I would tell others to know their worth and push for it in the beginning.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Shutterfly in October 2010.
Interview Details –
Approximately two weeks after submitting my resume online I was contacted by the staffing assistant to schedule a phone interview with the internal recruiter. The phone interview seemed to go well and a few days later I was contacted by the staffing assistant to schedule an in-person interview with the hiring executive.
When I arrived for the in-person interview the staffing assistant met me in the lobby and was friendly and professional. The in-person interview lasted about an hour and at the time I thought it went well. The questions were all simple and straight-forward, no behavioral questions. I was prepared for tough job-related questions, but there were none. I was asked if I had actually used or purchased anything from their web site (not just looked at it) and that seemed to be very important to them. I left expecting to be called back for a second round.
A few days after my interview I was very surprised to receive a form-letter email from the staffing assistant that said “We carefully reviewed your background and experience, and we do not have a position that is a strong match with your qualifications at this time….” The letter also invited me to contact her if I had any questions. I replied to her email asking if she could provide any specific feedback on why I was not a fit and she answered saying she didn’t have that information but she would check and get back to me. I never received a reply, despite follow-up emails to both the staffing assistant and the internal recruiter, and I felt that was rude and unprofessional.
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