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Lack of process for Career Advancement is a big problem - So many good people leaving

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

Pros

Lots of perks (food, snacks, beverages)
Smart and creative people
Good business strategy
Good focus on margins of products
Quarterly bonuses
Cross-functional teamwork is strong
Strong style/design focus

Cons

No process at all for career development
The approval process for promotion is a veiled, seemingly secret, maze
Too Top-heavy
Executives who are not savvy and up-to-date with modern marketing, branding, or advertising strategies
Slow to innovate in mobile/tablet/digital
Little focus on usability
Little to no eco-friendly policies and procedures
Not enough money spent on marketing to increase Shutterfly awareness
Social media approach is scattered and not focused

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Each manager should define a career development timeline and plan for each employee
Given that SFLY products use so much chemicals and paper, institute some sort of eco-friendly position on something - anything
Shutterfly needs to lead the way in innovation in mobile and digital applications
Decision-making truly should be data-driven and not solely based on the opinion and perspective of 1-2 people

No opinion of CEO

Other reviews for Shutterfly

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Human Resources Intern in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    The workforce is the most welcoming I have ever encountered; within my first day I felt like part of the team. Everyone has time for you, no question is too small, and there is never a shortage of smiles in the office.

    Cons

    The fact that I'm only here for a temporary time period; my next job won't even compare to the upbeat atmosphere at Shutterfly!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Creative lively environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Creative perspective
    recognizes the value of excellent products
    superior customer service
    willing to invest in new ventures - if they offer big returns
    seeks to stay ahead of the curve
    wants to own the market space
    fosters collaboration

    Cons

    slight disconnect between executive compensation and middle management financial opportunities; cumbersome administrative requirements sometimes conflict with achieving objectives
    meetings sometimes involve too many players - each with their own agenda - making it difficult to accomplish objectives.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on achieving corporate financial benchmarks, but share the rewards with the broader employee population. Fund small creative projects as research efforts, while not all will pay off, some may be huge.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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