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A good place to learn, but not so hot for a long-term career

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Engineer in Redwood City, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Fun products. Young and dynamic corporate culture. Chance to learn Web 2.0 methodologies. Located in sunny Northern California - a great place to live. Free and discounted photo gifts - good if you take lots of photos. Free drinks, cheap snacks.

Cons

Mediocre benefits package - average salaries, weak bonus scheme, and no 401K match. Career advancement plans / goals are left to the employees to figure out. Management does not offer any advice or encouragement in this area, other than "do it yourself".

Advice to Management

Strengthen the benefits package, especially the bonus scheme, and start to match 401K contributions. Create a work culture that offers a clear path for employees to learn and take on more responsibilties, rather than expecting them to figure it out all on their own.

Other Employee Reviews for Shutterfly

  1. Fun culture, but needs to improve career development system

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Creative, passionate co-workers who strive hard to create beautiful and good products. Good work/home life balance. Believe that employees are the best advocates of the brand and the products - free and discounted products.

    Cons

    System of promotions is unevenly applied and flawed. System to apply bonuses is flawed. Not really a culture of telecommuting. Should be more eco-friendly policies and practices.

    Advice to Management

    The system to apply bonuses is just off. Plenty of people do a great job and deserve greater proportion of their bonus --- but other teams erroneously give out 5s, skewing bonus distribution for the rest of the company. Also, HR should be better informed of promotions and talking to the appropriate managers for promotions of the people they supervise. There are those who have be here for over 3 years and have never received a promotion, while those who have been here a year get one right away. I understand that some positions open up and create an opportunity, but there's needs to be a system and plan created that encourages employees to continue to build skills and talents and that career opportunities beyond their currently job title is possible.


  2. This is a five star company! I hope it continues to prosper as it continues to make lasting memories for people.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company just makes you feel special as an employee, the pay is good and the benefits are excellent!

    Cons

    I like my job so much that I hate to miss work even when I am sick. Don't know if that is a blessing or a curse.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


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