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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

I have been working at Shutterfly

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Work/life balance is important at Shutterfly, open communication with executive staff, opportunity to work on a variety of projects, and happy people at Shutterfly.

Cons

Pay and benefits could be more competitive, career growth is slow, planning is slow, sometimes the company acts as a scrappy startup.

Advice to Management

All of executive staff should act in a more visionary/inspirational role (similar to Jeff), give more direct/critical feedback to teams throughout the year vs waiting for quarterly reviews, do more to motivate teams.

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  1. Great place to be if you are patient and entrepreneurial

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

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic brand name, innovative growing company, people who know Shutterfly, love Shutterfly. Great reputation by customers. If you have the right personality, you can do great there. Shutterfly HR does an amazing job of growing a family within Shutterfly. A director here is equal to a VP role at most companies and they pay accordingly.

    Cons

    These could be cons depending on how you perceive them. To others they may be pros. 1. Still operates like a small start up company with no real processes, so things can get confusing. 2. Other than the product, most parts of marketing are not very innovative. 3. There is 0 onboarding, you have to be a go getter. If you can break through and get past all that - it's great! It takes more than a smart person with a lot of experience to work at Shutterfly. 4. You have to have major politics skills and be ok with dealing with it. It takes a mountain to move a molehill. 5. There is not much leadership from the C levels, you have to find things out on your own and be proactive.

    Advice to Management

    C level management needs to be more active and involved, getting hands dirty every once in a while.


  2. Helpful (3)

    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

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    No opinion of CEO
    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.


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