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2 people found this helpful  

Great place to work!

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

Pros

Shutterfly is a great place to work. Everyone here is very smart, very nice, and very good at what they do. Upper management is fairly clear in their directives, and everyone generally seems to be on the same page about what direction we are heading. The work-life balance here is one of the best I've ever encountered - while expectations are high and everyone wants to do their best, everyone also understands that there is a time to relax and have fun, both with co-workers and with your own families.

Cons

This is a fairly "flat" organization, and there are not a lot of opportunities for career advancement. Additionally, the quarterly review system is a bit flawed in that it allows for reviews only of an employee by a manager - while the employee contributes heavily to the review process, there is no opportunity for peer reviews, nor is there any opportunity for the employee to give feedback on the manager.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give all employees the opportunity to review their manager, and to review and be reviewed by their peers. Continue to offer the great team building opportunities that you currently offer, education opportunities that you offer, and keep encouraging people to perform at high levels.

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Other reviews for Shutterfly

  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Feel great about the product you are creating

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

    Pros

    Wonderful products, therefore lots of customer love
    Feel good about what you are adding to the world
    Very smart, creative people, easy to get along with
    Individual contributors get to drive decisions

    Cons

    It is a smallish company, in some departments, there is not much room to move up or sideways
    Smallish product portfolio, work and challenges can become repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support new ideas to innovate, differentiate and compete against both established competition and novel startups
    Take risks to avoid becoming a look alike of the competition

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place to work

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

    Pros

    Very informal working environment (e.g. not a dress for success place). Limited politics. Fairly open "open-door" policy. Emphasis is on resolving the issue @ the root cause, not just pointing fingers. Flexible mind-set - limited bureaucracy.

    Cons

    This is not a $1b+ company with global operations and all of the various issues that one can learn from a $1b+ company. Sometimes best practice processes are not followed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to engage employees @ all levels, even if they appear "sefl-sufficient"

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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