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Visionary and confident management team but the day-to-day people get forgotten

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Former Employee - Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

I worked at Shutterfly

Pros

Working on a product that truly positively impacts people's lives.
The employees are awesome and want to do the right thing
Charitable efforts of the company

Cons

CEO dominates
Management is disconnected from the realities of day-to-day challenges of the employee base
Lower than average pay
Almost impossible to move up
Marketing Department has always been a mess

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Reduce the politics. Stop acting like a big company with big company processes. Truly listen to employee survey responses.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    love the company but lots of management issues

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    - lots of young, smart people who are passionate about the product and the customer

    Cons

    - inexperienced management team. overall, very little experience managing teams and developing the people, making advancement opportunities hard to come by
    - micro-management culture
    - some poorly defined teams and processes
    - weak benefits (pay, vacation, etc)
    - not the greatest work/life balance particularly given the benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let go... just a little will go a long way! There is a ton of value to letting people make mistakes so that they can learn and grow. You do a great job hiring so let these people work to their potential! Engage your employees to want to do more! They want to (well, many of them) but your heavy handed management style puts a cap to the level of enthusiasm and ownership that folks take on. It's a big handicap right now and is going to impact your ability to grow and maintain leadership in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stress

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    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    A mix of a friendly coworkers and top talent fosters learning new skills. The work is challenging and the technology constantly advancing. It's a respectable job where the focus is on product quality and customer satisfaction to sell real products. Pay and vacation compensation is good.

    Cons

    The company is taking on too many ultra-high risk projects at once. There's an atmosphere of frustration as every minor incident puts a long-term project at risk. Mandates to improve performance through hourly micromanaging is destroying morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to feedback on projects. Understand that senior staff can manage their own time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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