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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

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

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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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

  2. Great place to work and highly recommend it!

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    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

    Great people, very transparent management team, and great products you can stand behind.

    Cons

    i wish the offices were in SF!

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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