Shutterfly
3.9 of 5 169 reviews
www.shutterfly.com Redwood City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Shutterfly Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.9 169 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

Shutterfly President, CEO, and Director Jeff Housenbold

Jeff Housenbold

(107 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Opportunity to make an immediate impact in your area; good compensation; good work-life balance"
    in 18 reviews
  • "Was a fun place to work - very cool products & solid management team"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Sometimes it can be very challenging when it comes to work-life balance"
    in 5 reviews
  • "Good old boys club in senior management"
    in 6 reviews
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    Strong growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsI've worked at the company for a few years; the company continues to grow and the opportunities for career growth do as well

    ConsShutterfly acquired Tiny Prints a couple of years ago, and the companies still seem to be very separate from each other.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree snacks and paid overtime
    It will definitely help pay bills

    ConsIf you are a CMT contractor or PDT.
    Don't Believe them about being hired on.

    All where Let Go.
    They lie and hate the great preformers.

    Keep head down and kiss butt, laugh at their stupid jokes and have sex with female managers if they come on to you. Or your fired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix your morals in the phx center

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    Great people, successful company, bad politics

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsAwesome people, fun work (most of the time), good pay.

    ConsToo many managers and senior level staff with their hands in every project. Very political at times and the company often lacks transparency. Also, no shuttles to and from campuses or any help whatsoever with public transportation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementToo many cooks in the kitchen and too much corporate jargon. The people doing all the work have to go through so many levels of review that it takes the creativity out of the work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fast pace friendly work invironment.

    Machine Operator (Former Employee)
    Hayward, CA

    ProsFriendly atmosphere and easy to learn

    ConsThe warehouse gets really cold.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the friendly atmosphere

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Shutterfly

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFast-paced atmosphere, culture. I take full advantage of the "Open Door" policy and it has been very beneficial for me as an employee.

    ConsLack of ownership for new projects and implementation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Customer Service

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLaid back company culture. Room for growth.

    ConsHigh levels of favoritism, nepotism and new people are treated like "others."

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe cliquishness seen at management level will continue to ensure good talent doesn't stay long.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great products, smart people, good experience

    Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsOpportunity to make an immediate impact in your area; good compensation; good work-life balance

    ConsSome teams prefer to operate in total chaos, which screws things up for those stuck working with them; opportunities for promotions seem more based on politics than merit

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward team members for success, and don't let those prone to consistent failure stand in the way of recognizing key contributors

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosit was a great experience working there!

    ConsI have nothing to address on this subject

    Advice to Senior ManagementI was very impressed with the management team!

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    Working in Design/Customer Service is exhausting over the holidays.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood product. Well-designed customized greeting cards. The company is growing fast. Management brings in good food for workers fairly often when call volume and orders are high and employees are working 12 hour shifts.

    ConsThey had many problems with bugs in their systems and didn't really give newbies enough help to get past these problems. Hundreds of computers and only two guys to troubleshoot and solve problems. It made it hard to meet their production demands when the machines were not performing well. There is a high pressure atmosphere to get holiday products out with long mandatory work hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou try to make a fun culture at Tiny Prints/Shutterfly in Tempe but it would be more fun if the systems ran properly during high demand over Christmas. Put more effort/money into keeping things running smoothly -- more tech help! Give your employees a better chance to meet production levels and feel that they were able to accomplish what you expected of them most days.

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    Good Company to work for

    Senior QA Engineer II (Former Employee)
    Redwood City, CA

    ProsWork life Balance is good. Good Food sometimes

    ConsNothing much. Micro management is Taking over

    Advice to Senior ManagementStable Company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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