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Shutterfly Reviews in Mountain View, CA

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Pros
  • Opportunity to make an immediate impact in your area; good compensation; good work-life balance (in 19 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior User Experience Designer in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    The corporate culture is amazing. The people are amazing. The company really cares about its people and treats them like family.

    Cons

    Very entrenched in the way things are done currently, though there is constant talk of improving things. Very slow development cycles. Very high attrition of some of the best people. Other people get pigeonholed and never get to move from one role to another.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I gave plenty in my exit interviews.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    o.k. work place. nice people. no flexibility. not much vacation

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

    Pros

    nice people
    approachable sr. management
    pleasant atmosphere in office

    Cons

    no work life balance
    poor vacation policy
    little flexibility
    not good for parents with kids

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    some of the 'fun' cultural/company activities seem forced and like you're in elementary school

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  3. 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

    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
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  5.  

    Despite growing pains, great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    - collegiate atmosphere. everyone works together and plays together. great friendships.
    - surrounding by a lot of smart, passionate people
    - people are passionate about the brand
    - the founders and senior level execs are friendly and approachable, they really care about their employees
    - work/life balance and flexibility

    Cons

    - company in awkward growing stage, trying to figure out who they are
    - a lot of young employees who wants aggressive promotions faster than they are available
    - clash between new and older and employees at times
    - benefits are o-k for the valley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value employees, keep communication open

    Recommends
  6.  

    Great work environment, not so much with the location and commute

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    Former Employee - Contractor  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Contractor in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    - Great senior leadership, direction, inspiration and accountability
    - Team-oriented and you really believe that as a start-up, they'd look out for their employees
    - Growth oriented and talented staff
    - Fun culture - young but still very family friendly

    Cons

    - Not the most fun location - would be more vibrant if relocated to the city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job!

    Recommends
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best place I've ever worked at!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Exceptional growth and financial results
    Dynamic, entrepreneurial pace
    Smart management team who truly care
    Great products and brand that customers love
    Fun, casual and highly engaging environment
    People are positive and appreciative of each other, and are not afraid to open share it via birthday poems, anniversary toasts etc -- this place has a lot of heart

    Cons

    The office space/decor can use some sprucing up; for a company that is known for stylish designs, the office leaves much to be desired...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focusing on the right things

    Recommends
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    You Go Tiny Prints!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Tiny Prints is by far the most employee-friendly company I've worked for. This company REALLY cares about the happiness of its employees, and strives to create all kind of rewards and activities to keep us stimulated and excited! The training program was also exceptional.

    Cons

    Holiday season is very stressful, but there's probably not a lot that can be done about that. It also is a little frustrating that there isn't a lot of flexibility when it comes to time off during the holidays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing so far! Great job! You guys rock! Just keep doing what you're doing, and keeping us informed and aware of what's going on.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Tiny Prints is great!

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

    Pros

    Food! People that work at Tiny Prints love food. From snacks in the kitchen to Bake Off Competitions. Food is a part of the Tiny Prints work culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes it is hard to see things change. Since Tiny Prints is still a fairly new and growing company there are always changes happening. The changes are always for the good of the company, but personally sometimes it is hard to adjust.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue to do what you are doing. I love that you are open to suggestions from everyone in the company and I hope that never changes!

    Recommends
  10.  

    TinyPrints is a great place to work and advance and learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Management  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Management in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    TinyPrints has a proven business model and is funding its own growth which is great in a down economy.
    TinyPrints saw tremendous growth in revenue, profits and employee growth over the past few years, even when the economy was impacting every business in a negative way.
    TinyPrints has a lot of smart employees and a management team that is dedicated to recognizing, empowering and rewarding those who make a difference.
    TinyPrints has a very welcoming work atmosphere. It's not a dry work place like many other startups.

    Cons

    Seasonal patterns affects work hours during holidays, but it's getting better.
    There's a lot of exciting projects to work on, but not always have enough people to do them.
    Employee growth has contributed to poor parking conditions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a big, exciting sign that shows us as a growth, web 2.0 company that conveys a lot of excitement and attracts attention for people driving by, and looking for us.

    Recommends
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great entrepreneurial workplace

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, great co-workers, great management, significant professional development available

    Cons

    Currently the company is transitioning from being a start-up into being a bigger company - this always causes problems and leanings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep motivation up for employees and keep employees as informed as possible, especially during holidays

    Recommends

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