Shutterfly

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Shutterfly Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
198 Reviews
3.6
198 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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)

  • Mediocre benefits package - average salaries, weak bonus scheme, and no 401K match (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Awesome company to work for!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Support in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work at. Great place to advance in your career. Good work- life balance. Best of all everyone is friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    If you're looking for contracting positions to full time conversion, it may take 6 months to 1 year. Sometimes sooner (depending on manager and position availability).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was Temp worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    A good company they were decent people as a rule, and the work was good honest work.

    Cons

    The worst part was that it was a temp job and the chances of getting on in a steady manor were slim.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not much advice to give did not work there for all that long.

  3.  

    as i piece of the cog, i thought and felt that i mattered. So sadly when it came to honoring there word, they did not.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    the departments heads or leads know how to talk up there counter parts or subordinates to do there best

    Cons

    the hierarchy of departments felt like high school

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    valuing all departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Great environment, strong team bonding, good management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Good mentorship, great benefits, good place to grow.

    Cons

    Loss of direction, needs better cafeteria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great job if you aren't ambitious at all.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Mill, SC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Fort Mill, SC

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay every week
    Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Crabs in a bucket
    No growth opportunity
    Schedule bidding
    Management -favoritism
    You will remain a temporary employee-never a direct hire

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow those with potential to grow with the company instead of milking the cow for all it worth with no compensation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a lot of room to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great management, great work/life balance

    Cons

    not a lot of room for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 6 people found this helpful  

    Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Shutterfly considers itself a high-tech company so food and snacks are plentiful.

    Cons

    One would think that Shutterfly is a happy little company "sharing life's joy" but apparently joy is only for Shutterfly's customers. There's no joy there and oddly enough a very unfriendly environment. Lots of fire drills due to lack of planning, a young workforce that needs mentoring and a leadership team of self-serving white guys who lack both business and social skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being a leader isn't just calling yourself one or by bullying employees. You're only a leader if people truly WANT to follow you. There's so much untapped talent and energy being wasted. Your employees are giving you just a fraction of their what they are capable of -- learn how to lead and employees will respond with a heap of discretionary effort that is completely untapped.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Seasonal production

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Production in Shakopee, MN
    Former Employee - Seasonal Production in Shakopee, MN

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Clean work environment, highly developed and tested production machinery, employee storage lockers, dining facility

    Cons

    I felt like a number and not a valued individual, no notice of discharge, bad communication between supervisor and subordinates, length of contract did not result out to what was initially discussed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Flexibility, work- life balance, new technologies to learn

    Cons

    Personal growth - Not so much.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Creative and Fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Freelance Content Designer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Freelance Content Designer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    I've worked as a Designer at Shutterfly and it's very creative. No one micro manages and forces you to create a specific look and feel. Just create things that suits your own style. The team is fun and nice. We would hang out after work and on the weekends.

    Cons

    Very low pay for contractors.

    Recommends

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