Shutterfly

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Shutterfly Reviews

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36 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    I enjoy going to work each day.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    I really liked most of the people. The products are great and the little perks like promo codes, free drinks and discounted snacks are nice. Company wide meetings are held every quarter and over attempts at communication is good.

    Cons

    Can get to be political. If you are on the wrong side, or don't have the right "friends", it can be hard to advance. Some depts have a lot of turnover and there are limited consequences for repeated mistakes which creates a lack of ownership and responsibility for you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is not all about the new employees, don't forget your more senior ones who have helped you reached the status you are at today

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Despite growing pains, great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Shutterfly

    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
  3.  

    Great place to work and highly recommend it!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

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

    Cons

    i wish the offices were in SF!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
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  5.  

    I really like working for this company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Lead in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Employer:
    cares about quality
    cares about employees
    lots of perks
    secure-coming is growing!
    Unlike places who talk the talk, Shutterfly does care about these things from top management down. They commit to their employees with lots of training.

    Cons

    Its seasonal, so there are lots of temporary workers hired by another company. There is lots of time spent training, often on folks who never come back again.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication at the lower level is sketchy. Shift Managers communicate different amounts, so lots of information is gained through the old rumour mill.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Shutterfly rocks!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    We have an incredibly talented group of senior management and employees, and we treat each other with respect. We have a culture that rewards performance and good business thinking and strategy, and not politics.

    As a company that focuses on helping other create and preserve memories, many of which are related to families, we have great respect for our employees' needs to balance work and family life. It is also just plain fun to work on a product and service that you know makes others' lives happier and better.

    Cons

    As a medium-sized public company, we have somewhat limited resources to execute all of the great ideas that our team has. So we have to be patient and prioritize, which can be frustrating at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build our culture, hire great people, and keep us focused on building a great company for years to come.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Employer.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Great benefits and perks. Enjoyable work on products and services that will be used by many to store and share memories.

    Cons

    I haven't encountered any serious problems so far. This has been a great place to learn new skills and work of fun projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the innovation. I wouldn't mind seeing some more options for mounting pictures. It would be nice to order a picture and have the option to put it in a frame, on a foam standout, or in an acrylic floating mount.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Shutterfly -- A terrific place to work!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Shutterfly is a great place to work for many reasons, here are just a few:
    - We have a top notch management team that drives company focus on our priorities. This makes it easy to come in every day and say "Is what I'm working on driving the business forward."
    - Unbelievably skilled direct managers and peers. The the ability to plan strategically and execute flawlessly is a characteristic embodied in everyone here.
    - Real focus on development of employees. The quarterly review process makes it easy to set goals and work towards achieving them and rewards are doled out accordingly.
    - Compensation is very competitive and the work/life balance is awesome--especially important if you have a rough commute like I do.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons as of yet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to management yet.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    This is a five star company! I hope it continues to prosper as it continues to make lasting memories for people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    The company just makes you feel special as an employee, the pay is good and the benefits are excellent!

    Cons

    I like my job so much that I hate to miss work even when I am sick. Don't know if that is a blessing or a curse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Shutterfly ROCKS!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Final Assembly Lead in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Final Assembly Lead in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    The best place to work. Great Training and tools provided to allow each one to succed.

    Cons

    Lunch time is limited to 20 min. could be longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand lunch to 30 min.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Shutterfly is a great place to work. Everyone here is very smart, very nice, and very good at what they do. Upper management is fairly clear in their directives, and everyone generally seems to be on the same page about what direction we are heading. The work-life balance here is one of the best I've ever encountered - while expectations are high and everyone wants to do their best, everyone also understands that there is a time to relax and have fun, both with co-workers and with your own families.

    Cons

    This is a fairly "flat" organization, and there are not a lot of opportunities for career advancement. Additionally, the quarterly review system is a bit flawed in that it allows for reviews only of an employee by a manager - while the employee contributes heavily to the review process, there is no opportunity for peer reviews, nor is there any opportunity for the employee to give feedback on the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give all employees the opportunity to review their manager, and to review and be reviewed by their peers. Continue to offer the great team building opportunities that you currently offer, education opportunities that you offer, and keep encouraging people to perform at high levels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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