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Shutterfly Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated March 19, 2014
Updated March 19, 2014
176 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)

  • Good old boys club in senior management (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Amazing company culture and morale!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Straight line of communication between management and individual contributors. Bonuses, room for growth, and fun company team building opportunity. Very innovative with state of the art technologies. I love working for Shutterfly, Inc., and all of my fellow colleagues.

    Cons

    Relocation of my personal department, sad that I can't stay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to learn and grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Designer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    The culture is laid back and fun. They celebrate major holidays and birthdays in the office. The perks are free snacks and drinks in the kitchen, as well as promo codes. There are a lot of team building activities, if you like that sort of thing. If there is down time, you get to help out in other departments if needed. This can be interesting because it allows you to see what other departments do.

    Cons

    The busiest times are during major holidays, like Christmas. Expect to do a lot of overtime between November and December. Be prepared, as it can get very tiring working 12+ hour shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people for the holidays to avoid working mandatory overtime.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    good business

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Web Engineer II  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good coworker, good manager

    Cons

    worst hr, fake senior management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer I  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer I in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Good company culture, good benefits, some nice perks at work (currently at least), "pay for performance" type of rewarding scheme - so you get quarterly bonuses based on performance, plus official & unofficial raises can happen which can include additional RSUs awarded. Unofficial raises are what I call ones that get you more benefits without a formal promotion. Benefits in terms of salary, health benefits, stock options, 401k are comparable to good companies. The vision plan covers transition lenses for free, and dental plan covers braces for adults up to $1500. Perks include free snacks and free drinks at work, some form of gym. Good culture includes having several company events a year for celebration, and quarterly & monthly all hands meetings.

    Cons

    401k has no employer matching left out in favor of "pay for performance" rewarding culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Shutterfly creates lasting memories

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Shutterfly operates in the small teams settings, giving you a feel of community and working together seems less stretched. Everyone is working towards the same goals set by the CEO. Everyone is communicated the same message that supports the business and management treats everyone equal. All rumors a quelled with the truth within corporate and social circles.

    All Shutterfly tangible products are made in the USA.

    Cons

    Separate office locations means more time commuting between work locations.
    Shutterfly does not match 401K contributions.
    Health Insurance benefits plans could be improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As Shutterfly grows, management needs to consider 401K matching.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Work hard, play hard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Great culture, fun team. Especially in Sunnyvale. The office knows how to buckle down and get a ton of work done under pressure (Q4 is very very busy) but I've never worked at another company that knows how to kick up its feet and have some fun once in a while as well as this one.

    Cons

    Occasionally questionable product decisions/direction, but it's a minor gripe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work--I see only good things in the near future.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good managerial skills

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Production Design  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Production Design in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Multi -tasking, dynamic, dedicated, thoughtful, taking good initiatives, taking good care of employees

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Be part of a hard working skilled team with workplace perks

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Free and discounted snacks and drinks
    Flexible work schedule
    Work with hard working dedicated team members
    Free merchandise from company - use & test your own product

    Cons

    Some long work hours and weekend work to get releases out
    Some late night load testing to not affect live site

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It is a life changing experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    The culture, The relationship with your peers and management, the community culture

    Cons

    long hours can sometimes be a runaway thing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    remember to remind us to play

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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