Shutterstock
3.9 of 5 17 reviews
www.shutterstock.com New York, NY 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Jon Oringer

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71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Intern: Great company!!

    Marketing Intern (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGrowing company, great company culture, talented workforce, allows you to learn on the job and from your mistakes, very supportive and approachable upper management.

    ConsNone really come to mind - I was there for two months and absolutely loved it!!

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing - great company to intern at and learn as an undergrad!

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

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    By far, an excellent place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople, work-life balance, creative environment...

    ConsProduct confusion, hands-on leadership, world-wide communication challenges...

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    Solid tech company

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsTons of perks
    -Catered lunch
    -Good hardware
    -Massage fridays
    -Nice office
    -Company has resources to do things so there isn't penny pinching
    -Easy to work remotely when needed
    -People are nice

    Cons-Tech stack is somewhat disorganized (good/bad)
    -People can be spread around the world

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

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    Great company/business, friendly people, lousy engineering environment

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsShutterstock in general knows how to get business and make money. All the people there are friendly and nice and enjoyable to be around. The work-life balance is fine. Their new Empire State Building office is kinda nifty. Assuming that the company's growth continues, new technology/leadership opportunities will also continue to open themselves to employees.

    ConsEngineers/programmers: DO NOT work at Shutterstock to exercise your skills with modern web or backend development. DO NOT work at Shutterstock to learn modern web or backend development skills. You won't accomplish either. If you have a favorite framework at any level of the application stack, odds are good that its use is explicitly forbidden.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Small company environment with large company ambitions and benefits!

    Digital Designer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsShutterstock is a great environment that sticks to its roots as a start up. Everyone is very friendly, hardworking, and fair.

    ConsSometimes there can be too many stakeholders on projects slowing down the end delivery date.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou've done a great job building a large company with a start up feel. Stick to your roots!

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

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    High turnover due to clique-y environment

    Designer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGood equipment
    Pizza fridays
    Smart co-workers (developers)
    Hackathon
    Rally (Agile)
    Manhattan location

    ConsProduct management is done behind closed doors
    All top-down
    Some people don't make eye contact when they talk to you (ever)
    High turnover
    Crappy, corporate looking offices
    It's stock photography, not exactly cool
    If you're not friends with certain managers forget ever going anywhere
    Some managers take credit for subordinates work

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

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    opacity, secrecy and arrogance

    (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosthe industry they are working in is normally interesting. What they made of it, unfortunately, does not correspond to people expectations.

    ConsVery poor management- Culture of secrecy, opacity and total lack of communication. Old Good Top down methodology.
    Request, emails, questions remain unanswered.
    Doubtful promotion system, where friends and acquaintances rise very quick while others struggle.
    H.R take employees for a commodity to be used and abused, and lied to.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSuccess when it's too quick leads can lead to complete arrogance. This is exactly what happened to the executives and founder of this company.
    Wake up and respect other people around including clients, users and employees..

    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 company to work for and learn from

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat culture and work environment. Pizza and massages on Fridays, free meals after 7pm, and really smart and wonderful coworkers. Absolutely no "bros". Wonderful and thoughtful benefits.

    ConsMost of their codebase is Perl.

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

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    Enjoy going to work at such an awesome place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAutonomous, collaborative and exciting working environment that provides the right amount of support and goals to keep you motivated and satisfied.

    Flat (ish) organizational structure.

    Desire from CEO to keep a "start-up" mentality makes work fun and comes with dot.com perks; could be viewed negatively for some due to bootstrap nature.

    ConsLong hours are necessary to hit goals and get noticed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe careful of over-hiring during this rapid growth phase.

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

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    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlat structure, good food, good people and very interesting.

    ConsMost of stuff is perl, old perl. Kind of hard to understand what is really going on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI really miss your guys. Keep it up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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