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Shutterstock Reviews

Updated November 8, 2014
Updated November 8, 2014
20 Reviews
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  1.  

    Meh so so

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterstock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Some of the coolest and smartest people around.

    Cons

    Takes a lot of time to do anything its very much a us vs them mentality.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Really Low Pay

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at Shutterstock as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great Food, Snacks, Drinks, Parties.

    Cons

    The pay was extremely low. I was being paid $16 an hour and working late nights. Which equals literally $489 a week. This was absurd. They kept me on a temp basis with no future in sight. Truly a dead end situation. Management was uptight and liked to micro manage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stopping using staffing agencies because they are ripping your administrative assistants off.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Culture is changing....drastically!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Shutterstock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Generous PTO time
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Everyone is not treated equal. The culture is not what it used to be. Management (tech & product) lack in leadership, guidance, and people skills. It seems like people are viewed as "tools", and not human beings. There isn't much team building, instead, they create an atmosphere of competition among each other, which affects morale. Management does not provide much support with personal growth, which leads to uncertainty of your future. There is no transparency, and conversations are not straight forward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "Learn how to manage in ways that motivate, not demotivate."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern: Great company!!

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Shutterstock as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    None really come to mind - I was there for two months and absolutely loved it!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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

    By far, an excellent place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shutterstock

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Solid tech company

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Shutterstock full-time

    Pros

    Tons 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Great company/business, friendly people, lousy engineering environment

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Shutterstock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Shutterstock 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.

    Cons

    Engineers/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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Small company environment with large company ambitions and benefits!

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    Former Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Digital Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Shutterstock as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    High turnover due to clique-y environment

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    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Designer in New York, NY

    I worked at Shutterstock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Product 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    opacity, secrecy and arrogance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Shutterstock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Very 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 ManagementAdvice

    Success 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..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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