Snapfish Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not a Bay Area Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Snapfish full-time

    Pros

    It was a good start company in the Bay Area, easy to get into, but there is no growth from here.

    Cons

    Since the acquisition by District Snapfish is definitely feeling less and less like a Bay Area company, no perks, no meals, all work, no fun. In terms of day-to-day business, very outdated processes and lack of organization.


  2. Nice folks, Up hill battle

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Snapfish full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice folks Great product Lots of potential. The acquisition really heightens all that.

    Cons

    Lots of employee churn. The last guy to address it from the Sr. Team left 2 years ago, no one's paid attention since. Not a lot of foresight into planning, causing delays because something isn't ready.

    Advice to Management

    Engage your employees. T


  3. Helpful (1)

    Now free of HP!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Snapfish full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exciting time at Snapfish - HP just sold us to District Photo (our biggest fulfillment company) who is actually the same company that sold us to HP years ago. Lots of opportunity now to improve the company and get the business rocking again.

    Cons

    Poor development process that needs to change so we can produce a better website and make improvements faster

    Advice to Management

    Build a strong US-based development team - outsourcing costs more than it seems to save by producing poor quality code and an excruciating development process.


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  5. At the brink of a huge turnaround - lots of potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Prime time to be here. A LOT of opportunity for professional growth and development. Up until recently Snapfish was greatly encumbered by a 300,000 person company's unwieldy processes, policies, bureaucracy and upper management chain. There is line of sight to a huge shift now that the company is part of District Photo (again). Conversations are starting to be oriented towards true growth and improvement rather than simply do whatever we can to make numbers quarter after quarter. Action is already evident and senior management is very quickly beginning to show their potential. It's finally an exciting place to be. When we were with HP, challenges meant something we had to work around or deal with. Now that we have District Photo's support, challenges are looking a lot more like opportunities for the ambitious types to grow and develop their professional careers.

    Cons

    While there are a lot of smart, intelligent and talented individual here, there are also a good number of people who have been taking advantage of the ability to get lost in the shuffle among the large-company culture instilled by HP. We shall see if the cultural shift rejuvenates their ambition or shakes them off of the gray train.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be too lax going forward. Take care of the new talent we acquire, and take care of the dead weight too.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Used to be lots of fun, new owners out of touch with tech industry

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    Former Employee - Mobile Developer/Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Mobile Developer/Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Snapfish full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The old mobile manager (who left) was literally the best boss I've ever had. It was a great work atmosphere that was a lot of fun.

    Cons

    There are way too many to mention. Senior (product) managment doesnt care about native mobile so there is very little support. The whole mobile platform always felt like an after thought when it could be a huge part of the buisness. Unfortunatly the code base came from a contractor and is as bad as it could possibly be. It was pretty soul crushing to have to work with every day. In addition the new owners care about only one thing and thats profit, at the cost of alientating the employees that were most core to snapfish. Overall this place really changed for the worse especially for the mobile developers.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate the company enviroment after sperating from HP. In addition you might want to reconsider the fact that mobile web is not what users actually want.


  7. Helpful (1)

    No room to grow

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Snapfish (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Laid back work environment, work at your own pace.

    Cons

    No management on site, Good deeds never go noticed, Nothing you ask for is recieved

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees


  8. Helpful (3)

    Very frustrating experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Snapfish full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed unrushed work environment Emphasis on accuracy versus speed Flexible work schedule (allowed to set arrival/departure hours)

    Cons

    Apparent lack of direction within management Unclear and (at times) contradictory messages from management Very little opportunity for advancement Pay scale below average for the area High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Inform candidates and employees of the true nature of the job during the interview. Also, provide clear and non-contradictory statements to employees regarding necessary tasks. Finally, admit responsibility for failures and mistakes.


  9. Exciting times

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Snapfish full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Coworkers are great collection of interesting, hardworking and motivated folks. The quality of the product and the brand has been on an upward trajectory.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and politics has unfortunately creeped into the culture in the past decade, but not more so than other corporations.


  10. Helpful (4)

    Tech lead

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Snapfish full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Engineers who work hard

    Cons

    Stupid and Incompetent Management, relatives of Management getting promotion who have no skills. Uneducated Senior Management, lack of planning and direction. Racist Management.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all Senior Management if the company needs to go anywhere.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Was great, but now this place has gone DOWNHILL

    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Snapfish full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome coworkers who are not only great and collaborative, but fun to hang out with. Great location! Good opportunities to learn and grow and be exposed to other areas of the business, but only if your manager is supportive.

    Cons

    Senior Management needs a complete overhaul. Lots of politics and bad management behavior. Sadly the HR also does not care. Lack of business strategy and direction. Also HP no longer cares. No one is really happy except the management may be and at this point it is all about getting a paycheck while looking for opportunities. No wonder the employee count is really dwindling and the management is not doing anything about it.

    Advice to Management

    Think about your employees, think about the company. Stop playing politics. It is only going to get you so far.



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