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Whether it's about compensation and benefits, culture and diversity, or you're curious to know more about the work environment, find out from employees what it's like to work at Shutterstock.

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51 English questions out of 51

July 28, 2020

What is paid time off like at Shutterstock?

Pros

Nice people for the most part nice office (empire state building) Competitive salary Good benefits Summer Fridays

Cons

PTO is pretty average, especially considering that it includes sick leave but this year we do have summer Fridays which is nice It is unclear where the company is heading and the vision, this creates unnecessary friction, misalignment and confusion on what's truelly important.

PTO is pretty average, especially considering that it includes sick leave but this year we do have summer Fridays which is nice

July 28, 2020

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October 28, 2020

Does Shutterstock offer massages?

Pros

* Strong engineering team * Perks like free snacks, free lunch once a week , fitness benefits * Good salary

Cons

* Recent cost cutting measures and layoffs

Perks like free snacks, free lunch once a week , fitness benefits

October 28, 2020

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September 19, 2019

Does Shutterstock offer dental insurance?

Pros

I started on the SDR team in Toronto in December 2018 and loved it. Great manager, Meagan Suckling, lead us to success and many opportunities to travel for conferences. I then switched to an Account Executive role in April and have been in good hands as well. Motivating comp plan as an Account Executive. Free lunches every Thursday and ability to work from home when needed. Very generous vacation days as well.

Cons

Health benefits could be higher (for massages, vision, etc).

Health benefits could be higher (for massages, vision, etc).

September 19, 2019

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May 12, 2021

Does Shutterstock offer a wellness program?

Pros

- Great people to work with - Prestige in the Marketing world

Cons

- High turnover at all levels leads to frequent strategy changes - Toxic work/life balance - Lack of diversity in leadership and especially the SLT - Burnout and "hard work" is glorified and normalized - Poor HR initiatives and benefits to mental health/work life balance when compared to other companies - Nepotism especially with people who used to work with SLT in the past - Budgets are constantly reduced YoY, even when resources are needed - Budgets are not fixed and not flexible for the year, even to adapt to new direction/strategy by leadership - Leadership does not care about 'grunt work' employees - Your title matters if you want to be taken seriously - Leadership is often disconnected with 'entry-level'/'associate' employees - Lack of employee appreciation from leadership - Overwhelming workload - Even with ADA protection, I still had a complete mental breakdown at least 2x each year - Every department works in silos, there's no sense of team work or a collaborative environment

Advice to Management

- Learn the business and why it operates the way it does before drastically changing something. - Take some time to actually listen to your employees' needs - Put measures in place to hold employees at all levels accountable - Take advice and suggestions from your team seriously. Chances are they know what needs to be improved from the ground up to make a huge impact. - Fight for your team - Lead with empathy - Be flexible - Understand the details of what your team does so you know what goes into their work to understand their bandwidth - Prioritize your team's mental health - Hire more people - everyone is burned out

Poor HR initiatives and benefits to mental health/work life balance when compared to other companies

May 12, 2021

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September 2, 2020

Does Shutterstock offer life insurance?

Pros

- great ambition with highly motivated people - amazing team vibe - fairly new business unit, which allows for flexible decision making - leadership is always open for suggestions - great benefits (health, insurance, etc)

Cons

- a bit chaotic at times

great benefits (health, insurance, etc)

September 2, 2020

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