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Shutterfly Overview

Redwood City, CA
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Shutterfly empowers customers to make the most out of life’s most memorable moments. As a leader in personalized photos and services, we allow our customers to create lasting keepsakes; award-winning photos and photo books; custom stationery, including cards ... Read more

Mission: At Shutterfly, our mission is to share life’s joy.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2011 (#14)

Company Updates

  • When you're washing your hands, take the 20 seconds to think of three things you are grateful for.

  • Shutterfly has been sharing tips and tricks to mastering work from home with its employees. We would like to share with you.

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Shutterfly – Why Work With Us?

Memories are milestones, big and small.  

Woven together, memories become the stories we pass down through generations. 

What if you could…

Influence the way memories are collected, preserved and shared?

Bring people together by inspiring them to share their stories in unique and creative ways?

And, create your own career memories that you are proud to celebrate and share?

Now you can @ Shutterfly!

At Shutterfly, our vision is to make the world a better place by helping people share life’s joy. Through our portfolio of premium lifestyle brands – Shutterfly Consumer, LifeTouch and Borrowlenses – our mission is to deepen personal connections between our customers and the people who matter most to them.

We are a community of over ten thousand talented and passionate people working toward an inspiring purpose. We belong to something bigger than ourselves. As stewards of peoples’ memories, we take our responsibility seriously and are joined together by our commitment.   Join us!

Shutterfly’s Lifestyle and Business Brands….

Shutterfly Consumer helps connect family and friends by sharing memories and photos in creative and innovative ways.  We process over 26 million orders yearly, and host over 40 billion photos.  100% happiness guaranteed.

Lifetouch captures smiling faces from preschool through high school graduation, as well as sports, special events, seniors and yearbooks.  It all started more than 80 years ago with “Picture Day”.  Over 10 million pictures taken each year.

Borrowlenses’ enables the advancement of the photographic and cinematic dreams of our customers by delivering superior, cutting-edge gear and providing exceptional customer service. Rent, shoot, return - it's as easy as that.

Shutterfly Business Services develops and executes enterprise targeted marketing programs globally, giving you customer-focused messaging and reach. And while your company writes the stories, we help make them impactful with innovative automation tools, high-quality designs and efficient turnaround.


What you do matters. 

Who you work with matters. 

How you work matters. 

It all matters at Shutterfly.

We just celebrated 20 years!  We know where we have been, and excited to see where we will go.  And, along the way we have empowered our employees to create and innovate products and services that have and will continue to delight our customers.

Your colleagues impact your daily life, become trusted mentors, and guide you through challenging projects.  Shutterfly employees are talented, committed, collaborative and nice too.

Our culture is rooted by our values.  We live it, recognize it, and reward it.

Shutterfly values guide us in how we Share's Life's Joy...

...with each other

We make a difference

We are warm, inclusive and collaborative

We belive in people

...for our customers

We drive growth through innovation

We inspire customers

We cultivate long-term custome relationships

...and in our business

We act as owners

We debate important decisions, then fully commit

We invest for the long-term while delivering results today


Total Rewards

The benefits at Shutterfly, Inc. are more than just a list of medical plans. With our comprehensive Total Rewards package, our goal is to help you stay physically, mentally, and financially healthy. That’s why we offer you a wide variety of programs and perks to do just that. From our health and wellness plans to our bonus program, from fun celebrations to free products, we think you’ll like the perks of being part of the Shutterfly, Inc. family.

Free Products!

Our favorite perk? Every employee receives over $2,500 of free and discounted products from across all of our brands every six months! Plus, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to product design and testing which means more free products!

Financial Security

We are hardworking, performance-oriented people. That’s why we make it a priority to recognize and reward employees’ contributions and achievements.  We start with competitive salaries, and we help drive our high performance by offering opportunities for merit increases and bonus payouts.  We also provide safety nets for your financial security through Traditional pre-tax and Roth post-tax 401(k) retirement plans. We also offer 401(k) match!


Depending on location, we enjoy conveniences such as on-site gyms, massage, and dry cleaning plus gym and ski discounts, and our camera loan program. Break rooms are stocked with goodies such as gourmet coffee, teas, espresso, sodas and juices, as well as fresh fruit and healthy snacks. We also host a Family Photo Day where all of our employees and their families can get a professional photo taken for free

Good Times

Working here also means playing here – with casual dress, personalized workspaces, company events, social hours, ping-pong, softball, lots of free lunches, running clubs, community volunteering, and so much more!


Learn, Grow and Achieve

One of the reasons Shutterfly, Inc. is such a high performing company is that we’re committed to helping our people grow in their careers, develop their skills, and hone their talents. We have opportunities to learn, grow and achieve more every day.  

Learning and Development Offerings

We provide a wide range of classroom and online offerings, such as People Manger Fundamentals, which includes five required courses for all people managers, as well as several offerings to help individual contributors enhance their careers.

"Shutterfly allows me the opportunity to own my job and gives me a path to directly influence the outcomes of the company."

-- The Pulse, Employee Engagement Survey



With headquarters in Redwood City, California, Shutterfly, Inc. has invested in key locations across the U.S. and Israel.

We run our state-of-the-art manufacturing and customer care operations in Tempe, Arizona; Shakopee, Minnesota; and Ft. Mill, South Carolina.

"I think the best part about working at Shutterfly is the environment. All the employees are very friendly - and I feel like it really encourages innovation and new ideas. I feel like my opinions are valued, and that the company I work for really looks out for me." -- The Pulse, Employee Engagement Survey

Shutterfly Reviews

  • Featured Review

    "Good company, great people."

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Great people around to work with.
    Tech stack has improved a lot.
    Little or no competition in the market.


    No great perks right now.

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Shutterfly Photos

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Shutterfly photo of: Holiday Inspiration Wall
Shutterfly photo of: Battle of the Bay Softball Team: Redwood City
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Shutterfly Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview




  1. Featured Interview


    Associate Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Shutterfly (San Jose, CA) in August 2019.


    I had the best interview process with Shutterfly. They were super transparent and quick. I had a phone call with the recruiter and then a call with the wonderful hiring manager the next week. I was soon brought onsite to do interviews with the team. They got back to me very quickly (:

    Interview Questions

    • What would be the next step once a consumer has purchased on a email stream?   Answer Question
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Shutterfly Awards & Accolades

  • Best of the Best Workplaces in the Americas,, 2018
  • Top Cool Company - Top organizations with strong, unique workplace cultures, where they know how fun can help create the best work ever., Best Companies AZ, 2017

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