Shutterstock Overview

  • New York, NY
  • 1001 to 5000 Employees
  • 2003
  • Company - Public (SSTK)
  • Internet
  • $500 million to $1 billion (USD)

Shutterstock is a leading global provider of high-quality licensed photographs, vectors, illustrations, videos and music to businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world. Working with its growing community of over 1 million contributors, Shutterstock ...

Company Updates

June 4, 2020
We stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, contributors and customers, as well as the global Black community against the injustice of systemic racism and violence. We believe in equality and justice and have a zero-tolerance policy against racism and discrimination. As our team and partners are on the frontlines documenting the protests around the world, we are committed to providing impactful and truthful news imagery and supporting photojournalism in such a critical time. With the help of ShADEs, our employee resource group for Black colleagues and allies, we are committed to doing our part and taking meaningful steps towards progress and positive change both at Shutterstock and in the greater community. We have work to do.
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Shutterstock posted on LinkedIn
April 20, 2020
To ensure the safety of our employees, Shutterstock implemented a global work-from-home policy in March. Since our transition to work-from-home, we are using technology to keep employees and teams engaged. Our company all hands meetings and bi-weekly Sprint Demos are now fully remote via Zoom Webinar. We’ve also created new Slack channels to share work-from-home tips along with funny videos of their kids and pets. We’ve encouraged teams to hold more frequent stand-ups to keep our employees connected. True to our culture, we’ve managed to sprinkle in a bit of fun, too! Teams have enjoyed attending regular coffee breaks or Happy Hours. We’ve also held an #AskMeAnything on Slack with the Benefits team, video Q&As with senior leaders, and our first virtual global kids day! We’re committed to supporting our employees throughout this time and appreciate all that they have done to move our business forward. We have truly exemplified our Principles— especially One Team. We are better together and look forward to all we will accomplish during this extraordinary time and beyond.

Shutterstock - Why Work With Us?

Powering creativity

Shutterstock brings marketers, creative professionals and businesses of all sizes all over the world the content they need whenever they need it.  Fueled by our growing community of over 1 million contributors, Shutterstock adds fresh, relevant and localized images, videos and music to our powerful platform every day.

The stats and figures that tell our story:

  • 1 billion+ - Over 1 billion images, video clips, and music tracks downloaded
  • 1,000,000+ - Our world-class content comes from over 1,000,000 contributors
  • 300 million+ - A library of over 300 million images, with 200,000 more added every day
  • 150+ Countries - We have customers in 150+ countries and our site is in 21 languages

Shutterstock Reviews

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Stan Pavlovsky
Stan Pavlovsky
39 Ratings
Featured Review
Current Employee, more than 1 year

"Fresh leadership is steering the ship in the right direction."

Jun 14, 2020 - Platform Solutions in New York, NY
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO


- great people, great team
- office is the Empire State Building
- Lunches
- Fair compensation


- old company with dusty old bones. It can cause headaches, but fresh new leadership is changing that (well done L team). I’ve seen a huge improvement in open minds, risk taking, and strategic

Advice to Management

Keep being open minded, taking risks, and making good new hires. Stan, Peter and all of the L team has done a great job righting the ship. I look forward to seeing them continue to execute on our new
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Shutterstock Photos

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Shutterstock Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online58%
Employee Referral6%

  1. Sales Development Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in United States
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Shutterstock (United States)


    Phone screen -> meet with team lead -> presentation and cold call exercise with Manager and other team leads

    Went through the interview process while being given unanimous praise for the time and effort put into presentation. Was told I’d be a great culture fit and that I understood the role and platform well.

    Recruiter calls the next day to say they won’t be moving forward due to a “lack of experience”. I’m fine with a team making a decision if I’m not a fit, but why string me along knowing throughout the process knowing from the very beginning the extent of experience I had? I asked the recruiter and couldn’t even get a viable answer. If you find a better person, just say that or be transparent about any feedback.

    Definitely not a good experience. Advice to hiring team: Be respectful of someone’s time and effort and be transparent about expectations to begin with. Wouldn’t recommend if you’re looking for a transparent process with any sort of explained feedback.

    How comfortable would you feel cold calling?

    1 Answers

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Shutterstock Awards & Accolades

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