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Shutterstock Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (SSTK)
$500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Founded in 2003 and headquartered in New York City, Shutterstock is an innovative technology company, operating in more than 150 countries and 20 languages. As a two-sided marketplace, our mission is to connect creative professionals with the best photos, vectors, illustrations ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Learn more about how our CEO Jon Oringer founded Shutterstock!

    Turning a Camera Into a Billion Dollar Business

    Many people dream of starting their own businesses. They are lucky if they can build a strong business without raising initial money from a venture capitalist or angel investor. "I started Shutterstock 13 years ago on my own.

  • Join us in the iconic Empire State Building!

    In the Empire State Building, a tech company embraces the old

    The Empire State Building celebrated its 85th birthday this year. The Art Deco skyscraper is an icon of the New York City skyline and, although it predates this term, the city's first supertall tower. It's home to one of the most popular observation decks in the world.

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Shutterstock – Why Work For Us?

About Us

Shutterstock, a global technology company, has created the largest and most vibrant two-sided marketplace for creative professionals to license content - including images, videos and music - as well as innovative tools that power the creative process.undefined

The company has expanded its portfolio to include Bigstock, a value-oriented stock media agency; PremiumBeat, a curated royalty-free music library; Rex Features, a premier source of editorial images for the world's media; and Shutterstock Custom, a fast-growing new division of Shutterstock that’s transforming the way brands create custom visual content.


undefinedJon Oringer

Founder, Chairman and CEO

Jon founded Shutterstock in 2003 with thousands of his own digital photographs. A serial entrepreneur, he recognized the need for licensable images at an affordable cost and created the first global subscription image marketplace. Since then, Shutterstock has grown into a portfolio of brands serving businesses, marketing agencies and media organizations around the world with all the creative and editorial assets needed. Jon holds an MS in Computer Science from Columbia and a BS in Computer Science and Mathematics from Stony Brook


Steven Berns

Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer

Steven Berns is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Shutterstock, where he helps drive the strategic vision of the company, while leading the company’s financial and legal functions. Steven has nearly 30 years’ experience in global financial management, acquisitions, and business operations, including as Chief Financial Officer at the Tribune Media Company, a television and digital media company, and Revlon, a worldwide cosmetic and beauty products company. Berns is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.S. from Lehigh University and an MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York.


We're powering the creative community with one-of-a-kind content.undefined

At Shutterstock we’re building sophisticated tools to help the world experience images and videos in a more beautiful way. We believe that the harmonious union of design and technology can influence global communication.

Shutterstock is made up of independent thinkers, technologists, and designers – working collaboratively to do compelling work, create cool stuff, and inspire each other.

Check out our job openings here.

Shutterstock Reviews

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    "2.5 Years Later and I STILL love it here!"

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    I have been working at Shutterstock full-time (More than a year)


    What's not to love! You get to work at one of the coolest tech companies, whose employees are passionate about the customers, contributors and the product. There are so many reasons why I love this place. To name a few: the people are awesome, culture is amazing, fitness AND tuition reimbursement, FREE breakfast and lunch every day plus Seamless 'After Dark' for if you work late, better benefits than I've had at other companies (even for your pets!!), not to mention, you get a FREE Shutterstock account (I use mine every day!), weekly massages, the list goes on!

    I really love that they take the initiative by finding creative ways to give back. For example, Shutterstock matches donations we make through 'Brightfunds' for charities across the board even disaster relief fundraising efforts for the 2017 hurricane victims, which meant a lot, because my family was affected!

    Depending on your department, you can really make your role your own. Shutterstock is for doers. Roll up your sleeves and throw yourself in, you'll feel good about it and you will know that you matter here!

    My favorite thing of all work in the Empire State Building!!!


    I've read a lot of reviews before writing my own, and here is what I have to say:
    1. If you can complain about the lunch, everyone makes enough money to go out and by your own!
    2. Feedback from Managers; It seems that this is something that the new HR Leadership is working hard to change, and they've implemented some new review & feedback tools. Even Peer to Peer recognition! I appreciate that.
    3. No gripes, just thankful and happy to call Shutterstock my Work Home.

    Advice to Management

    Keep making career development and listening to employees the priorities. We love it!

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Shutterstock Interviews



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    AR Specialist Interview

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Shutterstock (New York, NY) in June 2017.


    I applied online for the open AR Specialist role at Shutterstock in early June 2017.

    Compared to past interviews I've recently experienced with a myriad of NYC-based firms , the recruitment process for this position was very seamless, simple and surprisingly fun. The entire process only took 3 weeks, from the application submission to the final decision.

    I went through three rounds of interviews: the first round involved a quick phone screen with an HR representative; the second round involved a 30-minute phone interview with my future supervisor; and the third round involved an on-location interview with three members of the Accounting/Finance team at Shutterstock's immaculate headquarters in NYC's ESB.

    Each interview at the headquarters lasted about 30 minutes; however, there were no "curve-ball" questions which was very reassuring. Furthermore, each interviewer was very personable, enthusiastic and knowledgeable.

    On the following day after the third interview, I was immediately presented with a great offer that my previous company could not even come close to matching. Without hesitation, I accepted the offer and look forward to joining the Shutterstock team in two weeks!

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