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Shutterstock Overview

New York, NY
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public (SSTK)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (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

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  • 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.

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    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 WebDAM, a cloud-based digital asset management platform for businesses, as well as creating Offset, a high-end image collection.


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.

undefinedCatherine Ulrich

Chief Product Officer

As Shutterstock's first Chief Product Officer, Catherine is responsible for leading the Company's overall product strategy and innovation roadmap. Catherine has expertise in creating global subscription products that delight customers and are easy to use regardless of platform or device. Most recently, Catherine was the Chief Product Officer at Weight Watchers, where she oversaw product, user-interface and design, as well as content and consumer analytics teams. Ms. Ulrich graduated from Harvard College with a BA in Engineering Sciences.

David Giambruno

Chief Information Officer

As Chief Information Officer, David oversees Shutterstock’s data, infrastructure, IT and security teams, while working collaboratively with the engineering team. David joined Shutterstock with over 25 years of technology experience focused on security and infrastructure. He previously worked at Tribune Media where he was SVP and CIO overseeing the split of the technology & application portfolio of the company into two separate stand-alone businesses. Prior to this, David was SVP and CIO at Revlon where he was responsible for globalizing the company’s infrastructure and deployed global standards and IT operations.

Jeff Weiser

Chief Marketing Officer

Jeff Weiser joined Shutterstock as Chief Marketing Officer in June 2016. In this role, he is responsible for building global customer demand, identifying new revenue opportunities and increasing brand awareness. Jeff joined Shutterstock from Beachbody LLC (creators of P90X and Shakeology), where he oversaw Strategic Analysis, Database Marketing and Online Customer Acquisition, and was instrumental in driving annual revenue from $400 million to $1.2 billion over six years. Prior to Beachbody, Jeff held Strategy and Analytics roles at SGN (Social Gaming Network), MySpace and Yahoo! He received a B.A. in English from Yale University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.


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.

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


    One of the best things about Shutterstock (and occasionally the worst) is the pace--there is so much happening to get involved with that you are constantly learning and growing. I've taken on new projects and had a chance to work with all different parts of the business. The senior leadership team is also very visible and accessible which gives great transparency on business objectives.


    As mentioned, the pace can be a little overwhelming. Sometimes there is so much happening it is hard to know what to focus on first. But I think that we are working on prioritizing and moving in the right direction.

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    Keep communicating--seen some good progress but we can always get better.

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Shutterstock Interviews



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    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Shutterstock.


    Three phone screens and an on-site interview. Good office and engineers.

    Make sure the recruiter(s) and logistics people do not screw you over on travel expenses. I was told to save my receipts and that hotel and travel expenses will be covered. Shutterstock reserved a $200 hotel for me. The hotel asked for my credit card as a security deposit against damages: standard procedure. However, my credit card was charged the full cost.

      Fast forward two months and Shutterstock has not reimbursed me for the hotel, local transportation, or food. They keep saying that they'll cover the expenses, but never actually send me the money. Very sleazy of them. Beware!

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