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"Fairly good, some good, some bad like any other company"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Relaxed environment to work, many good people to work with. Upper management fairly competent. Not much to complain about. Good overall work environment

Cons

Pay is on the low side. Other than that, not much else. The company can be better managed, and management is not agreesive enough.

Advice to Management

Be more aggressive expanding the business as we are the number one in our industry, and we should have been expanding to Europe and Asia by now.

Other Employee Reviews for Shutterfly

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Fun, energetic place to work at!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture
    Very smart peers for most part
    Competitive salary + perks & benefits
    Management recognizes smart and hard workers
    Reasonable work life balance outside of peak period
    Management communicates company's directions as required

    Cons

    Little to no career advancement plan
    Promotions are seen as retention tools rather than career advancement opportunities
    Performance expectations and reviews are somewhat superficial
    Lately there have been a few cases of bad hires and sometimes poor performance is tolerated
    More process and hence less flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Hire and retain smart individuals
    Stay focused on creating stable products
    Introduce process to make things better, not complicate existing workload
    Stay away from analysis paralysis - be nimble and agile to meet market needs


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Lack of process for Career Advancement is a big problem - So many good people leaving"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of perks (food, snacks, beverages)
    Smart and creative people
    Good business strategy
    Good focus on margins of products
    Quarterly bonuses
    Cross-functional teamwork is strong
    Strong style/design focus

    Cons

    No process at all for career development
    The approval process for promotion is a veiled, seemingly secret, maze
    Too Top-heavy
    Executives who are not savvy and up-to-date with modern marketing, branding, or advertising strategies
    Slow to innovate in mobile/tablet/digital
    Little focus on usability
    Little to no eco-friendly policies and procedures
    Not enough money spent on marketing to increase Shutterfly awareness
    Social media approach is scattered and not focused

    Advice to Management

    Each manager should define a career development timeline and plan for each employee
    Given that SFLY products use so much chemicals and paper, institute some sort of eco-friendly position on something - anything
    Shutterfly needs to lead the way in innovation in mobile and digital applications
    Decision-making truly should be data-driven and not solely based on the opinion and perspective of 1-2 people

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