Shutterfly - A good place to learn, but not so hot for a long-term career | Glassdoor
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"A good place to learn, but not so hot for a long-term career"

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

Pros

Fun products.
Young and dynamic corporate culture.
Chance to learn Web 2.0 methodologies.
Located in sunny Northern California - a great place to live.
Free and discounted photo gifts - good if you take lots of photos.
Free drinks, cheap snacks.

Cons

Mediocre benefits package - average salaries, weak bonus scheme, and no 401K match.
Career advancement plans / goals are left to the employees to figure out. Management does not offer any advice or encouragement in this area, other than "do it yourself".

Advice to Management

Strengthen the benefits package, especially the bonus scheme, and start to match 401K contributions.
Create a work culture that offers a clear path for employees to learn and take on more responsibilties, rather than expecting them to figure it out all on their own.

Other Employee Reviews for Shutterfly

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Very informal working environment (e.g. not a dress for success place). Limited politics. Fairly open "open-door" policy. Emphasis is on resolving the issue @ the root cause, not just pointing fingers. Flexible mind-set - limited bureaucracy.

    Cons

    This is not a $1b+ company with global operations and all of the various issues that one can learn from a $1b+ company. Sometimes best practice processes are not followed.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to engage employees @ all levels, even if they appear "sefl-sufficient"


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Nice people, but nothing special"

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

    Pros

    The people are usually nice.

    Cons

    You get the same political B.S. as at any other company - minus the willingness to fire people; thus, truly incompetent / disruptive employees are tolerated for far too long.

    Advice to Management

    Be more willing to fire non-performers.


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