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"Feel great about the product you are creating"

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

Pros

Wonderful products, therefore lots of customer love
Feel good about what you are adding to the world
Very smart, creative people, easy to get along with
Individual contributors get to drive decisions

Cons

It is a smallish company, in some departments, there is not much room to move up or sideways
Smallish product portfolio, work and challenges can become repetitive

Advice to Management

Support new ideas to innovate, differentiate and compete against both established competition and novel startups
Take risks to avoid becoming a look alike of the competition

Other Employee Reviews for Shutterfly

  1. Helpful (3)

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

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. 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"

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