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"A good place to work"

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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
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Approves of CEO

Pros

- Positive work-life balance
- Perks and rewards such as snacks, fresh fruit, lunches in when working over the lunch hour
- Good people to work with, high quality, competent
- Leadership is approachable and cares for it's employees
- Provide interesting training opportunities, such as presentation skills and photoshop classes

Cons

- Frequent organizational changes result in lack of clarity around promotion path and career trajectory
- Favoritism within certain groups and preference given to certain groups/managers
- Can be tough to navigate the political landmines at times

Advice to Management

- Be sure that all groups, no matter how big or small, are treated equitably
- Be sure managers have a set career path for their direct reports so that we minimize employee attrition

Other Employee Reviews for Shutterfly

  1. Helpful (5)

    "cool company, dysfunctional workplace"

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

    Pros

    - Tangible product line
    - Recognized brand
    - Capable executive management
    - Casual dress

    Cons

    - A lot of incompetent personnel
    - Poor organizational management
    - PC culture kills achievement and progress
    - High turnover rates in key positions
    - Too many meetings
    - Too much management, not enough execution

    Advice to Management

    Hire an organization consultant in marketing.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Shutterfly: You'll work hard and never get ahead, but the benefits are decent"

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

    Pros

    Shutterfly attracts high-caliber talent -- you'll always be surrounded by great co-workers. They make excellent, best-in-class products. The company operations are managed responsibly and thoughtfully. Shutterfly gives back to the community. The benefits and perks are good, compared to other similar companies. Corporate HQ is centrally located for an OK commute from most places in the Bay Area.

    Cons

    The executive team does not always see eye-to-eye on company strategies, and has been shuffled a good deal in recent years. Cross-departmental communication and cooperation is a definite challenge. Turnover is above-average. Expect a working environment that fosters long-hours, high-stress, and too many unproductive meetings.

    Advice to Management

    The organization seems extremely top-heavy, or bottom-light -- depending on your point of view. Directors and Executives seem to spend too much time in the weeds, and don't get to focus on strategy, while Managers and Associates struggle just to get work done every day between way too many meetings. Cross-functional communication and workflow issues are a huge barrier to success -- consider building smaller teams with members from multiple departments to execute on smaller, faster projects. And staff up accordingly. Finally, focus on stability in the executive leadership and a truly unified vision.

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