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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance - If you manage your time well work will stay at the office (in 55 reviews)

  • nice culture, great people and products (in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • less opportunity for career advancement, no 401k match (in 17 reviews)

  • Zero work life balance during the company's peak business time from October to January of every year (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing company culture and morale!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Straight line of communication between management and individual contributors. Bonuses, room for growth, and fun company team building opportunity. Very innovative with state of the art technologies. I love working for Shutterfly, Inc., and all of my fellow colleagues.

    Cons

    Relocation of my personal department, sad that I can't stay.


  2. "Customer Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team environment, perks and training program.

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for career growth.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Stable position with with very little career growth"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associated Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Associated Business Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time

    Pros

    -Got to work with one of the most hard working group of people I know. Colleagues/friends are fun, energetic, and full of new ideas
    -Free coffee and bottled drinks
    -Flexible working hours

    Cons

    -High turnover rate, always have to onboard new folks
    -Not clear with company direction
    -High workload usually and very overworked during Q4
    -Promotion doesn't feel like it's based on merit

    Advice to Management

    Better communication of overall strategy to employees, so everyone has a common goal.


  4. "A good place to learn and grow."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Production Designer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The culture is laid back and fun. They celebrate major holidays and birthdays in the office. The perks are free snacks and drinks in the kitchen, as well as promo codes. There are a lot of team building activities, if you like that sort of thing. If there is down time, you get to help out in other departments if needed. This can be interesting because it allows you to see what other departments do.

    Cons

    The busiest times are during major holidays, like Christmas. Expect to do a lot of overtime between November and December. Be prepared, as it can get very tiring working 12+ hour shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people for the holidays to avoid working mandatory overtime.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "good business"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Web Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Web Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good atmosphere, good coworker, good manager

    Cons

    worst hr, fake senior management


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer I in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer I in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company culture, good benefits, some nice perks at work (currently at least), "pay for performance" type of rewarding scheme - so you get quarterly bonuses based on performance, plus official & unofficial raises can happen which can include additional RSUs awarded. Unofficial raises are what I call ones that get you more benefits without a formal promotion. Benefits in terms of salary, health benefits, stock options, 401k are comparable to good companies. The vision plan covers transition lenses for free, and dental plan covers braces for adults up to $1500. Perks include free snacks and free drinks at work, some form of gym. Good culture includes having several company events a year for celebration, and quarterly & monthly all hands meetings.

    Cons

    401k has no employer matching left out in favor of "pay for performance" rewarding culture.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Shutterfly creates lasting memories"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Shutterfly operates in the small teams settings, giving you a feel of community and working together seems less stretched. Everyone is working towards the same goals set by the CEO. Everyone is communicated the same message that supports the business and management treats everyone equal. All rumors a quelled with the truth within corporate and social circles.

    All Shutterfly tangible products are made in the USA.

    Cons

    Separate office locations means more time commuting between work locations.
    Shutterfly does not match 401K contributions.
    Health Insurance benefits plans could be improved.

    Advice to Management

    As Shutterfly grows, management needs to consider 401K matching.

  8. "Work hard, play hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, fun team. Especially in Sunnyvale. The office knows how to buckle down and get a ton of work done under pressure (Q4 is very very busy) but I've never worked at another company that knows how to kick up its feet and have some fun once in a while as well as this one.

    Cons

    Occasionally questionable product decisions/direction, but it's a minor gripe.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work--I see only good things in the near future.


  9. "Very good managerial skills"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Production Design in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Production Design in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Shutterfly as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Multi -tasking, dynamic, dedicated, thoughtful, taking good initiatives, taking good care of employees

    Cons

    Cannot think of any cons.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  10. "Be part of a hard working skilled team with workplace perks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Assurance Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free and discounted snacks and drinks
    Flexible work schedule
    Work with hard working dedicated team members
    Free merchandise from company - use & test your own product

    Cons

    Some long work hours and weekend work to get releases out
    Some late night load testing to not affect live site


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