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Shutterfly Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Mar 26, 2020

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Shutterfly CEO Hilary Schneider
Hilary Schneider
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  • "Work life balance is a definite plus along with work flexibility(in 69 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, competitive pay and good benefits(in 31 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Such a great culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I love the culture at this company! All my co-workers are so open, respectful, nice and really wanting to collaborate. Work life balance is a definite plus along with work flexibility.

    Cons

    A lot of change going on - but everyone is positive and open to the changes.

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    Shutterfly2019-07-05
  2. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Good work life balance: Option to work from home sometimes; PTO- as needed - Interesting projects

    Cons

    - Management changes and reorganization happens too often

    Shutterfly2019-06-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Tons of layoffs. Stay far far away"

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    Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Decent work life balance Nice people

    Cons

    This company used to be decent, but it was bought by a private equity firm that is slashing jobs. Culture of company has been on the steady decline. Pay is not competitive and no annual raises. Work is not challenging or innovative. Very siloed teams.

    Shutterfly2020-03-26
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be great"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Co-workers, free coffee and soda and occasional food.

    Cons

    Work life balance, chaos, staffing, benefits and perks and culture

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    Shutterfly2020-03-10
  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pay was decent, but toxic culture"

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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Was paid pretty well, fun on-site activities, great discounts and freebies on products, direct manager was wonderful

    Cons

    The leadership is not good. It’s a bit of a “good ol boys club” among the senior leadership team, especially on the commercial/business side- not sure how the retail side is run. Cross-functional teams struggle to work together; lots of pushback and lack of ownership which make it very difficult to appease clients. There seems to be strong resistance to working together internally, rather you see people wanting to make themselves look good and shift responsibility. Major lack of processes in place... there are no P&P’s, no training, nothing seems to be standardized, it’s a scramble to get things done and clients are flat out lied to about what the company is capable of. I had issues with the ethical implications of the way things were presented to external clients. There is zero work-life balance during peak season. I was advised I was expected to be “on call” during the evenings and weekends and there was little care given to the fact that employees have families and personal lives. This is not a life or death industry; it’s print materials. Very high turn over, that is pretty telling.

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    Shutterfly2019-10-17
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you value work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great team members, really good work-life balance with the flexibility to take care of your personal business when you need to. Discount on products.

    Cons

    Over the years, Shutterfly has lost its long term vision and putting the customer first, and focused too much on immediate, short-term gains, resulting in tech-debt and short-cutting on product development. This can make it frustrating as the issues pile up year after year, short cut after short cut.

    Shutterfly2019-09-22
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Collaborative company but can feel stunted there"

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Colleagues generally have a good, can-do attitude; appealing company mission, good work life/balance, desire to evolve and improve the C/X

    Cons

    The desire to make Shutterfly a better product/service is frequently curtailed by pragmatic and basic fixes. Managers are neither well trained nor held accountable on how to develop their people. As a result, career development is sub-par vs other organizations.

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    Shutterfly2019-09-30
  8. Helpful (3)

    "STAY FAR AWAY, DO NOT ACCEPT OFFER, CONTRACTORS STAY AWAY!!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    In the beginning Shutterfly will treat you so well, they'll take you out to lunch make you feel apart of the time but that niceness does not last long Free drinks / snacks (but every company has that, and at the end of the day it's just junk food and some fruit)

    Cons

    Where do I begin? Many people on different teams don't know what they are doing because Shutterfly continues to hire people who are unqualified for their jobs. And if you somehow end of being a person that knows what you're doing...you will feel out of place and realize how you're not paid enough working here. -This company is going down, there's a high turnover rate and honestly I don't know how they've been running for so long. They also are switching from public to private Apollo acquired Shutterfly and the deal will be finalized at the end of the year. -Work environment is toxic from the head down from HR itself down to the team you are own, pretty sure it's even bad at the very top. -People are fake they talk about you for no reason because they are miserable with their own lives. No one knows how to work together or to get along, you may need to do something but someone from another team will make your workflow difficult. Even if trying to communicate with them there's a lot of people in certain positions that have a BIG EGO that will just drive you insane. -Lack of diversity, a lot of caucasian people work here—if you're a POC you will definitely be reminded that you are POC -No growth opportunities -LOW pay compared to other companies -Only interested in hiring contractors than full time employees (it's sad to see this is becoming such a NORM for the bay area and everywhere else in general) -People in management don't have EXPERIENCE in management and yet are allowed to manage certain teams? Obviously there's issues here. Management can be very condescending, rude, for no reason at all -*******AGEISM AT IT'S FINEST! If you are too young they will treat you like a baby. You will DEFINITELY encounter it if you choose to work here. People will treat you like you are incompetent -No work life balance, the traffic in the bay area is getting worse. I'm sure wherever you are coming from you will have to sit in traffic you will be so drained from the commute that you'll feel like you're going insane because you are so exhausted Overall there are so many cons to Shutterfly from the career growth to the ageism. It is not healthy for anyone to work here. I will be looking forward to this company shutting down because they do not know what they are doing. Their competitors like Minted do a better job. Besides Shutterfly product isn't great and all of the employees currently working there are DEFINITELY aware of that and don't even love their own products. *WARNING!!!! CONTRACTORS STAY FAR AWAY, THEY WILL ONLY USE YOU FOR A MONTH (ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OF THE QUARTER THAT THEY ARE IN) AND LET YOU GO—ANY CONTRACTOR POSITION WILL NEVER TURN INTO A FULL TIME POSITION. UNLESS YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY DESPERATE FOR WORK, DO NOT WORK HERE*

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    Shutterfly2019-09-27
  9. "Shutterfly Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall Good work life balance

    Cons

    Need to improve on benefits

    Shutterfly2019-08-06
  10. Helpful (3)

    "Terrible management, no career growth"

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    Former Employee - Web Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work life balance, no micromanagement usually. Very chill.

    Cons

    Pay isn't great, but the worst part is the management. The company doesn't take quick enough decisions to fund projects and you can be stuck without any good work for long. Lots of internal politics among managers. There's no career growth for developers here - definitely avoid.

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    Shutterfly2019-07-26
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