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Updated 2 Oct 2019

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2.9
45%
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Shutterstock CEO Jon Oringer
Jon Oringer
236 Ratings
Pros
  • "Taking care of employees: free lunch, lots of company events, etc(in 53 reviews)

  • "weekly massages, the list goes on(in 35 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity to learn and succeed"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth with high performance Collaborative effort across different teams Good Benefits Work/Life Balance Modern Office w/ Free Lunch and Snacks

    Cons

    None at this moment in time

    Shutterstock2019-10-02
  2. Helpful (11)

    "Crappy Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch..even that sucks after a few days of the same thing. Location. Summer Fridays. Health benefits & 401K matching. Nothing else.

    Cons

    Management is horrible, HR is cold and unfriendly. Too many cliques. Unwelcoming culture. Good employees are terminated by bad managers. The turnover is too much to count. As the saying goes " if you are pointing 1 finger at me... 3 others are pointing at YOU" .

    Advice to Management

    Yes you are a tech company....But stop treating staff like tech objects. If you can't keep employees the problem must be you. Teach managers how to MANAGE all their staff. We don't work in a play ground where you only work well with your "favorite pets".

    Shutterstock2019-09-24
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great benefits"

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    Former Employee - Recruiting in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun environment depending on your department, great views, cool office, free lunch and breakfast, business casual dress code and culture events.

    Cons

    Communication should be much better, better leadership is highly needed, there is a high turnover rate, not enough ownership taken, HR leaders aren't trustworthy, employees don't feel valued and the benefits are changing day by day.

    Shutterstock2019-05-28
  4. Helpful (15)

    "DON'T BELIEVE THE GOOD REVIEWS"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, office and location, co-workers

    Cons

    The company caters to it's investors and stakeholders. Employees are just mere cogs in a not-so-well-oiled machine. Culture is non-existent, hiring is at an all-time low, and employees have been resigning left and right. There's a reason why it went from 3 office floors to most recently, only 2. Certain perks have been removed over time to cut down on costs so be weary of what is now offered under their benefits... package. There's absolutely nothing in place for career progression. Expect to hold the same title and duties for your tenure here and for the sales team, expect unattainable targets and confusing compensation plans year over year. If you like to do nothing and just stare at the computer all day thinking meetings

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    Advice to Management

    Re: Work/Life Balance: Respect lives outside of work. For organizations to thrive, employees need to thrive to. The ability to work from home when needed has to be reinstated. Re: Culture: It won't change through emails and memos. They change through actual conversations and revolving feedback. Continue to invest in your employees, especially those who are performing well. Get to know the day-to-day duties... and intricacies of the operation. Put yourself in your employees' shoes.

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    Shutterstock2019-05-30
  5. Helpful (33)

    "Failing Company - Stay Away!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice office in NYÇ and free lunch.

    Cons

    Worst part: I witnessed the CEO walking around the office asking people to write good reviews for the company on Glassdoor. How pathetic and sad. Toxic work environment with many people being blamed and fired for things they never did. The C-suite refuses to take any accountability for failure and instead blame people that report to them when something happens. I've seen this scenario happen at least 10 times in... the past two years. Being scared for your job and blamed for things out of your control is an open and frequent conversation by employees. Stay away if you want to enjoy your job.

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    Advice to Management

    You need to move on and find another job. You're not helping the company or anyone who works there. Figure out how to take accountability and own your role in failure. You probably don't even read these things to help you grow. Not sure why I'm bothering writing something here.

    Shutterstock2019-03-05
  6. Helpful (21)

    "Great when it was good, aweful when things got bad....."

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Lead in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -My peers were really great. People of all backgrounds in one place. -Free lunches -Quarterly bonus -Very relaxed environment -Business trips to European office -Good PTO -Hackathon -Holiday parties

    Cons

    -Annual raise was laughable -Shady sales practices -Went from a startup culture to corporate culture overnight -Really rapid turnover rate -Not as collaborative as one would like -CEO/Owner had not clue how to run such a global company -Barely any communication from top down -For such a growing company growth opportunities were minuscule -Quality of work

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your workforce.

    Shutterstock2019-01-21
  7. Helpful (28)

    "Zero job security, colleagues will absolutely throw you under the bus to better their own position within the company."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shutterstock full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free lunch, good benefits, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Absolutely unattainable sales goals, HR team is terrible. No strategy on how to fix awful fear culture. HR team writes positive reviews on Glassdoor so beware of what you’re getting yourself into. Colleagues will take your hard work and pass it along for themselves if they can. Pressure on Shutterstock will continue with competitors moving faster on the tech side. Executive leadership has changed over too many times... for such a high-growth company. Employees are constantly looking over their shoulders.

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    Advice to Management

    Re-establish a culture where people aren’t fearful for their job security. Spend more time listening to employees rather than making knee-jerk decisions based on pure instinct. Letting top performers regardless of role leave has already made a negative impression on customers globally.

    Shutterstock2018-12-23
  8. Helpful (23)

    "Good product company that is going in circles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Shutterstock full-time

    Pros

    Nice offices, Free Lunches, competitive pay (except for sales staff) Very talented, committed professionals trying to do their best in a toxic, whirlwind environment where not only is change constant, it is so frequent that no strategy could work.

    Cons

    Incompetent C-Level. CHRO is clueless, deceitful and not transparent at all. CTO has the right direction but cannot execute. CFO/COO is a very capable, talented person who is handcuffed by the stock price and CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Time for the CEO to stay as Chairman and get a real, hands-on CEO to lead his company to the $1B level. His lack of understanding of what it takes to grow a company is hampering what could be a leading, global media company.

    Shutterstock2018-10-12
  9. Helpful (7)

    "Great company but not for everybody"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shutterstock full-time

    Pros

    Shutterstock is expanding the scope of the platform so there are opportunities to learn and build new things. The kinds of problems I work on are very unique and hard to find anywhere else. People working here are usually super smart and creative. Also good perks, free lunch once a week, great offices. Great vacation policy.

    Cons

    You have to be self-motivated. If you need constant affirmations from management, this company isn't for you. Plenty of opportunities to grow.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retention. We can lose mid-level engineers to companies with better training and development, though this has got better recently. The path to Senior/Principal engineer is better now but needs to keep improving.

    Shutterstock2018-08-23
  10. Helpful (22)

    "Worst employment experience of my career"

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    Former Employee - Account Executive in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products and Services, User Interface, free lunch

    Cons

    Treatment of employees is appalling. Period. New employee training and trainer - condescending, time wasting Terrible leadership in sales, most managers and directors are immature, unknowledgeable, create terrible work environment Constantly changing commission structure to ensure lower commission payout for sales I quit because of the terrible sales management, ridiculous targets, horrendous work environment. I... don't recall ever working with people that were so stressed and unhappy.

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    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect. Scare tactics are not an effective way to manage people. You have an incredible product, website and product team. Clear out the sales management garbage, and value the brilliant ppl in sales who are making your enterprise business a success.

    Shutterstock2018-09-28
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