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2 people found this helpful  

love the company but lots of management issues

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Shutterfly

Pros

- lots of young, smart people who are passionate about the product and the customer

Cons

- inexperienced management team. overall, very little experience managing teams and developing the people, making advancement opportunities hard to come by
- micro-management culture
- some poorly defined teams and processes
- weak benefits (pay, vacation, etc)
- not the greatest work/life balance particularly given the benefits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let go... just a little will go a long way! There is a ton of value to letting people make mistakes so that they can learn and grow. You do a great job hiring so let these people work to their potential! Engage your employees to want to do more! They want to (well, many of them) but your heavy handed management style puts a cap to the level of enthusiasm and ownership that folks take on. It's a big handicap right now and is going to impact your ability to grow and maintain leadership in the industry.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good company in a growing phase. Hard to move up unless you are with the "right" group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Company is in a growing phase.
    New initiatives & projects all the time.
    Smart people
    Friendly, casual work environment

    Cons

    No room to grow professionally
    Too may re-orgs
    Poor communication & process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Align rewards with performance.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very unprofessional and they don't trust there employees !

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    Former Employee - CMT  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - CMT in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    "To learn to appreciate a real job in the end ! And to appreciate good people who aren't backstabbers".

    Cons

    Seating designed to watch you, No privacy, no cubicles just open space. Micro management they treat you like a child.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training program and a better trainer that isn't a backstabber and knows how to loosen up and have fun.

    Doesn't Recommend
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