Shutterfly
3.9 of 5 156 reviews
www.shutterflyinc.com Redwood City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Shutterfly Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.9 156 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Shutterfly President, CEO, and Director Jeff Housenbold

Jeff Housenbold

(98 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Opportunity to make an immediate impact in your area; good compensation; good work-life balance"
    in 17 reviews
  • "Was a fun place to work - very cool products & solid management team"
    in 12 reviews
Cons:
  • "Sometimes it can be very challenging when it comes to work-life balance"
    in 5 reviews
  • "worst hr, fake senior management"
    in 5 reviews
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Fast pace friendly work invironment.

Machine Operator (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA (US)

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

ProsFriendly atmosphere and easy to learn

ConsThe warehouse gets really cold.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the friendly atmosphere

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFast-paced atmosphere, culture. I take full advantage of the "Open Door" policy and it has been very beneficial for me as an employee.

ConsLack of ownership for new projects and implementation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great products, smart people, good experience

Senior Product Manager (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

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

ProsOpportunity to make an immediate impact in your area; good compensation; good work-life balance

ConsSome teams prefer to operate in total chaos, which screws things up for those stuck working with them; opportunities for promotions seem more based on politics than merit

Advice to Senior ManagementReward team members for success, and don't let those prone to consistent failure stand in the way of recognizing key contributors

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Shutterfly as a contractor for less than a year

Prosit was a great experience working there!

ConsI have nothing to address on this subject

Advice to Senior ManagementI was very impressed with the management team!

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Customer Service

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

ProsLaid back company culture. Room for growth.

ConsHigh levels of favoritism, nepotism and new people are treated like "others."

Advice to Senior ManagementThe cliquishness seen at management level will continue to ensure good talent doesn't stay long.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good Company to work for

Senior QA Engineer II (Former Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I worked at Shutterfly as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWork life Balance is good. Good Food sometimes

ConsNothing much. Micro management is Taking over

Advice to Senior ManagementStable Company

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Working in Design/Customer Service is exhausting over the holidays.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Shutterfly

ProsGood product. Well-designed customized greeting cards. The company is growing fast. Management brings in good food for workers fairly often when call volume and orders are high and employees are working 12 hour shifts.

ConsThey had many problems with bugs in their systems and didn't really give newbies enough help to get past these problems. Hundreds of computers and only two guys to troubleshoot and solve problems. It made it hard to meet their production demands when the machines were not performing well. There is a high pressure atmosphere to get holiday products out with long mandatory work hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou try to make a fun culture at Tiny Prints/Shutterfly in Tempe but it would be more fun if the systems ran properly during high demand over Christmas. Put more effort/money into keeping things running smoothly -- more tech help! Give your employees a better chance to meet production levels and feel that they were able to accomplish what you expected of them most days.

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A very exciting place to work. Management is is fair and approachable

Maintenance Tech (Former Employee)
Charlotte, NC (US)

I worked at Shutterfly as a contractor for less than a year

ProsThe benefits are endless. They really treat workers with dignity and respect

ConsThey do work 12 hour shifts

Advice to Senior Managementcould use more face time with employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company culture

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEnjoy the people that I work with, we attract great talent

Consstill a small company and less opportunities

Advice to Senior Managementcareer planning is key to maintain good talent

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good business

Senior Web Engineer II (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

Prosgood atmosphere, good coworker, good manager

Consworst hr, fake senior management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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