Shutterfly Reviews

Updated 15 April 2015
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  1. Casual and fun to work at

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    Former Contractor - Product Designer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Product Designer in Mountain View, CA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Casual environment, lots of snacks, good training

    Cons

    Sometimes got too openly competitive

    Advice to Management

    More motivation and team work, less competition

  2. Under appreciated!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with.

    Cons

    Production managers, at least two, need personality and communication training.

    Advice to Management

    What are you managing to do?

  3. Helpful (3)

    Dysfunctional

    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Positives:
    Shutterfly has fun and interesting products to work on and they give many free products to their employees.
    The office space is nice.
    The benefits are equivalent to other companies of this size.

    Cons

    Negatives:
    The product management group has very dysfunctional leadership.
    You'll be reprimanded if you question anything or admit to any problems.
    Managers engage in empire building rather than understanding needs of the business, so there are too many people for the amount of work that needs to be done.
    Low salaries.
    Very political.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Worst management at this location

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    Former Employee - Support and Service Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Support and Service Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Easy, Smarter than Everyone, great break room and cheap food

    Cons

    Managers are not good, no one ever has an answer for anything

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up

  6. Helpful (6)

    Good place to work, some pros/cons

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    Current Employee - Director Marketing in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture
    Fantastic product
    Fun people to work with - you really want to come in each day
    A lot of very smart people that will challenge you each day. You definitely won't get bored and will learn a lot
    Excellent, collaborative, team mentality
    Recognition for talent with internal promotions, although overall growth opportunities can be limited once you hit a certain job level
    Bonus gets paid out quarterly
    Very fair employee review process
    Generous stock plan and stock increases

    Cons

    Adversity to innovate
    If someone doesn't agree with your idea, you will get buried with data exercises
    Extremely tight-fisted with budgets, including staffing
    Commute is bad, no commuter check benefits for train, shuttles, or ability to WFH (impacts work/life balance somewhat)
    Lack of clear product marketing strategy
    Senior Management often inserts itself into the weeds/minutia on day-to-day (micromanagement of implementational teams); too many cooks in the kitchen
    No 401K matching

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks
    Innovate
    More investment in employees
    WFH flexibility

  7. Helpful (1)

    Awesome company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Support in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - Support in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Shutterfly as a contractor (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work at. Great place to advance in your career. Good work- life balance. Best of all everyone is friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    If you're looking for contracting positions to full time conversion, it may take 6 months to 1 year. Sometimes sooner (depending on manager and position availability).

  8. Was Temp worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    A good company they were decent people as a rule, and the work was good honest work.

    Cons

    The worst part was that it was a temp job and the chances of getting on in a steady manor were slim.

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice to give did not work there for all that long.

  9. Binary Assistance Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly workers, good hours and pay

    Cons

    No training at all, walked around watching my lead do all the work. They used you during their Holidays then they let you go at the end of year.

    Advice to Management

    Quit using people for your Holiday rush. HIRE PEOPLE

  10. Great environment, strong team bonding, good management

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mentorship, great benefits, good place to grow.

    Cons

    Loss of direction, needs better cafeteria

  11. Helpful (3)

    as i piece of the cog, i thought and felt that i mattered. So sadly when it came to honoring there word, they did not.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    the departments heads or leads know how to talk up there counter parts or subordinates to do there best

    Cons

    the hierarchy of departments felt like high school

    Advice to Management

    valuing all departments

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