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Shutterfly Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
200 Reviews
3.6
200 Reviews
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Shutterfly President, CEO, and Director Jeff Housenbold
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126 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Opportunity to make an immediate impact in your area; good compensation; good work-life balance (in 19 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)

  • Mediocre benefits package - average salaries, weak bonus scheme, and no 401K match (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

  2.  

    Awesome company to work for!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Support in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Support in Redwood City, CA (US)

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

    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).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great environment, strong team bonding, good management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Good mentorship, great benefits, good place to grow.

    Cons

    Loss of direction, needs better cafeteria

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, some pros/cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Take more risks
    Innovate
    More investment in employees
    WFH flexibility

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterfly

    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 ManagementAdvice

    valuing all departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a lot of room to grow

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great management, great work/life balance

    Cons

    not a lot of room for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Creative and Fun

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Freelance Content Designer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Freelance Content Designer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    I've worked as a Designer at Shutterfly and it's very creative. No one micro manages and forces you to create a specific look and feel. Just create things that suits your own style. The team is fun and nice. We would hang out after work and on the weekends.

    Cons

    Very low pay for contractors.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Flexibility, work- life balance, new technologies to learn

    Cons

    Personal growth - Not so much.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bleck

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Shakopee, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Shakopee, MN (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Hired me, that was pretty good.

    Cons

    Terrible training, cliquey people, do not listen to reviews saying atmosphere is fun. I got out fast, never looked back.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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