Shutterfly Reviews

Updated 7 October, 2014
Updated 7 October, 2014
182 Reviews
3.8
182 Reviews
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Shutterfly President, CEO, and Director Jeff Housenbold
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117 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.  

    very very very very good

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    i like the people a lot

    Cons

    i cant think of any except no 401k match

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the people we have good ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Top Heavy

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Creative is allowed to be pushed in unique directions

    Cons

    Channel alignment is impossible. Strategy is never aligned from the top and briefed in with clear direction. Channel owners trump GM's, Creatives and VP's. Top Heavy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen.

  3.  

    Wonderful and amazing place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shutterfly (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great environment to work.

    Cons

    12 hour shifts can be a challenge.

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  5.  

    nice

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

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

    Pros

    good pay, outstanding co-workers, OFFICE CULTURE ROCKS!!!!!!!!

    Cons

    no room for advancement, location

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value your employeesx

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Friendly but slow moving

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

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

    Pros

    Generally very nice people to work with. Reasonable work life balance. There are a lot of different brands within the company to work on and memory/photo sharing is a pretty interesting product - not just another app or widget.

    Cons

    It is slow to change, very risk averse and/or tight fisted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to new ideas from employees. Don't be penny wise and pound foolish. Our customers love us, get more/new customers. Evolve the site more quickly or risk being outdated. Customers change so should we.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great products, currently in need of new leadership and overall direction

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

    I have been working at Shutterfly (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Potential growth in the market, great positive brand

    Cons

    Workplace needs improvement, attention. Doesn't seem to be a priority of the leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    More work less pay and it is getting worse.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Phoenix, AZ (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free junk food but they are even cutting back on that.

    Cons

    The company is obsessing on their billion dollar sales goals. Management cashes in but nothing for workers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't listen so why offer?

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great culture and co-workers but growing bureaucracy and politics

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

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time

    Pros

    Nice, smart co-workers. Great classes, benefits, and activities for employees. Decent work-life balance for the most part.

    Cons

    A few in-ept leaders promoted because they play politics well. Too many people involved in sign-offs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be 360 feedback so that managers get feedback from their team. A few in-ept managers promoted because they manage up well but manage down horribly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to Work

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, growing company, fantastic employee benefits.

    Cons

    Growing is almost growing too rapidly and management is not sure how to handle the growth. This causes constant schedules changes and long hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more capable people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shutterfly is a good company that treats employees well.

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

    I have been working at Shutterfly (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good perks, free products, more than you can use. There are a lot of good people that want to build and do the right thing. Generally speaking most people have good attitudes.

    Cons

    I don't think the company is focused enough on building a great product to reach more customers rather than trying to nickle and dime current customers for a bit more revenue.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on a great customer experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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