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2 people found this helpful  

A good place to work

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

Pros

- Positive work-life balance
- Perks and rewards such as snacks, fresh fruit, lunches in when working over the lunch hour
- Good people to work with, high quality, competent
- Leadership is approachable and cares for it's employees
- Provide interesting training opportunities, such as presentation skills and photoshop classes

Cons

- Frequent organizational changes result in lack of clarity around promotion path and career trajectory
- Favoritism within certain groups and preference given to certain groups/managers
- Can be tough to navigate the political landmines at times

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Be sure that all groups, no matter how big or small, are treated equitably
- Be sure managers have a set career path for their direct reports so that we minimize employee attrition

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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

    Pros

    Shutterfly is a great place to work. Everyone here is very smart, very nice, and very good at what they do. Upper management is fairly clear in their directives, and everyone generally seems to be on the same page about what direction we are heading. The work-life balance here is one of the best I've ever encountered - while expectations are high and everyone wants to do their best, everyone also understands that there is a time to relax and have fun, both with co-workers and with your own families.

    Cons

    This is a fairly "flat" organization, and there are not a lot of opportunities for career advancement. Additionally, the quarterly review system is a bit flawed in that it allows for reviews only of an employee by a manager - while the employee contributes heavily to the review process, there is no opportunity for peer reviews, nor is there any opportunity for the employee to give feedback on the manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give all employees the opportunity to review their manager, and to review and be reviewed by their peers. Continue to offer the great team building opportunities that you currently offer, education opportunities that you offer, and keep encouraging people to perform at high levels.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Feel great about the product you are creating

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

    Pros

    Wonderful products, therefore lots of customer love
    Feel good about what you are adding to the world
    Very smart, creative people, easy to get along with
    Individual contributors get to drive decisions

    Cons

    It is a smallish company, in some departments, there is not much room to move up or sideways
    Smallish product portfolio, work and challenges can become repetitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support new ideas to innovate, differentiate and compete against both established competition and novel startups
    Take risks to avoid becoming a look alike of the competition

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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