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3 people found this helpful  

A good place to work, with lots of potential

  • 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)

I have been working at Shutterfly

Pros

*Smart, passionate and nice people who are committed to developing innovative products
*Strong management team with solid vision for future company growth
*Customer centric company
*Collaborative working environment, no egos
*Huge strides in the past year to strengthen employee benefits and make Shutterfly a fun place to spend your time

Cons

*Employee development stalls out quickly due to pace and workload
*Managers need to spend more time on career growth and development to avoid burnout and frustration

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Managers need to be held accountable for employee development, otherwise you are going to lose strong talent.

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  1. 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)

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    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

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  2. 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)

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    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.

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