Shutterfly

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love the company but lots of management issues

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Shutterfly

Pros

- lots of young, smart people who are passionate about the product and the customer

Cons

- inexperienced management team. overall, very little experience managing teams and developing the people, making advancement opportunities hard to come by
- micro-management culture
- some poorly defined teams and processes
- weak benefits (pay, vacation, etc)
- not the greatest work/life balance particularly given the benefits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let go... just a little will go a long way! There is a ton of value to letting people make mistakes so that they can learn and grow. You do a great job hiring so let these people work to their potential! Engage your employees to want to do more! They want to (well, many of them) but your heavy handed management style puts a cap to the level of enthusiasm and ownership that folks take on. It's a big handicap right now and is going to impact your ability to grow and maintain leadership in the industry.

Doesn't Recommend

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    A mix of a friendly coworkers and top talent fosters learning new skills. The work is challenging and the technology constantly advancing. It's a respectable job where the focus is on product quality and customer satisfaction to sell real products. Pay and vacation compensation is good.

    Cons

    The company is taking on too many ultra-high risk projects at once. There's an atmosphere of frustration as every minor incident puts a long-term project at risk. Mandates to improve performance through hourly micromanaging is destroying morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to feedback on projects. Understand that senior staff can manage their own time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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