Shutterfly
3.9 of 5 156 reviews
www.shutterflyinc.com Redwood City, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Shutterfly Reviews

Updated Apr 09, 2014
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3.9 156 reviews

                             

86% Approve of the CEO

Shutterfly President, CEO, and Director Jeff Housenbold

Jeff Housenbold

(98 ratings)

83% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Opportunity to make an immediate impact in your area; good compensation; good work-life balance"
    in 17 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
  • "worst hr, fake senior management"
    in 5 reviews
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Great people, too bad about the management.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

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

ProsCo-located engineering, good salary, flexible schedule. The individuals in the trenches all seem very well intentioned and skilled. Some internal promising technology. Not much dead weight in the engineering team compared with outer large companies I've worked at.

ConsNot a "get things done" culture- it mostly attribute this to a very conservative management stye. No risk taking, slow to adopt new ideas and new trends. Strategy consists of "more of the same". Some key executives are micromanagers. Too bad, some of the teams are very talented and could just "makes things happen" if not straddled with such a burdensome management culture.

Advice to Senior Management1) Look around at what the market is doing, not just what our current customer base does. 2) Meet less, do more. 3) Clean up the product, its all over the map. Customers notice-I hear it from my friends.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great team!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

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

ProsGreat people to work with.

ConsFeel disconnected from RWC office.

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LOVE

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Shutterfly

ProsLove this place, pros are too many to list!

ConsCan't think of anything now.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Staff Engineer (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat company, and culture. You always get awarded for your hardwork

ConsIts difficult to work other teams and no co-operation between

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great, growing place to work in a life-balance-friendly high-tech company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

I have been working at Shutterfly full-time

ProsCutting-edge technology in a place where everyone has a family and expects you to be a part of yours.

ConsQ4 is crazy, but that is when we make all our money

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Strong growth

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Redwood City, CA (US)

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

ProsI've worked at the company for a few years; the company continues to grow and the opportunities for career growth do as well

ConsShutterfly acquired Tiny Prints a couple of years ago, and the companies still seem to be very separate from each other.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Shutterfly

ProsFree snacks and paid overtime
It will definitely help pay bills

ConsIf you are a CMT contractor or PDT.
Don't Believe them about being hired on.

All where Let Go.
They lie and hate the great preformers.

Keep head down and kiss butt, laugh at their stupid jokes and have sex with female managers if they come on to you. Or your fired.

Advice to Senior ManagementFix your morals in the phx center

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A good place to learn and grow.

Production Designer (Former Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I worked at Shutterfly full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe culture is laid back and fun. They celebrate major holidays and birthdays in the office. The perks are free snacks and drinks in the kitchen, as well as promo codes. There are a lot of team building activities, if you like that sort of thing. If there is down time, you get to help out in other departments if needed. This can be interesting because it allows you to see what other departments do.

ConsThe busiest times are during major holidays, like Christmas. Expect to do a lot of overtime between November and December. Be prepared, as it can get very tiring working 12+ hour shifts.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more people for the holidays to avoid working mandatory overtime.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people, successful company, bad politics

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Shutterfly full-time

ProsAwesome people, fun work (most of the time), good pay.

ConsToo many managers and senior level staff with their hands in every project. Very political at times and the company often lacks transparency. Also, no shuttles to and from campuses or any help whatsoever with public transportation.

Advice to Senior ManagementToo many cooks in the kitchen and too much corporate jargon. The people doing all the work have to go through so many levels of review that it takes the creativity out of the work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fast pace friendly work invironment.

Machine Operator (Former Employee)
Hayward, CA (US)

I worked at Shutterfly full-time for more than a year

ProsFriendly atmosphere and easy to learn

ConsThe warehouse gets really cold.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the friendly atmosphere

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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