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Shutterfly Reviews

Updated 24 April 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Working at Shutterfly is not always as good as it appears. Once the curtain is pulled back, all is revealed.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of positives about Shutterfly: good benefits, free product, nice physical environment, enthusiastic employees, and good salaries.

    Cons

    Upper management does not have concern for employees, morale, and work / life balance. The focus is only on products and providing good service to external customers but not the employees who are doing the work. They take advantage of temporary workers on a long-term basis and dangle the carrot of potentially becoming an employee of Shutterfly, which rarely happens. Shutterfly lacks basic corporate infrastructure on many levels. Unfortunately, due to the significance of the con's Shutterfly deserves a very dissatisfied rating.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach, hold upper management accountable for morale, be considerate of work life balance, reduce the reliance on long-term temporary workers.

  2. No appreciation for the factory workers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People on the factory floor are great to work with. Snacks are cheap and soda fountain and coffee is free.

    Cons

    Good ol boys club in the managers. If you are not a friend or if they don't like you you get all the work. No way to move up and they lie to you about it. Bad pay and they send you home early all the time so you cant make a full weeks pay.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the factory managers including front office people. They all take care of them selfs and crap on the people in the factory.

  3. Casual and fun to work at

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    Former Contractor - Product Designer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Contractor - Product Designer in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Casual environment, lots of snacks, good training

    Cons

    Sometimes got too openly competitive

    Advice to Management

    More motivation and team work, less competition

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  5. Under appreciated!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people I work with.

    Cons

    Production managers, at least two, need personality and communication training.

    Advice to Management

    What are you managing to do?

  6. Helpful (2)

    Worst management at this location

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support and Service Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Support and Service Engineer in Shakopee, MN (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Easy, Smarter than Everyone, great break room and cheap food

    Cons

    Managers are not good, no one ever has an answer for anything

    Advice to Management

    Grow Up

  7. Helpful (6)

    Good place to work, some pros/cons

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director Marketing in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture
    Fantastic product
    Fun people to work with - you really want to come in each day
    A lot of very smart people that will challenge you each day. You definitely won't get bored and will learn a lot
    Excellent, collaborative, team mentality
    Recognition for talent with internal promotions, although overall growth opportunities can be limited once you hit a certain job level
    Bonus gets paid out quarterly
    Very fair employee review process
    Generous stock plan and stock increases

    Cons

    Adversity to innovate
    If someone doesn't agree with your idea, you will get buried with data exercises
    Extremely tight-fisted with budgets, including staffing
    Commute is bad, no commuter check benefits for train, shuttles, or ability to WFH (impacts work/life balance somewhat)
    Lack of clear product marketing strategy
    Senior Management often inserts itself into the weeds/minutia on day-to-day (micromanagement of implementational teams); too many cooks in the kitchen
    No 401K matching

    Advice to Management

    Take more risks
    Innovate
    More investment in employees
    WFH flexibility

  8. Helpful (1)

    Awesome company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Support in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Contractor - Support in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I have been working at Shutterfly as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun place to work at. Great place to advance in your career. Good work- life balance. Best of all everyone is friendly and always willing to help.

    Cons

    If you're looking for contracting positions to full time conversion, it may take 6 months to 1 year. Sometimes sooner (depending on manager and position availability).

  9. Was Temp worker

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    A good company they were decent people as a rule, and the work was good honest work.

    Cons

    The worst part was that it was a temp job and the chances of getting on in a steady manor were slim.

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice to give did not work there for all that long.

  10. Binary Assistance Tech

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shakopee, MN (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Friendly workers, good hours and pay

    Cons

    No training at all, walked around watching my lead do all the work. They used you during their Holidays then they let you go at the end of year.

    Advice to Management

    Quit using people for your Holiday rush. HIRE PEOPLE

  11. Great environment, strong team bonding, good management

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mentorship, great benefits, good place to grow.

    Cons

    Loss of direction, needs better cafeteria

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