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Shutterfly Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 29 Oct 2019

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3.6
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Shutterfly CEO Ryan OHara
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  1. "Great people, great culture, good work, avg pay"

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    Current Employee - Senior Analytics Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - People - Culture - Work - Opportunity to explore different streams of work

    Cons

    - Compensation - Upper management planning

    Shutterfly2019-10-30
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work if you value work-life balance"

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    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great team members, really good work-life balance with the flexibility to take care of your personal business when you need to. Discount on products.

    Cons

    Over the years, Shutterfly has lost its long term vision and putting the customer first, and focused too much on immediate, short-term gains, resulting in tech-debt and short-cutting on product development. This can make it frustrating as the issues pile up year after year, short cut after short cut.

    Shutterfly2019-09-22
  3. Helpful (9)

    "Horrible Management, Dying Culture..But Very Relaxed Environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Extremely flexible, people come in around 10 and leave at 4. Very relaxed Small company since many left after the recent acquisition , which creates an intimate environment for employees. Great employees. The people at Shutterfly are very nice.

    Cons

    Poor Management - managers are not very engaged. Most have been at the company for over 6 years+ and have called it in. Don't expect to learn too much from them. Minimal Backfill - They haven't been backfilling all those that have left the company. Pay & Promotion - Shutterfly pays lower compared to other companies and it's very difficult to get promoted. The increase of pay after promotion is low. Favoritism -... management has favorites. Plays out in meetings and promotions. New acquisition - nobody know what the outcome will be. Private equity firm purchased Shutterfly and there could potentially be layoffs, as is common for these types of situations.

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    Advice to Management

    Apollo, the company that acquired Shutterfly, needs to hold in person interviews with employees to get real feedback about the management issues. Take feedback seriously.

    Shutterfly2019-08-05
  4. "Good work life balance"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good work life balance: Option to work from home sometimes; PTO- as needed - Interesting projects

    Cons

    - Management changes and reorganization happens too often

    Shutterfly2019-06-18
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good product but poor management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great products and people are really all about working hard and launching the best

    Cons

    The management lacks direction, its not clear where the company is heading.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving company culture

    Shutterfly2019-05-20
  6. Helpful (1)

    "A big happy family"

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Friendly and fun environment. They care about your overall happiness.

    Cons

    Can be static after a while

    Advice to Management

    Wish for more career development opportunities

    Shutterfly2017-03-15
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Too Much Politics - Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life Balance Great people Good free food

    Cons

    Most of the managers have no creativity and are so worried about "Playing Politics" and not focusing on work. Too much focus on making pretty power points when the website has tonnes of bugs.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize amazing talent you hire and don't let them leave. Attract fresh talent from outside.

    Shutterfly2017-02-21
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Fun, busy place"

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    Senior Marketing Manager in Moraga, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun product that makes you smile. Nothing evil about personalized gifts.

    Cons

    Hard to get in full-time from contract. They appoint people internally to positions they know nothing about. It's a way to give them a promotion, but it often upsets the balance. Contractors that are highly qualified stay contractors. Maybe 1:10 make it to become FTE. Also, it's a boys club. There are very few women at the top. The ones that are there are rare or friends of the top guys. Men get promoted over... smarter women a lot.

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    Advice to Management

    There are very smart people trying to work for you full time. Take notice. Sometimes promoting someone isn't the right thing to do.

    Shutterfly2015-10-18
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Legacy technology, lots of politics but good salaries"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good compensation package, smart people

    Cons

    Legacy technology that significantly limits what you can build and your creativity No real growth

    Advice to Management

    Find other ways to grow besides via acquisitions

    Shutterfly2015-08-07
  10. "Great company culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Enjoy the people that I work with, we attract great talent

    Cons

    still a small company and less opportunities

    Advice to Management

    career planning is key to maintain good talent

    Shutterfly2013-11-22
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