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Shutterfly Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 8 Sep 2019

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3.7
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Shutterfly CEO Ryan OHara
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  1. "Intern exp."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) 

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time

    Pros

    Fun place to work for a starter.

    Cons

    I personally prefer east coast.

    Shutterfly2019-09-09
  2. "Shutterfly Review"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Shutterfly full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Overall Good work life balance

    Cons

    Need to improve on benefits

    Shutterfly2019-08-06
  3. "Software Engineering Intern"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, people are approachable and friendly

    Cons

    None that I found disturbing/glaring

    Shutterfly2018-10-20
  4. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging work environment Place to learn

    Cons

    don't expect work life balance always running towards goal, don't get breathing time

    Shutterfly2018-09-18
  5. Helpful (10)

    "Of Dubious Value to Your Career"

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    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good commute if you live mid-Peninsula. Parking is plentiful. Generous free product benefit. On-site espresso and cold drinks are free.

    Cons

    Dubious position in the overall economy. Unsustainable debt load. Ripe for acquisition by vulture fund. Vision for company growth is muddy, poorly communicated by execs, and executed haphazardly. Differentiation between competitors is minimal, price pressure intense. Mid-to-upper management style is very political, rife with favoritism and cliques. Engineering budget wholly owned by marketing. ICs directed... to do exactly as they're told, free thinkers shown the door. Fearful of new things. Skeptical of change. Groupthink.

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    Advice to Management

    Wait until your RSUs vest, dump them and run -- oh, wait, you're already doing that.

    Shutterfly2018-07-24
  6. "Why work for Shutterfly - Israel"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Haifa
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly for less than a year

    Pros

    People, people, people - One of the greatest team of colleagues one could wish for. Mission - The company's mission is to "Share life's joy" and over time you understand that you have a part in that, creating products and experiences that help people enjoy their memories. Priceless! Work/Life Balance - If you manage your time well work will stay at the office

    Cons

    Career opportunities are limited, but there is a lot of room for personal and professional growth.

    Shutterfly2017-03-30
  7. Helpful (12)

    "Run away"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome work life balance because no work

    Cons

    1) Small changes in UI will be celebrated, get used to it 2) Product team has no clue on what they want to do 3) Technical stack is a joke still a monolith. CTO talking about micro-services but did not accomplish much in the last 2 years. 4) No diversity 5) Off-shore dev center. Company hiring more in cheaper places.

    Advice to Management

    1) You have lot of hierarchy. Director, Senior Director for 3-4 member product team? Senior Manager(1), Director (1), Senior Director(1), VP(1) for a 15 member developers? 2) Why you need one product manager for small apps which does not have more than few screens? And again here Director, VP etc?

    Shutterfly2017-03-30
  8. "Excellent"

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    Current Contractor - Software Development Engineer In Test 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Best Working Environment and many things to learn

    Cons

    takes Long time to commute

    Advice to Management

    They are doing really good

    Shutterfly2017-02-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Going in the right direction"

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

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

    Pros

    - Company going through culture change of being a technology company which happens to be in eCommerce (vs. an eCommerce company which happens to use technology) - Increased communication in all levels of management up to the CEO on a timely basis, with brown bags, fireside chats and online chat forums - People are understanding and respects one another - Management allows for work-life balance to equally... performing staff members - Upper management going through positive changes focusing on results and retention

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    Cons

    - There are certain groups adjusting to the positive changes, find ways to train a new set of mentality to enable fresh ways of pushing the Shutterfly 3.0 vision - Staffing churn suffered from prior management styles, good to see we are actively reviewing ways to retain talented staff with leadership training - Exciting technology is sometimes buried in the works, find ways to communicate these out to employees... and the public

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    Advice to Management

    - Continue the increase of the communication at all levels. The chat forums with the CEO on Slack are really an eye-opener - Actively work on engaging and training managers to help contributors with their career path. - Find more ways to excite engineers other than introducing new printed media, which are profitable, but we need to invest in exploring new revenue models around digital media

    Shutterfly2016-10-10
  10. "Software Engineer Intern"

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    Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly for less than a year

    Pros

    1. Excellent Employee benefits. 2. Perfect work and life balance. 3. Interesting projects and amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    Shutterfly is really an interesting company to work for which is growing very fast and has amazing chain of interesting products. Honestly speaking, Couldn`t find any cons while working here.

    Shutterfly2016-05-21
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