Shutterfly Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 23 Jul 2020

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company to kick start a career"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great teams You’ll get to work with latest tech stack (most of the time) Amazing work life balance

    Cons

    -If you want to change teams to get different experiences, good luck to you - Project planning between PMs happen in a black box with no Engineering inputs - You won’t feel presence of a culture (if you care about it)

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not what it used to be"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers and peers, work life balance, snacks, employee discount, unlimited DTO

    Cons

    Poor benefits, declining culture and uninspiring leadership. Sadly after being acquired by Apollo last year the company has been on a steady decline and I don’t see much of a future for the company.


  3. "Room for improvement"

    2.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Corporate Recruiter in Fort Mill, SC
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Shutterfly for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/life balance - flexibility to work remote

    Cons

    By far the most unprofessional Recruiting team I’ve worked with. Zero training and my manager is a new manager who likes the title more than the responsibilities of leading a team. I am left to figure it out on my own. I love my job, just not the people I work with.

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    Shutterfly Response

    June 18, 2020Head of Talent Acquisition

    Thank you for providing this valuable feedback. As the leader of Talent Acquisition I take your concerns very seriously and encourage you to reach out directly to me so we can discuss. It is important that every team member feel supported and have the training needed to be successful. I look forward to you contacting me so I can hear more.

  4. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Decline to State in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong, values-driven culture Teamwork and collaboration are highly valued Compassionate, empathetic leadership Great work/life balance

    Cons

    Significant amount of change over past several years, including acquisitions, public to private, and leadership transitions

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "it was ok..."

    2.0
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator 
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance, free drinks, lots of company holidays, DTO

    Cons

    Team members can throw you under the bus because they have seniority, Manager told me to quit, Management is distant and less than friendly

  6. Helpful (7)

    "Tons of layoffs. Stay far far away"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Decent work life balance Nice people

    Cons

    This company used to be decent, but it was bought by a private equity firm that is slashing jobs. Culture of company has been on the steady decline. Pay is not competitive and no annual raises. Work is not challenging or innovative. Very siloed teams.

  7. Helpful (3)

    "Used to be great"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Fort Mill, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers, free coffee and soda and occasional food.

    Cons

    Work life balance, chaos, staffing, benefits and perks and culture

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Pay was decent, but toxic culture"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Client Service Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was paid pretty well, fun on-site activities, great discounts and freebies on products, direct manager was wonderful

    Cons

    The leadership is not good. It’s a bit of a “good ol boys club” among the senior leadership team, especially on the commercial/business side- not sure how the retail side is run. Cross-functional teams struggle to work together; lots of pushback and lack of ownership which make it very difficult to appease clients. There seems to be strong resistance to working together internally, rather you see people wanting to make themselves look good and shift responsibility. Major lack of processes in place... there are no P&P’s, no training, nothing seems to be standardized, it’s a scramble to get things done and clients are flat out lied to about what the company is capable of. I had issues with the ethical implications of the way things were presented to external clients. There is zero work-life balance during peak season. I was advised I was expected to be “on call” during the evenings and weekends and there was little care given to the fact that employees have families and personal lives. This is not a life or death industry; it’s print materials. Very high turn over, that is pretty telling.

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  9. Helpful (1)

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

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  10. Helpful (3)

    "Collaborative company but can feel stunted there"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues generally have a good, can-do attitude; appealing company mission, good work life/balance, desire to evolve and improve the C/X

    Cons

    The desire to make Shutterfly a better product/service is frequently curtailed by pragmatic and basic fixes. Managers are neither well trained nor held accountable on how to develop their people. As a result, career development is sub-par vs other organizations.

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