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love the company but lots of management issues

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA (US)

I have been working at Shutterfly

Pros

- lots of young, smart people who are passionate about the product and the customer

Cons

- inexperienced management team. overall, very little experience managing teams and developing the people, making advancement opportunities hard to come by
- micro-management culture
- some poorly defined teams and processes
- weak benefits (pay, vacation, etc)
- not the greatest work/life balance particularly given the benefits

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Let go... just a little will go a long way! There is a ton of value to letting people make mistakes so that they can learn and grow. You do a great job hiring so let these people work to their potential! Engage your employees to want to do more! They want to (well, many of them) but your heavy handed management style puts a cap to the level of enthusiasm and ownership that folks take on. It's a big handicap right now and is going to impact your ability to grow and maintain leadership in the industry.

Doesn't Recommend

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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Respected Company
    Great place to work
    Group of highly talented people
    Good Salary Package and facilities

    Cons

    Difficult to communicate between the locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, focus on employee retention

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Visionary and confident management team but the day-to-day people get forgotten

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    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA (US)

    I worked at Shutterfly

    Pros

    Working on a product that truly positively impacts people's lives.
    The employees are awesome and want to do the right thing
    Charitable efforts of the company

    Cons

    CEO dominates
    Management is disconnected from the realities of day-to-day challenges of the employee base
    Lower than average pay
    Almost impossible to move up
    Marketing Department has always been a mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce the politics. Stop acting like a big company with big company processes. Truly listen to employee survey responses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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