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Updated Nov 15, 2014
Updated Nov 15, 2014
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  1.  

    Senior Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Vistaprint in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Long and drawn out. Asked back for multiple interviews. Had to solve case studies, even though I have years of experience and a solid track record.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    These folks take far too long to make decisions. I ended up talking to the same person multiple times, and they wanted me to loop back after talking to yet more people. It's amazing that they ever get to hire anyone since most companies move faster.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Vistaprint in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with several people: first an HR rep, then 3 people from the team / department I would be working in. I then ended with the HR rep. Vistaprint is ranked as one of the hardest companies to interview with, but for an intern position it was much more relaxed. They just want to know about your past work experience, why you're interested in them, and what you'll bring to the table.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think we could be doing better?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    None, I was an intern.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Vistaprint in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Found them at the career fair, had dinner with them and then a first round interview on campus. Mix of behavioral and technical questions of 45 minutes. Then, I got invited the very next evening to their Super Saturday Weekend Event from Friday night to Sunday. Friday night was a lot of fun and I talked to a lot of Vistaprint employees, and the Charles Hotel they invite you too was very nice. On Saturday morning, they drove us to their office and we had a tour, and then 3 one hour interviews (depends on your group). One of the interviews was problem solving, and the other two were design/coding questions. Interviewers were really cool and worked with you towards your solution instead of trying to stump you. Afterwards, they had a company wide event at a bar/restaurant/bowling alley with free food and drinks! it was really fun!

    after 3 days, I heard back from them that I got an offer. The hr is excellent for college recruiting and they get back to you fast!

    Interview Questions
    • Signed a disclosure form, so I can't say it. There were no "tricky" / classic interview questions though   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, they offer very well for college grads (although the price of living is very high for that area)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate, Marketing Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vistaprint in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Get ready to answer case study questions about the products on the website. Also be able to negotiate a contract. What do you like and would alter on the Vistaprint.com site? Give examples of marketing projects you've worked on from beginning to end.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you change about the vistaprint.com website?   Answer Question
    • Describe a difficult situation at work and how you dealt with it   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Vistaprint in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a QA Manager. The interviewer was very formal and made me walk through my resume. She then posed a database design question where I had to design a database for keeping tracking of all the flights arriving and leaving an airport.

    I cleared the interview and was invited for an onsite interview. The onsite interview consisted of three 1:1 interviews: A behavioral interview, a technical interview and a Case interview

    The Behavioral interviewer was a friendly person and she asked me about my previous work experience, why I was interested in QA and how would I fit into the Vistaprint work culture. It was a positive experience where we had a healthy conversation about what my expectations were from the role and the company and what the company expects from me

    The technical interview was again about databases. A client -server mail server architecture was explained and questions were asked about how to make design changes to improve the system. After that, simple 3 table join queries were asked.

    The case interview was pretty simple. The standard, "How many shampoo bottles are produced globally in a year". There were various versions of it. They just want to test how good you are thinking on your feet.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    I am bad at negotiating. I would have got more, but could not negotiate successfully.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview via Campus Recruiting. The question was finding the missing number in a 1-1000 array in which the number was replaced by -1 and the array was randomly ordered.

    Got the Super Saturday onsite interview right after my phone interview ends, in less than 3 hours. I was amazed by the speed.

    Went to Great Boston Area on the Super Saturday with many other candidates. Friday night was purely networking. Talked with many people from software team and after that was discussion panel.

    Then, on Saturday, the first thing was touring around the company with no one inside. This REALLY cannot give people a brief idea on how the company likes. After a brief lunch with a lot of current employees, I was given three 1:1 interviews, an OO Design question, the shampoo question, a coupon question(tho it was labeled as coding question, I would rather say it was another but easier OO design question) and a behavioral question.

    After this, on Saturday night, part of the interviewees were taked to a bar, where more networking happened.

    My negative opinion on the interview: First, a lot of information was duplicated. The interview consists too much networking and talking with people inside the company. For example, the friday night networking and discussion panel; during Saturday lunch; on saturday night; during site tour. Mostly with same information which was apparently a time waste. Second, tour the empty building really cannot give much information on the company's culture.

    Except for those, the overall experience for me is great. I can feel that all people inside the company are those who love their jobs and are proud of it. I can feel the passion. And also, I can feel the company is trying to give every interviewees a deep understanding of the company, tho they probably should balance their networking portion and give more information about the company culture. I can feel the company is aggressive in growth and is really wanting to hire more people. And their contacting are quick. Got the offer the Tuesday right after the Super Saturday event.

    One thing I should say is, for this company, it is really important to view all events as an interview on your personality. Please talk to as many people as you can and ask them questions. It is very important. Although most events were labeled company-answering-question, if you were not active enough, those events could be a drawback.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    i didn't negotiate since the offer was great and exactly what I want.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Vistaprint in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Consisted on 1 Phone Interview
    Questions
    Find missing number in array of numbers 1-1000
    Differences between C/C++
    Loop in linked list

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Associate Analyst Interview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Vistaprint in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I initially applied through my Career Services. Vistaprint was not my top choice but it looked like people enjoyed working there and the work would be consultative in nature. I just submitted my resume and cover letter and got an on-campus interview.

    There was an information session the night before the first round interview. It was highly informational and probably the best of the info sessions I attended but that is not saying terribly much. The presentation gave me a lot more appreciation for the difficulty associated with the problems Vistaprint is solving.

    There is both a behavioral interview and some problem solving with a case study. Good for you or not, there is no way to study for this. It was slightly tricky but not terrible. We finished up by discussing the case study. He graded my answers after I left. I got a call for Vistaprint's SuperSaturday event, which invites all candidates (primarily Harvard, MIT, Cornell, Dartmouth, CMU, RIT, and WPI) to Vistaprint's headquarters in Lexington, MA.

    We stayed at a hotel in Cambridge and the first night was a networking session that was really well done. They gave everyone from the different divisions colored lanyards to distinguish who you actually wanted to talk to. Everyone seemed pretty relaxed and intelligent. They all seemed happy with their decision and felt like they were really developing professionally. There was also a Q&A panel for each of the divisions as well as a larger Q&A.

    The interview day consists of a tour of the facilities followed by 3 45-minute interviews. You get a behavioral interview, case study, and technical interview. The case study was definitely one of the most fun parts of my whole recruitment process so have some fun with it.

    I wanted to learn a lot, actually contribute, and have the potential to grow really fast and Vistaprint is great for that. You really start your career hitting the ground running and everyone is highly supportive. You certainly can make a career out of your time here and they do really try to hold on to the high performers. I know I did not care much about work-life balance during the interview process, but it is really nice to have a social life even on weekdays.

    Interview Questions
    • I do not remember any specific questions but definitely come with questions. They understand you probably dont know much about the company and the culture is very open to questioning everything.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Lead QA Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Vistaprint in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    They do the Phone Interview with couple of HR people before they pass it to Technical People. They do another round of phone interviews with Managerial level people before they call you for 1:1 interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • They have some kind of Numbered questions where they ask you to count the quantities and relevant benefits.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Yes we have to negotiate to get the best offer. HR people are pretty good about it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Senior CopyWriter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Lexington, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Vistaprint in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Vistaprint has an extensive interview process. By meeting with multiple people who you will be working with, the company builds consensus -- before you start -- about whether you have the skills and personality to be a good fit. Back-to-back interviews can be grueling, so be well rested and think through the many dimensions of your work and people skills before you arrive. The first day I interviewed (for about six hours), there was no offer of the bathroom or snacks. On the second day of interviews (another six hours), I spoke up and asked for quick breaks as I needed them. Now, when people come in for long interviews, they are given snack packs...which is great.

    Interview Questions
    • I don't remember any difficult or unexpected questions. Each interview was filled with expected questions from each stakeholder.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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 Former Director in Lexington, MA

Pros: “Free beer. Can negotiate high compensation (just threaten to leave). If you can stick around long enough you will be promoted every 2 years...not a bad way to go from Manager to Director…” Full Review

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