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Vistaprint Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
133 Reviews

3.5
133 Reviews
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Vistaprint Chairman, President, and CEO Robert S. Keane
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pretty reasonable work-life balance compared to other companies (in 11 reviews)

  • Very smart people, lots of young talent, you can learn a lot from everyone - in your function or elsewhere (in 17 reviews)


Cons
  • Work is at a frantic 24 hour pace with no regard for work/life balance or vacation time (in 7 reviews)

  • Archaic code base and software development practices (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    Growth:
    There's a great deal of talented engineers that work here. Getting in touch with the right people will open up opportunities for a great advancement in your career. Many people are very friendly and approachable.

    In my specific case, I had a team that really cared for me. They made sure I wasn't working long hours and made sure that I was comfortable with the amount of work I was being given. I'm sure that if I asked for more or less work they would've made that adjustment for me.

    Work/Life balance:
    Being an intern, I was tied to a 40-hour work week, but I do know that some salaried members would go over that time in order to meet deadlines. I'm sure the balance is variable among teams, but I had an overall good experience with the balance.

    Culture:
    As an intern, I had the opportunity to meet many of the executives at Vistaprint, as well as partake in various intern events that were quite fun. We even had an opportunity to see one of their manufacturing plants!

    There's weekly happy hours known as "The View", where employees can get together and relax once the week is finally coming to a close.

    I like the direction that the company is taking. I'm excited to see the changes that are being made and the reasoning behind these changes. Re-organizations also mean that teams will be more tight-knit than what they were before, which will allow them to better collaborate. This will in turn increase efficiency of all members across the board.

    Cons

    Upper Management:
    There needs to be a closer tie between upper management and developers. Although there are attempts to be on the same page about progress on various projects, I believe that a little more effort can be made. However, it does seem like the company in general is moving in a direction that will make it easier for these parties to interact, which is great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at who isn't pulling their own weight. Micro-managing isn't a good thing, but sometimes it's necessary to step in to make sure that you have an idea of what's actually going on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company, great culture, interesting work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    I interned with Vistaprint over the summer of 2014, and it was pretty awesome. The team I worked on was very supportive and helpful, the problems I had to take on were tough, but really interesting... but best of all was the culture. Vistaprint, compared to a lot of other software development companies, is full of relaxed people who will work hard to get stuff done to make all the products, from our website to all the stuff that goes on behind the scenes, but are very relaxed about it. Work/life balance is awesome - managers set a great example of this.
    I don't know if it's necessarily a place I'd settle in forever, but it'd for sure be a solid first job to gain some experience and do some really cool stuff.

    Cons

    The company is currently working on some major reorganization initiatives, and as a result, sometimes things can be a little confusing (like when your team name changes)... I've also heard a lot about managers who aren't so great, but I have had no experience with that yet.
    But the upside is that they're working on it and improving it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great fun company with plenty of challenging jobs

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Analytics  in  Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Analytics in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    Great work atmosphere, smart colleagues, benefits. The culture is great. The company also provides free weekly breakfast and a bi weekly food trucks lunch.

    Cons

    There have been a number of re-orgs and the company is still trying to find the right org structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great exposure to leadership. Very open culture. Great work space.

    Cons

    Location.
    Sometimes bad work/life balance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Well run company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Well run company run by smart people. Company is growing slower than it once was, but won't settle for slower growth.

    Cons

    Executive team manages company out of Europe for some reason although most functions are run out of its Boston office.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    Career development

    Lateral and vertical opportunities for growth - great people managers and mentors throughout the middle management and leadership team

    Amazing culture- energetic colleagues, we all learn from each other. I've never worked with such intelligent coworkers who are open to sharing their knowledge and developing others

    Cons

    Shifting priorities / strategy, however if you are building your career and love a dynamic environment, the changes create opportunities for you to grow and challenge yourself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to build and value internal talent

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I would like to come back to Vistaprint.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    Pay, People, Location, anything I should list about the company are pros.

    Cons

    Maybe the reputation. (compare to Google). When I started, some of my friends confused that if the company has anything to do with Microsoft's Windows Vista. Now they have TV Commercials and I believe that it's not a con anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Best Internship Experience, by far

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    The internship program at Vistaprint seriously is unlike any other. They give you valuable work and never just put you in a desk to sort paperwork. They also do a ton of extra things for their interns like dinners, free lunches, Red Sox games, etc. You also get great exposure to higher ups in the company to learn more about the direction of things. Would recommend this internship to anyone.

    Cons

    If you work in Marketing or HR, you won't know if you got a full-time position until the spring, whereas the software engineering interns were given offers at the end of the summer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Never a dull moment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I have never worked with smarter and more practical people. Vistaprint hires incredibly motivated individuals and asks them to solve tough problems

    Cons

    Our high growth has caused some growing pains.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engaging work. Motivated team members. Phenomenal mentorship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    - Mentors and buddies are extremely helpful and genuinely want you to learn and succeed.
    - Analytics department is full of smart, friendly, and sociable people.
    - Each Analyst has their own areas of expertise, but roles are always changing, so there is no hoarding of code or selfish behavior when it comes to sharing information.'
    - Great compensation and benefits.
    - Structured promotion process, so you know exactly what you need to do to get to the next level (good communication with your manager is still crucial).

    Cons

    - The training process is fairly disorganized, but due to the "learn on the job" and "ask a lot of questions" mentality, you still learn everything fairly quickly through execution. A lengthier and more rigorous training process specific to your role would be helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! Keep it up! Arrange some facetime with younger members of the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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