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Vistaprint Reviews

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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3.3 128 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

Vistaprint Chairman, President, and CEO Robert S. Keane

Robert S. Keane

(95 ratings)

65% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great fun company with plenty of challenging jobs

    Marketing Analytics (Former Employee) Lexington, MA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLocation.
    Sometimes bad work/life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Well run company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Love this place

    Human Resources (Current Employee) Lexington, MA

    ProsCareer 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

    ConsShifting 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 Senior ManagementContinue to build and value internal talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I would like to come back to Vistaprint.

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) Lexington, MA

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

    ConsMaybe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best Internship Experience, by far

    Marketing Intern (Current Employee) Lexington, MA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsIf 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 Senior ManagementKeep up the good work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Never a dull moment

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsOur high growth has caused some growing pains.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engaging work. Motivated team members. Phenomenal mentorship.

    Analyst (Current Employee) 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 Senior ManagementGreat job! Keep it up! Arrange some facetime with younger members of the team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Join the growth

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Company continues to grow, which creates opportunities for individuals to diversify their work, expand on their skills, and grow both laterally and up the ladder.
    - Company continues to look at new ways to motivate talent to continue to keep them engaged and happy.
    - Data driven organization where collaborating is key to success, and encouraged from the top down during globalization

    Cons- Things change constantly, so if you're not agile or don't like change in your role, this isn't the place for you.
    - Company continues to grow rapidly and there will always be growing pains associated with breaking new ground. Need to be able to roll with it.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart people, lots of autonomy

    Technologist (Current Employee) Lexington, MA

    Pros- Software development is done The Right Way, and when it isn't, corrections are made
    - Access to preferred tools and software without having to fight through red tape
    - Flexible working hours and arrangements
    - Generous PTO allocations
    - Management is listening to people when they say they want opportunities to move laterally

    Cons- Change comes slowly at large organizations.
    - Good ideas don't always win out, though they often do. (It helps to have a well-connected champion if you want to change something.)

    Advice to Senior ManagementTying performance bonuses for lower-level people to company performance is a bit of a head-scratcher, particularly when the economic situation is Europe is largely to blame for underperformance. There's nothing Vistaprint can really do to move the needle much here.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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