CafePress Reviews

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
61 Reviews
2.8
61 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Compensation is decent and people are friendly (in 4 reviews)

  • For the most part the people are great (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management who have no idea what they are doing (in 8 reviews)

  • Lack of communication overall, particularly between depts (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Use to love working here

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    Current Employee - Production Specialist  in  Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Production Specialist in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers some friendly management.

    Cons

    Management never listens to their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to be the way it was years ago, employees couldn't wait to return to work the next, we even enjoyed the long 12 hour shifts at peak! Listen to your employees more we are the ones in production

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was hoping for more

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CafePress

    Pros

    Not many to be totally honest

    Cons

    Too much leadership change, not following through on promises, etc

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much promise so thoroughly mismanaged

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    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at CafePress

    Pros

    Because the staff is so..."lean", everyone has the opportunity to contribute a lot in whatever role they're in.

    Cons

    The leadership is awful, disorganized, and in over their heads. The culture is rife with hostility between silos, contempt for the customer, and that deflating feeling of thorough mediocrity and decline. There's a general air of arrogance and testosterone, which can be especially off-putting in such a poorly performing business whose main customers are women. It contributes to the general feeling that mgmt is out of touch, spinning its wheels, and incapable of making anything good from the really hard work of the staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in some fresh blood. Stop being pennywise and pound foolish. Hire women.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Trust the Reviews

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Not very much.

    I guess these can be considered pros:
    - Vending machines
    - Ping pong table
    - Occasional happy hours
    - 401k (but what company doesn't)

    Cons

    Management is very unprofessional
    - Nepotism & Racism in hiring - will only hire people of a certain racial descent
    - Biased hiring process: unqualified "hard workers" vs applicants with valuable past experience
    - Threatening employees with salary, bad reviews
    - Discouraging employees to fraternize with specific coworkers
    - Constant conflict - yelling at fellow coworkers in public
    - The list goes on, and HR does nothing despite complaints

    Company
    - Have to pay for your benefits
    - Horrible salaries compared to industry standards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop promoting and hiring unqualified people. Employees are leaving in the masses.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to grow

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CafePress full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of opportunity to make an impact and gain experience
    - Good culture with smart and fun people

    Cons

    - Compensation a bit lower than market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in more engineering resources.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a job with decent pay but bad managers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It's a job with decent pay + benefits, good co-workers some of them really smart

    Cons

    Management is horrible, they treat employees like dirt and don't recognize talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nurture your talented employees, good people are leaving because of lack of recognition/motivation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    The experience has been great.

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    Current Employee - Design Merchandiser  in  Accokeek, MD
    Current Employee - Design Merchandiser in Accokeek, MD

    I have been working at CafePress part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Posting to Social Networks and Sharing Ideas with many people and Sale Merchandise.

    Cons

    Becoming an Affiliate and a Partner to so many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review your reports and comments daily to strengthen your business.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ill-defined culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at CafePress full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    the product and the laid back work environment

    Cons

    Acquisitions were done without integration into the overall company. As a result, the individual locations have differing and conflicting missions. Jobs that cross entity lines are confused and poorly managed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creating a tone at the top with a clear mission that's communicated company-wide.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Run don't walk run

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY

    I worked at CafePress full-time

    Pros

    Nothing. This was the worst job I've ever had

    Cons

    Everything. It is a horrible company to work for

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incapable Management + Not an Equal Opportunity Employer (too much Nepotism & Favoritism)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    maybe extra discount for custom shirts (not positive if employee discount program exists, though)

    much better when the founders were leading the company

    Cons

    Senior management who have no idea what they are doing. According to the public announcement earlier this year, now they want to cash out and run away.

    No leadership and communication from the top-- few employees knew what they were trying to accomplish as a company.

    Little attention to customers and product quality (No customer service when customers need help. No quality check at production)

    Within some groups in the company, managers try to hire only their own family members, personal friends, or applicants from the same ethnic or national origin. Senior management encourages hiring of family members.

    Inhumane working environment at the production facility during the peak time (12 hour shift for temp workers is definitely contributing to the poor product quality during the holiday season)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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