CafePress Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
65 Reviews
2.9
65 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Compensation is decent and people are friendly (in 5 reviews)

  • Fun and relaxed atmosphere with great people (in 5 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.  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Atlantic, IA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Atlantic, IA

    I worked at CafePress part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Amazing pay, amazing benefits. Loved every moment of it.

    Cons

    Bananas, chocolate, coffee, hammock, sony experia

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership, personal growth, company values

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn and grow your skills set.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Foster City, CA
    Current Employee - Web Developer in Foster City, CA

    I have been working at CafePress full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    People are friendly, work is fun, a pretty relaxed environment to really step your game up. The managers are very open to ideas, change, and guiding you towards the career path you want to take. I saw numerous people completely change positions/departments because they wanted to learn a new skill set or area of business.

    Cons

    Pay isn't the best, but if you stand out and make yourself valuable, they'll definitely bump you up. It seems their approach with pay is start low, then reward the stand out employees with raises.

    The KY - CA split kind of sucks because it's hard to collaborate with the distance & time difference. There doesn't seem to be much unity amongst the two locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a bit more to get premium talent. You're in silicon valley so you have to be competitive, or move locations completely.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company to work for!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at CafePress full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun and relaxed atmosphere with great people!

    Cons

    Really cannot think of any cons!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    You're just a number

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Cheshire, CT
    Former Employee - Marketing in Cheshire, CT

    I worked at CafePress full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation was good, most employees nice

    Cons

    No loyalty to their employees - any chance to save money and you're out the door, poor company communications

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication needed with staff. Be loyal to those employees who work hard and go above and beyond what is expected. Do not show them the door because you can hire someone of lesser experience for less money just to save a few dollars.

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

    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

  7. 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
  8. 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 (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
  9.  

    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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    Good place to grow

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 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 (more than an 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

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