CafePress Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Pros
  • Compensation is decent and people are friendly (in 5 reviews)

  • Many great people and innovators in the company early on that were amazing to work with (in 5 reviews)

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

  • The CA office has gone down hill since 2010 when Bob Marino took over (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Decent

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CafePress full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I liked that there was room to move up. They offer decent hours, performance based raises and shift bids.

    Cons

    There was lots of drama, negativity. Also, some bad relationships between some management and their employees.

    Advice to Management

    It would be good to get feedback more regularly from employees and to invest more in people.


  2. Pros and Cons depending on your manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CafePress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - a good handful of people here who make day-to-day here great
    - very hard-working employees
    - can learn a lot from your manager if you're lucky to get a good one (not the case with many that I know there)

    Cons

    - not all leaders are that bright here
    - lack of transparency
    - compensation much below market rate


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to learn and grow. Future is in KY location.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at CafePress (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to learn. Awesome people. Great exposures to new technology. Empowered to do things.

    Cons

    Management changes quickly. CEO came back and trying to turn thing around. Rounds of cost cutting and lay off, especially in CA. More investment goes toward KY. Apply only if you are locating in KY.

    Advice to Management

    Be direct with communication. No need to lie. People can see under the cover.


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  5. It's a good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CafePress full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people at CafePress are great

    Cons

    Working with others in different time zones can be difficult


  6. Helpful (1)

    Customer Service

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CafePress full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pretty Fun place to work. Nice People.

    Cons

    Pay is a little on the low side. Work place not the nicest. Management a little disjointed.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you say. Say what you mean.


  7. Helpful (4)

    Ralign your strategy and build communication

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Louisville, KY

    I worked at CafePress full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Infrastructures
    Cool Ideas
    Fast Pace
    Place to experiment and learn

    Cons

    Poor Communication
    Looks like a start up , the company is in place for more than ten years
    Horrible communication
    People do not share skills and knowledge
    Knowledge Transfer Poor
    Team Polarization

    Advice to Management

    Build Communication
    Improve Customer Service
    Focus on Team Building
    Do not hire/promote remote worker
    Intervene for Knowledge Transfer
    Improve your documentation and workflow


  8. Wonderful place to learn and grow. Set your own ceilings and work with great passionate people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CafePress full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast pace learning. Great people. Open to folks who want to contribute and make the place better. Sr management will listen.

    Cons

    Teams are spread out.

    Advice to Management

    Must simplify goals. Create more focus.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good experience overall. Smart people. Enjoyed working with everyone.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - ECommerce Manager
    Former Employee - ECommerce Manager

    I worked at CafePress full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, opportunity for growth, smart folks. For the most part, employees worked well together across the organization. Management supported new ideas and concept.

    Cons

    Upper management did not have a handle on margins. This eventually led to wide-spread divestiture of brands that had been acquired. The writing had been on the wall for some times that certain business models / partnerships were no where close to profitable.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the numbers. Upgrade your front and back end technologies. In order to be competitive, upgrade your base product and improve quality coming out of the manufacturing facilities.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Bully Bosses - On All Levels.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Quality Assurance in Norcross, GA

    I worked at CafePress full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits
    - Health
    - Dental
    - 401k
    - Flex Pay

    Cons

    Bully Bosses - On All Levels

      Make there employee live in consistent fears of losing there job. I have seen employees on all levels crying at work. Humiliation and harassment is away of life. The HR department does nothing to correct behavior. Operators are treated so poorly (like dogs). Forced to work in front of heat presses at 400 degrees, removing object with bare hands! The building where operators work has no air conditioning not even in the middle of Summer. This place most people would compare to a sweat shop.

    Management is extremely under qualified and knows it. If they see you are younger more educated and people like you.... look out. They will bully you relentlessly. I've watched them yell at employees in public over and over again. HR considers this to be a management style, But really HR is just trying to not get sued.

    Don't order from this company. Quality is never inspected, it's all about getting the product out fast. In-fact the QA department does not even do QA anymore they have taken on the responsibility of the EO department.

    Bad behavior rewarded again and again.

    No sick day

    Little to no time off

    Poor culture

    The message is clear DON'T WORK HERE! Look a little hard and find a place that value your rock star skills.

    Advice to Management

    Want to improve productivity at your business? Here's a revolutionary idea -- be nice!


  11. Helpful (1)

    lead

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Lead in Louisville, KY

    I worked at CafePress

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

    Pros

    The normal Employees. Good Hard working people

    Cons

    Micromanagement . bulling from manages and supervisors no communication with management or supervisors , they want you to fail if they don't like you if your not a poo stirrer your not one of them they will set you up to fail un- kept promises .don't try to work harder then them.

    Advice to Management

    you need to go back to collage.. and get a degree in Management ,cussing is not very professional ,supervisors need people skills also. Bulling is for young children that don't know better..



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