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Interesting

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at CafePress

Doesn't Recommend
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Inventive team that always seems to work to the extreme

Cons

communication is the worst I have every been privy to

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    They panic pretty easily

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

    I worked at CafePress

    Pros

    The engineering team is top-notch and, generally, the level of professionalism and competence for the mid-level managers is very high.

    Cons

    They really didn't know what to do when the economy collapsed, and instead of asking the experts they'd hired to do their jobs, senior management decided they'd have to personally micromanage everything.

    Advice to Management

    You hire smart people. Let them do their jobs.


  2. Helpful (3)

    People are not happy.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at CafePress

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Interesting business model, with the real potential to make a difference in peoples' lives. Company was first to market in this space (but has sadly failed to capitalize on its lead). Some fun, normal people work there. Certain departments / managers are more "normal" than others, and thus are OK to work in / for.

    Cons

    Senior management doesn't project leadership, and lacks focus and direction. Communication at all levels is abysmal. Not a very collaborative or collegial place to work; instead, fear and a pervasive "CYA" atmosphere rule the day. A middle management style best described as "toxic" is rewarded time and again, while the employees who do all the work are not recognized or respected. Work-life balance is paid lip service only. Low pay relative to similar positions at other companies (particularly in engineering dept.)

    Advice to Management

    Maybe it's time to call in some people with actual experience taking companies to the next level, and more importantly, let those people do their jobs!


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