Vistaprint

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Great benefits, but growing amounts of red tape for innovative engineers

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

I have been working at Vistaprint

Pros

Vistaprint hires a lot of recent college graduates, so if you're looking to start your career, this is a decent place to do it - just be sure you are learning the right lessons from the right people. The pay and benefits are excellent. You get an extra 4 weeks paid time off every 5th year of service, which you have to take in one large chunk.

Cons

The organization is split between marketing and development. The marketing team is the "client" of the development organization, which means that faced with an insistent business owner and a terrible idea, an engineer has no choice but to implement, no matter how terrible the data might indicate the idea is. In fact, in some cases bad decisions on the part of marketing (which resulted in measurable losses) was blamed on software

There seems to be a fundamental lack of understanding that both the marketing and development organizations have the same ultimate goal in mind - the success of Vistaprint. This is likely to be an ongoing barrier to Vistaprint's success as the development and marketing organizations continue to distance themselves from each other.

The organization claims to attract "only the best and brightest", but there are plenty of dull ones and they only seem to be growing in numbers. The perception is that Vistaprint needs the bodies to get the work done (due to the growth of the company), but there is definitely some dead weight that could be unloaded.

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint

    Pros

    It's a fast growth e-commerce company that actually has a sustainable business model. That sense of security coupled with a great work-life balance attracts top talent - I'm continually amazed by some of my coworkers' abilities. It is a very globally minded company too which I've experienced a lot in Analytics.

    Cons

    Sometimes the pace of change is unnecessarily quick, and decisions are sometimes hasty. There's also an over-reliance at times on driving short term revenue over long term rewards, but that is moving in the right direction more recently.

    Recommends
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  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not very Happy

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Lead QA Engineer in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint

    Pros

    Pay and Benifits are excellent. Some groups are very good in treating their employees. QA automation & DSS groups are awesome.

    Cons

    Watch out where you are going to. Some groups are pretty nasty to hang in. People get treated without respect in some groups and they set you for failure.

    No opinion of CEO
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