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A fast-paced, intellectually stimulating, creative journey.

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Manager in Lexington, MA

I have been working at Vistaprint

Pros

Smart people. Really smart. But not arrogant smart. Opportunities to get involved with projects outside of your day-to-day job. Unique and quirky environment (Spongebob videos in the kitchen, airplane flying contests, free food every Friday after work). Exposure to diverse cultures (locations in 14 countries). Amazing technology. Unbelievable creative team. Normal PR people who don't speak in Dilbert language. Very active, even leading edge, social media company.

Cons

Like any company, red tape. They are hiring at a frenetic pace and they are struggling with scaling as they hire (but this is a good problem to have).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Eat lunch more in the cafeteria. Stop all meetings at 10 of or 20 after the hour so people have time to prepare for their next meeting.

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    Fun atmosphere, great colleagues and interesting work

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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

    The people I work with are all incredibly intelligent, skilled in what they do, and a pleasure to work with. The projects I work on are all interesting, relevant and important to the progression of our website and company.

    Cons

    Vistaprint is very selective when it comes to new hires which often times leads to positions being open for a long time and teams potentially being understaffed.

    Recommends
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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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