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Helpful (1)

Great opportunity for skills and awesome coworkers but longer term strategy is lacking

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, MA
Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at Vistaprint full-time (More than a year)

Pros

It is impossible not to learn voraciously in the first six months The work culture emphasizes speaking your mind and disagreeing using data Work like balance is ridiculously good (approximately 8 - 5) Management is incredibly flexible and advocates for career development The talent is very impressive and everyone is willing to take a meeting Analytics is a really nice community of friends that hang out outside of work all the time

Cons

Innovation is limited due to poor structure and an overemphasis on optimizing existing business practices Upper management talent is limited and Robert's absence from the headquarters is noticeable Marketing is the lowest in terms of talent but largest in role and analytics and capabilities are largely support Overall, talent is steadily decreasing as the best are continuing to leave

Advice to Management

Reallocate resources to ensure better innovation and take an honest look at what kind or real risks the company is taking Reduce the number of marketing positions and increase the talent bar

Other Employee Reviews for Vistaprint

  1. Helpful (9)

    A truly terrible place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free beer on Friday at 4:00

    Cons

    You will be unhappy. If you were always considered an All-Star player at your former or present company, don't consider Vistaprint - you won't matter here if your not in the good ole' boys club (aka a group of young managers who came up in the company and have too much influence without nearly enough know how or real industry experience). In my 23 months with the company, I have found it to be a strictly heirarchial company, exceptionally political, negative environment that clearly brings out the worst in people. The company is dog-eat-dog. For each person who gets a "good" performance review, an equal number of people must recieve a "bad" performance review. This leads to cut-throat internal competition, a lack of empathy or friendship in the office, and generally an unfriendly environment. You will burn out fast. The pace is very charged, leaving little or no time for personal or family affairs. It is very hard to balance your work and home life. The work just takes over - nights, weekend assignments. You are expected to be constantly connected. The company has grown too fast and become way to diverse. It's unrealistic for employees to stay connected real-time with counterparts 6, 12, and 16 hours apart in time zones. The travel spend is out of control, yet they've made decisions to cut hiring, which means working more often with counterparts half way around the world, which means less and less productivity given time zone challenges. You will look for another job. I have been waiting to hit my two year mark to leave this place. It's good timing - the company grew too fast and is about to undertake a huge reduction in workforce. With faltering profit margins, quality issues in manufacturing, and horrible customer reviews throughout the world, Vistaprint has only a little life left in itself - and like it's people - is burning out.


  2. Helpful (2)

    High stress but a great learning experience for a PM

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Highly qualified and intelligent colleagues, flexible work hours, great benefits, fantastic way to learn eCommerce, five star Human Resource department, very clear path for career growth, commitment to retaining employees and intellectual capital

    Cons

    Too many senior managers and executives involved in every decision, difficult to make significant technological or organizational changes, overly complicated, programmatic and flawed system for judging project and employee success. Project managers have to wear too many hats and generally have no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the matrix. It's over-engineered.


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