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Great opportunity to learn and be part of a great community.

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Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, MA

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Learn the industry - Project span a large variety of areas. This exposure sets you up for success at other companies. But it also exposes you to many different skill sets and allows you to select which area you want to focus on.

Open environment - At any level, you are able to share your opinions in any meeting and ask any questions. It is really nice to be able to just ask the CMO or a VP a question.

Smart people - Analysts at vistaprint come from top schools and are very smart, ambitious and being promoted quickly. It is great to be challenged by your peers and learn from them everyday. The analysts also have a great community.

Work/Life Balance - While there will be days you need to stay late for a deadline, for the most part you are able to set your own schedule as long as you get your work done.

What's next - While obviously a sensitive area, the outside respect for Vistaprint analysts really validates your decision to work here.

Cons

Change- Since we have grown so fast, we seem to just be adding more products and features to the site without a real structure. The website needs a serious revamp and modernization in order to compete moving forward and change seems to happen slowly.

Growth - The growth the company has been able to achieve is slowing and as the company expands it adds more process and slows change. It also means that there is more separation between you and the leadership.

Talent- While I think there is still very good talent within analytics, vistaprint definitely focuses on making sure they have the best talent for some areas and not others. And I worry that as the company grows, it will be harder to attract and maintain entrepreneurial talent which it has had success with in the past. There are also too many marketers for how much work can be done by the development team.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    A truly terrible place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

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

    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 (5)

    High pay. High Stress. No work/life balance. Amateur management.

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

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    High pay
    Free beer on Fridays
    Nice location outside of Boston

    Cons

    Management is chaotic and amateur. Work is at a frantic 24 hour pace with no regard for work/life balance or vacation time. Company not doing well. Restructuring for the fourth time in two years. Building is cramped and cube space was recently revamped to accommodate more people = tiny work space with your coworkers working elbow to elbow.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. Get aligned on a plan and deliver against it. No traction when there is no alignment and things keep changing.

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