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Vistaprin

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Vistaprint

Pros

Great mentorship
Onboarding process for analytics excellent
A lot of autonomy in work and projects

Cons

Very reactive work
Sometimes relationship with marketing and analytics difficult

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More transparency around promotion process

Vistaprint Response

May 1, 2013Vistaprint - Talent Acquisition

This is great advice, which was brought to our attention last year during our annual review cycle. Because of this valuable feedback, we have revamped our review cycle process, increasing the ... More

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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Vistaprint seems to be trying, but often falls short.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington, MA

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

    Pros

    * Competitive salary and benefits, some of the best in the area.
    * Weekly view events for socializing.
    * Excellent onboarding process
    * Very tight-knit culture on some teams (might be seen as a negative to some)
    * Flexable working hours
    * Pretty reasonable work-life balance compared to other companies. The on-call aspect may be annoying to some, but generally is not too impactful to every day life. However, you often feel like you have to stay to get more done due to constant distractions and time-sinks that prevent you from getting your actual tasks finished.

    Cons

    * Parking - They'll advertise "valet" parking, but it really means that you'll have someone drive your car every morning if there isn't a spot. If you did find a spot, it means you'll be waiting for the valets to move the cars that are blocking you in when you want to go home because there are far more cars than there are parking spots. Pretty terrible if you have to be somewhere after work because it's unpredictable how long you'll have to wait to get your car, and discourages lunchtime errands or socialization.
    * Repetitive work
    * Growing very quickly, and it's not the "start-up" feel that recruiting will often claim it is.
    * Management will often move so quickly that they don't think things through. For example, many projects aren't well thought-out, so far more time is spent on them than originally estimated, or in the opposite case - far more time is spent on something than there should be.
    * Lots of overhead / meetings that prevent "real work" from getting done.
    * Nonperformers are kept for a long time, bringing down morale and causing more work for those who have to clean up after them.
    * Few opportunities to grow professionally due to size of company unless someone above you leaves.
    * Massive legacy codebase which they are working to improve, however, as with many other things in the company, it's hard for one to believe that the old code will ever truly be retired for the new architecture in development. It's very frequent that other teams will break functionality related to your team due to the tight coupling and dependencies between teams.
    * Location - A soulless lexington office park.
    * Poor performance recently has resulted in low percentages of the target bonus payout.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful

    company is going down hill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    solid pay, easy to get promoted if you are politically savvy, tough to get fired as they hold on to dead wood employees for a long time

    Cons

    Company is going down hill. Growth rate is declining, costs are increasing, and attrition is picking up in a big way. I suspect upper management is trying to sell the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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