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VistaPrint is a place for over-achievers.

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lexington, VA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lexington, VA

I have been working at Vistaprint

Pros

VistaPrint is highly innovative, growth and result oriented. The benefit of such an environment is that it attracts others who also want to achieve and be part of something larger than themselves.

Cons

VistaPrint is a highly demanding place to work. There is lots of pressure to deliver. At the same time, results are rewarded. In addition, the hyper-growth of the company sometimes makes it hard to assimilate new folks in to the mix.

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Its time to shift some (not all) of marketing spend to brand advertising. Customers who know us, love us -- but there are many more prospective customers out there that just don't know about the best darn Internet printing company on the planet.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    VistaPrint is a great place to work

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    Current Employee - Human Resources in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint

    Pros

    VistaPrint's leadership position in the industry. Solution-focused, team-oriented culture. Fun, smart and passionate people to work with. Good work/life balance. Innovative environment, with 16 patents and another 46 pending. Opportunities to work with leading-edge technologies. With the aggressive growth of the company (50%+ revenue growth) there are always opportunities to step-up and take on additional responsibility.

    Cons

    With so many smart and talented people to work with new people really need to be sharp. Senior management should try to be more accessible and communicate more often about where the company is going and how the employees' efforts are contributing to achieving long-term goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to communicate more to the employees about how their efforts will lead to achieving the company's long-term goals.

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  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Glad to have worked there, but also glad to leave

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Vistaprint

    Pros

    There is still plenty of opportunity to learn on the job how a .com is run successfully and how it can be transformed into a $1B business.

    The opportunity is especially great for software engineers coming out of college and for experienced project/program managers that can deal with constant friction and uncertainty that comes with such a dynamic environment.

    In general, if you want to work in a place that culturally believes in data-driven decision making, focus on business results, while maintaining a very fast pace of growth, this is probably one of the best companies to work for in the Boston area.

    Compensation is also fairly good, especially if you are perceived as a high performer.

    Cons

    Vistaprint used to feature the best aspects of a small company, but with the advantages of a big company. Unfortunately, at this point of its lifecycle, this has reversed: Vistaprint is now featuring many negative aspects of a small company, with the disadvantages of a larger company.

    Overall, the company is being transformed from a low-politics/results focused innovation engine to a high-politics/bureaucratic-driven organization.

    In my opinion, this is best suited as a transition-job company for one's career, i.e. work and learn (or build your resume) there for a few years and then move on. The opportunities for medium-long term growth is limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Try to maintain the positive aspects of the company culture as the company grows.
    - Find ways to grow people within the organization, otherwise you will start losing talent (something that has already started to happen).
    - While growing the organization to support an $x billion/year company is a very important task, Vistaprint is still not a large company.

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