Vistaprint Reviews

Updated May 31, 2015
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Vistaprint Chairman, President, and CEO Robert S. Keane
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Pros
  • 10 weeks 100% paid maternity leave; plenty of PTO; great insurance; great work/life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Very smart people, lots of young talent, you can learn a lot from everyone - in your function or elsewhere (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Work is at a frantic 24 hour pace with no regard for work/life balance or vacation time (in 8 reviews)

  • changes yet again in the middle management layer in the next 2-3 months (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Project Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Technology
    Great Products
    Smart People
    Innovative
    forward thinking

    Cons

    Too much politics
    Leadership does not value people
    Too many initiatives at once, sometimes lack of focus

  2. Dynamic, high-growth company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Vistaprint

    Pros

    Super smart, motivated people. Most everyone is nice and willing to assist in getting tasks accomplished.

    Cons

    Not many. Certain senior managers can be tough to work for.

  3. quality assurance engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great at keeping employees informed as to the direction of the business; decision making has been streamlined and has had positive effect on completing projects.

    Cons

    Although shifting direction when it is realized the goal cannot be met, it can sometimes be frustrating when that direction is changing more often than expected.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the tremendous amount of communication, transparency and commitment to the growth of the company and to the employees.

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  5. Great company for college new hires

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Lexington, MA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Well structured environment with lots of formal processes that are great for learning about the industry.
    - Marketing team has many subsets of departments that allows for specialization & depth of knowledge; also helpful for cross-team projects to have hyper-specialized individuals.
    - Clear hierarchy & career progression
    - Corporate, but still fun with a great culture
    - Thorough interviews which lend well to cultivating a company comprised of talented & smart individuals

    Cons

    - At a more formal company, there is more risk of being pigeonholed as a subject matter expert, and less opportunity for management development
    - While formal processes are great to track and plan, they can be frustrating when trying to move projects along quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention and financial benefits for current employees in addition to making the company a fun place to work.

  6. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistaprint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging work, stong leadership across the board, flexible hours great for families, sabbatical ever 5 years, good compensation

    Cons

    Lots of reorganizations across the company, tough work life balance at times. Recent changes to benefits(medical insurance) is huge step back

    Advice to Management

    Know who your talent is. There are lots of great folks heading out the door for small issues and a lack of acknowledgement of hard work being put in

  7. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistaprint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with

    Cons

    Focused on the short term

  8. Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Willing to make strategic changes to ensure the long term health of the business. You'll never be bored.

    Cons

    Big, bureaucratic. Need to jump through many hoops and levels to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    You hire talented people. Get out of their way and let them do what you hired them to do.

  9. Alright - nice people and environment

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Vistaprint

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, lively people

    Cons

    Tiring, long interview process, had to work late many days

  10. Helpful (3)

    Not a great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Vistaprint

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart CEO who hopefully will have more direct influence on company now that he is based in Lexington. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    The office set-up is very difficult to work in with no privacy and a lot of noise. A lot of infighting between development and marketing. A snarky culture and "I know more than you do" attitude permeates the office.

    Advice to Management

    The company should live by the great set of values it professes. Pay more attention to the mid-level employees to get a true read on the company. Stop talking in acronyms!

  11. Helpful (6)

    Great business mission, good opportunities to make a difference. You got to have a certain personality to "fit"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, smart and interesting, there is always someone to learn from. Food trucks and location are great. a New office soon to be built, which will be the state-of-the-art. If you are a top performer, you will be groomed into leadership position, but you got to be a yesman.

    Cons

    Serious management issues - get ready to have a new boss every six months or so, and you will be placed "on the curve" - every team must have low performers. Don't say anything that your manager does not want to hear (which of course would be "yes").
    Managers/ Directors are promoted from within who should not be managers - guess how they got to be there? by being Yespeople. Some are surprisingly and spectacularly unsecure, despite high levels they are at, which of course, makes life of all around a hell.

    It might be a very suitable environment for some, however, associates constantly leave as soon as they find something exciting, usually following former colleagues and managers. did I mention constant reorgs? how about announced "coming soon reorgs" pending for 6 months until management finally gets their act together?

    Internal engagement review is another form of collecting management approval - it's not private, what you say will be known immediately to your boss.

    Advice to Management

    middle/upper-middle management is a thick ugly layer that makes your company unattractive. Some are nice people, but some are just.. politics are rampant. not a healthy environment it once was


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