Vistaprint Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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Vistaprint Chairman, President, and CEO Robert S. Keane
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Pros
  • Work/Life Balance depending on org (in 15 reviews)

  • Smart people to work with, Mid Management gives a lot of support to initiatives (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance for working parents (in 8 reviews)

  • Middle management didn't care much about problems within the team (in 6 reviews)

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  1. A good company culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Lexington, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Culture, work life balance, ability to rotate and opportunity to expand what you do

    Cons

    mediocrity is not dealt with sometimes


  2. Interesting place to work, not standard ecommerce

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of challenging work as company moves to scale up and modernize technology. Aggressive moves being made to refactor codebase, get into open source / 3rd party and focus instead on core specialties. Printing industry and customization problem for products makes this different than standard ecommerce web site selling inventory of products from catalog.

    Cons

    Some of the above are also cons - large, old codebase in need of modernization. Lots of projects, prioritization is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    Help streamline prioritization of work for technology department, don't fill backlog with too many projects and competing priorities which have defocusing effect.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Reorg Crazy

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    Stable company from a financial perspective

    Cons

    Software is a giant hack, trying to break it up is taking forever.

    Advice to Management

    stop reorgs


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  5. Project Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    Recruiting video is ironic - most people featured were laid off or left

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lexington, MA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    it was a great fun company with AMAZING culture

    Cons

    the great Vistaprint culture is largely gone by now, the audacity has been replaced with fear and unhealthy competition

    Advice to Management

    time to update that recruiting video - most of our colleagues from the happy party scenes (including the Canada Day one) are GONE, restructured, laid off, gone to find better places.


  7. Helpful (3)

    Perfect company for corporate drones

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

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

    Pros

    Recognizable company name, steady employment, great if you "need a job",

    Cons

    Slow to change, old company, awkward management, hard to access from Boston, below market pay

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting mediocre managers, acclimatize to be appealing to younger people, add more benefits


  8. Dynamic, high-growth company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  9. quality assurance engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Great company for college new hires

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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



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