Vistaprint Reviews

Updated August 27, 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. Great Early Career Launchpad

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a campus hire and found the marketing dept. at Vistaprint is a great early career opportunity. Young team members are given real responsibility early on and make contributions. It is a great learning environment with generally good managers and opportunities to move up or around to other specialties. Vistaprint offers lots of perks: free shuttle, free food truck days, gym and on-site classes, 401K matching, in-house massage, mani/pedi and dry-cleaning. Marketing dept. is generally 9-5 with good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs (every 1-2 years) New title structure rolled out by HR makes title change promotions very limited but pay raises are more frequent but lower % Difficulties in measuring marketing goals which slows down innovation.


  2. Efforts not always rewarded

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary for Barcelona. Nice office setting. Smart people to work with. Over 40 different nationalities. Profitable.

    Cons

    Moving focus away from Barcelona. Lots of good people have left over the years. Don't fully appreciate hard efforts. Lacks long term stability.


  3. Awesome company to work for!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montego Bay (Jamaica)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montego Bay (Jamaica)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    Depends on department really but overall I loved: - The work environment - Great facilities inc. Gym, canteen, games room, gazebos etc - Management treats staff very well with team lunch, team outings, birthday gifts

    Cons

    Pretty much no con for me I loved working there


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  5. Helpful (6)

    No Clear vision No transparency

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vistaprint (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit. Nice perks. Smart people some of which has no work ethics and hard to deal with.

    Cons

    There are too many changes in a short period of time. people lose their jobs due to rapid and continuous changes. too much hypocrisy. No transparency. Lay off of considerate number of people few times a year. Employees among some teams bully each other in order to climb the ladder faster. No privacy in the office space. If you stay there just to get stabbed in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to what is going on in this daycare.


  6. Helpful (1)

    product manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you can get flexible working hours

    Cons

    management are lack of experience


  7. Great company, lot of changes now

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, great culture and amazing perks. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Though things vary between teams, generally a very flexible place and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The location - it is quite far off from the city. Though there are public/free commute options. Quite a few changes / re-org lately.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Used to be great

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some great management tools and structure for a company that size. A great business model that would brings great results if it were to be executed well

    Cons

    Too many politics and leaders more interested in securing their position or next move rather than making business critical decisions and following through. Culture of do first think next.

    Advice to Management

    Think of the butterfly effect. Even a little adjustment ripples though big changes in an organization so think through your plans before rolling them out.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Not a smart organization

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Barcelona (Spain)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn the basics of a job. Good opportunity to work along with every involved departments (IT, BI, Graphics, Branding etc..) even at junior level.

    Cons

    The company suffers from a very high number of mediocre employees at every level of the hierarchy. There is no coherent strategy, with large and constant re-organisations (twice a year on average). The salary for one position is extremely variable (from 1 to 3 x higher) depending on your geographical location. The technology is so outdated that any improvement of the website takes years and as a consequence, most projects are dropped along the way, half baked. Overall, productivity is so low that nothing would change if 70% of the employees would stop showing up.

    Advice to Management

    Management must perform a reality check, become more aware of the day to day realities, acknowledge the mediocrity of mid level management and drastically improve the pace of innovation.


  10. A good company culture.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    mediocrity is not dealt with sometimes


  11. Helpful (5)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.



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