Vistaprint

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  1.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Managers are very very good.

    Cons

    Politics get in the way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Meritocracy

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Amazing Place for a Marketing Internship

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Marketing Associate in Lexington, MA
    Former Intern - Marketing Associate in Lexington, MA

    I worked at Vistaprint as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    For Intern: Great visibility into the decision-making process, treated like a full employee rather than just a part-time intern, will give you the correct amount of real-world experience without overwhelming you with the workload, will not give you "busy-work" as some other internships do.

    In General: Awesome company culture - polo and jeans is acceptable attire and there are lot's of young, fun people who like to hang out with each other in and out of work; Also, most of the managers support a flexible schedule and allow you to come and go as you please without dealing with taking PTO hours unless you're taking a full day off

    Cons

    No full-time offer guarentee, unsure about the company's future as the world goes digital and print, specifically business cards, become less popular...

    Recommends
  3.  

    Good company to work for.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistaprint

    Pros

    Young professionals and dynamic culture

    Cons

    Some departments the managers are not so good so the attrition is really high.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good company with growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Vistaprint is a stable, billion dollar company that is shifting focus to the customer after years of neglecting the user experience in favor of quick profits. Finally this is being addressed. They provide very good compensation and a flexible work environment.

    Cons

    For two years now we've experienced mid-level management confusion, and have weathered constant re-orgs. There is a lack of visible leadership. While I have respect for the top-level management, there is a lack of clear top down management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    Smart people, but too much process and hidden politics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very smart people. If you're analytical and data driven, you'll get exposed to lots of new ways of looking at the business. Free drinks and food every Friday afternoon.

    Cons

    Too much process in everything. Even something as simple as filling out an employee survey has a process that you must follow for completing the survey. Great for young people that haven't been exposed to other company cultures. Not so great if you have any enterpreneurial inclinations or like to do things fast.

    The hidden politics were unbelieveable. It was like a soap opera with people complaining to senior managers about another person without discussing the issues with that person first. With all these smart people there were also lots of high maintenance personalities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to evolving the culture and changing the senior managers that have been there forever.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 5 people found this helpful  

    A sheep in wolf's clothing

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lexington, MA

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Entrepreneurial atmosphere. Free beer and pizza on Fridays. Cool marketing.

    Cons

    The poster child for The Peter Principle. Too many people hired who are not trained or capable of being effective managers/leaders. Lot of turnover, which management seems oblivious to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come down from the glass tower, breath the air, and remind yourself that happy employees will translate to happy shareholders. Invest money in upgrading the internal technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    I would like to come back to Vistaprint.

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

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay, People, Location, anything I should list about the company are pros.

    Cons

    Maybe the reputation. (compare to Google). When I started, some of my friends confused that if the company has anything to do with Microsoft's Windows Vista. Now they have TV Commercials and I believe that it's not a con anymore.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you do choose to join this company do NOT join their Digital/Electronic Services team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - somewhat modern company
    - there's some good pockets of team within the company that are technology intensive and a great place to be in
    - Great place to be in if you like product development, product management or marketing

    Cons

    - Heavy politics, lots of white men with huge egos been here more than 5 years and ruling their capabilities
    - Limited freedom of opinion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure some of your middle management in capabilities are eliminated for a better organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Starts out great, goes downhill fast

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    - great people at the lower levels
    - beer on Fridays
    - good benefits (dental, 401k)

    Cons

    - managers don't necessarily have a lot of experience managing people and helping with your career
    - has become very corporate feeling
    - company doesn't care about charity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes. Stop protecting people who shouldn't be here and get some managers in marketing who know what they are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work particularly for young workers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    Bright, driven people are great to work with. Management cares about them.

    Great locations globally. Lot of opportunity to try new things.

    Cons

    Focus has sometimes been on shorter term profits, though company line is about long term value. Suburban location is unappealing to many young urban engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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