Vistaprint

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Vistaprint Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
144 Reviews
3.4
144 Reviews
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Vistaprint Chairman, President, and CEO Robert S. Keane
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Review Highlights

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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engaging work. Motivated team members. Phenomenal mentorship.

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

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

    Pros

    - Mentors and buddies are extremely helpful and genuinely want you to learn and succeed.
    - Analytics department is full of smart, friendly, and sociable people.
    - Each Analyst has their own areas of expertise, but roles are always changing, so there is no hoarding of code or selfish behavior when it comes to sharing information.'
    - Great compensation and benefits.
    - Structured promotion process, so you know exactly what you need to do to get to the next level (good communication with your manager is still crucial).

    Cons

    - The training process is fairly disorganized, but due to the "learn on the job" and "ask a lot of questions" mentality, you still learn everything fairly quickly through execution. A lengthier and more rigorous training process specific to your role would be helpful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job! Keep it up! Arrange some facetime with younger members of the team.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    General

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Project Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    fast pace, intelligent teammates, no shortage of investment opportunities in the pipeline

    Cons

    org changes too quickly, not enough time to react

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Planning Analyst

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

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    Great Culture & smart people

    Cons

    Promotions are dependant on just about who you know.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Vistaprint was a great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Decent technology and winning teams in most every area of the company. Great business model. Disciplined execution that operates pretty smoothly from top to bottom.

    Cons

    Could be more employee-centric as the focus is very much on making money. Not a socially aware company. Some of the technology is outdated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    All things considered, it's alright.

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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 an year)

    Pros

    - Generally interesting technical problems and challenges
    - Smart and friendly colleagues.
    - Collaborative atmosphere
    - Opportunities to advance and/or move laterally within the company

    Cons

    - Growing culture clash as the company grows and more 'middle managers' are created.
    - Expect off-hours work if you break the website (or someone else breaks the website in an area you are the SME)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep up the work of overhauling both the technology and the culture. Things weren't great for a while, but they are on-track to improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    fast paced, intelectually challenging in a good way, and very political

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    intelectually stimulating environment--some really interesting people to work with and fast paced innovative projects to work on. Great benefits. Opportunity to work in a globally mixed environment.

    Cons

    very political management structure--there isn't a clear career path or clearly identified qualifications for advancement.
    Biased performance review process that focuses on identifying and rewarding "high pos" or high potential candidates. But the qualifications and characteristics of "high pos" are not clearly communicated.
    Employee pool rated on a bell curve--not necessarily individual performance.
    Focused on maintaining an "employment brand" that hires from the ivy league or similar level colleges and universities

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Almost everyone has potential given the right opportunity, the right situation and the right manager. Think more about individual relationships between managers and direct reports, and support those direct reports as much as you support the managers. Recognize that highly talented employees don't only come from an ivy league background.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Reasonable company that has over hired and has poor management

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    compensation, benefits, work life balance

    Cons

    Poor as hell management, double standards

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Join the growth

    • 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

    Pros

    - Company continues to grow, which creates opportunities for individuals to diversify their work, expand on their skills, and grow both laterally and up the ladder.
    - Company continues to look at new ways to motivate talent to continue to keep them engaged and happy.
    - Data driven organization where collaborating is key to success, and encouraged from the top down during globalization

    Cons

    - Things change constantly, so if you're not agile or don't like change in your role, this isn't the place for you.
    - Company continues to grow rapidly and there will always be growing pains associated with breaking new ground. Need to be able to roll with it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 7 people found this helpful  

    Vistaprint was great, back in 2008-2010, now remarkably average

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

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

    Pros

    Great innovative printing solutions, some great ideas, big picture thinkers on every floor of the building. Great place to start your career, then move on like so many have.

    Cons

    Company grew too quickly, a lot of individual contributors were thrust into Management with no experience and as a result, high turnover of direct reports. Very high turnover, people are leaving in high numbers. Promotions are based on who you know in the senior management ranks, the performance review process is the worst process I have ever experienced. Star performers get pushed out if they offer alternative viewpoints from senior mgt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get acquired by a real company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Too political

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    There's free beers on Fridays

    Cons

    Too political. No appreciation for technical talent. Project managers gets all the credit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project managers don't produce any work. They just coordinate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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