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CafePress Reviews

Updated Aug 15, 2018

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2.7
36%
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46%
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CafePress CEO 	Fred Durham
Fred Durham
46 Ratings
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  • "Senior management knows nothing about your work but expect the professionals to follow their order(in 9 reviews)

  • "Not a lot of communication between upper management and personnel(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company because it has great people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CafePress full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance The people, family environment 25 cents snack machine Free Food Company wide events Flex time - instead of PTO Advancement opportunities if you are willing to work for them yourself.

    Cons

    No company wide developmental track program for advancement but each leader will assist.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building, keep going ,there a several of us that still support the vision

    CafePress2018-03-22
  2. "Customized Shirt Printer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CafePress full-time

    Pros

    On the surface, a cool company producing interesting customized products. Plenty of overtime around the holiday season.

    Cons

    Louisville location has a focus on quantity over quality. A little bit of a rough crowd to work with, especially if your working second shift.

    Advice to Management

    I wish it was possible to translate the company's "cool" image to the working environment. Instead of focusing on labor productivity above all else.

    CafePress2018-08-15
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company for some people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at CafePress part-time

    Pros

    Climate controlled. .25 cent vending drinks. Relatively laid back management (Young). Some employees are very helpful and polite, and willing to show new employees or temps how to do their jobs. Front line supervisors/leads help on the production line.

    Cons

    Company has a weak moral compass when it comes to the types of work/product it sells. Some product printing and images would be considered 'very' obscene/immoral/unclean by some people. May be difficult for some to justify continuing working for this company on that basis. With the huge selection of products offered by this company, the 'obscene' stuff, which accounts for a very small percentage of revenue,... is'nt necessary for company success. It only serves to make employees with a 'moral compass' uncomfortable. Some employees are hateful and disrespectful. The 'click' mentality is very obvious.

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    Advice to Management

    This advice is for the CEO/Owners of the company. Do some of your employees a kindness, and drop the obscene product line.

    CafePress2018-08-15
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Email consultant"

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    Email Consultant 
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at CafePress for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great discount on products, helping customers create custom itemS

    Cons

    Poor management, no real advancement

    CafePress2018-08-08
  5. Helpful (1)

    "fine"

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    I have been working at CafePress

    Pros

    people there are good to work with

    Cons

    concerns about go to market strategy

    CafePress2018-07-07
  6. Helpful (6)

    "Once A Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CafePress full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    *Casual dress *Free coffee and snacks *Unlimited PTO *Flexibility to work from home (for most departments)

    Cons

    Where to start... Rapid revenue declines have forced the company to drastically reduce the work force in most departments - although selected departments seem to be immune from corporate restructuring. The executive team seems to try the same things over and over again, hoping for a different result. Revenue declines have been blamed on Google, but the true reason is because the site was antiquated and didn't... meet the standards expected to show up early in product searches. The CEO, who generously took a large pay cut recently, seems to be in over his head, but doesn't seem to realize it. Having an entrepreneurial mind isn't what is needed to run a business that is operating in an over-saturated market. The rest of the executives didn't take a pay cut and reward their direct reports with excessive compensation. Probably the most disappointing thing about CafePress is its lack of diversity and clear gender bias. There are no female executives left at the company and there are only one or two at the director level. Support departments are particularly biased toward men - the men make more money and work fewer hours. In addition, many of the men in these departments have an "old-school" mentality. They still believe that you aren't working if you're not in your seat and don't encourage taking vacation time. There is no employee development or training outside of the IT/Engineering department and morale is super-low. The company also market prices jobs at the 25% level - which is ridiculous when the job market is so good.

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    Advice to Management

    Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you are managing in the best interest of the company as an ongoing concern.

    CafePress2018-05-31
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good Company, But Needs to Care for Employees More"

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

    I worked at CafePress full-time

    Pros

    Decent amount of work, variety on the job, fast-paced environment, good culture.

    Cons

    Valued marketing over design and quality of products. Was randomly downsized and laid off.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to the quality and design of your products and value your employees more.

    CafePress2018-03-12
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good Luck"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CafePress full-time

    Pros

    Fair pay for the position in Louisville, KY.

    Cons

    Poor communication between departments, all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together, would love to see Cafepress being successful again.

    CafePress2018-01-15
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Management is clueless"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CafePress full-time

    Pros

    Great PTO plan. Flexible work from home schedule. Free coffee and snacks. There are very talented people who have been around a long time. Very fun work culture.

    Cons

    Extremely poor communication between upper management. Strategy has been to promote within although people have no managerial experience. Because of this promote within methodology it created a political circle that puppet masters the company. Talented people left because of this political nonsense. With the minimal experience between management and the mountain of responsibilities on certain managers... explains the failure for the strategic roadmap. Instead of realizing the terrible allocation of resources they would instead blame Google. Ha! Google should be notified for the large deficit in revenue. There are better companies to seek employment.

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    Advice to Management

    Start listening to your employees.

    CafePress2018-02-07
  10. "Technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CafePress full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced work environment, strong technical people

    Cons

    Cheapest is best mentality from leadership.

    Advice to Management

    trust in your people

    CafePress2017-12-20
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