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"No longer the "start-up" it once was"

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Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

Pros

Great work/life balance, good compensation. Work is not difficult, there just is a lot of it to do

Cons

Learn to say no, or else the work will pile up. Lots of old tech debt from years of "get it done no matter what" culture. Trying to change directions now leads to lots of legacy refactoring of 6+ year old systems

Advice to Management

Too many junior managers with little experience outside of 'manager training' internally run. Career managers don't do a great job

Other Employee Reviews for Vistaprint

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Vistaprint was one of the best companies that I have ever worked for. It was full of both challenges and rewards."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Ability to learn new technologies and utilize bleeding edge hardware/software routinely
    * Ability to learn other job duties and move into other positions in the company
    * Great benefits and compensation packages
    * Great people to work with in multiple locations around the world

    Cons

    * Extremely fast paced environment where complex projects, processes, and problems are started and completed within days or weeks, not months or years which can cause burnout of even the best of employees
    * Long hours/overtime is expected when a project or problem is unexpectedly delayed or overdue, which again can cause burnout with some employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Entrepreneurial and innovative moving to corporate and political"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When I first started at Vistaprint, it was a very innovative, entrepreneurial company. Benefits are good: Vistabreak - 4 weeks paid vacation on top of standard at 4 years), vacation time, 401k, health, occasional lunch, pay.

    Cons

    Vistaprint has grown more quickly than it can keep up with. If you're just starting now, you'll probably still like it because you won't know the early days, but it has become much more process-driven, and lost the innovation that I once loved. Also, not everyone is cut out to be managers, so don't automatically put people on that track. It hinders growth to have a poor mentor leading you and your team.

    Advice to Management

    Remove some of the politics and make development based on talent and results vs. who you know and time in role.

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