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"Great opportunity to learn and be part of a great community."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, MA
Current Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Learn the industry - Project span a large variety of areas. This exposure sets you up for success at other companies. But it also exposes you to many different skill sets and allows you to select which area you want to focus on.

Open environment - At any level, you are able to share your opinions in any meeting and ask any questions. It is really nice to be able to just ask the CMO or a VP a question.

Smart people - Analysts at vistaprint come from top schools and are very smart, ambitious and being promoted quickly. It is great to be challenged by your peers and learn from them everyday. The analysts also have a great community.

Work/Life Balance - While there will be days you need to stay late for a deadline, for the most part you are able to set your own schedule as long as you get your work done.

What's next - While obviously a sensitive area, the outside respect for Vistaprint analysts really validates your decision to work here.

Cons

Change- Since we have grown so fast, we seem to just be adding more products and features to the site without a real structure. The website needs a serious revamp and modernization in order to compete moving forward and change seems to happen slowly.

Growth - The growth the company has been able to achieve is slowing and as the company expands it adds more process and slows change. It also means that there is more separation between you and the leadership.

Talent- While I think there is still very good talent within analytics, vistaprint definitely focuses on making sure they have the best talent for some areas and not others. And I worry that as the company grows, it will be harder to attract and maintain entrepreneurial talent which it has had success with in the past. There are also too many marketers for how much work can be done by the development team.

Other Employee Reviews for Vistaprint

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity for skills and awesome coworkers but longer term strategy is lacking"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is impossible not to learn voraciously in the first six months
    The work culture emphasizes speaking your mind and disagreeing using data
    Work like balance is ridiculously good (approximately 8 - 5)
    Management is incredibly flexible and advocates for career development
    The talent is very impressive and everyone is willing to take a meeting
    Analytics is a really nice community of friends that hang out outside of work all the time

    Cons

    Innovation is limited due to poor structure and an overemphasis on optimizing existing business practices
    Upper management talent is limited and Robert's absence from the headquarters is noticeable
    Marketing is the lowest in terms of talent but largest in role and analytics and capabilities are largely support
    Overall, talent is steadily decreasing as the best are continuing to leave

    Advice to Management

    Reallocate resources to ensure better innovation and take an honest look at what kind or real risks the company is taking
    Reduce the number of marketing positions and increase the talent bar


  2. Helpful (2)

    "High stress but a great learning experience for a PM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Highly qualified and intelligent colleagues, flexible work hours, great benefits, fantastic way to learn eCommerce, five star Human Resource department, very clear path for career growth, commitment to retaining employees and intellectual capital

    Cons

    Too many senior managers and executives involved in every decision, difficult to make significant technological or organizational changes, overly complicated, programmatic and flawed system for judging project and employee success.

    Project managers have to wear too many hats and generally have no work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Simplify the matrix. It's over-engineered.

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