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"Glad to have worked there, but also glad to leave"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
Approves of CEO

Pros

There is still plenty of opportunity to learn on the job how a .com is run successfully and how it can be transformed into a $1B business.

The opportunity is especially great for software engineers coming out of college and for experienced project/program managers that can deal with constant friction and uncertainty that comes with such a dynamic environment.

In general, if you want to work in a place that culturally believes in data-driven decision making, focus on business results, while maintaining a very fast pace of growth, this is probably one of the best companies to work for in the Boston area.

Compensation is also fairly good, especially if you are perceived as a high performer.

Cons

Vistaprint used to feature the best aspects of a small company, but with the advantages of a big company. Unfortunately, at this point of its lifecycle, this has reversed: Vistaprint is now featuring many negative aspects of a small company, with the disadvantages of a larger company.

Overall, the company is being transformed from a low-politics/results focused innovation engine to a high-politics/bureaucratic-driven organization.

In my opinion, this is best suited as a transition-job company for one's career, i.e. work and learn (or build your resume) there for a few years and then move on. The opportunities for medium-long term growth is limited.

Advice to Management

- Try to maintain the positive aspects of the company culture as the company grows.
- Find ways to grow people within the organization, otherwise you will start losing talent (something that has already started to happen).
- While growing the organization to support an $x billion/year company is a very important task, Vistaprint is still not a large company.

Other Employee Reviews for Vistaprint

  1. "My experience in Vistaprint"

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    Former Employee - Photography Assistant in Bārdaw (Tunisia)
    Former Employee - Photography Assistant in Bārdaw (Tunisia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vistaprint (More than a year)

    Pros

    good workplace,good ambiance and a motivating salary .

    Cons

    Sometimes, they make bad choices when choosing a team leader.


  2. "Senior Graphic designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work, it was a helpfull experience

    Cons

    Must be mor transparency in the job evolution

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