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"Great Direct Marketing Organization"

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Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lexington, MA
Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Lexington, MA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Good focus on what matter most to most customers. Data driven organization, where every decision and resource allocation is done based on data. Great partnering between marketing and engineering teams, based on well communicated business priorities.

Cons

Roles have become more and more narrow in scope, as the marketing organization grew larger.

Advice to Management

Structure the business for long term success, vs. at times pursuing stop gap solutions. Continue to be customer focused.

Other Employee Reviews for Vistaprint

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Hard to get things done, many niche competitors, management team uneven"

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    Former Employee - Senior Individual Contributor, Human Resources in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Individual Contributor, Human Resources in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many smart people, inspiring vision, striving to hold onto entrepreneurial roots, founder/CEO appears to be a deep thinker

    Cons

    Unclear lines of authority; low levels of responsibility for action, results in parts of the organization; strategy not clear enough to execute on consistently

    Advice to Management

    Clarify strategy, delegate responsibility for making it concrete to the best senior managers, focus on learning from execution in real time


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Vistaprint seems to be trying, but often falls short."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Competitive salary and benefits, some of the best in the area.
    * Weekly view events for socializing.
    * Excellent onboarding process
    * Very tight-knit culture on some teams (might be seen as a negative to some)
    * Flexable working hours
    * Pretty reasonable work-life balance compared to other companies. The on-call aspect may be annoying to some, but generally is not too impactful to every day life. However, you often feel like you have to stay to get more done due to constant distractions and time-sinks that prevent you from getting your actual tasks finished.

    Cons

    * Parking - They'll advertise "valet" parking, but it really means that you'll have someone drive your car every morning if there isn't a spot. If you did find a spot, it means you'll be waiting for the valets to move the cars that are blocking you in when you want to go home because there are far more cars than there are parking spots. Pretty terrible if you have to be somewhere after work because it's unpredictable how long you'll have to wait to get your car, and discourages lunchtime errands or socialization.
    * Repetitive work
    * Growing very quickly, and it's not the "start-up" feel that recruiting will often claim it is.
    * Management will often move so quickly that they don't think things through. For example, many projects aren't well thought-out, so far more time is spent on them than originally estimated, or in the opposite case - far more time is spent on something than there should be.
    * Lots of overhead / meetings that prevent "real work" from getting done.
    * Nonperformers are kept for a long time, bringing down morale and causing more work for those who have to clean up after them.
    * Few opportunities to grow professionally due to size of company unless someone above you leaves.
    * Massive legacy codebase which they are working to improve, however, as with many other things in the company, it's hard for one to believe that the old code will ever truly be retired for the new architecture in development. It's very frequent that other teams will break functionality related to your team due to the tight coupling and dependencies between teams.
    * Location - A soulless lexington office park.
    * Poor performance recently has resulted in low percentages of the target bonus payout.

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