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Teespring Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Pros
  • No specific dress requirement and flexibility to work from home when necessary (in 4 reviews)

  • Work environment was very position with good focus on solid engineering principals (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Several leaders hired and let go within same year based on budget restraints (in 5 reviews)

  • There is a lot of fishiness from some of the higher-ups (not the CEO) in the company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Poor Leadership"

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

    I worked at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    I worked with some amazing people and saw the company produce some amazing technology and processes.

    Cons

    Leadership here is poor. The company rode an initial wave of sales when Facebook's ad platform really started getting traction. From early on though, it was clear that this was the achilles heel of the company and management continued to fail to diversify sales channels which has come at a heavy cost.


  2. "Poorly managed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    Really great concept of business

    Cons

    Poorly managed facility and poor quality images on shirts because management doesn't care so the employees don't care

    Advice to Management

    Get people that actually know how to lead and be an example of what is expected from the employees.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Things could of been better"

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

    I worked at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    Great start up environment with people who were willing to work hard and help the company grow.

    Cons

    They decided to put the workers at the bottom of the list as far as importance not realizing that it's not just the customers that help a company grow and become successful. It's starts with the people right inside your doors to help make the customer experience fantastic. That was just one of their first missteps along the way.


  4. "Lack of vision"

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

    I worked at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    - No pros for this company

    Cons

    - Company lacks vision, guidance, checks and balances and professionalism
    - In just 6 months, the company underwent 4 pivots.
    - The CEO looks in one direction, and the company runs each time, without assessing the potential value/outcome of shifting in that direction.
    - Zero management across the company and many employees in positions without the proper skill set for those roles.

    Advice to Management

    - Pick a vision based on metrics and build for that path
    - Have faith in your employees
    - Ask for feedback and display how you've taken that feedback


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great story/vision by two passionate and hard working college guys.
    Relaxed dress code
    A positive customer experience is s priority
    Diversity amongst employees

    Cons

    My worst experience with HR. No partnership or collaboration with Leaders, unless your in her inner circle.
    Biased decision making on promotions. Low performers are promoted if have a good relationship with HR
    Poor mgt of forecasting financially. Several leaders hired and let go within same year based on budget restraints
    No transparency with Executive Leadership
    Knowledge felt like it was used as a sense of power so no communicstion or sharing of the knowledge.
    Wrong people in important positions.

    Advice to Management

    Walker and Evan need new successful, experienced, professionsl, and proven leaders as their right and left hands to turn things around. Looks better on the outside than what you experience on the inside.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "It was a great job but they changed management alot which meant alot of changes and they didnt care about there employee"

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

    I worked at Teespring full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay is good and you can move up quickly and the work is fun and easy

    Cons

    Didnt care, and if you move up in the company your chance of getting let go is very good


  7. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    Great internal culture. Very collaborative. Excellent perks comparable to most SF startups.

    Cons

    Management has struggled to consistent game plan for long term success.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Seen Better Days"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pros:
    -talented, interesting people (people have always been the best part about Teespring)
    -free lunch/dinner
    -free t-shirts

    Cons

    cons:
    -terrible leadership
    -no clear vision for the future/growth plan is short-sided
    -poor communication from execs/managers and between teams
    -walker is great as a person but hasn't been an effective ceo for a long time
    -cfo effectively runs the company now, but with no real experience
    -high employee churn on all teams makes it difficult to execute on initiatives
    -satellite offices/employees often not on the same page
    -massive layoffs have gutted almost everyone save engineers

    Advice to Management

    sell the spare parts, while you still can


  9. "Teespring Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Teespring (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Teespring has so much to offer it's employees it's awesome. As long as you can complete your projects you can have a great experience. They treat everyone with a great deal of respect and help you progress if that's what you're looking for.

    Cons

    Being in a startup environment, changes happen almost daily / weekly. The communication is something that gets lost during some work days. Projects can begin one way and become a 180 almost instantly.

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for keeping us in the loop with changes but try to keep the information @ a need to know basis.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A case study for what NOT to do"

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

    I worked at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    there used to be smart people there

    Cons

    Where to start? This company was mismanaged from the start - by a bunch of kids - and now its paying the price. There is/was zero operational discipline or fiscal responsibility, now the money is gone. Talent drain is all but over and a bunch of halfhacks are still there. They ignored the competition and now all of them are killing Teespring. Lastly, and more importantly, they stopped listening to their customers.

    Advice to Management

    Dump it while you can, there is literally no hope.


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