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Teespring Reviews

Updated July 1, 2018
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Pros
  • "Kind, respectful work environment" (in 5 reviews)

  • "All of your coworkers are really nice and there's free lunch and dinner" (in 4 reviews)

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

  • "Decision making is sporadic at best" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Home Sweet Home"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hebron, KY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Directors are appreciative and regularly recognize your work.
    Supervisors do not believe in micro management.
    You own your work, your work doesn't own you.
    Coworkers become your extended family. They don't hire bottom of the barrel folks.
    Supervisors and Directors are very transparent and communicative.

    Cons

    I can't think of any!

    Advice to Management

    Make the company picnic or whatever a bigger deal.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Best Company Ever That I Left"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    The company is always willing to adapt and change on the fly to chase new growth initiatives which can make for a fun, exciting environment. The pace of work is fast and the organization is lean, flat structure. You will most likely have the chance to work directly with leadership on all of your projects and they will want to see the results of what you're doing. You also get to work with smaller teams than most companies so you will also probably be making quick decisions on the fly. The company is also has good flexibility if you need to be out of the office for something.

    Cons

    Depends by department and what you want out of a company, but it can be hard to develop strong work relationships and the office can be quiet sometimes. People are hard-working and the office is small, so it gets quiet quickly when people are busy and need to get things done.

  3. "Freedom without Focus"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    1. Lots of opportunities to move up or switch roles
    2. Ability to decide what you want to work on
    3. Good team atmosphere

    Cons

    1. Priorities change too often
    2. CEO could be more involved
    3. Need to hire more people

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on high level goal instead of micromanaging. Promote good talent faster to increase retention rate.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Recovered after a rocky beginning to 2017"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Still small enough for one person to have a huge impact
    • Large enough that the basic idea is proven out
    • Collaborative environment, teams are a mix of people from different backgrounds
    • Company is undervalued – stock options are gold dust

    Cons

    • In a very competitive space
    • The company lost some sheen after restructuring in 2017 – bad press sometimes still bubbles up


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Poor and inexperienced leadership"

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

    I worked at Teespring full-time

    Pros

    - Decent co-workers and very few leaders from who you can actually learn from (of course not the big decision makers)
    - Salaries (in SF not London) seem to be decent

    Cons

    - Lack of company goals/direction/purpose
    - They are now suffering from all the mistakes they have made in he past
    - They still think they are the same company they were 4 years ago and things have changed for the industry...a lot
    - big decisions are taken with no data recollection and/or no clear goal
    - Benefits could be 10 times better

    Advice to Management

    Stop filling up your pockets with big money and hire capable people who can deliver great results (like some people in some teams still do)


  6. Helpful (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.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "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.

  8. Helpful (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.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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