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Teespring Reviews

Updated April 17, 2018
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Pros
  • No specific dress requirement and flexibility to work from home when necessary (in 4 reviews)

  • Kind, respectful work environment (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. "Graphic Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid culture, and nice coworkers

    Cons

    Sometimes low on direction and transparency


  2. "Poor and inexperienced 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

    - 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)

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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


  7. 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.

  8. "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.


  9. 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


  10. Helpful (6)

    "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


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