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Vistaprint Lexington Reviews

Updated February 28, 2017
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Lexington, MA

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Vistaprint Bestuursvoorzitter, President & CEO Robert S. Keane
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  • Lots of reorganizations across the company, tough work life balance at times (in 10 reviews)

  • There have been a number of re-orgs and the company is still trying to find the right org structure (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Vistaprint (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    growing company, smart people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Review process is cumbersome and complex


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits/poor career choice"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance/flexible hours. Deadlines are presented to be a scary monster, but using agile arguments and they can be pushed off.
    Benefits are great. Negotiate to get more money. At one point, an entry level was earning as much as a two year experienced developer.
    Company is doing financially well.
    A good (yet shrinking) pool of talent.

    Cons

    Politics hamper career growth. I wouldn't stay here more than 2 years. Reorganizations don't help either except provide a good timing to consider leaving.
    On the same topic, management resources dedicated to career growth opportunities is oblivious. They come to you to ask how to do their job and they lament.
    The agile transformation is a kindergarten experiment. It's funny to see the clashes between management tiers though.

    The vision changes way to fast for anyone to keep track of. You start with a set of values and in 1-2 reorganizations you will be fed other ones.
    Talent hemorrhaging: more complex tasks being handled (or worst forgotten) by inadequately trained engineers.
    Quality of new hires steadily declining.
    Acquisition of Webs and other questionable initiatives in Asia.
    Commute is awful for the new building.


  3. "Great company - cares for employees and customers"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialist, Paid Search in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Specialist, Paid Search in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very open and clear direction from upper management
    Great perks and bonuses like food truck wednesdays
    The company really support's employees' work life balance
    Opportunities for lateral movement and career changes
    full of smart, competent people
    Young atmosphere

    Cons

    It's a big company, promotions are semi standardized
    it takes a long time to accomplish more innovative tasks


  4. "overall good company for new graduates"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    fast paced - benefit is not bad

    Cons

    too much changes, don't have enough training

    Advice to Management

    promote people who has more management experience.


  5. "Lead SQA Automation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people, great work environment

    Cons

    location, Not very flexible on telecommuting. But depends on the department.
    Don't have a company policy on telecommuting


  6. "Good Intern Experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Recruiters were amazing at planning events for Interns
    People were great to work with, usually very helpful
    Laid back, flexible with hours

    Cons

    Projects were very hit or miss (some were great, some were not so great)
    Manager was not very helpful, very little feedback until the end
    Honestly felt lost for most of my internship

    Advice to Management

    As someone's first internship experience, I would have liked more direction, more direct feedback. It was hard to know what I was doing wrong until told very bluntly at the very end.


  7. "Great Early Career Launchpad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was a campus hire and found the marketing dept. at Vistaprint is a great early career opportunity. Young team members are given real responsibility early on and make contributions. It is a great learning environment with generally good managers and opportunities to move up or around to other specialties.
    Vistaprint offers lots of perks: free shuttle, free food truck days, gym and on-site classes, 401K matching, in-house massage, mani/pedi and dry-cleaning. Marketing dept. is generally 9-5 with good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Frequent re-orgs (every 1-2 years)
    New title structure rolled out by HR makes title change promotions very limited but pay raises are more frequent but lower %
    Difficulties in measuring marketing goals which slows down innovation.


  8. "Great company, lot of changes now"

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great culture and amazing perks. Lots of opportunities to learn and grow. Though things vary between teams, generally a very flexible place and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The location - it is quite far off from the city. Though there are public/free commute options. Quite a few changes / re-org lately.


  9. "A good company culture."

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    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Lead Analyst in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Culture, work life balance, ability to rotate and opportunity to expand what you do

    Cons

    mediocrity is not dealt with sometimes


  10. Helpful (8)

    "No Clear vision No transparency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Vistaprint (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefit. Nice perks. Smart people some of which has no work ethics and hard to deal with.

    Cons

    There are too many changes in a short period of time. people lose their jobs due to rapid and continuous changes.
    too much hypocrisy. No transparency. Lay off of considerate number of people few times a year.
    Employees among some teams bully each other in order to climb the ladder faster. No privacy in the office space. If you stay there just to get stabbed in the back.

    Advice to Management

    Open your eyes to what is going on in this daycare.


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