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Vistaprint Reviews

Updated December 14, 2016
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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. "customer care"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    awesome benefits such are health card, pension plan, bereavement leave, paid time off, sick time, gym on site and many others. parties and team outings

    Cons

    there are a lot of system issues which often prevent performance. these includes latency issues, some supervisors and management are reactive and not pro active

    Advice to Management

    be more proactive and look at the feasibility of projected ideas. weigh all pros and cons before making decisions


  2. "overall good company for new graduates"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "product manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you can get flexible working hours

    Cons

    management are lack of experience


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Reorg Crazy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lexington, MA

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    Stable company from a financial perspective

    Cons

    Software is a giant hack, trying to break it up is taking forever.

    Advice to Management

    stop reorgs


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    Willing to make strategic changes to ensure the long term health of the business. You'll never be bored.

    Cons

    Big, bureaucratic. Need to jump through many hoops and levels to get anything done.

    Advice to Management

    You hire talented people. Get out of their way and let them do what you hired them to do.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Growing pains.... was a great company now so so"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    * Great office building and location
    * Great set of people to work with
    * Geeky folks if you like working in a tech environement
    * Company benefits - Friday happy hour (View), free lunch trucks and some celebration or other.
    * truely high tech with WiFi, Mobile access etc
    * No WFH but flexible schedule as long as you get the job done.

    Cons

    * Cimpress is the technology hub and Vistaprint is now a marketing organization.
    * Vistaprint has too many middle managers. These managers are figuring what and how to do things. Painful
    * Work takes too long to get done.
    * Not investing in building technology but more so buying and integrating.
    * Team working in all directions which keep changing.
    * Leadership is not true to what they say and very loosey goosey.

    Advice to Management

    * Better focus
    * Be transparent in communication
    * Rely on core principles to move company forward
    * Take risks


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Was Great but has gone downhill in recent years"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    If it was 5/6 years back, then this place was truly one of the best places in the Boston area to work for.
    -1 month sabbatical after 5 years
    -Work/Life Balance depending on org
    -Wonderful coworkers
    -Large Capital budget that truly enabled the best of the best in terms of infrastructure, resources
    -Autonomy depending on your position and org

    Cons

    Senior Management had truly no idea what certain groups/orgs did. Major successes were never communicated up, saving the company $$ would never reach the top if you had a management team that never communicated up and even if they did, it was rarely applauded

    Continuous reorg, shifts in strategies, lack of overall communication
    -Good ole boy/girl network. Its all about who you know. You can do no wrong and or do nothing and be unaffected by any changes.. i e. constant/massive transitions

    Advice to Management

    Look at the top, rather than the bottom. There are some great senior leaders but most don't care about the folks that work hard for them. No guidance, no leadsership and they mainly just play the game that was PGM. Get the story, get promoted on the backs of their people and move on.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Inexperienced Management"

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

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time

    Pros

    Food trucks twice per month, Flexible working hours, Intelligent co-workers

    Cons

    Management cannot stick to a strategy.
    Re-structuring is on-going. Management turn over is constant. Can't get to know your boss as you have a new one every month.
      No visionaries.

    Advice to Management

    See the plan through


  11. Helpful (5)

    "no work-life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are under age 30, this is a good place to be. Every Friday late afternoon socials.
    If you have a great manager, you can move far within the company.
    Very talented people

    Cons

    Since alot of managers/supervisors are promoted from within, quite of few have no experience managing folks nor should manage others.
    Every 3 weeks had to work one night until 5 am.
    No work-life balance for working parents
    Can be hard to take time off

    Advice to Management

    folks who are great as individual contributors do not necessarily make good managers.



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