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Vistaprint Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
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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. Helpful (2)

    "VistaPrint is a great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    VistaPrint's leadership position in the industry. Solution-focused, team-oriented culture. Fun, smart and passionate people to work with. Good work/life balance. Innovative environment, with 16 patents and another 46 pending. Opportunities to work with leading-edge technologies. With the aggressive growth of the company (50%+ revenue growth) there are always opportunities to step-up and take on additional responsibility.

    Cons

    With so many smart and talented people to work with new people really need to be sharp. Senior management should try to be more accessible and communicate more often about where the company is going and how the employees' efforts are contributing to achieving long-term goals.

    Advice to Management

    Try to communicate more to the employees about how their efforts will lead to achieving the company's long-term goals.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "VistaPrint is a place for over-achievers."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lexington, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Lexington, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    VistaPrint is highly innovative, growth and result oriented. The benefit of such an environment is that it attracts others who also want to achieve and be part of something larger than themselves.

    Cons

    VistaPrint is a highly demanding place to work. There is lots of pressure to deliver. At the same time, results are rewarded. In addition, the hyper-growth of the company sometimes makes it hard to assimilate new folks in to the mix.

    Advice to Management

    Its time to shift some (not all) of marketing spend to brand advertising. Customers who know us, love us -- but there are many more prospective customers out there that just don't know about the best darn Internet printing company on the planet.


  3. "Fun atmosphere, great colleagues and interesting work"

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

    Pros

    The people I work with are all incredibly intelligent, skilled in what they do, and a pleasure to work with. The projects I work on are all interesting, relevant and important to the progression of our website and company.

    Cons

    Vistaprint is very selective when it comes to new hires which often times leads to positions being open for a long time and teams potentially being understaffed.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A fast-paced, intellectually stimulating, creative journey."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Manager in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Really smart. But not arrogant smart. Opportunities to get involved with projects outside of your day-to-day job. Unique and quirky environment (Spongebob videos in the kitchen, airplane flying contests, free food every Friday after work). Exposure to diverse cultures (locations in 14 countries). Amazing technology. Unbelievable creative team. Normal PR people who don't speak in Dilbert language. Very active, even leading edge, social media company.

    Cons

    Like any company, red tape. They are hiring at a frenetic pace and they are struggling with scaling as they hire (but this is a good problem to have).

    Advice to Management

    Eat lunch more in the cafeteria. Stop all meetings at 10 of or 20 after the hour so people have time to prepare for their next meeting.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "I couldn't be happier working here."

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The flexibility is unmatachable, the pay is very good, the culture is great, and the growth opportunities are there for those who seek it.

    Cons

    Apparently we are growing so rapidly that we are running out of space in the office and there are rumors of doubling people up in cubes, that would be a very large con.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "World-class company w/ tremendous growth potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Confidential in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Confidential in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Investment in employees * Learning and growth * W/L balance * Great products * Tremendous growth in profit ($55M in 2004 - $1B in 2012) * Smart people * Fun culture

    Cons

    The free food selection is limited to fruit, goldfish, soda, coffee, juice and snacks. The food truck doesn't come often enough and the on-site gym is a little small. It'll be nice when the new game room is finished. I got sunburned eating lunch on the rooftop balcony the other day.

    Advice to Management

    Keep creating cross-functional learning opportunities for greater collaboration organization-wide.


  7. "An incredible place to grow, learn and change the world!"

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

    I worked at Vistaprint full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Clear strategy, direction and guiding principles. Strong culture of performance in which people are measured and held accountable. As long as they execute, company is well positioned for success.

    Cons

    It's not as easy to move the company as it once was, nor are the mechanisms in place to stay small while the company gets big. Strong bias to action in culture is important -- don't let it get lost in decision paralysis.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in people. Make sure that the culture doesn't change as the people do.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative, fast-paced, young, friendly, growing

    Cons

    Limited resources so projects often don't get completed.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on business cards. We know we're a public company and need to meet our projections but what are we going to do when the digital age fully takes over?


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people, lots of autonomy"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technologist in Lexington, MA
    Current Employee - Technologist in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Software development is done The Right Way, and when it isn't, corrections are made
    - Access to preferred tools and software without having to fight through red tape
    - Flexible working hours and arrangements
    - Generous PTO allocations
    - Management is listening to people when they say they want opportunities to move laterally

    Cons

    - Change comes slowly at large organizations.
    - Good ideas don't always win out, though they often do. (It helps to have a well-connected champion if you want to change something.)

    Advice to Management

    Tying performance bonuses for lower-level people to company performance is a bit of a head-scratcher, particularly when the economic situation is Europe is largely to blame for underperformance. There's nothing Vistaprint can really do to move the needle much here.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Company invested in growth of young, talented employees"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Senior Specialist in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing Senior Specialist in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vistaprint is invested in retaining and growing talent. You will be surrounded by great minds!

    Cons

    The company is getting larger quickly, which risks a slower pace of change (albeit still relatively fast)


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