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Vistaprint Reviews

Updated July 14, 2017
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  • Lots of reorganizations across the company, tough work life balance at times (in 10 reviews)

  • Frequent re-orgs (every 1-2 years) (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Dynamic, high-growth company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Lexington, MA

    Pros

    Super smart, motivated people. Most everyone is nice and willing to assist in getting tasks accomplished.

    Cons

    Not many. Certain senior managers can be tough to work for.


  2. "quality assurance engineer"

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

    I have been working at Vistaprint full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great at keeping employees informed as to the direction of the business; decision making has been streamlined and has had positive effect on completing projects.

    Cons

    Although shifting direction when it is realized the goal cannot be met, it can sometimes be frustrating when that direction is changing more often than expected.

    Advice to Management

    Continue with the tremendous amount of communication, transparency and commitment to the growth of the company and to the employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great company for college new hires"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Well structured environment with lots of formal processes that are great for learning about the industry.
    - Marketing team has many subsets of departments that allows for specialization & depth of knowledge; also helpful for cross-team projects to have hyper-specialized individuals.
    - Clear hierarchy & career progression
    - Corporate, but still fun with a great culture
    - Thorough interviews which lend well to cultivating a company comprised of talented & smart individuals

    Cons

    - At a more formal company, there is more risk of being pigeonholed as a subject matter expert, and less opportunity for management development
    - While formal processes are great to track and plan, they can be frustrating when trying to move projects along quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on employee retention and financial benefits for current employees in addition to making the company a fun place to work.


  4. "Alright - nice people and environment"

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, lively people

    Cons

    Tiring, long interview process, had to work late many days


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Not a great experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lexington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart CEO who hopefully will have more direct influence on company now that he is based in Lexington. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    The office set-up is very difficult to work in with no privacy and a lot of noise. A lot of infighting between development and marketing. A snarky culture and "I know more than you do" attitude permeates the office.

    Advice to Management

    The company should live by the great set of values it professes. Pay more attention to the mid-level employees to get a true read on the company. Stop talking in acronyms!


  6. Helpful (2)

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

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    • 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


  7. Helpful (1)

    "smart company with lots of talent young workers"

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Lexington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    work with many smart and professional people, fast moving with very little politics, promotion is fair and transparent.

    Cons

    office space is so openly seen and there is no privacy at work, and it gets distracted when you try to concentrate at work.

    Advice to Management

    change the office space and layout

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Company and culture. There are a lot of smart people here and great opportunities to grow. The benefits are good and they reward good workers

    Cons

    There is a lot of politics that goes around at the manager level. There is sometimes a lack of transparency in communication


  9. "Great place to work, little home work balance"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company, super management.
    You hire really smart and capable people, but sometimes those people are super mean and just A-holes. Get a no mean people policy, it would help things there. A lot.
    I respect Robert Keane and think he is one of the best CEOs ever. He cares about the people a LOT. Super nice guy, too. Humble.

    Cons

    They made me feel I never did enough although I got great reviews and was a top performer. Ultimately I left because of this.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Was Great but has gone downhill in recent years"

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    • 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.


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