CafePress

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Great people, lousy communication

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Programmer  in  Louisville, KY (US)
Current Employee - Programmer in Louisville, KY (US)

Pros

Cafepress is constantly moving forward; with products, ideas, & technologies. The people are friendly and the atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed.

Cons

Communication is absolutely atrocious! For example, I have to hear through the grape vine that someone I depend on is leaving the company. No one tells anyone else what they are doing or asks how it can be done better. They just go off and do it, usually making the same mistakes again and again.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Get people to work together and communicate from the top down and you will have a much happier work force.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for CafePress

  1.  

    Unique concept, opportunities for growth, support from team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    CafePress is a place where creativity is always flowing. There is a lot of room for growth and change if that is what excites you. This is the only place I have worked where I feel like my input and feedback is heard, valued and even often implemented.

    I get amazing support from my manager both in terms of motivation and recognition, but also in my personal and professional development. Our entire team is very involved and supportive.

    There is great flexibility in my work load and I get the freedom to determine my projects and work at my pace (which is usually at mach speed anyway).

    The environment is very laid back and friendly. We play hard but work even harder.

    Cons

    The only cons are cons with every organization for which I have worked. I don't think these are unique to CafePress.
    -need for better communication across teams/areas
    -some projects need more front-end planning and less band-aids and clean up after the fact

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Every person hired should begin by serving time as a customer service representative. Most every decision affects the customer experience and everyone should understand the impact their decisions and daily tasks make on the customers and the team who works on the front line to support them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Could have been a great company if not destroyed by Bob Marino

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Management  in  Louisville, KY (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Louisville, KY (US)

    Pros

    great team, great vision and great market

    Cons

    Really bad judgement on hiring by the founders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too late, the ship already sailed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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