Production Operator (Former Employee) – Windsor, ON – 5 June 2017
I really enjoyed my time with Vistaprint on the midnight shift. The work was physically demanding but rewarding. There was exceptional teamwork, the production coordinators and supervisors were friendly and helpful.My coworkers were fun and great to work with and several have become good friends. The factory is huge but clean, the atmosphere is welcoming and the pay and bonuses are more than fair. There was quite a bit of overtime, but the pay makes it worth it. Highly recommend this job for anyone starting on.
Manufacturing Engineer (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 23 April 2017
The Vistaprint plant in Windsor is indeed a great place to work however the engineering and operations positions are quite demanding and can prove challenging when it comes to work and life balance. Although not an automotive plant, the vast majority of the management group comes from that environment and they bring with them the same management philosophies and styles.
Material Handler and Binning (Former Employee) – Tecumseh, ON – 28 March 2017
Had two stints at Vistaprint - The first was as a material handler and I thoroughly enjoyed the role. Got a great physical workout for 8 hours a day and lost weight :-)
The second stint was as a "Binner" The shift always went quick but you are moving non-stop and don't even have the opportunity take a drink from your water bottle due to the expectations of 440 scans per hour.
Too many glitches with the scanning gun and wasted scans because of missing items in the bins.
For the wage, certainly is not worth it in binning and they evidently need you to be a robot or a speed demon.
Nice clean environment but management does a poor job in monitoring to improve performance. All they look as is the number of scans . . . .
Labourer (Current Employee) – Windsor, ON – 16 December 2016
Excellent, clean, fast paced environment. Big emphasis on safety.
If you're a half way decent worker, you will make it. Temp period is rough, 1 year+ to get hired @13.50 per hour. Once hired, however, excellent benefits, lots of paid time off, TONS of opportunity for internal advancement! Great wages once hired!
Management is good for the most part.
The worst part is that the screening process to get in isn't very stringent and a number of underwhelming individuals slip through the cracks. Since most jobs have a teamwork aspect associated with them, you have to directly deal with said individuals and sometimes it can be very frustrating. Most of the people are nice, but I wouldn't hire some of them to shovel my driveway.
Overall, fantastic place to work, if you actually like to work.
General Labourer (Former Employee) – Tecumseh, ON – 25 May 2016
Management likes to pick on certain people. playing favourites constantly. One person does something that will get another person written-up. They care about money. Not their customers ( they willingly send out bad product) and certainly not their employees. Very target oriented. Given a few hours to hit unrealistic targets if not your fired. If you make it past that cause your a friend or attractive. You will be constantly harassed.
I enjoyed my Place of Employment, would love to go back
Shipper and Receiver (Former Employee) – Tecumseh, Ontario – 9 January 2015
A typical day at Vistaprint.
Started with us checking the board to see which department we were placed in to start with. From there we went to our departments and we worked till our next break. We would be switched around from different departments so the work would not get boring or tedious.
Co Workers were amazing people to work with, I really felt I was a contributing member to the company.
I was successful in all departments that I worked in. So I did not feel that the work was stressful
The most enjoyable part of the job was being around a positive work environment. Being Treated with Respect, Dignity, and feeling like I was a contributing member to the Team
Front Office Coordinator (Former Employee) – Lakeshore, ON – 16 October 2012
Schedule interviews and complete written correspondence to candidates; Maintain general office documentation, policies and procedures; Responsible for company access badges, distribution, issues and upkeep; Liaison between temporary agencies; Update and maintain temporary staff listing, absenteeism, hours, performance reviews and on-call listing; Responsible for creating new hire announcements and ordering business cards; Ensure all new hire packages are ready and available prior to employee start date Responsible for meeting and greeting all visitors and colleagues from other offices in a hospitable manner; Answer all incoming calls that have been directed to the front office; Arrange and ensure that all necessary travel and transportation arrangements have been made for all incoming visitors and hourly staff leaving on business trips; Responsible for assisting with the organization of all social and internal events ; Work closely with all relevant peers/departments when booking luncheons; Responsible for ordering all lower office supplies and ensuring that the inventory levels are maintained to allow the office to run efficiently; Receive/Sort/Distribute incoming mail; Assist HR department with administrative tasks; Responsible for ensuring the bi-weekly 5S audits are completed and action items are follow-up;
Machine operator (Current Employee) – Winddsor, On – 4 March 2012
-management will do anything to not bring worker union in, (gave us letter how good we have here beacuse we have free uniforms, water fountains and overpriced cafeteria with uncooked fast food meals) -half the managment is from automotive where they failed before and only have their positions beacuse they all almost come from one place -management with no experience in the industry -organization does not care about customers complaints -maintenance, machine operators, supervisors, quality dep. not experienced in print indistry or does not care in improvement -constant policy changes aka No policy in the workplace -everyone is blaming eachother when issues arise instead of working togehter global corporation with hundreds of milions gives $25 for christmas bonus and no option for booking day off during that time (busy season) when most of us meet with faily memebrs we did not see for long time -no rotating shifts, even after whole place is asking for it for last 4 years -lots of workers fired after they pass 5years seniority (gain 3rd week of vacation)