Intelius Reviews in Bellevue, WA

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
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    Good engineers, but shady business practices and low pay

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Intelius full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent operations and release staff
    Some very good developers on board (You can learn quite a bit)
    Opportunity to work on a product used by millions of people

    Cons

    Very political culture
    Some positions at the company were obviously filled as a favor, not because of competency
    Focus on making money, even to the detriment of customers
    Below market rate pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sr. Program Mgr

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Intelius full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance, friendly folks, no much pressure

    Cons

    low pay, shady business practice, sub quality techies

    Disapproves of CEO
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    lame people and no room to advance

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Intelius

    Pros

    - Very low stress level, typical 9 - 5 office hours. Rarely need to work overtime.
    - Easy to survive, too many slackers around this company, some so-called engineers and dev managers don't even know the basics. Which means no matter you are a fresh grad or entry level engineer, you will find yourself better than a lot of people here.

    Cons

    - Salary and benefit are way below industry standard
    - No room to grow, never haven't anyone get prompted during my time. However, they prompted a bunch of people because most talented hard workers left in the past few months.
    - Expect to work with some noobs, this company still has some smart, hard working people, but you can count them with one hand. If you are unfortunate enough to work with one of the dev manager who only knows cowboy coding, good luck.
    - Work with very legacy, hard to maintain code, while not being allowed to change anything as they are your manager's babies.
    - Bad reputation, virtually no one knows Intelius and it has pretty bad reputation in Wall Street. IPO is simply a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good guys and get rid of the "older, wiser" boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confusing environment.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA

    I have been working at Intelius

    Pros

    The compensation is fair but would not attach any value to option grants. Was slated to go public but that is unlikley now.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A Career Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA

    I worked at Intelius

    Pros

    Overall the company is filled with hard working individuals who are great at their jobs. However, the executive team and upper management are disorganized and only concerned about the bottom line. The company has the potential to make great products but they are more concerned with tricking their customer base and making sub-par products as quickly as possible.

    Cons

    The executive and management team want to create products that do not work, are designed with technologies and UIs from the 90s and want it all done "yesterday." Working throughout the company-it was all disorganized and ran by individuals with little expertise and knowledge. Directors may have been working for 5 years and lead whole product and business groups...how does that work?

    There is rarely any room the advance, and if you do the only thing that changes is your title and you work longer hours. Expect to take a $10,000 pay cut and bonuses average to 1-2% and are not given on what you provided to the company but more on favoritism. So if you are not in the "boys" club there is no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create products that users actually want and need. Hire experienced employees and not newly graduated individuals. Your sub-standard products and "advertising" that is more trickery say a lot about the company. Clean up your image and more people would want to actually work there.

    Most importantly, pay your employees industry standard salaries and they'll stay longer than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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