Corptax Reviews

Updated October 8, 2014
Updated October 8, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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    Software Development Company – Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administration in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Administration in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Corptax full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I enjoy coming to work! My team is very collaborative. People on my team and in other departments contribute to my success. The work is fast paced, never dull and can be challenging. The people are very smart and passionate about what they do!

      - Corptax invests in the latest .Net technologies, professional and personal development.
      - Exceptional benefits
      - Financially stable company and Fortune 1000 clients

    Cons

    - Very quick turnaround times are required on some projects.
      - Advanced planning may help with some of the quick turnaround expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - An additional office in downtown Chicago might help attract additional tech talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible IT Management with great software engineers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at Corptax full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - 401K Match and Excellent health care benefits
    - You can learn how good code is written
    - Latest and greatest Microsoft Stack used - you'll know everything new happening in MS stack world.

    Cons

    - IT manager ( Deerfield ) imitates CEO and uses nasty language .
    - Anger issues in top management
    - Be ready to get nagged over stupid issues
    - Maintaining work life balance can become tricky sometimes as the Director will say ' You can't even do this - who hired you ???
    - Woodland hills office is still better than Deerfield.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you hire mature talent - don't micromanage them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible senior IT management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corptax

    Pros

    Good health insurance.
    Latest technology.
    Nice to work with IT development team.

    Cons

    Management knows who or what is the issue with the IT organization and constantly ignores the root cause. No work life balance. There is no word 'polite' in corptax's dictionary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the root cause or recruit more H1B holders so that they will stay with the company.

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  5.  

    Corptax - lead by megalomaniac CTO

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

    I have been working at Corptax full-time

    Pros

    Latest technology, intelligent staff with lots of passion.

    Cons

    CTO runs the business including product direction and most critical development (he develops that himself), lack of mature Agile organization. Too more swearing, yelling and anger management issues. Workforce isn't very happy and collaborative and that should improve through more complimenting and less criticism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your people more and slow down to allow for higher quality delivery.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    High Energy, Innovative and Willing to Try New Approaches

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Marketing in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Corptax full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The leadership team has a clear vision for the future and the dedication to see it through. The client base is loyal and growing because they develop outstanding and relevant products and they provide comprehensive training and support programs.

    The benefit package is one of the best in the Chicagoland area and there are definitely opportunities for growth and advancement.

    Cons

    The Deerfield location isn't the best for me, but it could be much worse. Plus, the building has a gym so instead of sitting in traffic I enjoy a quick after work workout.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun, modern place to work. Good for new grads.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Department in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Department in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Corptax full-time

    Pros

    Many people have been promoted within the sales team and there is opportunity to advance if goals are met. There are several recent graduates in Inside Sales and I like working with a group of people that are going through the learning process with me. They do provide sales and product training which is a big help. This is the first company I've worked for but people I talk to say the benefits are better than most places. The fitness center in the building is free. We go to Clearwater Florida for our sales meeting which was pretty cool.

    Cons

    It can be hard to get people on the phone but I guess you get that with most sales jobs. It's a lot to understand but doable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Current Employee of almost a year - Sales

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

    I have been working at Corptax full-time

    Pros

    Corptax has a fun, ethical, and learning filled environment. There are many opportunities to move up at Corptax. I was promoted within my first year at Corptax and I witnessed many others move up as well. The pay includes a good salary plus commission. Benefits are top notch; 401 K is matched up to 6%, great medical, dental and more.

    Cons

    This job does require intelligence and like anything else in life, hard work. However if you put forth the effort, learn the product, and apply yourself during training you will excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The atmosphere is great. I enjoy the people I work with and everybody is willing to help those who ask for it. My Sales Manager is great as well. She has put together an amazing training program that did not exist before she got here. On top of that she is always making sure we have what we need to successfully call, contact, and close accounts. I have learned a lot at Corptax, not only tax software but more about myself as an individual and life in general. Keep it up Corptax!!!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Horrible IT Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Corptax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary & benefits. Challenging workplace where you can touch lots of cutting edge technology and move FAST. Most folks working there are great.

    Cons

    No respect of work-life balance (at least within Technology), combative and abrasive IT leadership with no respect for staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat IT staff and software developers with dignity if you want to retain talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mediocre Company at best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Department in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Corptax full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits, Good Health Insurance and 401k matching

    Cons

    Mediocre company with mediocre people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit micro managing, you are not that good at it. Fire the people who do not contribute to the bottom line. Don't fire the ones who are honest and ethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Highly dysfunctional tech org

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Org in Deerfield, IL
    Former Employee - Technology Org in Deerfield, IL

    I worked at Corptax full-time

    Pros

    - Higher salary compared to local market, good benefits
    - People in other departments are nice
    - If you enjoy being spoken to like an idiot by leadership, this is the place for you!

    Cons

    - Dev organization does not have work/life balance
    - Releases are not well planned and are whatever leadership feels like doing that week, so dev has to make up for it by working weekends
    - CTO leads dev, tech ops, QA, product, and CODES
    - Move to agile development is in name only, no cultural backing from leadership
    - High turnover: people quit frequently after a short tenure, and people are fired frequently
    - Parent company turns a blind eye to leadership's public verbal abuse of employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everyone knows what (who) the problem is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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