Corptax Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    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
  2. 4 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
  3. 2 people found this helpful

    Mediocre Company at best

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    • 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
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  5. 5 people found this helpful

    Highly dysfunctional tech org

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    • 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful

    Very nice people to work with

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

    I have been working at Corptax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Greatest and the latest technology. Very good people to work with. Product is used by a lot of big companies and thus can be a stable place to work. Technology team is trying out Agile and they seem to getting on track.

    Cons

    There is still some interference from the top on how people should write code. Work can sometime s get hectic but that is the case with most software jobs. Directors, who are supposed to have learnt the art of communication apparently have not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure that there is a process and it followed to the dot even if it means a couple of delayed product releases. It's extremely important for CSC to ensure that this happens. No company can be centered around one person.(I'm sure you know the person). Also, have some career path for software engineers. One should not join as a software engineer and retire as one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful

    Work hard and enjoy the company

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

    I have been working at Corptax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great collaboration-no silly pettiness. Everyone drives hard to hit the mark and there is a sincerity to friendships throughout. Opportunites to grow, even outside current department prevelant.

    Cons

    Can get crazy during tax deadlines, and long hours can occur. So often communication can break down and things get missed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be a partner not a taskmaster.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 5 people found this helpful

    Don't work here!!!!

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

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

    Pros

    Great Benefits
    Latest and greatest technology

    Cons

    Complete lack of work life balance - you are expected to be on call 24/7/365
    Technology leadership is incapable of cogent technology debate (his opinion is ALWAYS right)
    Technology is run as a totalitarian dictatorship (managers/directors have 0 ability to make decisions)
    Technology has no real roadmap - priority is on keeping the tires on the ground.
    High turn-over rate because of problems with Tech Leadership (this is true for tech-ops, dev, db ops etc..)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp the technology portion of the organization - the way the org chart looks now will never work in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful

    decent benefits but be prepared to give up personal life

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Corptax (more than a year)

    Pros

    at least average base salary

    Cons

    be advised when negotiating salary to base it off 60+ hour work weeks
    minimal remote work opportunity
    bad work/life balance
    unrealistic goals consistently set
    horrible direction in technology decisions
    department not keeping up with company and infrastructure growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    separation of development and operations at the top level, having good vision and management is required for operations to keep up with company growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Consistently average

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

    I have been working at Corptax full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Great for people with families
    -Workplace is quiet (although sometimes too quiet)
    -Monthly birthday/anniversary celebration
    -Very little turnover in most departments

    Cons

    -Work is dull and repetitive
    -Few opportunities to actually use one's education
    -Little to no opportunities for socializing
    -Absolutely no opportunities for advancement in some departments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ensure that every department has opportunities for advancement for non-managerial staff.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful

    If you stay for three months you can go with the wind!!!!

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

    I have been working at Corptax full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers are ready to share knowledge.

    Cons

    Without any analysis adopt new technologies.
    Probs with retaining talent - people quit company.
    Some managers consider people like a slave and have no respect.
    When everything goes wrong, somebody becomes a scape goat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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