Blucora

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1 person found this helpful  

Good benefits, fun & talented colleagues & managers

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager  in  Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA

Pros

Blucora has been around since the mid 90s and has changed a lot since the founder left the company in the early 2000s. The company has the type of culture where you either stay briefly, or where you grow your career depending on how much passion and dedication you put into your job. This is fair. Pay and benefits are good.

Cons

Due to the limited employee turnaround, there can be little room for promotion depending on the department you are in. However, if you have a good, secure boss, he/she will nurture your career growth and promote you along with him/her. It can be cliquish, however, because of this. Regardless, everyone from interns to C-level executives are friendly professionals.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up the great work, and continue to inspire us and lead by example.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Blucora

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Decent mid-sized company with top heavy management

    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    Good resources and offices to create content efficiently.

    Cons

    Poor management team that lacks knowledge of new growth areas.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun place to work, but a few growing pains

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Seattle, WA

    Pros

    Overall this is a fun and interesting place to work. It has a great corporate culture and is unusual in that many technical employees (Software development or IT) have been there more than 4 years or come back to the company a few years after leaving. The employees get along like one big happy family. The work is often challenging and things are very fast paced so there's no time to get bored or complacent.

    Cons

    As with any company, changes in management or major business direction come with growing pains and this company is no different. Last year they went through a major overhaul of engineering management personnel and methods, this year they’re starting into major infrastructure changes. All of these handed down from above with little supporting detail. Because of this it feels like most employees have no idea where the company is going or why management is making the decisions they are. It can lead to some hurt feelings and the impression that no one is listening to the "front line" employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more detail on the short and long term vision for the company, allow some employee feedback into processes and projects or at least provide more supporting details about planned change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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