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Helpful (2)

Great place to work, if you have the right attitude.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Expectations are high, but if you like a challenge, you'll get all you can handle. It is never, ever, boring. You work with extremely smart and driven people. Salary compensation is average or above average, but the potential for additional income is huge. You work on interesting, and in some cases world-changing, technologies. Potential, on all fronts, is staggering.

Cons

Mostly senior and experienced people are hired to work here, so if you're looking for a typical 'career path' you won't find it. The business model is mostly in people's heads. Processes are not documented or well understood. Communication is an issue. Too many smart, driven leaders who don't really talk to each other, or their subordinates.

Advice to Management

Trust in the integrity, intelligence, and experience of your employees. Share the info! Have a strategic vision, articulate it, and then encourage the really, really smart people who work for you to build the processes to implement it.

Other Employee Reviews for Intellectual Ventures

  1. Helpful (1)

    Ok if you are Type-A

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company works on solving interesting problems all over the world. Great to interact with non-American cultures. Encountered lots of nice people.

    Cons

    Middle management is disorganized. Not clear on expectations. Its a 10 year old company, where are the processes?

    Advice to Management

    Middle management arepeople who have shifted from other companies affliated with current and ex Microsofties. Bring in new blood that has the drive plus innovation.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Drop the ego and execute

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There is an impressive collection of talent at IV. The business model has a lot of potential, and the company is well resourced.

    Cons

    A few things jump out: -Ego. The company is top-heavy, and most people at the top have large egos. -Lack of vision. The value proposition/business model is still being figured out. The company's leadership, if you want to call it that, struggles to tie company initiatives to the to-be-defined strategic vision. -Feels like Microsoft. For a company that had 50 employees just a few years ago, there is an impressive amount of bureaucracy. Yet, it is bureaucracy and process for things that don't matter.. -Territoriality. The company is driven by a few people who have successfully managed to snag as much power as possible. There is little coordination and collaboration between business units.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership has nothing to do with amassing power; define and communicate a vision, rather than dictating from on high. I don't particularly care how successful you have been in the past - work hard and show me results rather than telling me how important you used to be. This culture needs to be fixed before the company can succeed.


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