Blucora Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2020

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3.3
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Blucora President and CEO  Chris Walters
Chris Walters
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Pros
  • "Good work life balance, decent benefits, smaller and more intimate setup(in 12 reviews)

  • "Blucora has big ambitions and now has the right leaders in TaxAct and HD Vest/1st Global to make it happen(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Obsession with rewriting the full stack in a different language every so often There's not enough career growth here(in 3 reviews)

  • "A very dynamic workplace (new initiatives, changes in direction, etc(in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great leadership"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Tax Manager 

    I worked at Blucora full-time

    Pros

    Very good company culture from the top

    Cons

    Can't think of any downside of working there

  2. "Growing company with big opportunities"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blucora full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Blucora has big ambitions and now has the right leaders in TaxAct and HD Vest/1st Global to make it happen - Strategy that makes sense. - CEO commitment to sustainable growth and willing to invest in foundations and new ideas - Good people who want to do good work. Many of my colleagues come from careers in different industries and now bringing their expertise to Blucora. I learn from them everyday!

    Cons

    - It's taken some time for Blucora to find it's Vision and North Star. While most people are rallying behind the new direction, some feel more cautious. - Growing pains of a rapidly changing and growing company. Not every standard system or process is in place. -

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Running off all the good leaders and retaining weak leaders"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Blucora full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Decent location in Irving, TX and average benefits

    Cons

    Too many leadership changes. Hire a few solid leaders in 2019 that were making a positive impact and driving the right changes. Replaced with average CEO and other leaders that will keep the company in status quo mode. No strategy for future growth and stock price has tanked since the new CEO came onboard. Low TRUST environment for sure.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "why are the review so old?"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blucora full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People that understand the large amount of work for the limit resources.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership with a focus on the future.

  5. "Like it so far!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blucora full-time

    Pros

    The SLT has a clear vision for the company, Great potential for growth, Good Work/Life Balance, Getting to work on latest technologies, Learn a lot about the WM business, Amazing people to work with...

    Cons

    Cant think of any at this time...

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t have a clue"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Blucora full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Some nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Upper management has no clue. Building a new office and it is one giant call center. Rows of desks. Nothing to make you want to come to work. Only the C levels pay is decent. Everyone else is below average. They don’t even follow their own principles.

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  7. "Accounting"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Blucora full-time

    Pros

    My department was full of some of the hardest working people I know. Great leadership.

    Cons

    Overall vision and strategy a work in progress.

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  8. "Finance"

    4.0
    • Senior Management
     

    I worked at Blucora

    Pros

    great CFO, good camaraderie and teamwork

    Cons

    moving the company to Dallas

  9. Helpful (1)

    "not bad"

    4.0
     

    I have been working at Blucora

    Pros

    did some interesting work with the team there

    Cons

    was part of a downsizing initiative

  10. Helpful (3)

    ""eh" is about all I can say"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Blucora full-time

    Pros

    The compensation (base pay and benefits) is quite good. The people are generally pleasant. Work-life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    There was no appetite for innovation. Leadership was so risk-averse that if a project couldn't be proven to make buckets of money *immediately* then we didn't bother - not a ton of fun from a product development point of view.

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