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Canopy Tax Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2019

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Pros
  • "Canopy is going to be a great success(in 36 reviews)

  • "Fast growing, free food, ping-pong, opportunities to move to full-time(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "I don't have a single thing to complain about at Canopy(in 15 reviews)

  • "A few growing pains but it's exciting to be apart of a young company(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "HR"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Canopy Tax full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I read a review earlier about HR and felt compelled to also write a review. The New HR person has been amazing. I have gone to her for several issues. Personal and professional and she has always conducted herself in a very professional manor. She has been a great asset to this company and will continue to do so. I don’t usually respond to things on social media but after reading the review I referred to earlier I wanted...

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    Cons

    Review mentioned seemed self serving.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. Great Company to work for.

    Canopy Tax2019-04-24
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Literally falling apart..."

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Canopy Tax

      Pros

      Free food, and great coworkers (what’s left)

      Cons

      Product is basic and doesn’t work well. Square peg in a round hole.

      Advice to Management

      Sell the company

      Canopy Tax2019-06-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Positive culture"

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      Former Employee - Subject Matter Expert in Lehi, UT
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Canopy Tax full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      The people are high performers and personal development matters to the company.

      Cons

      Have been some communication missteps between departments. Also the issue of going too heavy on sales and then having to lay off so many people was not a high point.

      Advice to Management

      Encourage more cross team collaboration

      Canopy Tax2019-05-06
    • Helpful (1)

      "Solid culture and cares about employees"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Canopy Tax full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Company truly cares about their employees. When 'Layoffs' happen it was the best layoff you could have ever asked for. Companies (especially start ups) almost always hit this period of maturation and this company took care of their own when it happened. Best out pouring of support and followup for every employee let go. Great culture still and I still love to work here.

      Cons

      Sad to see people let go, but worse to see angry people on here venting even after all the help they were given. Many lies or major misunderstandings. Definite growing pains with learning proper things, but it is a start up...

      Advice to Management

      Hire experience vs cheap budget. It tends to pay more out in the long run.

      Canopy Tax2019-04-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Tax Intern"

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      Former Employee - Tax in Lehi, UT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Canopy Tax part-time for more than a year

      Pros

      fun environment, work alongside really educated people, don't dread going to work

      Cons

      Not applicable, I have to enter at least 5 words here

      Canopy Tax2019-04-10
    • Helpful (8)

      "Great company and leadership. Able to make tough decisions."

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      Current Employee - Software Engineer in Lehi, UT
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      People, best in class software practices, fun

      Cons

      Startup life means commitment and VC backed means taking risks.

      Advice to Management

      Keep it up. There are other reviews from those recently let go who are obviously going to be upset. You made a hard decision to make a large layoff. It was either layoffs now and focus on fixing core problems and extending the runway long enough to do it or betting all of our jobs on a short term goal that if missed would have meant everyone losing their jobs. I appreciate the hard decision you made. To those who got...

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      Canopy Tax2019-03-10
    • Helpful (1)

      "Worked there and loved it! Highly recommend!"

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        Former Employee - Sales Associate in Lehi, UT
        Recommends
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Canopy Tax full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        -Great people -good company culture -open kitchen with everything -room to grow -coaches actually want to see you succeed

        Cons

        -growing pains as seen in most start ups -not a lot of women on the sales team during my time

        Advice to Management

        -keep up the good work and company morale!

        Canopy Tax2019-04-02
      • Helpful (15)

        "Cutting costs?"

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        Current Employee - Manager in Lehi, UT
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Canopy Tax full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The coworkers I've had at this company have been top-notch. Smart, driven, and extremely friendly. I consider them family and many have gone on to do amazing things elsewhere. Canopy also has some great perks like unlimited PTO and good health insurance.

        Cons

        Canopy's biggest problem is they constantly cut corners in order to try and make things cheaper, but in the long run it's made everything more expensive, which has resulted in mass layoffs (Ex: Hiring an inexperienced leader to save an extra $10k, resulting in major inefficiencies and poor decisions down the line). This largely comes from the CEO, who is a very down-to-earth, kind person, that doesn't know much about...

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        Advice to Management

        Stop trying to save money on important hires. Hire better leaders.

        Canopy Tax2019-03-09

        Canopy Tax Response

        April 22, 2019Director, People Operations

        Thank you for your comments. We appreciate that this is a particularly hard time and agree that Canopy’s talent, past and present, is among the best in our category and the region. The layoff - Canopy’s first - was specifically aimed at re-focusing the company to prepare for the next ...

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      • Helpful (2)

        "Amazing place!"

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        Current Employee - Product in Lehi, UT
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Working here has been an amazing experience with everything you'd expect in a startup: big and little wins, big and little loses, amazing memories, a lot of hard work, tons of personal and professional opportunities, never bored, and plenty of friendships.

        Cons

        Nothing serious to note right now.

        Canopy Tax2019-03-15
      • Helpful (2)

        "Just went through some hard times, but this company is still about the people"

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        Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Lehi, UT
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

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

        Pros

        Great culture! Lots of opportunities for career growth. Very collaborative and innovative product teams that get value to customers fast. People-focused management team. Even when the CEO had to make the hard decision to lay off 100 employees, it was done in a manner that was compassionate and ensured a soft landing for those impacted.

        Cons

        As a VC-backed startup, there is an inherent risk that things can go badly if leadership makes the wrong assumptions or if the company doesn't execute on its plan. This recent layoff was the result of the company focusing too much on sales velocity and not enough on customer churn. Tapping the brakes and giving ourselves time to fix the customer experience issues is a logical move although it was painful and disappointing...

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        Advice to Management

        People who start startups are crazy! I still think you're the right kind of crazy to make this thing work. Keep getting better at what you do and lead us to victory!

        Canopy Tax2019-03-13
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