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"Best job I ever had in 17 years"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineering Manager in Bellevue, WA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at Blucora full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

The people and culture are great! The work is challenging and as an engineer, I can't imagine a better place to grow--regardless of the level you are at! I've seen Senior Engineers really grow to become Principle Engineers! I've seen new graduates go from being talented and driven to being experienced veterans who can handle just about any problem thrown at them. I've also seen everyone increase their ability to talk about their work and give presentations and talks within the company and at conferences.

Best of all, they get rid people you hate working with and reward star performers!

Cons

Infospace seems stuck with Google, so that can make free-form innovation challenging. I also see that sometimes actually stimulate creativity at times!

Advice to Management

Take a chance on new businesses within Infospace

Other Employee Reviews for Blucora

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good benefits, fun & talented colleagues & managers"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Blucora full-time (More than 3 years)

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Decent mid-sized company with top heavy management"

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

    I have been working at Blucora full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good resources and offices to create content efficiently.

    Cons

    Poor management team that lacks knowledge of new growth areas.

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