Intrepid Learning Solutions - Great place for those who make it happen for themselves. | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for Intrepid Learning Solutions
There are newer employer reviews for Intrepid Learning Solutions

See Most Recent

"Great place for those who make it happen for themselves."

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

I have been working at Intrepid Learning Solutions full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

Working for Intrepid means working with some excellent, well known, organizations (Intrepid's clients). The work is challenging and flexible. Intrepid does its best when we're solving complex business challenges and are enabling our clients' business strategy. High performers are truly able to succeed.

A great place for people who consider themselves in charge of their careers. Quality of work, strong execution, and bright ideas are rewarded with opportunities for advancement and promotion. You can truly create your own career path here. People who wait for opportunity to be handed to them, or expect a traditional corporate career path will be disappointed.

Great flexibility in schedule and opportunities to telecommute. Majority of professional services team are remote employees. Very generous PTO.

Cons

Intrepid can be slow to manage low performers out of the organization, which can sometimes have a negative impact on morale.

Intrepid is a small company and is unable to offer a 401k match.

Advice to Management

Don't avoid the tough conversations about performance. The new strategy provides an opportunity to redefine the talent requirements and make-up of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Intrepid Learning Solutions

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Better than unemployment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Instructor/Assessor in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Instructor/Assessor in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intrepid Learning Solutions full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High hourly rate, plenty of (unpaid) time off, I really don't have much positive to say about this company. I left and have never looked back.

    Cons

    Unstable schedule, less than 40 hours per week, lots of local travel, no real career advancement. They have you sign a non-compete agreement with worldwide scope preventing you from working at any other training company, which is unenforceable.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Depressed Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intrepid Learning Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Intrepid offers fair pay and competitive employee benefits. Many of the individual contributors are very intelligent and hard working, including some of the upper management. The company may be on the edge of re-launching services that will provide value to end clients. Time will tell.

    Cons

    The senior management team seem stuck with vision and go-to-market strategy and messaging. When you meet the leadership, there's not a charismatic individual among them. They're a bunch of monotone talking heads. For the most part, they are former 'training practitioners' who have risen to the level of their own inadequacy by luck, time and cronyism. They charge clients very high rates claiming to deliver 'value' but still seem quite financially unstable (layoffs, missed sales projections again and again). It seems likely Intrepid is waiting for someone to buy them so that executives can profit and breath a sigh of relief. On an employee survey last year, 75% of employees were either 'dissatisfied' or 'strongly dissatisfied' with the working environment. That says it all.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to deliver value - rethink Intrepid's go-to-market strategy, price services fairly and quit focusing on being bought out. Focus on your valued clients and employees. And, consider sourcing talent based on merit, not friendship.

There are newer employer reviews for Intrepid Learning Solutions
There are newer employer reviews for Intrepid Learning Solutions

See Most Recent

Work at Intrepid Learning Solutions? Share Your Experiences

Intrepid Learning Solutions
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or