Intelius Reviews in Bellevue, WA

Updated 16 August 2014
Updated 16 August 2014
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    Good engineers, but shady business practices and low pay

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Intelius full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent operations and release staff
    Some very good developers on board (You can learn quite a bit)
    Opportunity to work on a product used by millions of people

    Cons

    Very political culture
    Some positions at the company were obviously filled as a favor, not because of competency
    Focus on making money, even to the detriment of customers
    Below market rate pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Sr. Program Mgr

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Intelius full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work-life balance, friendly folks, no much pressure

    Cons

    low pay, shady business practice, sub quality techies

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work, strongly team oriented.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Intelius full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some of the smartest people I have worked with in my career. Everyone is a potential mentor and happy to help out and help you reach your goals. Lots of great places to eat. I enjoyed the teams I worked with and built great friendships.

    Cons

    It's hard to make lateral moves within the company. If you are a person that is not sure about what career path you want to take, this is not the place that will allow you to explore other opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open to employees exploring career choices.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company with potential, no longer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Intelius full-time

    Pros

    Pros here include: Decent parking compensation program. Near Bellevue bus. Engineers on call get comped on cellular bill. Some smart folks work here who want to do good. Facilities and working areas are pretty new. Working on the 22nd or 16th floor offers good views of Bellevue.

    Cons

    Baggage with a number of older projects, products and botched aquisitions. Lots of wild hair side projects to make a quick buck. Lack of concern for customer and delivering a quality product. Management will lie about a number of things to cover up issues with the company. Lack of willingness to admit failure to improve the business. Company also has a tendency to go low on compensation. Lately employee attrition has been high. Lack of respect for the CEO in the region. Intelius is not a well liked business in the region.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on one product and remove distractions. Learn from your mistakes, and become more accountable to your employees. They know when you make mistakes, so addressing them and making a plan to succeed in the future is key. Get a CEO who's focused on the company's success. The current one is focused on a number of projects. Intelius/Inome seems to be a side project.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    lame people and no room to advance

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Intelius

    Pros

    - Very low stress level, typical 9 - 5 office hours. Rarely need to work overtime.
    - Easy to survive, too many slackers around this company, some so-called engineers and dev managers don't even know the basics. Which means no matter you are a fresh grad or entry level engineer, you will find yourself better than a lot of people here.

    Cons

    - Salary and benefit are way below industry standard
    - No room to grow, never haven't anyone get prompted during my time. However, they prompted a bunch of people because most talented hard workers left in the past few months.
    - Expect to work with some noobs, this company still has some smart, hard working people, but you can count them with one hand. If you are unfortunate enough to work with one of the dev manager who only knows cowboy coding, good luck.
    - Work with very legacy, hard to maintain code, while not being allowed to change anything as they are your manager's babies.
    - Bad reputation, virtually no one knows Intelius and it has pretty bad reputation in Wall Street. IPO is simply a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the good guys and get rid of the "older, wiser" boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    satisfying and rewarding work wise

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Intelius

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast paced work environment. Good work life balance

    Cons

    Public perception of the Company and CEO is not great

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve public perception of the company and CEO

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Confusing environment.

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Intelius

    Pros

    The compensation is fair but would not attach any value to option grants. Was slated to go public but that is unlikley now.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from leadership.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Career Stepping Stone

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Intelius

    Pros

    Overall the company is filled with hard working individuals who are great at their jobs. However, the executive team and upper management are disorganized and only concerned about the bottom line. The company has the potential to make great products but they are more concerned with tricking their customer base and making sub-par products as quickly as possible.

    Cons

    The executive and management team want to create products that do not work, are designed with technologies and UIs from the 90s and want it all done "yesterday." Working throughout the company-it was all disorganized and ran by individuals with little expertise and knowledge. Directors may have been working for 5 years and lead whole product and business groups...how does that work?

    There is rarely any room the advance, and if you do the only thing that changes is your title and you work longer hours. Expect to take a $10,000 pay cut and bonuses average to 1-2% and are not given on what you provided to the company but more on favoritism. So if you are not in the "boys" club there is no room for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create products that users actually want and need. Hire experienced employees and not newly graduated individuals. Your sub-standard products and "advertising" that is more trickery say a lot about the company. Clean up your image and more people would want to actually work there.

    Most importantly, pay your employees industry standard salaries and they'll stay longer than a year.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intelius

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I worked at Intelius

    Pros

    Fast paced, highly profitable business. Highly competent executive management staff.

    Cons

    Business market is limited to public records and background checks. Not much room for market expansion into different markets beyond public records and background checks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees to help boost company morale

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great startup!

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    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Bellevue, WA (US)

    I have been working at Intelius

    Pros

    Super entrepreneurial environment and growing fast. Management definitely gives you the resources to succeed and values smart, creative people. Leader in the space by far.

    Cons

    If you like micromanaging its not the place for you. Definitely an environment that you need to create your own destiny within.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to have more company meetings and bring people up to speed on the overall vision, more internal communication is needed too in general.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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