Intuit Reviews

Updated June 25, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is awesome in Intuit (in 327 reviews)

  • Employee friendly company with great benefits to offer (in 154 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much "work life balance" at times (in 51 reviews)

  • You get the message from upper management that everything is going well; middle management does not take care of employees anymore (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Annual Layoffs in Full Swing!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Operations Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Applications Operations Engineer in Plano, TX

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good comp plan
    Very friendly colleagues
    Nice office

    Cons

    Like clockwork, every July 31st they layoff 5% of the global workforce. Morale drops and those left behind wonder when they are next.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring and take a minute to train those that have befn dedicated to the long term success of the company vs hiring the latest BCG consultant that wows you at a 30 minute A4A presentation!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Poor Employee Engagement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Support Specialist in Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Customer Service and Support Specialist in Reno, NV

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are amazing, with minimal co-pays. Vacation is earned on overtime worked in addition to regular hours, so it will build up quickly. Allowing employees paid time off to work in the community is also a great perk.

    Cons

    The management team is in need of an overhaul. Management plays favorites and if they don't like you, they will find any reason to get rid of you, even if they have to make one up. They do not care if you have a disability, even one that is recognized and documented. They will find a way to use the disability against you and get rid of you. They say they are big on values, however just walking through the office, you will see management break numerous values, most importantly Integrity without Compromise, and It's the People. It's the People, only if you are one of the favored few.

    Advice to Management

    Employee engagement scores are still low and aren't going up. Maybe it's time to take a look at management instead of the employees. Instead of asking 'why are the employees unhappy?', the company chooses to lose the employee, even when the employee produces more quality work than anyone else on the team. The real problem is the quality of the management team and not the employees. Take a look at which teams have the highest turn-over rate and ask why? Interview the employees leaving so you have a better understanding why they are unhappy. The Annual Employee Survey is never going to tell you the 'truth', especially when the employees have been threatened when there is a bad review.


  3. Takes forever to get anything done

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stock price is doing well

    Cons

    slow paced
    red tape
    entitled old timers


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Software Engineers Stay Away!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Intuit full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    - Good compensation
    - Health benefits are expensive, but nice.
    - Good location
    - Great Office

    Cons

    Where do I start.
    - Intuit has one of the worst university recruiting teams in the market. I was an intern as well and the way I was treated by the recruiting team was horrible and perplexing. My full time offer was delayed by 6 months and my emails/phone calls were unanswered all the time. They would only get in touch when they wanted to, not when you wanted to. I was make fake promises time and again.
    - This is a high politics company. If you're in the good books of the management, you're good. But if you don't like something in the team/Company, the best way to solve it is to keep it to yourself.
    - Small things will be magnified and pointed out to you time and again.
    - Some teams use really old technology. That is a big NO for some one starting their career in software development.
    - There is very little innovation in the company.
    - Intuit has a core set of values that all employees are supposed to exemplify. Most people working their either were not interested in them, or didn't agree.
    - Intuit is not able to retain good young talent. Most of the interns/Co ops in my batch who got really good reviews and were highly recommended for a full time offer did not join or left within 6 months of joining.
    - Very difficult to move in the company for career growth.
    - Definitely not a cutting edge technology company.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of engineer. They are not happy and if they look happy, it is because they want to be in your good books.
    Major improvements required in the recruiting teams.
    Make efforts to retain young talent. Intuit is leaking good talented people (interns and co ops).


  6. Helpful (7)

    Human Resources

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits and working from home is a plus. CEO is great, but needs to pay attention to leadership at VP level.

    Cons

    Human resources is highly political. It doesn't matter what or how you do your work, only how political you are. Basically, be sure to use all of the latest Intuit buzz words, make sure your powerpoint is fancy, and do a ton of sucking up and you'll be highly successful...your lack of skills, knowledge, passive aggressive behavior, or laziness won't matter.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to areas of HR with high turnover and low employee survey scores. Some wonder why leaders with this are still there...could it be a connection outside of work, such as religion?


  7. Seasonal Tax Support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Tax Support in Remote, OR
    Former Contractor - Seasonal Tax Support in Remote, OR

    I worked at Intuit as a contractor

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great work at home opportunity with lots of overtime and potential for advancement. Excellent pay and benefits including 401k. Training provided.

    Cons

    Extremely stressful micromanagement environment. Supervisors more concerned with their numbers than actually seeing employees do well. Employees get rated on customer surveys which go wrong when customer upset with company or product provided. Supervisors expect employees to work on tax advice work even though you are hired as tax support. They expect you to reach out for help if needed but getting help is not easy and supervisors often get upset if you need help even if it is out of your realm of duties and experience.

    Advice to Management

    Supervisors need to be more considerate of the fact that new employees do not know everything and there should be more of a learning curve. Supervisor told me that she was so stressed out her first year that she had to be put on antidepressants in order to cope and continue to work there under the conditions. Most people don't know how or are not wiling to work in extreme conditions like that.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Too much of Politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance
    Awesome Benefits
    Great Vision

    Cons

    Too much of politics
    Internal Transfers are nearly impossible
    Very Less Transparency

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management doesn't value individual contributor's career development goals.
    Very discouraging, lack of support for internal mobility.
    Less emphasis on Learning and Trainings


  9. Helpful (1)

    Do not join partnerships group - bad managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Strategic Partnerships in Mountain View, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sweet talkers, but no doers

    Cons

    Do not join the partnerships and business development group, inexperienced managers who know nothing about how partnerships are done

    Advice to Management

    Understand the difference between doers and sweet talkers


  10. Helpful (5)

    Stay away from Intuit, it's not worth the investment in your time

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Intuit full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One good reason to join Intuit is the educational reimbursement.

    Cons

    Stay far away, find a company that you can grow with and does not reorganize every year. Intuit "superstar" execs are largely duds who give each other awards for courage and performance on the backs of their reports.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, most of you'all are so self absorbed that you don't even recognize the idiocy of adoring Brads hair, much less how you should actually care about employees. These folks don't take advice, they write books and give seminars of advice, they know it all...


  11. Helpful (3)

    This place is really sh*t

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Company treats its employees really really well. It is really relaxed place to work at. Really good if you want to raise a family.
    Easy to move within company.
    Intuit pays exceptionally well.

    Cons

    Senior management is completely clueless.
    This is basically not a technology company, it is a marketing company.
    Your co-workers are third tier. They are only there because they can't find a job at a better company.
    Not smart. Lot of politics.
    Warning: Intuit will be a blot on your resume.

    Advice to Management

    Dont feel happy because stock is doing well. You have 8% growth. The stock has a rich rich PE. It will crash now or later.



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