Intuit Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
1,529 Reviews
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Intuit President & CEO Brad Smith
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Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent and there are a lot of opportunities to move within the company (in 303 reviews)

  • Great benefits and opportunities for lateral moves within the company (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is a strain but not too bad relative to compensation (in 41 reviews)

  • Senior management rarely in tune with the feet on the street (in 42 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad For Young Talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Good Work Life Balance.

    Cons

    Laid Back
    No Innovation
    Zero Chances For Internal Mobility
    No Learning Opportunities
    30% lesser wages than market
    NO PERSONAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider making internal mobility an easier process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Blame Game

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Group Marketing Manager  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Group Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Very competitive salaries, great benefits, good facilities in San Diego, invests in employees attending training, conferences etc.

    Cons

    The basic culture of the team in San Diego is to find someone to blame for a mistake and then fire that person. Lots of change, entire senior leadership is new in last 2 years. A manager has free will, HR is for namesake. Basically you are great if you can keep your manager pleased, don't even think of challenging your manager or a sacred point of view, else you are out of the door. No mobility opportunities for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the blame game, limit the power for Director level employees, HR needs to step up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay away from EMS division at Intuit

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intuit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    a)Good Work Life balance
    b)Good Work with new technologies

    Cons

    Some groups like EMS have chosen to hire managers from companies like Infosys, TCS, Wipro, Satyam.
    Sycophancy is heavily promoted in the name of relationships. All these managers are maligning the India, such as nepotism, casteism, communitism can be seen for any keen observer, in some groups like EMS.Got this direct from one of the Manager. Intuit values relationships more than knowledge and skills. Go figure!
    Reviews are unfair. Managers protect themselves from getting evaluated, as there is no manager evaluation, whose main and sole goal is to work employees to death.Anyone complaining, is on the wrong end of the good review, even however superb their work has been.
    Promotions are a mystery. Sycophants and con bodys whose real skill is politics are given prominence and eventually promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire people who have worked in product development companies in U.S and stop hiring people who have backround in consulting background

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Tax Advisors made to work as Call Center Agents

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Advisor
    Former Employee - Tax Advisor

    I worked at Intuit as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    The work from home position was convenient.

    Cons

    A tech company with a bunch of persistent tech problems!

    Doesn't Recommend
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent benefits - until they don't need you anymore

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst  in  Reno, NV
    Former Employee - Programmer Analyst in Reno, NV

    I worked at Intuit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    They pay well and the overall compensation package is attractive.

    Cons

    I worked for Intuit for 5 years. They are good to their employees as long as they need them. But they are brutal when it comes to eliminating positions. If they decide you're not needed anymore, they will make up any excuse to get rid of you. I saw employees with 20 or 25 years of service being treated like dirt at the end. At a satellite office in Fallon, Nevada, employees had no idea the office was closing until they showed up for work on a Monday and the doors were locked. For a company that does so many things right, there are some areas where they are just awful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 6 people found this helpful  

    Average work. Bad management. No career growth. Uninspiring company goals.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Although your package is not too competitive, the work is easy and therefore commensurate with the salary. Work-life balance is good. People often leave for home early and go for dentist appointments every other week.

    Cons

    Uncompetitive salary.
    Average work. Easy and boring.
    No job growth, even if you perform better than you peers. Recognition for your work might be given to other people. Co-workers will be happy to take credit for your work.
    Management is below average. Bad decisions and employee dissatisfaction with those decisions is a norm.
    Massive lay-offs every few years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Was a good company in the past, not living up to its reputation. No innovation.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of very talented people who really believe they are making efforts to solve real-world problems.
    Benefits structure and pay are decent, not top though.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Too many layoffs of people that were doing their jobs, and had to pay for poor management decisions.

    Rewarding employee with stock options, then laying them off prior to vesting is a pretty underhanded unethical way to manage your technical staff. The current philosophy (as is many Silicon Valley Companies) is that people are replaceable, off-the-shelf.

    The current management approach is "agree or get laid off" .. and that is not leadership, it is dictatorship .. and many managers can not tell the different.

    Too many managers, not enough leaders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The increase in hiring of offshore management has changed the culture and impacted the flexibility within the company. This has changed to structure from "what you know" to "who you know" .. and will cause a loss of the rich talent pool that Intuit previously enjoyed to other companies.

    The DevOps key phrase these days is "innovate or die", and it is clear that you no longer have the agility to make quick changes to keep the ship going in the desired direction when the weather changes.

    No is a valid answer when you're asking something that is not possible, but you no longer seem to value employees that are willing to risk their jobs to produce good products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Moving from Great to Good...

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

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    CEO is focused and genuine. Employees have passion for the customer experience. Lots of focus on employee experience and amenities to help us complete with the Googles of the world. Still lots of "nice people" working there.

    Cons

    Beware the HR department. Close knit sorority where the special few are untouchable. Politics and "being visible" are valued more than actual business impact.

    Small biz reorgs don't seem to make sense...added complexity, and have people confused about leadership choices.

    Some leadership behavior is in complete oppostion to company value statement, and is well known, but permitted/ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review attition in HR...ask why...be concerned it will hinder your brand and ability to recruit. Get people rowing in the same direction...too much effort spent on elbowing for power, resources, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Love Intuit But Avoid QuickBase

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cambridge, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA

    I worked at Intuit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Intuit has very strong core values around leadership, customer care and empathy and community service (to name just a few). The company offers great compensation and benefits and promotes 10% time in which you can take on pet projects that help the business but also helps the individual grow their careers. The QuickBase team hires great talent (for the most part) and you'll work with talented peers in the technical functions.

    Cons

    The QuickBase product is managed largely by Marketing, who receive many of the resources and make many of the decisions around the company. This would normally be fine but Marketing management in Cambridge is inept and have stubbed their toes in too many projects and strategies to be trusted. The Marketing arm also handles the operational teams at QuickBase and this leads to colossal issues with project execution, leading to tying up valuable resources unnecessarily.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace Marketing management in order to develop a strategy that the group can stand behind. Then, allow the product and engineering teams to lead more efforts around the company whether it be strategy or execution. There is real talent in these areas and if more resources were put toward this, the team would be much more successful.

  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Hit or miss place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Nice facilities, cafeteria, gym, walking trail, high end video conferencing, great tech support, nice and friendly people

    Cons

    Extremely political, zero innovation, a place that will suffocate your career and regress your skills, too many useless meetings that slow down decision making, old school senior management that is stuck in 1980s mentality and doesn't understand web, mobile, etc. Senior management can't inspire or lead at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace your internally-bread VPs and above with outsiders that can bring a new fresh perspective to a company that hasn't innovated in decades. Eliminate unnecessary management layers, processes, formalities, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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