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Great company with great benefits, but comes at a price

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Reno, NV
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reno, NV

I have been working at Intuit

Pros

Amazing benefits and great pay
Provides 1 week of paid time per year to focus on community work
CEO (Brad Smith) is smart, genuine, and provides clear direction for business
Diverse workforce; people are treated as equals regardless of gender, race, sexual orientation, etc.
Customer feedback is highly regarded and used to drive decisions
Employees are treated with respect (with a few exceptions)

Cons

Innovation and growth are near-impossible since BI support is stretched unbearably thin
Very few positions are filled from within - regardless of internal talent
Employees are rewarded or hired based on cronyism and the ability to generate PowerPoint presentations rather than on producing actual results
Work-life balance is preached, but not practiced
Too many meetings

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Use employee feedback to drive change, not just to take a pulse
Tools for career development need to be subsidized by actual career growth opportunities
Spend less money on travel and more money in BI
Reward and recognize employees based on results and job performance

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit

    Pros

    Great work/life balance
    Strong leadership/professional development
    Smart, nice down to earth people
    Many employees have been around for 5-10 years

    Cons

    Large company so there can be bureaucracy
    Slower pace than some other Tech companies
    Could be better at innovation but they are making strides

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intuit needs to keep innovating in order to compete with new upstarts who are more nimble (e.g. Square). It should invest more in hiring young tech-savvy employees (recent undergrads and MBAs) who can help move the company forward.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Odd experience, part kindergarten and part Beirut in its heyday

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit

    Pros

    1) Good compensation compared to other companies of its size
    2) Nice facilities, decent cafeteria
    3) Nice location
    4) Relatively quick setup of laptop and network access
    5) Can retreat into "touchdown" offices to focus on work and get away from the never-ending office politics there
    6) Company occupies market niches that few other companies want to deal with, so it has little in the way of competition.

    Cons

    1) Middle management hopelessly inept and feckless - there is no adult supervision there.
    2) Obsession with consensus-driven decision-making means that decisions are either never made, or they are made by the pushiest, most obnoxious people on your team. For some reason, this is generally thought of there as "collaboration."
    3) If the decisions don't work out, the wrong people are usually blamed for it.
    4) If the decisions don't work out, you are expected to be a "hero," and work day and night to make up for the bad decisions. Here's a hint: most of their decisions don't work out.
    5) Company politics is hopelessly byzantine; it will take you months to figure it all out, especially with all of the warring cliques there.
    6) Company flits from technological fad to technological fad, without any real innovation or technical vision.
    7) If you are in the least bit nice as a person, you will be viewed as weak and eaten alive (figuratively speaking, of course).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1) You might want to leave the comfort of your plush offices once in a while and figure out what's really going on in your company.
    2) You might as well fire everyone who is in middle management. It's not like they do all that much for you anyway - all the decisions are being made by the individual contributors.
    3) You might want to evaluate whether the decisions made really are doing your company any good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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