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Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Software Developer Intern in San Diego, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Was too awesome of an experience.

Cons

No cons I can think of.

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Nice Place, but not really a growth-oriented company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    > Lots of cash around to spend, if you are on the right team or project
    > Huge potential market to existing customers for new ideas with huge market shares in several financial management categories (Personal Finance, Taxes, Business Finance, etc.)
    > Pays very well (especially non-bay area locations)
    > Existing Customers Come First and this is NEVER forgotten... ever
    > First Rate Recruiting, the employees are very smart (although stale skills are acceptable)
    > Respectful handling of employees by HR
    > Opulent Campuses in the Major City locations

    Cons

    > A couple of high-volume, high-margin products fund a large amount of "messing around" with trying to grow (without much result). Makes things seem inefficient... with one set of organizations constantly being pushed to produce more with less and others that seem to spend everything those "cash cow" organizations make. Can be fun, if you are in the right organization... but has obvious pitfalls if you aren't.
    > Senior Management is very concerned about the employees, but are even more concerned about themselves. Can make you dizzy if you are into "management watching" as they are constantly trying to jockey for position in upwards management... and they are very disorganized with their direction changing constantly. Fortunately, senior management is really NOT required to find solid and rewarding work. With solid, long-term, customer-oriented middle management, there is always some outstanding opportunities in helping existing customers get more for their money.
    > Don't try to change things. Intuit pays so well and the markets are so solid, there is no incentive to put things at risk by making changes. Current skills are not required, only the willingness to participate with a team that focuses on a customer opportunity, bringing whatever capabilities you have to the table. Don't let any doom-and-gloom messages from the people mostly paid with stock (i.e. senior management) fool you. Growth is not that important, creating outstanding solutions for existing customer is all that's important.

    Advice to Management

    It is hard to give advice to these people as things are working out really, really well for them. But... in the class of "don't take any wooden nickels" advice (i.e. hugely obvious and maybe not so important) there is only:

    Don't let your ego get TOO out of hand. Intuit is a nice warm bubble of outstanding compensation and sycophantic underlings that obviously does not require you to have solid business skills to move up, only the ability to "manage upward" well. If you are not independently wealthy when (or if) you decide to find another job, people are going to find you lacking in solid delivery techniques. Don't let this trip you up.

    Having said that, it's doubtful that you will get tripped-up... as you will be so good at selling yourself, no one will notice the holes in your swing. I'm honestly jealous as I've spent my career on business skills and have no native talent for self-promotion. I really do wish I had spend more time learning what you seem to be able to do effortlessly and then found a place that pays like this. Nice work.

  2. Great place to work - for real

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    Current Employee - Principal UI Designer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal UI Designer in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a great company that cares about growing talent. There is a lot of great training in leadership skills, communication, along with technical training to insure you stay relevant and find the path you want to take. The best part is getting to make a real different in people's lives - we really do make services that help people make better financial decisions and keep more of what they make.

    Cons

    It's a company that is 30 years old- so there are still legacy issues. There are hopeful activities to deal with them. But it's not as fast as a startup or a company built on cloud computing.

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