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Good training ground, but not a place to become truly excellent in your chosen career path.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

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

Pros

Very nice people, and businesses with high barriers to entry. Because a few of Intuit's businesses literally print money (Turbotax & Quickbooks), the company has developed a laid back culture. There is time to explore and innovate in new ways, but it is often misguided.

Cons

Not many A players at the company. It is one of the older silicon valley darlings, and has become a place where people go for 'lifestyle'. If you want to lean back and cruise for a few years, then Intuit won't be a bad place. You will put in moderate hours, get paid moderately well and work on a range of moderately interesting problems and products.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Don't be afraid to disrupt your own products, or else someone else will.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    The pay and benefits are great if you can deal with the BS.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    - Pay and benefits started out way above and beyond expectations, but have paired down a bit for newcomers.
    - Never, ever bored; there are always new things coming up to work on.
    - Your co-workers will your only allies.

    Cons

    - No teams seem to know who does what across the organization; if something breaks, everyone gets a call at 2am.
    - Product Owners don't really take ownership of their products or even bother to learn how they work.
    - Finances are not the most enthralling topic, but I knew this going in.
    - The technology stack is ancient, and you need to be lucky enough to get onto a team trying to move away from it; you will never have priority over the flagship products however.
    - Your QAs positions will be shipped overseas. This will be branded as 'internationalization', but the quality is sub-par, communication is delayed by 12 hours, and your team will suffer.
    - You will have late nights all year, but more-so in the January - April time-frame. Its expected if your systems are even remotely involved with the tax business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you say that layoffs don't happen because of a bad year, but then lay off people after two consecutive bad years (branded as 'restructuring unrelated to performance'), you kill morale for the long-timers. 20+ year veterans that were essential to my organization were removed unceremoniously and then replaced with two unskilled upstarts within a year later. This does not speak of integrity to me.

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

    Prepare to stab a few backs to get ahead

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    Former Employee - User Experience Team in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - User Experience Team in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    The work is always interesting and thought-provoking. The offices are truly world-class, with a great cafe. Casual, laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    My experience has been that other people love to take credit for your work and get rewarded very well for it. I'm talking a three month trip to England or China or India. All expenses paid to "work" there. It's complete BS... the ones who talk the loudest and longest and have the meetings with the senior leaders win, not the ones who are the smartest and work the hardest. There are plenty of people who work their asses off and save the company's behind every year and never get anything more than a token "Spotlight" award. So if you want to get ahead, prepare to stab a few backs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You're too slow in making decisions and acting on them.

    You must stop the culture of rewarding individuals without knowing who's REALLY behind the work. Lots of people get left out of recognition as a result, and most are cut out of the loop by managers and PMs. "Oh, I forgot to add you..." has been heard many, many times by your employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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