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Great Intern Experience

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

I worked at Intuit

Pros

Intuit was a great place to be a summer intern. The intern program is very well run, and interns are given actual projects to work on. We formed great relationships with other interns and members of the company. Everyone from new college hires to older employees to senior management were very involved in meeting with and getting to know the interns. There were many tech talks and other opportunities to learn more about the company and its direction. We got to meet the founder and CEO/CTO/etc. and had an opportunity to present directly to them at an "IdeaJam" (presenting unstructured time projects). Again, GREAT place to intern (and free corporate housing was nice!) I would recommend it to anyone.

Cons

Like any big company, there is a danger of stifling good ideas with office politics. There seems to be a genuine attempt to promote innovation and take risks with new ideas, though.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to foster and support new ideas. Don't let the company get stale.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Eliminate the irrelevant layer of architects, your engineers are good enough to lead.

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit

    Pros

    Support for work-life balance and a level-headed company culture

    Cons

    Politics, politics, politics - I was recruited into a Staff Engineering position, and within the engineering organization, things were very good. However, there is a completely irrelevant layer of "Architects" who are too out of touch to lead, and too egotistical to get the hell out of the way. It is EXTREMELY frustrating to be an engineer there - your good ideas are co-opted by architects, who then proceed to load it up with "process" and "architectese" - and completely ruin its chances of ever being implemented effectively.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire ALL your architects. Give them three months to find a _productive_ hands-on position - most of them don't have the skills to pull it off. Keep the 1% that manage to do this. Dump the rest.

    There is not a single project in the entire company that will be adversely impacted if you kicked the architect out. Most of the projects already have talented, non-political, productive engineers. Get the "architects" out of the their way, so that your _real_ technical talent will then be able to actually build stuff that works.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best but not terrible

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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

    Pros

    Pretty good benefits, generally relaxed working environment, good stated corporate values, support for charitable time and resources outside of work.

    Cons

    Senior management seems to change often but remain having no clue about what is happening within the company. Too many meetings and too much time spent trying to find new ways of tracking hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a clear, actionable vision before spouting textbook phrases. Transparency, transparency, transparency. Talk to those who actually do the front-line work. Stop pushing down orders from on high and spend some time in the trenches with us.

    Approves of CEO
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