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Great company with a good strategy to win customers...needs to become far more agile and willing to make big trade-offs.

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Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Tucson, AZ
Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Tucson, AZ

I have been working at Intuit

Pros

Great people, great benefits. The rewards and recognition programs are set up very well.

Cons

Politics, matrixed organization makes you feel lost and handcuffed at times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offshore support? Start thinking tomorrow instead of yesterday. Tap into our accountant partners, ISPs, and RSPs to handle more support load. They will love you for the business, we will save money on outsourced expenses, and help businesses here in the US succeed.

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    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.

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    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.

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