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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

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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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  1. Helpful (1)

    Some great people, but can't get to the next level with its current staff and organizational structure.

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    Former Employee - Architect - LEC in Tucson, AZ
    Former Employee - Architect - LEC in Tucson, AZ

    I worked at Intuit

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work/life balance is reasonable at Intuit. There are many opportunities for change for the person who can stay long enough to accomplish them. Compensation package was pretty good. Many of the people are great, but aren't in the right roles.

    Cons

    The culture is bizarre. It is very difficult to figure out, especially if you've come from another large company, or one that understands process and project management. Senior leadership knows this and has failed to address, in fact they seem to like it that way. Intuit is completely incapable of moving the next level. They are stuck in a rut of incremental change, no, not a rut - a cycle. They never seem to make it to the next level.

    Advice to Management

    Overhaul senior and middle management. Bring in new blood. Let go of the old ways. Wesabe, Freshbooks - they aren't Microsoft. Just because you beat out "MS Money" and "Small Business Accounting" doesn't mean you can beat out the new guys. Intuit and Microsoft have some similar problems; these guys are young, hungry and flexible, unlike you. I would have stayed if it weren't for the poor choices by middle and senior management.

  2. Helpful (4)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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