Intuit Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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Pros
  • Work/life balance is awesome in Intuit (in 327 reviews)

  • Employee friendly company with great benefits to offer (in 154 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much "work life balance" at times (in 51 reviews)

  • You get the message from upper management that everything is going well; middle management does not take care of employees anymore (in 45 reviews)

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  1. Great for older people, terrible for young people

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Intuit

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

    Pros

    - The company has awesome benefits and compensation packages - The work life balance is super chill - Get all the equipment you need - Pretty easy going people to work with - If you are looking for a job the rest of your life, this place is perfect (don't expect to get rich, but don't worry about not having a steady paycheck. Not bad for San Diego lifestyle).

    Cons

    - Terrible place to learn any new skills on becoming an up and coming engineer or product person - Not many have real world experience running their own businesses - Everyone has to wait on someone to tell them what to do, instead of taking the initiative - Management staff take all the kudos, but will never take the blame for something. Lack of accountability. - If a project doesn't do well, a great team suffers financially (salary increase, bonus or promotion) instead of rewarding people that are great employees. - Too many company pets. A LOT of people suck up to the right managers and don't add much value. Wouldn't last long at many other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Build manager skills to be able to look into what each person is contributing on each team from the director level down to the associate level. There are some rock star legend employees that are being dragged down by lazy and poisonous workers. Very few great employees drive 80% of the work at TurboTax SD.


  2. Intuit really is a great company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SaaS Sales Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - SaaS Sales Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employee experience at Intuit was wonderful.

    Cons

    Demandforce is a mess, from top to bottom. I suspect the company will be dismantled or implode within a few years

    Advice to Management

    If you want to save Demandforce, you really need to start fresh, instead of keeping the old mid-level management in place. The product is no longer competitive, and you aren't approaching SaaS properly


  3. Helpful (1)

    They try hard

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Business Systems Analyst in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are almost all super nice and welcoming. Intuit attracts and hires some of the brightest employees, and for the most part everyone genuinely cares about each other. The company really tries to perform well while also keeping employees and customers happy. The products are fantastic and I have always been proud to work there.

    Cons

    Only the executives seem to make decisions. And the executives make the decisions based on a lot of input from their team and other teams. The downside is it takes a long time for decisions to be made. Plus as a non-executive I feel like I don't get to make decisions. At most I get to barely influence the decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Have a culture that supports autonomous and powerful employees. Intuit tries but it misses the mark.


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  5. Great environment for growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    Cafeteria, gym, walking paths, educational credits, training, etc.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings. Team are dependent on each other.


  6. Disorganized But Always Striving to Improve

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Generous compensation, lots of free food, good benefits.

    Cons

    Management changes frequently, direction changes constantly, and there are layoffs in one part of Intuit or another during the summer every year.

    Advice to Management

    Play a longer game. It takes time for initiatives to bear fruit.


  7. UX Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - User Experience Designer in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good pay, freedom to explore, excellent resources available to you

    Cons

    stale thinking at times, most designers dont think intuit when it comes to stellar design

    Advice to Management

    Locate and eliminate the yes men


  8. Great place to work, but get ready for change

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - RDP Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - RDP Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Intuit (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    They really take care of their employees.

    Cons

    Your job title, responsibilities and resourcing can change drastically with minimal notice.

    Advice to Management

    Manage change better and be as transparent as possible.


  9. Helpful (1)

    a company in transition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Architect in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - good benefits - world-class customer empathy - excellent CEO - chance to work on widely-used products/services

    Cons

    - power struggles between the CTO organization and business units - a review process that depends more on politics and internal smoozing than actual results

    Advice to Management

    - hold the CTO organization more accountable for delivering results and solutions that business units can actually use - refine the acquisition process to filter out losers before the deal is struck - promote more technically competent leaders into GM ranks


  10. Helpful (1)

    top 10 on Fortune's best places to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Intuit culture is comprised of good hearted people who are honest, friendly, team-oriented. Company benefits are more than competitive. CEO and founder both have that rare combination of sincerity, warmth, and integrity.

    Cons

    Consumer Ecosystems Group (where resides Mint.com) has too many changes of direction from management. This results in frequent layoffs.


  11. Everything good but tech

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    - Great company - Great people - Great pay - Work life balance is absolutely the best - Equipment is top of the line and just about anything you request (if non-standard) will be accomodated

    Cons

    - Technology sucks. QBO uses dojo -- a dead (or dying) JS library for building UI. Backend is written in Java and in the middle is node. The skills you learn are NOT going to be useful at other companies. - No diversity in engineering. Few women, few ethnicities (other than Indian), little thought diversity - Reliance on contractors - Total pay is very good due to bonus/stock grants but base could be better - Cafeteria's food is 50/50. 50% of the time it's good. 50% of the time it's terrible

    Advice to Management

    - Tech debt is real - Mind numbing qbo work is demotivating engineers



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