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Intuit Reviews in San Diego, CA

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent and there are a lot of opportunities to move within the company (in 327 reviews)

  • Great benefits and opportunities for lateral moves within the company (in 154 reviews)


Cons
  • Steep learning curve makes work-life balance hard to find when you're new (in 51 reviews)

  • Middle management does not have a clue on overall long-term direction of support departments (in 45 reviews)

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  1.  

    awesome company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    excellent work-life balance
    awesome culture
    cutting edge work
    great benefits

    Cons

    loads of contractors, spoiling the company culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Politics and Favoritism

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice facility, great benefits. Company is doing well.

    Cons

    Very political and lots of bureaucracy. Discourages creativity. Culture of constant lay offs makes people very competitive and not help each other. Decisions are not made easily. Favoritism is huge and you can't succeed unless you play the 'game'. People are afraid to admit to having a life outside of work and there is too much 'bragging' about working nights and weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate bureaucracy and favoritism. Don't allow few mid managers to hold all the decision power. The company was much better when I first started but in the last few years have turned downhill. There is no life/work balance because it's such a cut throat environment.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Was a good company to work for but now there is too much turnover in staff.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Intuit full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    They have strong company values, believe in doing right by customers and employees. Good salaries and benefits. CEO is very dynamic and a good visionary. Great public speaker.

    Cons

    Too much turnover in staff and yearly re-orgs; seems to be an annual event to layoff employees with domain knowledge and seniority. You get the message from upper management that everything is going well; middle management does not take care of employees anymore. They would rather hire interns then train existing employees on new technologies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more skip level meetings; your middle management does not tell you the truth of how things are going.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software Engineering Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Intuit as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company has a very conducive culture which offers growth and they have excellent perks.

    Cons

    You might some times get into teams that are much less interesting and dull compared to others and that is a negative

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should try and assign teams to its employees that are more aligned to their strength and interests.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wonderful place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager I in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager I in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Always moving up, down, right, left. It's a versatile environment with a lot of growth potential. Not for the faint of heart or the paper pusher.

    Cons

    Big company, corporate ladders, lots of meetings... lots of meetings about meetings. It's a social company and quite important that you immerse yourself daily.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bureaucracy and Favoritism

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    Current Employee - QA Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Good benefits. There is an emphasis on having fun and colleagues supporting each other. Discourages creativity.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic management, displayes favoratism which discourages creativity, impedes personal growth, lack of job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eliminate bureaucracy and favoritism. Listen and grow your people, they are your assets

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Excellent values. Incredibly interesting problems to solve. Working with some of the smartest people I've ever met.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve makes work-life balance hard to find when you're new. On the bright side, if you can excel here, you can excel anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make career opportunity easier to understand. Intuit is huge, and it feels very easy to get lost when you're just starting out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome company to work

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

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    flexible
    surrounded with super nice people
    benefits

    Cons

    cafeteria sucks ( really bad)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    It's the People

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software QA in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software QA in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    -Your coworkers on your TEAM are great.
    -Benefits very impressive: stock grants, ESPP, bonus sharing, v.good 401k match, $600 health (ie gym) reimbursement, etc.
    -Seeing Brad Smith talk in person-- never pass up the opportunity

    Cons

    -Annual summer layoffs--avoid working on old code, that will get sent to India and you will be looking for a new job
    -New 3 year plan every year(and a new team reorg to go with it)
    -Highly political, if your PM or team manager has the juice you're golden, if they are unpopular or not well liked forget it

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Pretty to look at, but painful experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    -Probably the best campus in San Diego
    -great benefits: stock purchase plan, 401K match, healthcare
    -wonderful gym: reimbursement for fitness activities
    -cafeteria with subsidized healthy menu selection "eat right for life"

    Cons

    Layoffs and reorganizations every year. Reorganizing the teams is done under the guise of 'career development'. It seems to be a ploy to keep everyone off balance and disconnected: there is no transition and knowledge is lost, it's a constant scramble.

    Keep your mouth shut if you're not part of the "A" team, total disrespect for employee and co-workers. Daily standups (Scrum, Agile process) are opportunities to get thrown under the bus by the A team. If you are not on the A team and try to mimic what's been done to you, you are pegged as 'negative'. A no win situation.

    Every year another aspect of the TurboTax functionality is transitioned to India, not a lot will be left in U.S.A. New hires are mostly from India and interns, co-ops and rotating engineers are numerous. Co-workers change weekly due to people coming and going all the time, no communication of such: new people just appear, and others just disappear.

    Many clicks - just like high school. The new person doesn't have a chance to be part of the 'in' crowd unless they are a suck-up (sorry about that terminology). They have their own language and won't share or decode it for the new person.

    Beware all ye who enter here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about what your hair looks like, the type of hair products you use, etc. Stand back and look at the people as they move around the campus - dull, drone like behaviours. Not a lot of fun going on except for the 'clicks'. "Integrity without compromise" is a value - try putting it in practice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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