Intuit Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
1,536 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance is excellent and there are a lot of opportunities to move within the company (in 303 reviews)

  • Great benefits and opportunities for lateral moves within the company (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is a strain but not too bad relative to compensation (in 41 reviews)

  • Senior management rarely in tune with the feet on the street (in 42 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Quality Analyst  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Quality Analyst in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    High standards and ethics, Excellent Benefits, great work out facilities and classes, work from home, 401k match, spotlight awards, great people with high energy. Commitment to quality and the customer.

    Cons

    Layoffs at least every July

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Staff QA Engineer

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

    I worked at Intuit full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good work culture, 9 to 5 kind of job with less work pressure. Mostly no weekend work.

    Cons

    Too much shuffle. Average 3-4 manager change in 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change in the strategy too quickly. Stick to one atleast a year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great Place for Families

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Management Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, and great compensation.

    Cons

    Pace seems a little slow at time. Work blanace is great!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turn up a little more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Intuit was an amazing place to begin my career as a Product manager. they recognize growth and do not hesitate to assist

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    Former Employee - Product Manager  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    intuit gives you a ton of autonomy. they treat you like you're an employee and let you make mistakes. at the same time they're nurturing and pay interns a ton of attention.

    Cons

    there's a huge varioation of experiences depending on where you're placed in the company. Some products have small teams. others have massive teams that are difficult to influence.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice people, but slow paced and not good for young talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    As a software engineering intern, I was able to work on some pretty high visibility projects which was exciting. My team members were nice and down to earth. The company is also very open. You will always know what other teams are working on and what the current strategy is, no secrecy or siloed teams.

    Cons

    Pace of innovation and product releases is slow. Seems that product decisions are not made quickly enough to be ahead of the market. Instead the company is in a pattern of always playing catchup in competitive markets.

    Aging workforce combined with failing recruiting strategies and disorganized HR make young talent scarce at Intuit.

    Recent large (~8%) layoff cut important QA/testing and design resources from product development teams. Not a good sign.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reconsider recruiting strategies, and try to lock in young talent or incentivize them to stay before they finish their internships. Work on improving methods used to match candidates to positions. Explore new product opportunities to fulfill the vision of becoming "the small business operating system" rather than only focusing on financial software and solutions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Bad For Young Talent

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very Good Work Life Balance.

    Cons

    Laid Back
    No Innovation
    Zero Chances For Internal Mobility
    No Learning Opportunities
    30% lesser wages than market
    NO PERSONAL GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please consider making internal mobility an easier process

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome place for Engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, Constant Change, Latest technologies, Amazing people to work with.

    Cons

    Constant change could be a problem, but I guess it is a much needed problem.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need to stay ahead of the competition instead of responding to competition.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company takes care of its employees. They are customer focused and give opportunities to employees to share there innovative thoughts on product development or new product development.

    Cons

    It is a fast paced environment. If you are accustomed to working with deadlines and working the hours it takes to meet those deadlines, this is a fit for you. If not, you will struggle keeping up with the workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider more opportunities to work remotely or from home. The company would then truly reduce the carbon footprint and work-life balance. When considered remote employees, the expectations should be that you don't expect them to be in the office everyday and jabber connections are adequate to communicate so long as the work is aligned and at a high caliber.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Learned a ton

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineering Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun team, intern activities, got to work on a cool project, good pay for interns

    Cons

    Its definitely a larger company so you have to be ok with that

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - MBA Intern  in  Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - MBA Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation - comparable to other Silicon Valley titans. Company is becoming leaner and much more focused on developing younger talent. Work-life balance is some of the best you can find in tech. Very focused on hypothesis-based testing and experimentation.

    Cons

    Lots of meetings and powerpoint. Senior leadership is aware of the bureaucracy of a bigger company though they can do more to make organizations more nimble.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work of focusing on your employees and recruiting young talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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