Intuit Reviews

Updated July 24, 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. 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


  2. Everything good but tech

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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


  3. Helpful (3)

    Deep culture

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

    I have been working at Intuit

    Pros

    Great work life balance and employee benefits. Company looks out for employee's well being, taking employee feedback seriously

    Cons

    too many re-orgs, quarterly on the average.


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  5. Associate Product Manager

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Associate Product Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone is very friendly and encouraging.

    Cons

    The company likes to talk about innovation, but there is nothing groundbreaking happening here. Intuit has two monopolies that they have retreated to strategically in the last few years.

    Advice to Management

    Be more aggressive in pursuing the "unbundling of finance" opportunities.


  6. Love it!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Mountain View, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Dynamic company with strong values

    Cons

    None that I know of


  7. Great place to work

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

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers Great work life balance Easy workload Good customer focus Decent pay

    Cons

    Small amount of innovation Depending on manager your experiences can be different Need more branding Company name not always well recongnized Not high enough pay for college hire


  8. Smart people, nice people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Current Contractor - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Intuit as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    It's really about the people. In general, very smart and nice. People want to do the right thing and are collaborative.

    Cons

    Sometimes too much process. Too much focus on "framing" before you can get something done.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Glad there is a better way (unfortunately not at Intuit)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Program Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Program Manager in Mountain View, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Had great experiences over many years (though 2013 or so) * Many great people who truly care about customers * Great salary & benefits

    Cons

    * Very frequent reorgs (yes "change" is constant, but this is more like "churn") * Some truly incompetent management, especially at the middle layer * Too much focus on personalities, too little focus on whether an idea makes sense * Very political environment which requires significant energy to navigate * Very difficult to get anything done (requires consensus and popularity vs. merit) * Focus on process rather than progress * Antiquated technology and no real understanding of what it means to be Agile. Also, much depends on one's immediate manager (as with any place.) If you wind up stuck with a bad one -- perhaps as a result of the near continuous reorgs -- there's no recourse. It breaks my heart to say this, as I loved working at Intuit for many years. It's only now that I've left (after more than 20 years) that I realize a job doesn't have to be this way. I am now at a company where the work and delivering for customers matters more than the politics and personalities ... unfortunately that is not the case at Intuit.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, "change" is constant and a good thing, but what is happening at Intuit, with the number of reorgs over the past several years, is more like "churn," with no productive outcomes. It's demotivating and takes energy that could be used to improve the product and customer experience. Also, there is a "cult of personalities" in effect, in which it matters more whose idea something is, than whether that idea actually has merit. It leads to employees trying to please a given leader, rather than thinking for themselves. Also, Agile is not about the process or the metrics, it's about the mindset.


  10. Senior Development Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Development Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Development Manager in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Intuit (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great benefits, smart employees. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Too much politics. Some backstabbing to get ahead in company.


  11. great overall

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Intuit full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    great profitable company, good work/life balence

    Cons

    too many un necessary meetings



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