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"The good and the bad"

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Mountain View, CA
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Pros

Work/life balance & benefits are great. Generally speaking, the people are nice and high-caliber in their performance. Intuit has a very strong culture, you either fit in or you're pushed out. Most folks

Cons

- Difficult to get promoted - very political and based on who you know.
- Products aren't very "sexy" - financial software.
- The company is trying to be innovative, but it's still not very clear to front line workers how the company will get there or what strategies are currently in place.
- Intuit tends to re-org every 6 months or so. This can very difficult and disruptive, as you tend change managers, groups, and tasks. You find yourself almost working from scratch and proving yourself again.. The recent reorg in Jul '08 also had a 10% reduction in the work-force.

Advice to Management

Reach out, mingle with, and listen more to front line workers.

Other Employee Reviews for Intuit

  1. 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
    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.


  2. "Great Company, Great People... Just a little lost at the top..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great People that always go above and beyond.

    Cons

    Management believes the only way to change it to turn it all up side down...

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like it is some private club, start talking to employees and not at them.

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