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"A regular "acquire then layoff" company"

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Former Employee - Product Designer in Mountain View, CA
Former Employee - Product Designer in Mountain View, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

On paper, Intuit offers everything a great company should. Solid compensation and benefits, a nice variety of work options. It encourages employees in community involvement, offers employees time to pursue other interests. If you can find a great manager within Intuit, you'd find a great place to work.

Cons

On paper, they're great, in reality the Intuit environment seems a bit soulless. Rather like having parents who prefer to shower their children with gifts,in lieu of devoting quality time in parenting. Intuit is extremely outcome driven without putting in place the plans to achieve those outcomes. Subsequently, there are many blame games played when those outcomes fall short.

Intuit has lost it's knowledge of how to grow their own quality products. They routinely acquire smaller companies that make great products, like Mint, absorb the technology, then dump the newly acquired folks that don't "fit" into the Borg collective.

Other Employee Reviews for Intuit

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work as Long as you have the right manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fredericksburg, VA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Fredericksburg, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, and culture can be great and inclusive. There is nothing more satisfying than being able to take a morning off and volunteer and get paid for it. The education benefits are generous. Generally, the culture supports internally motivated individuals. Engineers get 20% of their time to work on anything they want.

    Cons

    There is not a lot of internal training - different divisions have different cultures. You may know someone who has a great manager and job, but the job you have is a living hell. Watch out for internal politics - there are individuals who are outcome driven and will throw anyone under the bus who gets in the way of making their bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Your middle managers represent the company more than you do - you need to make sure you are promoting the right kind of behavior and attitudes, not just the right kind of outcomes. Kill annual performance reviews and the IPI bonuses. The company was much better to work for and much more innovative when you had profit sharing.


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    "senior manager, market research"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Excellent benefits
    * Relaxed work load

    Cons

    * You'll get lazy and soft very quickly
    * Highly political and PC environment
    * Not a lot of room for advancement

    Advice to Management

    * Provide a bit more flexibility
    * Keep an open mind
    * Avoid the PC mindset


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