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Updated July 15, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great company with poor management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vision of the company is great but management is horrible.
    Good Pay and benefits.

    Cons

    The kind of managers the company has wants to waste intuit's money and it's valuable resources. Like someone pointed out here, unless you play smoochy smoochy with management they kick you out the door or stifle your advancement and screw you up your performance reviews. Extreme micromanaging, extreme bossy... All they care about is process and have several meetings and go in circles on the same topic. People are quitting because of talent abuse - Wake up!! Several business units are facing this issue. Internal politics is just terrible.

    Advice to Management

    Please change the first line of management/supervisors. Listen to your employees who work hard and are much talented than managers who are actually managing the team.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Excellent company with pockets of unethical managers"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits. You'll work on challenging problems. Very customer focused. Clear vision and direction for existing and new products.

    Cons

    Some managers are unethical. A few bad apples have ruined the experience. Upper management seems unaware of the mediocre, even substandard quality of some of the mid and lower level management.

    Advice to Management

    Clean out some of that mid-management in SBG.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Not-so-much best place to work"

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    Former Employee - Opt Not to Disclose in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Opt Not to Disclose in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intuit full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Very good benefits and total compensation (salary, medical/other benefits, bonuses, RSUs, etc). Strong CEO.

    Cons

    Inept middle management and nepotism (I've seen this in other reviews.) I was actually told in a performance review that I needed to modify my language, as I used words that were too sophisticated (really...I thought we were educated professionals.) Recruiters from neighboring companies indicated (when I spoke to them) that they keep watch for when Intuit purges its top performers (usually the more expensive ones) nearing the end of a fiscal year. There is a clear pattern of which positions get eliminated and when they get eliminated. This is a "get-paid-for-who-you-know/likes-you" place, not a pay-for-performance organization. Disclaimer: this may vary across the company.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house...get rid of the mediocre associates that hide and cling to the "status-quo." Reward and keep those that have courage to challenge the status-quo and are trying to make Intuit excellent.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Toxic Work Environment"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good Salary, Bonus, RSU, Stock Price, Health benefits

    Cons

    Leaders are good and have a great vision and mean well. But this does not get trickled down to the employees.Middle management is very toxic. Nepotism is rampant and the good employees are impacted while the bad ones are nurtured. Old timers need to be cleaned out big time. Career growth is zero.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Worst working experience in my career"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Woodland Hills, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and nice site - gym is great , good discount programs - free turbo tax - brad smith is awesome

    Cons

    Unethical leader promoted into a role out of this persons capabilities- great product/project manager does not equal a good people leader

    Advice to Management

    Read the AES results and fire some long time leaders - they are holding the organization back


  6. Helpful (3)

    "if you like being the smartest person in the room, you'll love intuit"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, stock, 401k and health benefits

    Cons

    Upper and middle management

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the bad talent. Get rid of middle management enabling bad engineers. One phrase to sum it up "No bad news". Hold people accountable!


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits package
    Pays very well
    Good social programs
    Very inclusive organization
    Good work life balance in some areas of the company

    Cons

    The good engineers are getting driven out due to poor management
    Too much in fighting across orgs
    High pay doesn't compensate for the problems
    Too many chiefs and not enough qualified engineers

    Advice to Management

    Start aggressively getting rid of under qualified engineers and leaders.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Culture ruled by politics and reorgs every 6 months"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time

    Pros

    -get to work with some very intelligent people who know their craft very well
    -everyone is nice
    -flexible work-from-home days on Fridays
    -gym, free bikes, basketball court, a focus on work-life balance and health initiatives

    Cons

    -way too many cooks and middle managers in the kitchen
    -approvals take forever in terms of direction and also getting necessary tools/software to do your job
    -low to no visibility or transparency from executive level meetings. You are just told what to do and are expected to follow.

    Blatant bullying and mediocracy from management:
    -depending on what kind of manager you have, it could make your life miserable or great. I have seen some inspiring managers who are true innovation leaders, and others who are lazy, nitpick, micromanage, and offer no support for their team except for when the team produces results.
    -manager will openly throw you under the bus to look good or to further their own agenda.
    -If you're stuck with a manager who doesn't do anything but talk and positions her/himself to be the decision maker in every circumstance regardless of if there are qualified PMs or specialists on a project, good luck or start looking for other opportunities.
    -passive aggressive management. Very junior or completely lacking in social skills when it comes to managing interpersonal relationships. Management has a habit of escalating problems to uninvolved 3rd parties or even loops in HR because they don't want to get their hands dirty and are apathetic to your needs.
    -manager will not take responsibility for any of their actions, statements, and shortcomings. Will deflect any legitimate complaints back at you. They will make you feel terrible and question your own self-esteem, worth and experience/observations.

    -very clique-y and political
    -mass exodus of top talent and tenured execs of more than 10+ yrs in recent months, causing low morale and a general sentiment of malaise, anxiety, and fear.
    -Intuit seems to think reorgs every 6 months are good for the health of their employees
    -lack of alignment from BUs cascade to other teams, or get lost in the cascade. Objectives in initiatives not clear (poorly thought out strategy)
    -not as innovative as they claim they are. Ingrained in old and questionable data, thus sticking to"safe" legacy practices
    -company rests on its laurels or the fact that they've been around long enough to become a household name. Marketing uses smoke and mirror tactics to remedy a bad product

    Advice to Management

    Gut middle managers and employees who have been here too long who don't add any value to the company. What happens when middle managers and employees don't leave the company is a lot of political infighting, sabotaging and territorial behavior.

    Focus on getting results/units is so cutthroat that the method to achieve said results are rarely thought through and implemented, causing a lot of email miscommunication, confusion, and unnecessary work go to waste. Implement producers/project managers and project-specific roadmaps/pipeline to prevent scope creep/change.

    Stop showering people with spotlights and gifts like a back-seat parent, as another reviewer stated. Instead, work on really working through employee problems by being empathetic to their specific circumstances or what their job/projects demand. Managers should lead by example and listen; sometimes, an employee just wants to be heard and not judged.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "ProConnect is no place for experience"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Plano, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some employees/peers still hold the original true innovation spirit and values and still try to coach and educate the inexperienced engineers and managers.

    Cons

    None of the ones who still try and promote innovation, growth, respect, and diversity of ideas are in leadership positions. They are considered "problems" and low self esteem managers do their best to shove them aside.

    The Plano campus only want "early career" or women in engineering. They seek to remove or force out ALL employees who have been at the company for "a while". It is hidden age discrimination at its best. Engineering will NOT promote if you are over or near 40 - no matter how amazing you are. No experience, or very little experience - you have superb promotion opportunities.

    Managed are new, inexperienced, and only concerned about gaining a higher title or more "reports". No such thing as a small team here. Huge gaps between top leader "title levels" and the people who actually do 99% of the work. Most are either best or close firends with each other.

    Don't expect diversity at all. Majority is Asian - and continues to grow. All but one PDish manager in PD ( below VP) are Asian.

    Culture is very "do what I tell you to do". Innovation and/or experimentation time was removed from PD two years ago - in direct contrast to Inuit leadership guidelines. Instead, commited to features for the year are masked as "innovation/experiment" work in order to squeeze more out of the teams without having to plan for it in the sprints.

    Advice to Management

    Plano needs a house cleaning - and fast. With the current organization, I highly doubt the site will last more than five more years before it is sold or dissolved into other groups. You have created a truly horrible environment in the last 5ish years - and rewarded yourself for it. Terrible - terrible way to run a group.

    Intuit Response

    Mar 7, 2017 – Talent Marketing

    Thank you for sharing your feedback with us– it’s invaluable as we strive to improve in all areas. We believe that innovation thrives in a workforce that includes employees with a wide range of life... More


  10. "Non-Technical Intern"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intuit as an intern

    Pros

    Cafe
    Gym
    Great perks/Summer program for interns
    Culture is great
    Everyone is friendly

    Cons

    If you're a non-technical intern, be careful when you accept your offer. Do not come in with your eggs in a basket that you will get a full-time offer after your internship is done. There is office politics and this organization does want to raise it's quota in certain aspects. Keep asking for projects/work, sit down and talk to everyone in your department so they know your intentions.

    Advice to Management

    Have managers who want to have interns and know what to do to help interns succeed. .

    Do not lose out on interns who have great experience, are willing to learn, and go outside of their job descriptions


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