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Updated 1 Oct 2019

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  1. "Hidden gem in silicon valley"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Financial Analyst in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Management cares deeply about professional development. Great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Hard to break into middle management

    Intuit2019-10-01
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Where great talent can move fast & own a lot!"

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    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit

    Pros

    Amazing work. Pay for performance. Super smart people.

    Cons

    Sometimes middle management gets stuck because leaders can’t get aligned to one intuit priorities. I see this looking up though with the roll out of betterment and more cross-company op-mechs.

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting people who get results with an awesome “how”. Watch out for leaders who have large egos. There are only a few but they can be toxic and are usually the best at impressing the C-Suite.

    Intuit2019-08-29
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Good Place to Work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Data Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Really live their values, high on integrity and doing right by customers & employees first. Great culture with people who really want to make a difference. Benefits outside of cash compensation are great. Innovation and bold leaps are encouraged, celebrated

    Cons

    Middle management too protected and empowered. Taking in world class talent at the bottom and best of the best make it to the top, but the middle if full of org structures that can be their own toxic pits. One bad leader and your comp, career outlook, and day to day life sucks...Pretend to care about employee opinion/feedback, but no serious changes are made to fix known issues. Also lots of legacy technology and... thinking, manual processes live for decades.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop affording middle management the protection and total benefit of the doubt. Empower individual contributing employees to be the difference and get things done, take their opinions over that of directors when entire group is sending consistent message of issues.

    Intuit2019-07-30
  4. Intuit - Software Engineering | Division of Intuit
    Helpful (8)

    "Good place to work, only if you are in the sweet spot"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Employee friendly policies and culture - Good WLB - Strong, inspiring exec leaderships, takes right big bet calls - Executive push for strong SWE culture, related investments in developer tooling - Ethical , fair , and considerate immigration support - Lot of goodwill for flagship products, real tangible impact to people's financial lives. You can take pride that you are making a difference

    Cons

    - Senior/Middle management sucks, very territorial - Cross boundary, inter -disciplinary work difficult, even though senior exec support. Thats because territorial point above. Cross collaboration attempts perceived as threats rather than opportunity, even though the official spin is other way around - Too much effort in planning, less on executing. Every year there is new buzzword. There seems to be new 3 year... plan every 6 months. - too much emphasis on "wow effect", "shiny objects" in SWE outputs. Rigorous engineering, real scientific investigations are not acknowledged/rewarded , even internally my management, unless there is some external (to team) wow event.

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    Advice to Management

    - Leaders seem always busy "planning", not connected to engineers on ground. Many VPs may not even know their engineers by face. - Even though we adopted Agile, senior leadership though process is still "waterfall". There is fear of failure , risk taking is not encouraged, only big milestones are worth celebrating. - There are some really good talented people around, but their energies are not effectively utilized... or even recognized. Keep your "talent acquisition" hat open even internally. - Decentralize decision making more, cut down on layers and wrapper SDKs, be flexible when prescribing generic tooling - Keep up the good work with Big Bet grooming, they make sense, and help relate SWE work to real customer work

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    Intuit2019-06-21
  5. "The best company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intuit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The most caring company for its employees. Good leadership opportunities

    Cons

    Too much pressure for middle management. Need to deliver for the business while working very hard to keep the teams engaged and happy.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure leaders in the Management lane do not interfere with the folks in the technical ladder

    Intuit2019-01-29
  6. Helpful (10)

    "Depends on what you are looking for ..."

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

    I worked at Intuit full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    * Competitive Salary and Benefits * Good insurance * Fun perks and programs, including fitness, health, and discount tickets/rates * Nice campuses

    Cons

    * There is a LOT of middle management and politics ... don't expect to be cared about as an individual * You will find yourself stuck in the middle ... they can't decide if they want to be big corp or small start-up - it affects everything * Moving up in your career is more about who know and who is looking out for you than what you can deliver ... even if you move up, expect setbacks * It is not remote worker... friendly ... policies will change and possibly impact how much you travel or if you can even keep your position * You are judged for how much extra time you do or don't put in ... you are expected to make sacrificies (consistently) to spend extra hours delivering for them * They ARE a big corp and you are ultimately just a number ... expect to be impacted by downsizing, restructuring, etc.

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    Advice to Management

    I worked here for 10+ years and voluntarily left after being burnt out by this corp. Despite best efforts, the company's actions don't match the words or intentions for caring about employees. I would suggest empowering the middle managers more because they know and care about the employees with them. Otherwise, upper management just sounds insincere when they say they care.

    Intuit2019-01-18
  7. "Looks can be deceptive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intuit full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Individuals doing the work Company growth and stability Package, but it's not as good as HR make out

    Cons

    Management mobility leading to constant changing of focus Middle management that's focused on personal growth not team or product

    Intuit2019-01-24
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Solid choice in San Diego"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work for and experience the vibe of a big and super successful Silicon-Valley tech firm, in the laid back and healthy atmosphere of San Diego. Intuit is very people-focused (customers but also employees) and the benefits are second to none. The technology may not be on par with the top 5 tech firms but leadership is trying hard to take the transformative steps to get there. Executive leadership and engineering... talent are absolutely exceptional. If you don't like what you're doing on arrival, stick it out - it's a big enough place, chances are there's a team in the company doing just what you'd like, with a culture you're compatible with. Mobility is part of the culture, it's rare to find people doing the same thing for more than a few years.

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    Cons

    Middle management is inconsistent in its level of quality. Sometimes Intuit's egalitarian "everybody here is great and can do no wrong" culture leads to elephants in the room being ignored for way too long. Those below VP are rarely, if ever, possessed of the combination of confidence and environment needed to enable the recognition of mistakes or failed experiments. This often leads to a "play it safe" mentality,... stifling innovation.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid to take on the tough internal challenges. Help your low and middle managers (those with title Manager through Director) grow and become stronger. Foster an environment where it is ok for them to fail. Recognize the difference between failures coming from bold but risk-aware attempts to innovate (which should still be lauded), vs. operational failures borne of neglect or ineptitude. Jeff Bezos has... given great talks on how Amazon approaches failure; a healthy dose of Amazon's thinking in this space would do Intuit wonders.

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    Intuit2018-12-05
  9. Intuit - Software Engineering | Division of Intuit

    "Big Company Feel, lots of variety of experiences"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    above-average salary, career path from dev to management if you want that

    Cons

    too much middle-management (group managers and directors), too many dev projects dictated by marketing, non-technical dev leaders

    Advice to Management

    focus on dev retention, update legacy tech as a top priority, kill TurboTax Desktop product (waste of resources, source of dev frustration)

    Intuit2018-12-05
  10. Intuit - Software Engineering | Division of Intuit
    Helpful (9)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intuit full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Work life balance. 2. Some nice people and campus life. 3. 401k match. 4. Brad Smith.

    Cons

    Bad middle management, non technical people as managers make life very difficult. If your manager AES scores come low you better prepare to leave the company or the team, as the manager targets who ever she/he suspects (You might not be the bad scorer but you may become the target). Lot's of politics in the promotion process, to get promotion to senior from SE2 you should never say NO to your manager, agree to... what ever she says and agree to what ever work she/lead asks you to do. To get promotion to Staff from SSE you should do the above, plus you should not be doing the coding work rather mostly JIRA story tracking and be very nice with your manager and be nice with some people in your team (with whom you may ask for promotional feedback).

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of low AES scoring managers. Employees giving you message with AES. Forget about salary part but some managers are non technical and slowing the team. Also AES reflects the directors who are not getting rid of bad managers and make the team suffer.

    Intuit2018-11-19
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