Intuit Employee Reviews about "work life balance"
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- "The benefits are great and the company seems to care about its employees for the most part." (in 1335 reviews)
- "Intuit has great values and the people you work with are always willing to help." (in 790 reviews)
- "good work life balance and they pay you pretty descent compared to the current industry trends" (in 757 reviews)
- "Great culture and live the values they preached as a company most of the time which is quite rare!" (in 660 reviews)
- "4. Fairly good pay (as it fits well with the salary parameters I must follow.)" (in 411 reviews)
- "The company is becoming plagued with bad managers as well as many good managers put in bad situations." (in 238 reviews)
- "Middle management that's focused on personal growth not team or product" (in 216 reviews)
- "Annual layoffs up to 5k employees for 'restructuring'" (in 134 reviews)
- "There is too much middle management and not enough worker bees." (in 64 reviews)
- "Despite having a leadership overhaul, the company still lacks a clear strategy and senior management have no idea how to or what it takes for the company to be successful." (in 53 reviews)
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- 4.0Sep 26, 2022Business Development ManagerFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Pay, commission and benefits such as healthcare, stock scheme, bonuses are next level and world class. Training and education is comprehensive and programmed.
Opportunities to grow in role and also career ladder moves are completely dependant on who you are friends with. Many people deserved recognition however time and again they ended up leaving due to others getting all the progression. Work life balance was sometimes ignored and expectation to work during weekends and evenings happened too often.
- 5.0Apr 22, 2008Software EngineerCurrent EmployeeMountain View, CA
Intuit as a whole is very flexible about work and life. - 'Work/Life balance' is one of the core values and managers get called on it when work gets unreasonable - Most engineers have the opportunity to telecommute and many people have at least one designated 'work from home' day a week. Great benefits and compensation - Right up there with the other industry big hitters - Stock purchase plan that's a no-brainer - Very generous benefits that also will include a long-term partner Other perks - 'White space' time that can be used for your pet projects (~4 hrs a week) - semi-annual Idea Jam competitions to get together and hack out new ideas with new technologies - 32 hours of paid time/year for volunteer work
Intuit is a sort of stealth brand; if you want people to know who you work for you always end up saying something like "Quickbooks? Quicken? TurboTax?... Yeah, those people." Not everyone gets to work on sexy new technology; C++ still pays a lot of the bills. Depending on your group, you may spend a lot of time in meetings. Every software lifecycle strategy out there can be found somewhere at Intuit. Not every team has bought into Scrum, Agile, or XP (Extreme Programming). Intuit isn't really an international brand, so you won't find too much chance to travel abroad if you're not senior management.1
- 4.0Apr 28, 2008Performance CoachCurrent EmployeeTucson, AZ
Intuit treats all their employees fairly. Intuit promotes work life balance and encourages employees to be engaged in their current job role.
I used to be in the military and I have found that Intuit is not very fair when it comes to supporting soldiers. I was one of the first reservists to have to go overseas and it felt like Intuit was treating me like I was on vacation for a year, not fighting for our country. Since my return I felt that Intuit has done a better job for the employees. I am still trying to get back compensation for missing 6 pay raises for the 10 years that I have been here. It's been a hard road, but Intuit makes up for it with the other benefits that we have.
- 5.0Jun 15, 2013Software Engineer IICurrent Employee, less than 1 yearSan Diego, CA
Intuit is, by far, one of the best companies to work for in this day and age for software engineers. Then again, it really depends on the team you're in and what you're planning to do. The greatest thing about working here is the work/life balance and their attitude towards learning and succeeding. That, and I never feel bogged down by countless meetings or other things that would otherwise hinder my ability to perform the tasks assigned to me (or picked by me). Also, the perks are quite fantastic, as are the people working here. You can learn a lot just by asking a few questions - and that's one thing you're never short of as a new employee. If you're looking for a great place to work with greats benefits, work/life balance, and attitude, this is the place.
There's no real cons that I can really pinpoint this early in my career. Having to pay for lunch, maybe. :)
- 5.0Oct 23, 2015Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
The company has awesome work culture, its totally a people company - good work life balance and they pay you pretty descent compared to the current industry trends You may not have much of technology choice to work (especially cutting edge technology)- since there are products which are more than 30 years old - though some of this is changing
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- 5.0Aug 15, 2008DirectorCurrent EmployeeMountain View, CA
Intuit has a reputation as a great place to work, and it deserves that reputation. The company places a big focus on treating its employees well and is very supportive of work life balance. Intuit is a very flexible place to work. The pay is very good and the benefits are decent. The management team is strong, and the new CEO is excellent. And, the new CEO is a really good person with a low ego, something that is hard to find in many CEOs. The company also has a strong and good culture that places emphasis on how you treat each other.
Intuit has been in business for more than 25 years, and is not the most cutting edge company. The business, small business accounting and tax, are not that interesting. And, the company hasn't had a really huge product hit in many years. It's really living off the success of early product such as QuickBooks and Turbo Tax. Intuit also suffers from many of the issues that other large companies suffer from, politics, too much process. And, the company is very heavy on meetings. Many days are booked for 8 hours with meetings. There are some politics at Intuit, but that happens everywhere.
- 3.0Aug 2, 2021Senior Software Development Engineer In TestFormer Employee, more than 3 years
1. Cares and pampers its employees 2. Free food all the time 3. Stock options 4. Amazing benefits apart from your CTC
1. Worst decision they have taken to remove QE profile 2. Not all but few managers do lot of micro managements 3. After the org change work life balance is not good (After removing QEs and devops profile) 4. Technical learning is good but not best
- 4.0Dec 16, 2010Product ManagerFormer EmployeeMountain View, CA
Good people, competitive compensation. Lots of smart people who you can learn a lot from. Everyone is respectful and the company does make an effort to help employees with work/life balance.
Inconsistent management abilities - some senior managers are great, others make you question their decision making. Absolutely no plan when it comes to career development - most managers don't have the time or make the effort to discuss career development with you. Career advancement is not based on results but rather who you know and the reputation you build.
- 1.0Nov 20, 2015Mobile Product EngineerCurrent Employee, more than 3 yearsNewark, CA
I enjoyed working with the Mint mobile team. Despite all the changes in management and the changes in direction this team stuck together and worked hard for the customer and for each other. They were also very passionate about the mobile space and wanted to ensure that Mint was the best mobile finance app out there. The core of the team was intact for almost 2+ years and was a blend of new faces and experienced individuals. Everyone on the team was friendly, warm, welcoming and treated you with respect. The team regularly went out to lunch together, hung out after work and even went on trips together. In short, it was a family. More impressive than how they treated each other was how passionate they were about their craft. The team worked hard to create a product that was top notch and cutting edge. On many occasions Apple and Google featured the app as a result of their hard work and dedication. The Android engineers regularly went to the Google Play store and responded directly to customers. More important, when we saw a trend for an issue on the play store we would fix it and ship it. Despite the changes in management the team was able to ship several new features and have fun in the process. While senior management was trying to get their story straight the PM really pushed for improvements to benefit the customer. Sadly this all came to an end recently, as 11 of the original 12 engineers on the team have left in the last 3 months out of frustration. The only thing that keeps me here is my belief in Brad Smith and the work life balance. It is sad however that I show up to work after 9 and leave well before 5.
Each of the 4 years that I worked at Mint (Intuit) they changed the long term strategy and told us that we could ignore our old priorities. Each time we start our new strategy, we quickly had to change priorities back to the original priorities because we weren't meeting our goals/numbers. More frustrating that the constant change in strategy is the middle management. Their sole goal in life is to ensure that you're doing what you're told. They ALWAYS disregard your feedback and consistently want to pursue their own agenda. If you don't agree with them, they will phase you out as many of my colleagues were. Code Reuse, Code Coverage and Unit Tests is their #1 priority and receive their attention on a regular basis. You will hear them talk about innovation and new features but it's all talk. To help foster innovation they schedule innovation jams or hack days. Everyone is a winner at the innovation jam or hack day but the customer is the loser because nothing actually gets shipped. There have only been 3 or 4 major features shipped in the 4 years that I have been here. What's worse than no new features, not fixing bugs either. Go look at the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. Many many users complain about being logged out, or their bank connection is lost or their transactions are not accurate. We bought this up to middle management and senior management but were told that connectivity is not an area of focus for us. That doesn't even make sense, how can Mint work if you can't connect a bank. The true problem with Mint, is that Intuit does not want to invest in them as a Personal Finance Solution. They rarely ever talk about Mint at Intuit. When there are company wide meetings, Mint is rarely mentioned. The same is true for Quicken and finally decided to sell Quicken and I'm sure that Mint will experience the same fate. In Summary: 1. Constant Changes in long term strategy only to go back to the original strategy 2. Middle Management only cares about their initiatives and does not care about the customer and the individual teams. 3. They talk about new features that ship nothing and worse, don't tend to the other issues 4. Mint will never really be a part of the long term strategy at Intuit5
- 3.0Jul 13, 2008Product ManagerCurrent EmployeeMountain View, CA
The best reasons to work for Intuit are that it is full of friendly and smart people. It is also a great company that treats its employees well and promote work/life balance. It is especially good for people with families.
Intuit runs into a lot of the same issues as other large corporations with bureaucracy and entrenched thinking slowing down creativity and advancement into new areas such as web applications.