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Very charismatic, skills yet to be tested

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Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
Former Employee - Group Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

I worked at Intuit

Pros

Really smart people (generally speaking), company cares about customers and employees

Cons

Lack of innovation, inability to think outside the box, antiquated code base

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Increase the focus on SaaS, web services, the internet

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    great cheer leader and gen mgmt, but complement with someone who get landscape of software business for next decade.

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I worked at Intuit

    Pros

    good general management, good place to work, nice people

    Cons

    unclear about their future strategy, too slow, middle management incompetent in today's technology needs, not cutting edge either in software or in understanding customer requirement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop over strategizing, make sure those in strategy understand the idiosyncratic dynamics of the software industry and not stuck in slidesville.

    make big best rather than smaller ones. Stop buying companies for incremental revenue but rather those that plgu the whole intuit has in the Web Technologies and presense (business model) and non financial software.

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    Great work-life balance but moves too slowly, too much politics

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA (US)

    I have been working at Intuit

    Pros

    1. Great work-life balance. If you have kids or a family to care for, some departments at Intuit allow you to work from home a couple times a week (it really depends on your department, though).
    2. Benefits are OK. Vision plan is awesome, 401k matching is really competitive, but the other plans are pretty standard compared to other companies.
    3. Company tries really hard to minimize politics, but of course politics always creep up regardless.
    4. Management is respectful of employees' time off requests, especially to care for family members (mostly kids).

    Cons

    1. Certain managers or executives are very political and are emotionally immature, holding grudges or dealing with employees extremely unfairly as a result.
    2. Promotions are scarce and very difficult unless you play the right game with the right people. My advice is to just be happy where you are and don't expect to get promoted even if you do insanely awesome work. This is horrible employee morale - no wonder no one ever wants to work hard here.
    3. Most engineers do the minimum work and then go home to care for their kids. Some managers do very little to promote good coding practices and turn a blind eye, even promoting those who do little but know how to talk the talk. However, there are some technical managers who do care but those are hard to find.
    4. Downside of promoting work-life balance is projects tend to move very slowly - sometimes wayyyyyy too slow. Many missed opportunities with marketing, sales, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Find ways to move faster on real business ideas, not "idea jam" ideas. You're having too many "Idea Jam"s - what are you getting out of them? These jams are oversaturated and no longer interesting or productive.
    2. Look at who you're putting in senior management or executive positions. In particular, ask the lower-level employees how these people did before they got promoted to senior management. They may look good to you because of how they present themselves, but some of them are extremely ineffective as leaders in their own departments before getting promoted to executive positions, and are not respected at all by the lower-level employees. This lowers our confidence in how the company is being run.

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