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How to get a job at Intuit? How to ask for referral on LinkedIn? + List of referrers
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Apr 23, 2024

How to get a job at Intuit? How to ask for referral on LinkedIn? + List of referrers

Still searching for a Intuit job? We have got you covered, learn how to get a job at Intuit through the referral process (along with examples). We have also attached a list of existing Intuit employees who are willing to give referrals.

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Intuit serves an extensive customer base of approximately 100 million worldwide, offering a suite of essential financial tools including TurboTax, Credit Karma, QuickBooks, and Mailchimp. With Intuit's solutions, users can efficiently manage their finances, file taxes seamlessly, and make informed choices, ultimately leading to greater financial well-being.

Securing a Software Engineer (SE) role at Intuit is highly sought after for Indian tech professionals. However, gaining entry into this position can be challenging. While the conventional approach involves applying directly through the Intuit jobs portal, a more accessible and effective route is to obtain a referral from an existing employee.

In this article, we'll delve into Intuit’s work culture and explore how you can leverage a referral to enhance your chances of landing a rewarding career opportunity within this tech powerhouse.

How to get a job at Intuit?

Coming to the main question first, how to get into Intuit. There are several ways of doing that. First go over to the Intuit careers page and scour through it and find the job you're looking for. You can check active jobs on their LinkedIn page as well. Apply to the job and wait for your resume to get shortlisted out of hundreds of resumes.

But if you’re looking for a more effective and an expeditious way to land a job at Intuit, you should consider following the referral process. This method entails asking current employees who can advocate for you within the company for a specific job role. The referral process is advantageous for three primary reasons: firstly, existing employees already possess credibility, so anyone they vouch for is likely to be viewed favorably. Secondly, if their referral doesn't meet expectations or leaves the company shortly after joining, it could affect their reputation within the company. Some companies have employee referral programs and employees get monetary incentives if their referral joins the company. Therefore, they have a vested interest in recommending candidates who are qualified and likely to succeed.

How to Get a Job Referral

Let’s talk about the process of how to get a referral at Intuit. Here’s a step by step guide for it.

Finding a Potential Referrer

  • Open LinkedIn and dive deep into research mode. Read and research about the company, its culture (you can read about it in this article below), and its employees. 
  • Try to find if anyone in your friend circle/ acquaintances/ college alumni are currently working at Intuit and reach out to them.
  • You can install our chrome extension to cut through the manual process and see which of your 1st degree LinkedIn connections are connected to Intuit. You can even ask them to provide a referral through a 1 click easy process.
  • Don’t sweat, if the above step doesn't work. You can check out job referral sites which have a curated list of people who have agreed to give referrals in their companies. We have made a list of Intuit employees who have agreed to give referrals. You can check out a few of them below (install our extension to check the rest).
  1. Bhanu Loshali- Currently working as SDE3 at Intuit | Previously worked in Inmobi, Walmart Global Tech, Redbus, Infosys | College: Dehradun Institute Of Technology
  2. Savan Navalgi- Currently working as Data/backend Engineer at Intuit | Previously worked in Hewlett Packard Enterprise | College: Sri Jayachamarajendra College Of Engg
  3. Sharad Katwa- Currently working as Product Management at Intuit | Previously worked in NTT Data, Oracle, Unisys, Accenture | College: Indian Institute Of Management, Calcutta
  4. Vageesh Hegde- Currently working as Senior Software Engineer at Intuit | Previously worked in Walmart, Hansel.Io, Vlocity, Infosys | College: Vishveshwaraiah Technological University
  5. Vamshi Krishna Konishetty- Currently working as Senior Software Engineer at Intuit | Previously worked in Verizon Connect, Wooplr, Biginfo Labs, AMD | College: Sri Sathya Sai Institute Of Higher Learning

  • Try to find people with whom you share a common interest with such as your ex- colleagues, college/ school mates, people from your hometown or people with mutual connections. If you don’t find anyone like that, try to find a mutual interest which you can talk about eg, interest in startups, finance or even anime.

You can also search potential referrers directly through LinkedIn

  • Search for Intuit employees in the search bar and then filter them using connection, location and college filter. You can also navigate to the "People" tab on Intuit’s LinkedIn page and search through the employees.
  • Remember to try to find people with maximum mutual interest and working in the same or similar role you want to apply for.

Crafting Your Request

  • Now that you've identified your potential referrers, it's time to prepare your approach. Remember, personalization is key here.
  • Start by researching the referrer's background and interests. 
  • Craft a LinkedIn message or email. 
  • Start with a brief greeting followed with an opening line using the shared interest (same college/ school, mutual connection/interest). 
  • Introducing yourself and explaining why you're reaching out. Be clear and concise about your intention, attach your resume and any relevant work sample.
  • Highlight how your skills and experience align with the job requirements and the company's goals and make it clear why you're a perfect fit for the role. Emphasize on how it would benefit both the organization and yourself. 
  • Don't forget to express your gratitude for their time and consideration.
  • Be patient about it and wait for at least a couple of days before sending a following up.
  • Be polite in case they refuse or don’t reply. Thank them for their time and make sure that you don’t burn the bridges. If they refuse, try to get their feedback and work on it.

You can check out sample examples of personalized referral requests below in this article.

Bonus Tip: Making it Easy for your Referrer

To make it easy for your referrer, consider providing a prefilled message that they can simply copy and send to the hiring manager. We have attached the template below.

Sharing the template below:

Hi [Hiring Manager],

I hope this email finds you well.

I'm writing to recommend [name] for the [role]. [name] and I worked at [company] together/ attended the same college and collaborated on various projects during our time there. He's demonstrated himself as a hard worker and a dedicated team player.

Sharing his contact details below:

Email: xyz@gmail.com

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Resume:

Best regards,

[referrar]

Work culture at Intuit India

Intuit boasts a work culture that is both dynamic and demanding. Understanding the nuances of Intuit’s work culture can greatly aid in navigating the job process and acclimatizing to the company's environment.

Pros

  • Good Learning Curve: Intuit offers a conducive environment for learning, providing employees with ample opportunities to enhance their skills and knowledge.
  • Internal Mobility: Employees have the chance to explore different roles and projects within the company, promoting career growth and development.
  • Competitive Salary: Intuit provides competitive salaries to its employees, ensuring that they are fairly compensated for their work.
  • Several Employee Benefits: Intuit offers a range of employee benefits beyond salary, contributing to overall job satisfaction and well-being.
  • Different Experience of Tech Culture: Working at Intuit provides a unique experience of tech culture, allowing employees to work with various technologies and gain diverse insights.

Cons:

  • Slow Decision Making: Due to its size and multiple layers, decision making is slow at Inuit.
  • Managing Different Time Zones: Indian engineers might have to manage working with colleagues in different time zones.
  • Work-Life Balance Depends on Team: Work-life balance may vary depending on the team or project, with some teams experiencing higher workload or tighter deadlines than others.

In the end it’s about weighing pros and cons to reach a final decision when considering joining Intuit as an SDE. 

Different roles and hierarchy at Intuit

  • SE 1- This is for fresh graduates or people with 0-2 years of experience. SDEs must have good coding and problem solving skills.
  • SE 2- Requires 2 years of exp. SDEs at this level show that they can get things done on their own without any supervision. SDEs must have solid engineering and coding skills.
  • Senior SE- Requires 5 years of exp. They are responsible for leading and mentoring junior SDEs and keep the product and business objectives in mind when making decisions.
  • Staff SE- Requires 8 years of exp.
  • Principal Engineer- Requires 12 years of exp. They are deep experts in their domains and are experienced in building scalable solutions/platforms along with taking leadership responsibilities.
  • Distinguished Principal- They are involved in making high level technical and architectural decisions to define the direction of the software and tech stack while keeping long term objectives in mind.
  • Engineering Fellow- SEs must have worked on truly innovative and successful products which should have created deep impact outside the organization. (You can read this blog written by an Intuit Engineering Fellow to know about his experience at Intuit.)

Intuit salaries for different roles:

Intuit is known to pay good salaries to its engineers. On top of the base salary, SDEs are given additional stocks as well. Average salary for different roles are given below,

  • SE 1- 25 LPA
  • SE 2- 33 LPA
  • Senior SE- 40 LPA

Samples for asking for Job Referral:

Email sample for job referral: Reaching out to a college senior

Hi Anuj,

Hope you’re doing well.

I don't know if you remember me or not but I worked as a volunteer in your team in our annual college cultural fest. We worked directly in the stage play event when the judge canceled at the last minute and led to the whole event getting delayed, quite a fiasco it was.

I'm actually reaching out to you because I needed a small favor. I recently saw that a Software Engineer position has opened up at Intuit and I'm interested in applying for it. Would it be possible for you to refer me for the same? I have 1.5 years of experience as a Fullstack Engineer at Weekday (a YC backed startup) and I believe my skills and experience align well with the requirements of the Software Engineer role at Intuit.

I've attached my resume for your reference. If you're able to provide a referral or offer any advice on the application process, I would be incredibly grateful.

Thank you for considering my request. I truly appreciate your time and assistance.

I know that you’ll be submitting a referral in your internal portal but in case you’re going to mail the hiring manager you can use something like this.

Hi [Hiring Manager],

I hope this email finds you well.

I'm writing to recommend Amit Singh for the SE-1 role. Amit and I attended the same college and collaborated on various projects during our time there. He's demonstrated himself as a hard worker and a dedicated team player.

Sharing his contact details below:

Email: xyz@gmail.com

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Resume:

Best regards,

Anuj

Warm Regards

Amit

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

Sample of how to ask for referral on LinkedIn: Reaching out to a person with mutual connection

Dear Anuj,

Hope you’re doing well.

I got your reference from Akhil. I believe you guys went to college together. He is an ex colleague of mine, we worked briefly together at Weekday before parting ways.

I'm actually reaching out to you because I needed a small favor. I am actively looking for a new job and saw that an SE-2 position has opened up at Intuit. I wanted to see if it would be possible for you to refer me for it? I have 4 years of experience in a similar role at a YC backed startup. I believe I possess the technical skills and relevant experience required for this role.

Attaching my resume for your reference. If you're able to provide a referral or offer any advice on the application process, I would be incredibly grateful.

Thank you for considering my request. I truly appreciate your time and assistance.

Warm Regards

Amit

Phone: +91 xxxxxxxxxx

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