Taking Care of Employees So They Can Take Care of Business
Intuit's total compensation package is designed to meet the needs of an individual's physical health and financial wealth. In addition to rewarding great performance and great results, we offer a number of programs and services to help employees be well and stay well.
Our total compensation package is a part of our Total Rewards program - a portfolio that includes five components:
Giving Back to Create Positive Change
It's simple. We share the best of Intuit and ourselves to create a better world and a great place to work. And we give back in ways as diverse as our employee base. We build with our hands. We inspire through our actions. We always volunteer with heart.
Giving back has always been part of Intuit's DNA. In 1993, as part of a companywide values session, we adopted We Care and Give Back, or WCGB, as an Operating Value. And it's more than just a slogan - it's a program.
Create the Change; Make a Difference
Intuit's employee engagement team created a year-long, companywide campaign designed to ignite employees to action around the world under one single theme: create the change. Here’s a look at the quarterly, global events that made up our Create the Change program:
Going Pink for the Cure
Los Angeles area employees from Intuit rallied together to raise funds for the Intuit Women's Network signature program, Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Chris Hylen, vice president and general manager of Intuit Payment Solutions, and other members of the PSD Leadership team pledged to dye their hair pink if employees raised more than $20,000. Donations poured in and the pink hair dye was poured on after raising $27,000 which, combined with the Intuit match, totaled $50,000.
"In the midst of data center migrations, systems development, serving our customers and preparing our families for the holidays, folks brought their hearts together to make a generous contribution to health, research, and education for breast cancer."
Site Co-chair of Intuit Women's Network
Woodland Hills, Calif.
Helping Children Get off on the Right Foot
To ease the back-to-school shopping burden for families living at or below the poverty line. Intuit continued its partnership with the Community Services Agency in Mountain View, Calif. The company provided nearly 1,600 backpacks and shoe vouchers (up 200 from last year) to children in need.
CEO Brad Smith, his executive staff and nearly 20 other Bay Area employees participated in the distribution event, interacting with agency clients one on one.
"We are empowering these students to go back to school with dignity. That is why we all wanted to come back and why this event is so special."
President, Global Business Division
Creating the Change in a Global Workplace: Hands Across Intuit
In May 2012, Intuit marked the 10th anniversary of the United Nations World Day for Cultural Diversity by affirming its support of the worldwide campaign to "Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion." Intuit employees joined the United Nations and a network of more than 700,000 participants to champion the movement and take action.
To help set the stage for World Day, the United Nations invited Intuit to take part in the 4th annual United Nations Alliance of Civilizations Forum in Doha, Qatar. Intuit's Terilyn Monroe joined the panel discussion promoting inclusion and diversity.
Making a Splash for a Good Cause
Abilities United is a nonprofit organization that serves more than 4,000 people with developmental and physical disabilities. And for 21 years running, a group of Intuit employees, known as the Intuit Otters, have made a splash at the organization's annual Aquathon fundraiser. This year alone, the team raised nearly $5,000, exceeding their original goal of $4,150.
Diane Chang, a senior data scientist, has led the team for the past two years.
"I love the fact that Abilities United uses water therapy to help people with disabilities," she says, "Their mission - to help clients prepare for and find jobs - is also important to me."
Senior Data Scientist
Doing Taxes? Stand by Me
The Intuit Financial Freedom Foundation works with nonprofit partners across the country to help more taxpayers access its Free File product offering and keep more of what they earn. These include the nation's network of IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance programs, where taxpayers can get help from a volunteer to prepare and file their taxes for free. The Foundation partnered with sites in 11 states and 48 communities this year to bring TurboTax Freedom Edition to taxpayers.
Five Years of Creating Sustainable Change
We do the right thing for the environment in a way that eliminates waste and drives growth, while considering employees, customers and shareholders. Every day, a sustainability director and a team of passionate employees work hard to make the world a little greener.
Carefree commuting - A number of commuting options make getting to work a little easier on the environment and employee wallets. Zimride is a social network for ride sharing, while electrical vehicle charging stations are available in Mountain View and San Diego. Intuit employees can also use pre-tax income to purchase vouchers for alternative transportation to work.
Growing the Freecycle@Work customer base - The free, online application encourages employees and mid-size businesses to freely share and exchange personal and workplace supplies. It's a safe, convenient corporate re-use program that reduces items in landfills.
Earth Day: Engagement and Education
Employee-driven Intuit green teams manage site-specific programs and activities such as Earth Day celebrations, encouraging each of us to think and act green.
In conjunction with Earth Day, a contest was held for employees worldwide that included employees completing an interactive sustainability training program. Nearly 800 employees participated and a lucky three rode away with a brand new bike and helmet.
"Earth Day is just one example of how we're working together to create environmental change. Everyone from facilities and catering to business units and green teams are partnering in ways I couldn't have imagined years ago."
Green Team Leader and Executive Assistant
Mountain View, Calif.
Hats off, or should I say, helmets off, to the more than 60 Intuit employees in San Diego who rode their bikes to work in May as part of the Bike to Work 2012 Corporate Challenge. Intuit placed first in the Best Large Company category, and riders logged more than 239 trips (saving more than 75 gallons of gas) and pedaled a total of 1,612 miles.
Changing Lives Leads to a Life-changing Event
Culture. Values. Innovation. As we've shared, there are innumerable reasons why people choose to work, stay and grow at Intuit.
Perhaps no single story captures all these elements better than that of Hugh Molotsi, whose passion for changing people's lives led to a life-changing event: a $1 million award from Intuit's founder and president.
"I'm very passionate about innovation and I'm extremely passionate about opportunities to help consumers and small businesses revolutionize their financial lives. To the extent we do that well, we create a lot of good in the world and create a lot of opportunities for ourselves."
"The award is something to live up to. I take to heart this idea of paying it forward. I may be the loudest cheerer when the next person wins a Founder's award. It speaks to the type of company that we aspire to be, where innovation is key to all things we do."