As Intuit came to the end of its fiscal year, our Canadian leadership team wanted to both acknowledge the contribution of each employee, and support a local SMB that highlights our Canadian pride and giving culture. All employees selected a sweater from Peace Collective, an Intuit QuickBooks customer that shares our passion for giving to our communities. Every garment ordered provided 5 meals for children in need through partnerships with Food Banks of Canada and Mary’s Meals.
Event Marketing Manager & Employee Experience Ambassador, Mississauga
“I love that every garment sold provides 5 meals for children in need. That is over 2,000 meals just from our orders!”
Intuit’s performance-driven culture has practices in place that provide immediate positive feedback to celebrate the successes of our teams. From our Spotlight program that allows employees and managers to acknowledge contributions with monetary rewards, to organization-wide acknowledgements – we know that sharing a “thank you” goes a long way to make our employees feel valued. Intuit Canada’s ProConnect team champions this value with an always-on Recognition Slack channel that has created a space for shared gratitude, pride in work, and celebration among peers.
Ask any Intuit employee the top three things they like best about work, and one of them is bound to be “the people.” We just like each other here. This is one of many reasons that Intuit has been recognized by Great Place to Work Canada for over a decade! Keeping our spirit of celebration alive during a heavy chapter that prevented us from being together was a challenge that required us to be both mindful and creative. But our employees are “in-to-it, and are always finding ways to infuse fun in whatever we do.
Intuit has had top 5 finishes in the last four years – it’s clear that we have built and continue to build a workplace environment we can all be proud of. This announcement occurred only 3 weeks after shelter-in-place orders began, forcing us to think of new and innovative ways to celebrate a bright moment in a stressful time. After a Virtual Thank You Toast (including our pets, family members and loved ones), we hosted a live exclusive Facebook and Instagram takeover performance from singer-songwriter and Intuit QuickBooks customer, Trevor Dubois.
Despite having to transition to a “new normal”, our Turbotax, ProFile, and ProTax teams continued to support 5M+ million customers across Canada through an extended tax season. While these tough times prevented us from gathering in person this year, it did give us the opportunity to go big to celebrate our teams’ resilience and accomplishments virtually – and across borders! Our Canadian sites joined peers in Texas and California for a virtual event featuring a cocktail class and a private concert by Jennifer Hudson. Employees were also given a custom painting by a local artist from San Diego and the remainder of the day off to recharge.
At Intuit, our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are an important part of our diverse and inclusive workplace. Far more than social clubs, our ERGs create a high-commitment, high-performing organization that encourages learning from role models, mentors and peers. They are essential to sustaining our vibrant and inclusive culture of celebration.