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Intuit

From An Intuit Recruiter - Here's How You Can Succeed

Meet Allyssa Hernandez, A Software Engineering Recruiter at Intuit!

If you've ever heard of TurboTax, QuickBooks, or Mint, then you're already familiar with some of the products that the team at Intuit brings to life each and every day. Not only are they noted for being one of Fortune's "Best Places to Work", but they understand that creating a diverse and inclusive workplace isn't just something to do - it's who they are.

We got the chance to speak with Allyssa Hernandez, one of Intuit's Sourcing Recruiters, specializing in Software engineering, and asked her a little bit about her time at Intuit and what she's looking for in her next team member.

You can check out all of their open roles here, and don't forget to press 'Follow' to receive custom job matches, exclusive event invites and more!


How long have you been at Inuit, and what are some of your roles and responsibilities?

Ayssa Hernandez: I've been at Intuit for 11 months. At Intuit, I'm a talent partner/advisor. I help identify top talent and engage them. I also play a crucial role in market research and analysis that helps Intuit grow.

What do you love about working at Intuit?

AH: Three things come to mind, and diversity stands out the most - my team is a mix of folks from different experiences and backgrounds. Second, everything we do contributes to the overall talent strategy. Finally, our CEO is inspiring!

If you could describe the culture at your company in one word, what would it be and why?

AH: #WinTogether (that counts as one-word :D). The sum of all our efforts and contributions is what creates excellence and what creates an awesome team.

What traits are you looking for in your next team member?

AH: Someone who's collaborative, educating, a team-player, self-motivated, strategic, and customer-oriented.

Why did you decide to partner with PowerToFly?

AH: Diversity and Inclusion - let's transform and diversify the tech space!

Do you have any advice for someone interested in working at your company?

AH: If you're interested in software engineering, the people who stand out are the people who are technologists, committed to learning, collaborative, solutions-oriented, and care about the customer. Our Intuit values will give you an idea about the type of people you'd be working with and the folks who succeed ☺

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