“My name is Julianne and I was a member of the Beta Kappa chapter of Pi Sigma Epsilon at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. I recently moved across the country from Southern California to Northern Virginia. Moving here and leaving my entire network in California was one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make.
Within two weeks, Hurricane Florence was predicted to hit the area I lived in, luckily for me, there were team members that treated me like family and the team came together and created a sense of safety for me; I was able to confide in my coworkers for reassurance and shelter in case my area was hit badly. This experience really showed me how Intuit employees aligned in character and morals.
I’ve had 6 different sales jobs within the past 6 years and I can confidently say that Intuit has the best sales training I’ve come across. I’ve been in training for a full month and my sales skills have strengthened tenfold. Intuit coaches you to be customer obsessed and selfless. Our values don’t require us to sell the highest priced product to meet quota, they want us to care about the customer and empathize with their needs. We practice integrity without compromise, which allows us to practice empathy and honesty in our sales calls.
It feels really good to have managers and coworkers who put your success above their own, everyone is eager to help you get ahead of the learning curve. Intuit is no pressure environment, in fact, we dress casually every day and have a bean bag in the café for sleeping purposes!
There are seven other new college grads (besides myself), three of them started in June; all three of them are leading the company in sales by product AND revenue. Jeremy from University of Arizona has hit 201% of his quota, James from University of Cincinnati has hit 164.8%, and Anthony has hit 160.8% of his sales goal. They’re 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the entire company for sales, putting our Fredericksburg office in the spotlight. The five of us who started in August are just starting our sales calls I’m excited to see where our training will take us. These statistics speak for themselves and I’m excited to follow in their footsteps.
Pi Sigma Epsilon taught me to be coachable and professional, to have a great work ethic and to get involved. I was able to participate in several events to give back to the community when I was with PSE in college; at Intuit, I was able to continue that through Intuit’s “We Care and Give Back” program. In my orientation week, we traveled to a beach in Northern California and rid the entire beach and the surrounding areas of trash. It’s comforting to see that something I was so fond of in college is continuing in my next step of life.
If you’re thinking about taking the same leap of faith, my best advice to you is to utilize your network, social skills, and financial resources that PSE provided you with. If you have any concerns about stepping out of your comfort zone, feel free to reach out to me through LinkedIn. Remember my advice: utilize your network and resources.”