Intel Corporation
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Updated Jun 16, 2014
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

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    Horrible

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsI have nothing pro about this company

    ConsI was a contracter here for the IT division in santa clara. employees act like school teachers bullying contractors ; they do the same excel sheet job for 20 odd years and expect new joinees to learn it in 2 days .They insult you in the meetings,talk behind your back . This is one of the worst client I have ever worked for .They don't allow contracters to use their coffee machine too , wow penny piching management .

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up and be broad minded .

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I often wonder how companies with such poor corporate culture can be so successful. I saw a lot of unhappiness there.

    Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsSalary is good. Equipment needs are generally met. Most people working there were OK. The work presented few surprises.

    ConsCorporate environment sucks. My group would meet endlessly and never reach a plan or consensus. Meeting which should have never taken place at all (or could have been conducted in under of an hour) would last endlessly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet involved with your people. Like too many companies you'd offshore your work to satisfy your personal GREED.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    holding on to a dying ecosystem

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThey pay reasonably well; there are some pockets of excellence (but these are few).

    ConsCan't let go of the past....will not embrace change: transition to mobile; reduction of importance of microsoft; realization that they are a distant second in mobile where x86 ISA doesn't matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need technical competence, and it's severely lacking. Decision are made looking backward, not looking forwards.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the Intel that it used to be

    Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Rio Rancho, NM

    ProsYou get to work with a lot of very smart people.

    ConsThe environment in Intel is tough. Many companies have training programs for new employees, but training runs counter to Intel's culture. If you are new and trying to figure things out, no one will help you. You are expected to learn everything by yourself. Intel also has a habit of taking H1-B visa students who recently graduated and overworking them as much as possible. If you are a new graduate, do not come to Intel. There are much better companies.

    As a process engineer, work/life balance is non-existent. Process Engineers are on-call 24 hours per day, and it is very common to receive phone calls at 3 am. Intel refuses to hire shift engineers. The Rio Rancho plant is also being downsized, and 10% of the work force will be laid off in the fall of 2013.

    Intel claims that it has a 2 year lead on its competitors, but that's a lie. If Intel had a 2 year lead, why would they need to lay off 10% of their work force in Rio Rancho? If they had a 2 year lead, why are their chip sales 5% lower in 2013 compared to 2012? The reality is that Samsung and TSMC are dominating Intel in the cell phone and tablet markets. Intel has focused too much on laptops and PCs, and they have ignored cell phones and tablets. Now, Intel is 10 years behind in cell phones and tablets, and they refuse to consider new ideas, such as licensing their designs to third parties or making chips that aren't based on x86 architecture.

    If you are considering working at Intel, pay attention to what is happening right now. Intel does not have a realistic 10 year plan. I would not be surprised if Intel lays off more people within 10 years. Intel is shrinking, not growing. Intel is simply not adapting to changes fast enough, and upper management refuses to consider making changes to Intel's business philosophy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you want to make money in the tablet and cellphone areas, then you need to be flexible. Stop focusing on x86 architecture. Make a completely new low-power processor. Stop trying to make x86 low power; that will never work in the long-term.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poorly skilled managers. No longer a knowledge based company

    Senior Project Manager (Former Employee)
    Portland, OR

    ProsStructured training.
    That's all I can think of.

    ConsArchaic old out-of-date Intel one-dimensional thinking culture.
    Green & Blue badge discrimination thingy is killing the company.
    Wrong hiring, promotion & staff retention criteria & strategy. Only ppl who follow the system are promoted. Technology, culture & innovation interrupters are cocooned up & pushed aside.
    Unwillingness to change biz model. Self harrakiri in this open globalized fast paced world.
    Poor raise, promotions, reward & benefits.
    Too many incompetent & inexperienced managers, red tape, paper work & redundant system.
    Politically debilitating manoeuvres while real issue remain unresolved.
    Short-sighted planning.
    Long working hours. Poor work life balance.
    Insistence usage of old legacy process, defectivity & metrology tools in the name of copy exact when process capability & windows are no longer robust.
    Missed out on many marts purely due to ego.
    Dwindling native mart share, ASP & yield.
    Going to be eclipsed in cash hoard, mart cap, yield, innovation, mart share & ASP in all segment by Europeans & Asian rivals pretty soon.
    Rampant over-capacity issues. Idling tools.
    No longer attract the best talent.
    Repeated program failures.
    Slow delivery & rampant delays.
    Headed the way of Nokia, RIM, HP, Dell & MSFT

    Advice to Senior ManagementSack 90% of all managers

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Call center type workplace with no respect or consideration for employees.

    Engineer (Current Employee)
    Ocotillo, Maricopa, AZ

    ProsDesert location means nice winters.

    ConsOnce great innovative company has torpedoed its workplace, employees spend their days scrounging work spaces. No one has their own desk and there is a university library style atmosphere silent and stagnant. Management has turned against employees on every front of their work environment and do not listen to staff. I would not work here if you have a choice.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees like humans not capital resources.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Engineer (Current Employee)
    North Chicago, IL

    ProsBig Company with good salary and benefits
    Free Coffee and Fruits

    ConsTerrible for your long term career. Pigeon hole into one element. Cultures terrible. Very political.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    As a Senior Thermal Validation Engineer I created embedded tests for the ATOM processor.

    Senior Thermal Validation Engineer (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGood benefits
    I can't think of any thing that is positive about the company. They highly discriminate against their people.

    ConsExtremely higher than normal pressure, no recognition for performance and always being treated poorly

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Big Slow Company

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsYou get to meet new people.

    ConsReview period is useless and you only get a 1% raise year over year, even though cost of living is ~3% every year. Little room for promotion. They are very wishy washy. Some groups will pay for your MBA without question, and some groups won't even pay for your flight to an important conference. The workforce is very old and still stuck in the old way of thinking. Morale is very low and useful programs and projects get squashed by management and other projects that will have no impact get put into place instead.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop being selfish. Let your employees be creative and create solutions that will actually work and not solutions from 6 years ago.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Job Ever

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay and people every where

    ConsYoure just a number not a person

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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