Intel Corporation
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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

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82% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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We pay you for that we own you

Senior Equipment Tech (Former Employee)
Hudson, MA

I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsA tremendous diverse work environment. There are intelegent helpful people all over the company if you want to learn something you will find someone that is willing to teach you.

ConsBeuracracy is incredible, The merit review and annual review system is horribly broken. You will every year be expected to not just do your job but much much more than you are paid for. Internal advancment is heavily weighted against the current employee.

Advice to Senior ManagementWalk the talk is the simplest statement

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Not the company it once was

Staff Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe bonuses are nice. Eight week paid sabbaticals every 7 years

ConsProjects are too often cancelled. Workers are not valued. Comany lacks a good direction

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 good at all - predatory environment very resistant to change

Engineer (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than a year

ProsHiring quotas in effect for women and minorities now so women can now get hired easier

ConsIt's like high school - groups are in cliques - the "Indian" clique, the "Asian" clique, the "American" clique - the Women at Intel "clique" - they even eat at different lunch tables like high school and there
are even unwritten social interaction rules that no one will ever admit to. Predatory managers out to make their quarterly targets no matter what admit they have no "interpersonal skills" no time for that softskill stuff - it shows in the culture - rude, mean, uncivilized - not progressive at all.

Advice to Senior ManagementOpen your eyes - your culture needs major overhaul. Warren Buffet just pulled all his cash out - take notice. Make some changes quickly - from the top down - get rid of your "retired in cube" life'rs they're a real buzz kill for excited new graduates

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 sustainable for long term

Senior Process Engineer (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than a year

ProsSurrounded by smart people, fast paced environment, close to the heart of the company, high compensation package for the area

ConsTerrible work/life balance, little recognition for hard work and accomplishments, no upwards career path in a very flat organization, overly aggressive culture, poor management

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a year

ProsNot much pressure, Relatively good salary

ConsNot creative, Not professional people, Not many worthwhile events and activities for interns, Not clear vision

Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should have more knowledge of technology and clear visions

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

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Internship experience was terrible

Technical Intern (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a year

Pros1) Good infrastructure
2) Work culture is good - everybody is friendly and will take time to help you out

ConsThe internship experience was terrible. My manager did not spend time to scope my project for the summer. When I joined, he tells me that I am to make an stand-alone GUI application that interfaces with Intel's SAP database and performs certain calculations. Three weeks into the internship, he tells me that Intel already has such an application and I would only have to modify it slightly to suit the team's needs. I told him that the application is protected by copyright laws, and he was like don't be such a goody two shoes. I refused and he was quite angry with me. I kept developing my own application and reached a point where I could interface with the SAP database. I did not know how to work with SAP and told my manager about this. I told him that the training for SAP could cost around 20,000 dollars and he told me to forget about it. This is the sixth week of a twelve week internship. With that, I had a half-completed application and a manager who was least interested in the project. I spent the second half of the internship playing pool with other interns who were in a similar situation.
Put simply, if you are a person with no formidable experience on your resume, go for Intel. If you do have serious stuff on your resume and have other offers, AVOID INTEL!!!!

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that the project of interns are well-defined. Ask them to make a presentation at the end of the internship that would be shown to the senior management. This way, even the direct managers would take an interest in the intern's projects.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stay away from manufacturing

Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at Intel Corporation

ProsBenefits are equivalent or better to what you'd find somewhere else and the cost of living is lower.

ConsI'm posting this review to help new Ph.D job seekers avoid the situation I found after I joined Intel as a process engineer. First, most of what they tell you at the job interview is incorrect. Anyone receiving a completely honest picture of the job would likely turn it down, so a lot of sugar coating occurs.

After you show up, things change. 24x7 on call for months on end. Boring repetitive work. Insulting and downright rude management. What's not to like?

You'll also find that those skills you fought so hard for in graduate school aren't even required and someone with much less schooling could do exactly the same thing. Most of the work involves tracking, copying and pasting. These are low level engineering jobs, but internal policy requires that they be filled with recent graduates holding advanced degrees. Many people leave after a year or two, and Intel considers this to be the cost of doing business. The general attitude is "shut up and get back to work or get out."

People in the software side of the business seem to be genuinely happy and well treated. Its a large company and great places to work do exist. Just stay away from the manufacturing and process development work.

Advice to Senior Management"Great place to work" is a wonderful slogan. Putting posters up on the wall does not make it true.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Tough Culture

Senior Finance Analyst (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Intel Corporation

ProsSmart people
Ability to work from home
Ability to design own career path
Competitive salary and benefits
Exciting product lines

ConsVery tough culture
Continue to lay work on employees, stretching beyond limits
Significant opportunity for burn out
Biased review process

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Dissatisfied

Component Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Intel Corporation

ProsJob safety, people work as it is their grandfathers company

Consno place to grow stuck in organization

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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they can do better

Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Intel Corporation

Prosnice people , good technology and nice recognition program -

Consoverall compensation is low, SPP is too low.

Advice to Senior Managementstop forgetting your employees and focusing only on customers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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