Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated July 14, 2014
Updated July 14, 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 513 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 137 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 187 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 112 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable, limited upward mobility

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great job stability
    Work on products that impact a lot of people
    Management usually listens to complaints of workers

    Cons

    Sub-par compensation
    Less and less focus on work-life balance
    Inefficient planning / work flow (you get to enjoy doing the same changes multiple times, and/or completing a task and THEN having it pulled from a project)
    Hard to get promoted past mid-level, at least in engineering
    Your hard work may very well go unrecognized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractors Beware. Be Prepared to do the work of a regular full-time employee without the "Great Place to Work Value"

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Testing in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Software Testing in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Learning Opportunities. The most advanced microprocessors in the world. Intel owns the facilities and spends copious amounts on Research and Development.

    Cons

    Swearing, yelling, blaming, pointing the finger, and just plain unprofessionalism. It depends on what lab you work in. Some managers have too much time and others not enough. Some managers spend a great deal of time "spying" on employees. I guess it's the same in any company, but I thought Intel had higher standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blue badge employees, supervisors, managers, and team leads are placing too much responsibility on Green Badge employees and or the contingent workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Look elsewhere if you want career growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphics Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Graphics Software Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance. Job rotation to try out different teams.

    Cons

    No career growth or promotions even with great performance and awards. Moving within the company can also be hard, especially because of mediocre upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    System Integration Engineer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    job security, work life balance, flexible hours

    Cons

    bureaucracy, less pay, lack of competitiveness,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more incentives to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractor's Disease (it is catchy)

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Projects in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - IT Projects in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very good pay from the recruiting company

    Cons

    I wore a green badge and I was treated like I had a communicable disease. I was openly and publicly disrespected, I was publicly yelled at, I was elminated from conversations (regarding the job I was doing), I was called a liar to my face by a blue badge employee. I came into this job with as much experience as the perm employees, yet I was dismissed by a manager who was too busy to deal with the situation created by those perm employees. Since I was the contractor, it was easier to let me go, than to appropriately deal/discipline the offending employees. All this happend in less than 6 weeks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No amount of advice is going to change the hearts and minds of those managers who have been there too long and don't see that change is important and relevant. Good luck, maybe someday you might be able to push your stock up out of the flat lands into something that resembles a hill or a mountain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Once a wonderfully managed company. Now, an also-ran.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Discipline. Work Ethic. Good compensation.

    Cons

    No team spirit. Low morale due to lay-offs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to encourage employees to be teams and compete not amongst themselves but with Intel's competitors.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    LukeWarm

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Even though Intel has one of the best technologies and Process, the design teams seem to be definetly overstaffed, which means a better work life balance

    Cons

    High degree of heirarchy, and a huge workforce means motivation and push on individuals is less. From a personal experience, many under performing people have a safe haven with very less to no growth even with experience of 10-15 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Challenging Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    - benefits aren't as good as they were but still good
    - bonuses are great
    - ability to work from home is great
    - great job skill ehancement opportunities

    Cons

    - no work-life balance
    - unfriendly culture
    - focal review methodology pits employees against each other and lowers trust and morale
    - if you don't have a good manager, you may find yourself targeted for explusion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reform the focal process, encourage true team dynamics in order to cultivate trust and morale

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good place when legends ran it but so so today

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Interesting work if you are aggressive in finding it;
    Good Opportunities for individuals to contribute;
    Great place to learn from colleagues and from very experienced managers (in the past);
    Good management systems for scale and scope;

    Cons

    Risk taking is only practiced by its absence and not rewarded;
    Senior management no longer familiar with innovation and product development;
    Engineering management only interested in turning the crank;
    Culture has been allowed to deteriorate severely;
    Senior engineering management in US severely lacking; mostly from Israel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rebuild management talent in the US
    Re-invigorate Intel culture
    Reward the risk takers - not only the people you see every day

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    not a great place to work anymore

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    good for your resume, gain exeprience

    Cons

    no career growth and macro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they don't know where the growth is

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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