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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance (in the right groups with the right managers) (in 528 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work with the cutting edge technology (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • In manufacturing - brutal work/life balance (in 195 reviews)

  • Can be difficult in decision making (in 113 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Stable, limited upward mobility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


  2. Helpful (2)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  3. Helpful (1)

    Look elsewhere if you want career growth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    System Integration Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    job security, work life balance, flexible hours

    Cons

    bureaucracy, less pay, lack of competitiveness,

    Advice to Management

    give more incentives to employees


  6. Helpful (1)

    Contractor's Disease (it is catchy)

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - IT Projects in Folsom, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Projects in Folsom, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Discipline. Work Ethic. Good compensation.

    Cons

    No team spirit. Low morale due to lay-offs

    Advice to Management

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


  8. LukeWarm

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

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Challenging Culture

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (2)

    Good place when legends ran it but so so today

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. not a great place to work anymore

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good for your resume, gain exeprience

    Cons

    no career growth and macro-management

    Advice to Management

    they don't know where the growth is



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