Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 506 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 136 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 185 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 111 reviews)

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  1.  

    So so...

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    Former Employee - Intern in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    I was apart of an internship program and my experience was okay. They a corporate culture that I am not fond of, but really good benefits.

    Cons

    I found that blue badge employees were aggressive towards green badges... I thought it was uncalled for. I also disagreed with how peer reviews worked. On a couple of projects we had more than half our team that took credit for most of the work, putting those of us who contributed greatly in a situation in which we had to justify what we had worked on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way peer reviews are done.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Staff Engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Cutting-edge technology work. Best in the Industry.

    Cons

    Too many levels and hierarchy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need flatter org structure and more hands-on managers needed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    OK except management

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    Former Employee - Logic Design Intern in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Logic Design Intern in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Big full-fledged company and have many different jobs in multiple disciplines and you can get a good exposure to the latest technology and tools.

    Cons

    Employees are not much valued, and sometimes kicked out based on peer reviews. They frequently lay off because of too many employees, and almost everyone seems to fear that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My manager didn't take any interest and was mostly unaware of what I was doing. And the problem is that everyone relies entirely upon the manager's word-of-mouth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not what it used to be

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Sabbatical every 7 years rocks

    Cons

    Too much middle management, too rigid telecommuting policy, slow to react, blinders

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is a bad funk permeating the culture. Innovation is not cultivated or appreciated at too many levels. Too many short-sighted middle managers driving creativity and the next "new thing" right out of the employee/company. For all the talk of being exciting, vibrant, cutting edge, that may have been the case over a decade ago but the atmosphere is anything but that today. While we are now comfortably in the lead in technology, most of the people that sacrificed to make that happen have already been shown the door by now. Stop cutting your lifeblood. Stop cow-towing to Wall Street. Take care of your employees and treat them appropriately. They achieve every wild prediction that a new CEO spouts, yet when it is time for salary bumps, you hide behind statistics and hyperbole. You want above and beyond? Be that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    I been working for this company for 24 years.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work just like family

    Cons

    Surviving the new challenges and adjust to the new changes that come about within the Intel communities regardless of the location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more loyalty to employee that have been with the company for many years (10+ years) help employee that loses their jobs find another job and not lay them off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    SO.SO

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    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Work and Life balance, suitable for people spending time taking care of their families everyday

    Cons

    relatively less pay, people are valued based on years of service, not their capability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management group is so big

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Not too good for IT at Intel

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Hey, it's Intel. This company was part of the transformation from mainframes to personal computing. Getting a job here 17 years ago was one of the happiest days in my life.

    Cons

    As time marches on IT has changed from a necessity to become more of a luxury for companies to maintain for itself. Intel is starting to divest of that luxury in favor of outsourcing and for those jobs they are keeping around, at least during the slow divestment, they are moving them quickly to Central America and Asia. Bottom line, if you want to work for an IT organization as any kind of systems engineer, do NOT work at Intel. Not enough chairs, and too many really skilled people desperately looking for stuff to do to impress management. I started in manufacturing, and then later moved to IT as a systems engineer. I'v lived to regret that choice. I'll probably have to leave soon. End of dream job :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving IT employees the run around. Tell us your plan, and let us help you realize it. Give us a break. Many of us came from the direct side too and we love this company just as much as you do and are bleeding blue while you chop us down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, industry lead, knowledge pool are the main attracting pros for Intel as a company to work for. Good for engineers with initial career

    Cons

    bulky cow moving slow with old and outdated policies, middle management is slow, top management is too complex, profit sharing is very less, compensation is too bad,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the policies regarding ratings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its a good place to work, but bad times for the company restricts your compensation

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    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Good experience in million gates design

    Cons

    Compensation is lesser than what market rates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intel Contract Experience

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    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Validation Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Validation Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lot to learn and lot of discover about the latest graphics processor. Great work environment.

    Cons

    lesser learning time. higher output expectation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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