Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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  1. Poor mid level management. Works like a government org with lots of red tape to get simple stuff moving.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    sabbatical/profit sharing decent health insurance even though now comapny is moving most of teh burden to employees

    Cons

    very bad mid level managemnet. Most managers are morons and just beat people. Hardly 1% managers have a vnc and are technically involved. they dont care about employee development. Nepotism seems to be rampant. Most teams have core group of people and they are the ones promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Marketing company with good benefits

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

    Huge marketing company with great bonus plans and other benefit packages. Depends on the group/team you work for yet very high chance of an envious work-life balance. Many chances to learn tons of different jobs/roles given company to be size of a mammoth or even greater.

    Cons

    Overall business in a downcurve and loosing control of technology leadership yet turning into a huge marketing-ad company. Diversity program to focus on hiring/promoting mix (or number) of certain people/groups by not evaluating the capabilities. As like any other big size companies, bureaucracy spreaded widely amongst the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need to tranfuse capable resources from outside and stop promoting and/or shifting internal "Intelians" who'd been with the company for ever.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. It was the best of times and the worst of times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay, great coworkers. Company had some great values. While I don't rate this company so high, it was the best job I ever had. But it is declining

    Cons

    Managers can be a nightmare, no movement, they expect you to move on and they stay put. They make more work fou you and have meaningless meetings and MBOs that just add to your workload and have no value. Redeployment has gotten rid of some really good people!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove obstacles and make the people under you have a better day at the office. Make working at Intel a career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. This Company Really Puts The "Cult" In Corporate Culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Ocotillo, Maricopa, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Ocotillo, Maricopa, AZ

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

    Pros

    Pay is fairly generous compared to other local companies.
    Free fruit and soda program.
    The benefits are average for the semiconductor industry.
    Aggressive people will be welcomed and feel right at home - now you can be the school-yard bully and be rewarded for it!
    You'll get shiny little trinkets to celebrate Intel's success at making record profits for the VPs and CEO all while you savor that generous 2% raise for your hard efforts. Nice!

    Cons

    Pay is not generous compared to industry competitors.
    Newer shared office environment further erodes employee sense of individuality and privacy.
    No retirement benefit, especially if you make the mistake of contributing to the 401K plan - attend an internal retirement class before you make this mistake!!
    You will most likely be forced out once you're into your 40s or 50s.
    "Safety" culture is gag-worthy. Make sure you hold those handrails or you'll be chastised by one of the zombie drones!
    You'll be immersed in military culture and jargon such as "captain of the ship" and other related nonsense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work harder to subvert the law in cementing the company's monopoly power on the semiconductor industry.
    Continue to suppress employee wages and movement by expanding the already in-place secret agreements with your suppliers and vendors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Life at Intel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Chip manufacturing is a science within itself.

    Cons

    It is a bottom-line high volume manufacturing company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just focus on the basics with no frills

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Big company, lots of politics. Success all depends on your team and manager.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility to work remotely, Ability to move around the company and learn a new job/ discipline but mostly lateral moves, interesting technology and very competitive in the chip space. Benefits are good and on par with other companies. Their sabbatical is attractive if you plan on staying with a company for a long time.

    Cons

    Pay is ok if you're outside of the Bay area but not as competitive as other tech companies in the valley. Not many perks either. Your success all depends on who you know and work for. Very political. Lots of ok talent. Intel doesn't attract the best in Silicon Valley but if this is your 1st company out of college, go for it. Very very difficult to move up. Flat organization. Too many meetings that are very unproductive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce # of meetings, hire more talent that have specific discipline expertise, hold teams accountable to deliver on ROI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Frustrating environment, overworked for the amount they pay, always looking for people to work overtime.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    one of the highest paying employers in the industry, fast paced environment, room to grow if you have a Phd.

    Cons

    negative people, old boy's club, men's locker room environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    getting to know what your people are dealing with on the factory floor would be advantageous, instead of taking management's word for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. still looking for break through

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    still monopoly in PC semiconductor industry. AMD is far behind and has too many problems to effectively compete

    Cons

    PC market is shrinking
    confrontational culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look at all the failures to diversity in the past, and try to do things differently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Poor management, poor career growth, stingy company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits, good vacation policy

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement unless you are buddies with someone
    Poor management styles
    Extremely conservative company - comes from someone who worked here for 10+ years
    People get stuck in the same grade for several years for no fault of theirs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting your employees and invest in them
    Dont BS at review time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Very poor growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Packaging Engineer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Relatively good life and work balance

    Cons

    Poor job growth opportunity
    Lots of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work towards getting younger talent the right opportunity

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