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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
3,721 Reviews

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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 455 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 165 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 109 reviews)

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  1.  

    Lumbering giant fighting bureaucratic mud

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Intel provides good pay with decent health benefits. Along with nice insurance plans there are decent gyms with many classes each week.
    Intel's sabbatical program is a welcome respite from a few years hard driving.
    Most development groups allow for very flexible hours.
    Travel opportunities are good - especially at the shuttle sites. International travel for a lot of roles exists too.

    Cons

    There is a particular rigid bureaucracy with many groups battling to maintain their fiefdoms. This leads to lots of mundane tasks needed to get things done.
    Few people have big vision, and few opportunities to influence it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't penny pinch on workspace
    Don't be so strict with headcount within a given org, especially when you change the role of the org
    Drive an ecosystem, not just a building block

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    High Stress

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Tech, ERT Safety Officer  in  Hudson, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Equipment Tech, ERT Safety Officer in Hudson, MA

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

    Pros

    There are hundreds of opportunities all over the co.

    Cons

    Blistering system of enforced meritocracy, with unrealistic expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt a real meritocracy and get some better reviews of you ideas of GREAT PLACE TO WORK.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Intel is an interesting but can be very demanding place to work. Depends on the group

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people there and the projects can be interesting. The Hillsboro area is very nice to raise a family. There are a lot of things to do, beach is about an hour away and lot of places to go hiking, biking.

    Cons

    This is a fast pace place. Actually, it depends on the group that you get involved with. But most groups are pretty demanding, so working 65 hours a week is not unusual. It is hard to have a balance life when you don't have time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Rollercoaster ride

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Communications  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Communications in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Excellent medical/dental/vision benefits.
    Great opportunities for advancement if you are sophisticated at navigating a highly matrixed environment.
    Flexible vacation and sick time that really does honor family emergencies -- as long as it is a true emergency.

    Cons

    Extremely long working hours for mid-range pay for non-technical exempt workers.
    Too many levels of management for size of organization while cuts keep happening at the independent contributor level that makes for very, very long work days and the necessity to put time in on weekends.
    So much "process churn" that it feels like a constant rollercoaster ride.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and quite making over processes every 6 months just to justify your own job. Learn how to manage people and focus on becoming world class leaders not just world class at the product level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for, but limited opportunity for career advancement

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, manager understand when there's a conflict between work and life and usually are considerate.

    Cons

    It takes forever to get promoted no matter what you do. Internally there's sometimes unhealthy competition among competing groups which makes work tough and efficiency low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should work on providing a better path for personal growth, rather than peanut buttering.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Gray Walls

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    It is a tech company so you get decent pay and perks. Friendly people. Provides a clear path for career development

    Cons

    feels more like a traditional company with a lot of cubicles and lack of color and perks. Pretty slow development and innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Intel Chandler, Az

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits, pay, and fellow staff members

    Cons

    Poor Work Life Balance for the Mfg group

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Create your own work, hard to sell at times

    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to create your own work

    Cons

    Hard to sell at times as no place for R&D

  10.  

    About Intel

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Analog Design Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Here is the summary of Pros at Intel:
    - Good work infrastructure (there is support for tools, software,...)
    - The company is financially stable
    - Many learning opportunities are there (if they are given to you).

    Cons

    Here are the Cons of working at Intel:
    - Management is often very narrow-minded
    - The company is very stingy.
    - Too many reorganization in some departments.
    - The company is too paranoid about financial performance which starts to be destructive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    LTE technology Analyst

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    Current Employee - Technical Consultant  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Technical Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Get to Learn lot of advanced telecommunication protocols and wireless technologies

    Cons

    This particular job demands 90% relocation and lot of travel is involved during work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimum Salary $60,000/year has to be provided.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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