Intel Corporation
3.8 of 5 3,559 reviews
www.intel.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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83% Approve of the CEO

Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

(635 ratings)

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    Good company, lots of politics

    Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Folsom, CA

    ProsExcellent engineering skills, upper management is open and honest about strategy, industry, etc.
    Most engineers are very good at their job, and are very dedicated. The entire company is very tech-centric. I've worked at companies that aren't this way, and it is refreshing to see upper management really understand the tech industry.

    ConsLots of politics! Also, middle management seems to have a hard time accepting that the Intel way of doing things is no longer the universal way. There tends to be a lot of people there that think that the rest of the world is waiting for Intel to produce something before it will buy it. Trouble is, that's no longer the case. Lots of internal politics, also. A poorly worded email at the wrong time can kill your entire yearly review.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time to modernize procedures! Intel is badly behind in the tech world and needs to catch up. Upper management seems to be trying, but there is still too many middle managers that still push the old Intel way of doing things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great technology, strong brand but company size matters!

    Director of Marketing (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsIntel is a juggernaut in the corporate technology world and a recognized brand. Have competitive salaries with great benefits (health, RSU) and a 60 day paid sabbatical program for all FT employees after 7 years of service. A lot of opportunity to switch positions and try new technologies and markets. When you have a strong manager and a fun and creative team...it's a great place to work

    ConsToo big for it's own good...you become a number and it's difficult to make a big impact. Can easily get lost in the crowd and not enough financial or career motivation to work extra to get ahead...complacency is rampant because of the benefits. Too many internal promotions to middle managers with direct report responsibility who should not be handling people's careers. Intel losing big time in mobile and consumers don't see Intel as a relevant company despite what management thinks and the kool-aide they serve. Office politics are increasing and end up spending more time and energy internally rather than on customers or growing market share.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGreater scrutiny to how they promote internally to give people direct report responsibilities. Too many managers should not be allowed in their role which only creates a toxic environment. Invest and innovate as much as possible to win in mobile...Intel is losing and not relevant yet and has a ton of work to do. At the entrance to Intel's HQ office says..."innovation is everything"...it's time to live up to that belief.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company to work for, Amazingly talented people

    Engineering Leader (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Pros- Very open / candid culture
    - Very talented people (world class experts on the topic at hand)
    - Management open to moving people around, so you get diverse sets of experiences

    Cons- Currently (mid 2014) uncertain future. This poses a challenge on many levels throughout the corporation
    - "Pie" is not growing, so politics is
    - Like any large company, it all depends on your manager. So be sure to pay a lot of attention to who you are reporting to. Within the company, your experience will vary a lot

    Advice to Senior Management- Allow more experimental culture (and less process driven)
    - Take some aggressive action to remove the perception of "empire building" and growth based on political connections

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Quite happy here

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Hillsboro, OR

    ProsGreat place to work. The people are engaging, but it depends on the group that hires you.

    ConsIntel has a large company atmosphere. All presentations and project plans are coordinated by creating Power Point presentations

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to work with a lot of challenges ahead in the mobile market

    Design Automation Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat work life balance, relaxed environment, good rewards and pay (not the most competitive in the sector)

    ConsManagement is sometimes can be clueless. Company is struggling to win in the mobile market.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great work life balance and friendly working environment

    Marketing Specialist (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople are generally willing to help.
    Good work life balance.
    Good benefit.

    ConsCompany really prefer senior professionals. Really not many opportunities for junior people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Place to Build On

    Operations Manager (Current Employee)
    North Sacramento, CA

    ProsGreat History, great learning grounds, great benefits, average pay, fast culture - Lots of meetings, Many very smart people with great experience.

    ConsLots of political challenges, some areas do not allow for work-life balance, Still a bit old fashioned.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the business your focus, get more in tune with the middle management, get back to some of the core values. Bring in new blood from outside.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good but limited internship opportunities

    Graduate Technical (Former Employee)
    Albuquerque, NM

    Proscasual culture. freedom. good pay and benefits.

    Consbureaucracy, limited access to the real work, work can be boring and lack of stimulant

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee)
    Chandler, AZ

    ProsStable, good culture, nice people around

    Conshard to promote, it's hard to learn things through work

    Advice to Senior Managementdo good training to your employee

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome

    Scrum Master/Assistant PMOS (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsHello Everyone .. Nice Good Environment and best facility one of the kind.

    ConsTight Schedule and not much negative vibes nor N/A.

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