Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated September 28, 2014
Updated September 28, 2014
3,804 Reviews
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 499 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 134 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 180 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Field Sales
    Current Employee - Field Sales

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

    Pros

    Solid total compensation and tremendous benefits. Only company I know of that still offers a sabbatical program for every employee. We had significant healthcare costs over the last year and never had to worry about more than the deductible. Low turnover is a reflection that they treat employees well. Work/life balance is great in sales, part of the benefit of having only a few thousand salespeople driving $60B in revenue.

    Cons

    Low turnover also means few opportunities to move up and highly skilled people all competing for those positions. The culture has waned over the years, but the stated values of constructive confrontation, regular 1:1's with your manager, and assumed responsibility are as good as they come. The CEO actually looks at statistics on the frequency of employees badging in (versus working from home). T&E budgets have gotten ridiculously tight since he came into the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re institute the old R&R where you get rid of the bottom 5%.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Wow! what a great company never saw its equal in the semiconductor industry

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician  in  Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Rio Rancho, NM

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

    Pros

    One of the best companies I have ever worked for in my life.

    Cons

    stay on top of your projects and always look to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After seeing whats out there don't loose the team spirit keep the Intel culture alive.. it is special and will keep you world leaders

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Strategy is excellent job!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Super interesting and diverse position

    Cons

    lots of "fire-fighting" mode all the time

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  5.  

    I spent 24 years as an employee at Intel and it was the most exciting job I have had

    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, sabbaticals and new skills training.

    Cons

    New managers are not trained as well as 10 years ago
    Values are not in the forefront and was part of what made Intel special

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce values by encouraging and supporting them.
    Put new managers thru mandatory training classes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intellectually stimulating. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategy and Product Planning Manager  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Strategy and Product Planning Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    You are working with the best and brightest people on the planet. The culture demands total intellectual honesty and an impersonal and constructive approach to confronting issues and staying ahead of changes. There is never a dull moment there. There are also so many avenues for personally and professionally growing in your knowledge of the industry and in functional areas as well. Also, the compensation package is excellent especially if the stock is doing well.

    Cons

    Intel can make being innovative difficult as it will pull and shut down projects before they hardly get going. You have to be comfortable with it and with changing course or direction on a moment's notice. It is not a terribly structured environment in terms of reporting lines. Working in the business development, strategy and/or marketing areas requires a lot of cross-divisional effort with lots of travel between Intel sites to make sure any program or product is sufficiently serviced and coordinated. That requires a lot of travel and effort. Work-life balance does suffer as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow women to have a family. If you are a star performer you need to make sure there is an avenue where top performing females can opt out of full time for a year or so to slow it down and not get hammered in ranking and rating sessions. Allow part time to be part time and do not evaluate a part time employee against a full time peer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Great culture and coworkers were wonderful.

    Cons

    Demanding management team and time off policies

  8.  

    It's been great.

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician  in  Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Rio Rancho, NM

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

    Pros

    Excellent perks, company bonuses and PTO.

    Cons

    Unstable company outlook. Much competition from international manufacturing facilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow for more advancement opportunities in areas with high seniority saturation. Require engineering staff to have hands-on experience in manufacturing facility to improve employee relations and productivity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Both challenging and rewarding working environement

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    Current Employee - Senior Analyst  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Analyst in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefit package is very competitive compared to similar companies. Intel has robust training regime for both new hire and seasoned staff. Great emphasis on work-life balance.

    Cons

    It's a very competitive environment-hence survivor of the fittest. It can be stressful for people who are not comfortable in a competitive working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most senior people have been with the company for 10+ years. A very good resource but at time can be an impediment to adopting new ideas

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Excellent opportunities and great total pay package

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Columbia, SC

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

    Pros

    Great co-works - some of the smartest in the world. The benefits and pay are very good. I especially like the 8 week sabbatical every 7 years. Plenty of opportunities for growth and leadership. Strong company values. It's a place you can be proud to work at.

    Cons

    A lot of cross-site / cross-geo teams. This has pros and cons but definitely impacts work life balance. Travel opportunities abound.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Component design engineering intern at intel

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    It is a great place for interning. The people are supportive, it was a learning experience. An individual has ample opportunities to grow. work culture it nice.

    Cons

    Internal politics is hard to get by. Pay is average.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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