Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.8 3,595 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

(656 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork(in 454 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 107 reviews)

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    Great first job,

    Component Design Engineer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsLearning a lot about hardware, working in a company that actually makes things, company is large but not completely mired in big-company thinking (probably due to the large amount of working managers), very flexible work hours. The people are really what make Intel great.

    ConsCafe is relatively expensive, training is a little sluggish (most person-to-person)

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

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    Don't let the size of it scare you off

    Business Analyst (Current Employee) Hillsboro, OR

    ProsPersonally I've been able to weather a number of general economic downturns at Intel by virtue of its size and stability. What it lacks in dynamism it makes up for with a deep well of resources that can see it through hard times. Also, because Intel is a big place, you can change jobs every couple of years internally without having to brave the waters of the open market. If you want to have a long career here, you can.

    If you work in an office role vs. a factory role you have wonderful work flexibility. The ability to work from home on a discretionary basis is literally game-changing for me. I would hesitate to work anywhere else that did not offer a similar policy.

    Sabbatical is a wonderful benefit (8 weeks paid time off every 7 years or 4 weeks paid every 4).

    ConsAll of the downsides associated with working at a big company -- the inefficiencies, excess management layers, the diffusion of purpose -- are present at Intel but are common "big company" issues and not special "Intel" issues. As long as you can tolerate this sort of big organization sclerosis you'll do fine at Intel.

    Intel is top-heavy from a management perspective, which limits your options for growth via promotion. You'll have to be content making lots of lateral moves.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople managers need to put more energy into developing career tracks for employees that don't involve making a jump to management. Employees want a sense of job progression tied to increasing benefits no matter what they do for a living. Intel sometimes leaves this too much in the employee's hands. Use the technical roles as a guide -- figure out how to simulate the "principal engineer" track in the non-technical fields.

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

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    Great company to work with. Lot of carrer development opportunities

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Hudson, MA

    ProsEmployees valued and work - life balance

    ConsSorry to se Hudson site closing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFun,energetic,young people all over the place , lively, cooperative

    ConsCan be really stressful, deadlines are tough

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Hillsboro, OR

    ProsI am proud of the conflict free materials we use to produce our chips. As an employee I've been given opportunities to grow that I don't think I'd get elsewhere. I'm encouraged to try new things and given the tools to succeed.

    ConsIt's a large company so you really need to own your development.

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

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    Best experience of my life

    Human Resources Manager (Current Employee) Hillsboro, OR

    Prosamazing collection of talent and resources. Lots of resources. great environment. employees are very spoiled and have a sense of entitlement, it feels amazing to be a part of the rich, winning team. Pay is excellent, development is excellent.

    Consbureaucracy. Finance penny pinches and controls management decisions. Intel might spend 100k buying out someone that is being laid off, but in the same quarter will cut team building budgets from $20 a head to "try potlucks" and similar things. It breeds a frugal culture, but is often very silly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't count on middle management to get your messaging right, or to tell you what is really going on. They all want your jobs.

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

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    Great place to work

    Intel Intern (Current Employee) Hillsboro, OR

    ProsThe cubes are spacious and the company give you everything you need to get started the very first day. Time is flexible and the work is enjoyable.

    ConsSome people don't like the idea of working in a cube. Getting access to everything takes a while.

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

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

    Intel Corporation Global Employer Branding responded to this review

    Jul 15, 2014

    Glad you enjoy the "spacious cubes"! :-) I too am optimistic about the outlook of the company, our earnings report today didn't hurt either!
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    Sr. Programmer - Telecommunications / Infrastructure

    Senior Programmer (Former Employee) Folsom, CA

    ProsGreat people to work with, many different projects

    ConsPutting up with R&R process

    Advice to Senior ManagementProvide more employee training and consulting

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

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    good company with good benefits including work-life balance

    Technical Project Manager (Current Employee) Phoenix, AZ

    Prosgreat benefits, RSU, bonus and work-life balance

    Conssometimes a bureaucratic nightmare

    Advice to Senior Managementinvest more in wearable and phones SOC

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

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    Great place to work if you have good manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsAll tool to be succesfull

    Consif you have wrong manager run away

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