Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.8 3,609 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

(661 ratings)

82% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Intel = no meritocracy

    Director (Current Employee) Portland, OR

    Prosflexibility, seasoned mgmt as far as moors law is concerned

    Consknow nothing else. whole company is ruled by ethnographers, and the company still does not have a clue what end user ex or end to end solutions mean, lack of meritocracy, offers me too things often too late

    Advice to Senior Managementstop fighting fires and spend more time planning, know what is really happening in your org, make culture more inclusive, people exploit their relationships/culture to ensure others are not heard, half hour 1:1 culture sucks, people keep jumping from one meeting to next w/o knowing he issues

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    SST Manufacturing Technician D1C-LTD Cut-throat, dog-eat-dog, politically driven not lead by quality or results.

    Tech Support - Logic Technology Development (Former Employee) Hillsboro, OR

    ProsHousehold name employer, most think you're a rocket-scientist for working there simply by the Intel name, "as if" intel stands for "intelligence" and they invented the microchip, but they know nothing of semiconductor industry. In truth there are 100's of semiconductor companies who treat their employees much better, are more stable and some are even more profitable and offer a wide range of opportunities that cannot be found at Intel.

    ConsPeople who work on the front-lines of manufacturing where the money is made are treated like second-class citizens while non-value-added positions like management, administrative, instructional designers, human resources, finance are spoiled and don't have a clue what hard work really is, they are snobbish and disconnected from reality.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou're not as smart as you think you are. Your courses on diversity and ethics are ironic considering you bribed your customers (HP & Dell) to buy your products and not your competitor's (AMD- which were better at the time). you'll have to get real about selling antiquated x386 architecture in a modern, globally industrialized world where microprocessors are now a commodity. Missed the mobile market because you couldn't see it passing you by, like Xerox missed the Alto computer -when Steve Jobs took it!! You're day is coming intel you were laughable in the 1970's and you will be laughable again in the near future. Poor Oregonians, none of them want to work there so Intel recruits from unknowing out of state college grads who think they've made it BIG at In-Hell.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThey have a nice cafeteria

    ConsVery difficult to understand non-native workers.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Your success at intel depends on your boss...almost entirely

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Rio Rancho, NM

    ProsGreat people, good equipment, opportunities to work overseas

    ConsWith the recent policy changes, some departments work over 70hrs/week with little or no recognition. Your success is up to your boss. Friends of the managers are promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward who actually improves and sustains the process. Upper management needs to spend actual time in each department to be aware of what is ACTUALLY going on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    No clear direction, team charter, roles or responsibilities - one big mess

    Senior Designer (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsPay and benefits are competitive. Work/life balance in my team is also good since there are no deadlines or other commitments, just reference designs that have no identified customer.

    ConsArchaic processes, tools and ways of working. Bloated teams with no decision-makers until 3 org levels up makes it very hard to get anything moving forward. The loudest people get promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPick a direction and stay with it. Get rid of the redundant teams and useless middle managers (mostly Indian men). Get rid of the stack ranking system that inhibits any collaboration between teams and team members, and makes people hire less competent employees than themselves for the sake of job security. Make sure anyone in a management position has taken some management and leadership training so they don't have to yell so hard all the time.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good learning, good people, unhealthy environment

    Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) Folsom, CA

    ProsEverything has a process, Intel University, smart people there who will mentor you, fast-paced and challenging. Used to be a metric driven company

    ConsEverything has a process... one of my peers told me 'Intel is where fun goes to die.' I would add... 'and where creativity goes to die.' A student once told me 'why would I work at Intel- it's just a bunch of type A people pissing on each other all day.' Pretty accurate. The culture actually draws out the absolute the worst type A behaviors in people there but of course, it is accepted since the hope is it also draws out the best type A behaviors- long hours, internal competition and confrontation on every little thing

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am glad you have an engineering CEO again. Get back to metric driven decision making. Dont make it so managers have to break/undo something and put it back together to get a good review. Promote people there with high EQ and humanity so everyone doesnt just feel like some widget in a process. Remove RIsk Taking from your values. You know it iisnt true. Everyone there is absolutely terrified to take any risk in case it should fail in any way. The one phrase I heard there most was- fly below the radar and move internally to a new position every year, if possible. Figure out how to reward the good type A behaviors but severely punish the bad type A behaviors

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very cold and backstabbing

    Database Administrator (Former Employee) Rio Rancho, NM

    ProsThe lunch room where we eat

    ConsSeveral, nit pickings unable to work like adults more of a school child like environment.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart over, clean house and get rid of the backstabbers and dead weights.

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    Intel Media is a subsidiary of Intel Corporation. Horrible place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsYou can put Intel on your resume

    ConsEverything. Such a dysfunctional workplace. No direction is ever provided by senior management. Senior management thinks they are the 'king of the castle' and impose fear and intimidation tactics.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop keeping secrets, provide direction, lead by example, stop being hostile/bullying

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intel career as a CW

    Validation Technician (Current Employee) Chandler, AZ

    ProsThey really do take care of their own employees, they can take 2 -3 hour lunches, and they pay themselves pretty well!

    ConsHorrible place to work if you are a temp employee, they are a little behind in technology, and they do NOT care about your personal life or family.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry reading your temp employees resumes when you hire them. You might find out that they have more skills and education than you or your perm employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good pay but bad bosses

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat benefits, great pay if you are lucky

    ConsHorrible management, very cliquey, corruptness, no support for employees in time of need. All this is my assessment and opinion but not a great place to work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShape it up and be honest and quit lying to get your way.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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