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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated September 10, 2014
Updated September 10, 2014
3,770 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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good learning, good people, unhealthy environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Everything 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 ManagementAdvice

    I 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intel career as a CW

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    Current Employee - Validation Technician  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Validation Technician in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Try 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very cold and backstabbing

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    Former Employee - Database Administrator  in  Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Database Administrator in Rio Rancho, NM

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The lunch room where we eat

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over, clean house and get rid of the backstabbers and dead weights.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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

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

    Pros

    You can put Intel on your resume

    Cons

    Everything. 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop keeping secrets, provide direction, lead by example, stop being hostile/bullying

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Present opportunities to be part in the forefront of leading technologies in computing industry

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    Former Employee - Design Component Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Design Component Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Got opportunity to work and get involve in new or current leading technologies in the computing industry.

    Cons

    Projects are huge and tasks are divided into too small making visibility of the whole project or architecture very short sighted. Big pictures are only available to very few. Plus it is cutthroat in getting good tasks or assignments. And then if you are unlucky, have to contend with managers that don't have any respect to the engineers that work for them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay but bad bosses

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay if you are lucky

    Cons

    Horrible 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 ManagementAdvice

    Shape it up and be honest and quit lying to get your way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad place to work for temps

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    Former Employee - Temp Office Worker  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Temp Office Worker in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    good experience. thats it. no other benefits

    Cons

    they are micromanagement nazis, they track every minute. no perks, no free stuff, temps are treated like crap, no chance of being hired full time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop tracking every minute for temps, it stirs anger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Horrible

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    I have nothing pro about this company

    Cons

    I was a contracter here for the IT division in santa clara. employees act like school teachers bullying contractors ; they do the same excel sheet job for 20 odd years and expect new joinees to learn it in 2 days .They insult you in the meetings,talk behind your back . This is one of the worst client I have ever worked for .They don't allow contracters to use their coffee machine too , wow penny piching management .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and be broad minded .

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    I often wonder how companies with such poor corporate culture can be so successful. I saw a lot of unhappiness there.

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Salary is good. Equipment needs are generally met. Most people working there were OK. The work presented few surprises.

    Cons

    Corporate environment sucks. My group would meet endlessly and never reach a plan or consensus. Meeting which should have never taken place at all (or could have been conducted in under of an hour) would last endlessly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get involved with your people. Like too many companies you'd offshore your work to satisfy your personal GREED.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    holding on to a dying ecosystem

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    They pay reasonably well; there are some pockets of excellence (but these are few).

    Cons

    Can't let go of the past....will not embrace change: transition to mobile; reduction of importance of microsoft; realization that they are a distant second in mobile where x86 ISA doesn't matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need technical competence, and it's severely lacking. Decision are made looking backward, not looking forwards.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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