Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    The worst place to work...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Microprocessor Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Microprocessor Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Sabbatical, Health, Retirement Although Work-Life balance is advertised, it is impossible to maintain. It's either work or life :(

    Cons

    Extremely bad people managers. All the good people managers are suppressed and only technical proficiency is stressed as a managerial criterion. So the employees get shafted in the long run and are not looked after.

    Advice to Management

    Get your blinders off!! The employees are your most important asset. If you neglect to man-manage, you drain your "brain".

    Intel Corporation Response

    Apr 21, 2015 – Talent Branding Solutions Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Happily Intel realizes the critical role our managers play. A new program was just kicked off in Q1 focusing on equipping our entry-level & mid-level managment with ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Can be technically challenging, but you will be treated like crap

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The work - when you are allowed to do it - can be quite challenging.

    Cons

    Be prepared to be jammed into - if you are lucky - a 6x6 cube with 4ft walls. No privacy, no ability to concentrate. Be prepared for too many middle managers who are all too busy trying to justify their existence and pay rate, and therefore make tons of pointless busywork. Be prepared for hardline positions that are supposed to be based on data, but are really based on fiefdoms and a fear of people being discovered as incompetent decision makers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your engineers before what few outstanding ones you have get up and leave. You cannot replace the talent that is draining to all your competitors fast enough to stop the loss of key knowledge. Engineers are not sales/marketing people, and are not interchangeable. Domain expertise cannot be replaced.


  3. I was cnc machinist there a lot of electronic work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Glendale, CA
    Current Employee - Electronics Technician in Glendale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very high tech company with educated people that works there i had good time in that company and they laid me off beacuse of oil price

    Cons

    i worked with some of very high tech and new cnc machine in destech corporation i was fit with my education and experince in electronic

    Advice to Management

    they work with just oil company and this is weakness form that company beacuse oil prices chenges every time and they are should find more costomers to be more succesful


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Intel lost the glamour ? Not a fun place to work anymore.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Some stability but not lately

    Cons

    Management misconduct, Ethics issues, cover up of safety and quality issues, management "image" more important than company interests. Ethics forgot from management vocabulary, lack of innovation, creative thinking forbidden, "sausage factory" mindset. Recommend other industries.

    Advice to Management

    Send the elevator down don't hold it, clean up the middle and senior management from non-effective elements, return to basics by valuing people more than equipment. Drive Ethics by example as a key company value.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Don't take a D1DR process engineering position. Really - it isn't worth it.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Process Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The base salary is competitive. That is about it. Maybe free fruit? But the pay really isn't worth the pain. It really sucks.

    Cons

    Slavery. 24/7 oncall and you will get called. Not enough technicians or engineers on any shift to get everything done. ZERO work life "effectiveness." You want a life/free time? TOO BAD. Regularly work 80-100HPW. Intel claims to "pay marginal and bonus high" this isn't true. Also - new hires regularly make more than engineers with 3-4 years of experience. New hire salaries increase with cost of living. "Standard" raises for successful employees do not. Only reason to take/keep this job would be if you needed a green card.

    Advice to Management

    Pay less and hire more engineers and technicians for all factory operations across all 4 shifts. The quest for lowering headcount has drained all the talented/intelligent employees from your company. I want out asap.


  7. Worker Beware!

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    benefits are not bad, people you work with are pretty knowledgeable, pay is middle of the road.

    Cons

    Almost no chance for advancement, no standardization on anything, very top heavy and cumbersome as far as getting anything done, way too many non productive meetings, Actions do not meet company standards...anywhere.

    Advice to Management

    You need to work at keeping your good employees, rather than replacing them with cheaper unknown new hires, especially if they are disabled, decorated Veterans such as myself. Shame on you!


  8. Sweat Shop

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You'll never get bored here.

    Cons

    Read the title of this review.


  9. Mixed bag

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Disclaimer: This is a very large company so my experience may not be the experience of others Pros: 1) Well-known name, looks good on your resume

    Cons

    Disclaimer: This is a very large company so my experience may not be the experience of others Cons: 1) No work life balance in the fab. Long hours. Expected to always be "on call" on weekends, nights. Cannot plan vacations because you will probably be called in at last minute. 2) Forced employee ranking system, decided mostly on politics and your relationship with your manager rather than objective performance. This makes your coworkers your competitors and they are loath to help you especially if you are new in your job as you are their competitor. They even have yearly "attrition goals" 3) Not much time given to training. You are responsible for your own training and pestering other people (your coworkers/competitors) to train you. 4) You are entirely at the mercy of your manager re: looking for other jobs within the company.

    Advice to Management

    The ranking and rating system is a silent cancer killing workplace collaboration.


  10. internship

    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    Pros

    good food at dining area

    Cons

    project was software project manager was a chemical engineer major...


  11. Political minefield

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Validation Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Validation Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary is good, as is the knowledge gained by working on cutting edge technology.

    Cons

    Must change positions every 2-3 years or risk bad reviews. Archaic forced distribution ranking system creates a competitive atmosphere with little motivation for teamwork.



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