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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
3,697 Reviews

3.8
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mobile Communications Engineering Roles

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer  in  North Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Engineer in North Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Big Company with good salary and benefits
    Free Coffee and Fruits

    Cons

    Terrible for your long term career. Pigeon hole into one element. Cultures terrible. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    As a Senior Thermal Validation Engineer I created embedded tests for the ATOM processor.

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    Former Employee - Senior Thermal Validation Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Thermal Validation Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Good benefits
    I can't think of any thing that is positive about the company. They highly discriminate against their people.

    Cons

    Extremely higher than normal pressure, no recognition for performance and always being treated poorly

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Big Slow Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    You get to meet new people.

    Cons

    Review period is useless and you only get a 1% raise year over year, even though cost of living is ~3% every year. Little room for promotion. They are very wishy washy. Some groups will pay for your MBA without question, and some groups won't even pay for your flight to an important conference. The workforce is very old and still stuck in the old way of thinking. Morale is very low and useful programs and projects get squashed by management and other projects that will have no impact get put into place instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being selfish. Let your employees be creative and create solutions that will actually work and not solutions from 6 years ago.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Worst Job Ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great pay and people every where

    Cons

    Youre just a number not a person

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Know your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    There are much better places to work.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hillsboro, OR

    Pros

    Decent benefits, but you will work hard for them.

    Cons

    Long hours, one screw up ruins your whole career, way too many type A personalities, very political environment. Managers worried only about climbing the ladder and how their next review will look.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so over reactive to every little thing. Stop paying so much attention to what degree an employee has and start letting those with talent lead.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Slave labor conditions: MUST Read

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work on cutting edge tools and technologies.

    Cons

    Extremely poor work life balance. To max. the profits squeeze the entry level engineers. Managers want 24 X 7 coverage from same employee. The only way you get leave is if you are sick/ burnout / take leave. Frequent on call coverage. wokring on late wekenights/ weekends. Beginners beware and stay away. you have been warned. Gullible international graduate stundets are ready to take up any job after graduating and are the largest demography in this job role. Even though you are hired for shift 1 (40 hours per week) but it is onlky on paper. In reality it will be minimum 60 hours...and beyond since you are hired as an exempt and your hours dont.. count..You OWN the tool and Intel OWNS you . work permeates every aspect of your life...
    Process engineers are considered expendable assets since if one leaves there are hundreds in line to replace..huge attrition rate in the fab roles. There is no uniform structure or system for training. most of the training is on the run. Money can be a driving factor only for so long. No proper feedback.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Completely insensitive. Since many managers went through the same hell...they dont care.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst experience working in the Tech Field

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Free fruit and vitamin water.

    Cons

    This is a review of the Westpark in Redmond, WA location. The area where I worked was extremely unorganized, being run by an employee that has no regard for the process of finding/fixing issues. There are no processes or procedures in place so it's a shoot-by-your-hip stressful environment. Employees were unfriendly and unwilling to help and often gave the impression that everyone who works there hates their job. Backstabbing and micromanaging is a consistent problem there as well. Also this place is not 'woman' friendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look closely at who you hired to run your most current projetct and put some procedures into place so there is a reference to how things should be.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not a great company to work at.

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    Current Employee - Validation Technician  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Validation Technician in Folsom, CA

    Pros

    Clean, Certain techs do very good work.

    Cons

    Green Badges "Temps" or "Contingent Workers" are shut out of any and all Intel parties/programs/events. As a veteran I tried to attend their veteran event and was turned away because my badge wasn't blue. The Actual workers for Intel "Blue Badges" talk down on green badges. EXTREMELY one sided racial ratio. Nobody speaks English unless they have to. Very poor security, people walk out with items in their purse/luggage all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who can actually speak and read English fluently.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Not my preferred place to work

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Pay is better than it first appears.

    Cons

    Micromanaged, too many middle managers, poor morale, sweat shop but they tell you it isn't, try to manipulate people's lifestyles...once you get into an organization they do not let you out unless medically required. Require you to "flex" your hours instead of paying overtime on days off for cost savings.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of 80% middle layers of management.

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

    Run...it's a trap!!! It sounds like a dream job but it's NOT!!!!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Salary is ok. Work locations were great. So-so salad bars in the cafeterias. Good on campus perks: health clinic, spa... Good social atmosphere.

    Cons

    Big. Dumb. Slow. Stupid. Old. It turned out to be just like all the other big megalopolis engineering companies. Disappointed to see the total lack of innovative thinking. Horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible, horrible management. Surprisingly more of a traditional corporate culture than a innovative "techie" culture. Heed my warning and stay way. If you can go work somewhere else then please by all means do so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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