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

Review Highlights

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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    Big Slow Company

    Project Manager (Current Employee) Chandler, AZ

    ProsYou get to meet new people.

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

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

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    Worst Job Ever

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat pay and people every where

    ConsYoure just a number not a person

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your people

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

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    There are much better places to work.

    Operations Manager (Current Employee) Hillsboro, OR

    ProsDecent benefits, but you will work hard for them.

    ConsLong 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 Senior ManagementStop 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.

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

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    Slave labor conditions: MUST Read

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Hillsboro, OR

    ProsChallenging and interesting work on cutting edge tools and technologies.

    ConsExtremely 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 Senior ManagementCompletely insensitive. Since many managers went through the same hell...they dont care.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst experience working in the Tech Field

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFree fruit and vitamin water.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementLook 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not my preferred place to work

    Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) Chandler, AZ

    ProsPay is better than it first appears.

    ConsMicromanaged, 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 Senior ManagementGet rid of 80% middle layers of management.

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

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    Not a great company to work at.

    Validation Technician (Current Employee) Folsom, CA

    ProsClean, Certain techs do very good work.

    ConsGreen 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 Senior ManagementHire people who can actually speak and read English fluently.

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

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

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Chandler, AZ

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

    ConsBig. 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 Senior ManagementGrow up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good employer if you just want a stable job at a much lower salary

    Component Design Engineer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Pros#1 semiconductor company
    comparatively longer project durations hence somewhat relaxed work environment
    stable job if you work in big group
    mostly good work-life balance unless you don't get along with your manager

    ConsESPP went from 10% salary to 5% salary
    bonuses were at industry median.. now going down
    focals/raises are a joke.. recent averages : 1%, 2%, 1%.. expect to be at or below average if you dont know how to play politics and can't kiss your manager's ***

    Advice to Senior Managementno need to give advice, they can't/won't do anything..

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

     

    Senior Process Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsR&D is quite fast and great for fast learning.
    Very smart people.

    ConsLong hours (60+ in a good week)
    Salary (could be better for the long hours)
    Managers (most don't care about employee overworked, some are very bullies)
    Lack of respect (from managers to engineers, it comes down from the top thought)

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe new CEO should fix the R&D enviroment, too many bullies, too many overworked employees.

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