Intel Corporation

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not the Intel that it used to be

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Rio Rancho, NM

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of very smart people.

    Cons

    The environment in Intel is tough. Many companies have training programs for new employees, but training runs counter to Intel's culture. If you are new and trying to figure things out, no one will help you. You are expected to learn everything by yourself. Intel also has a habit of taking H1-B visa students who recently graduated and overworking them as much as possible. If you are a new graduate, do not come to Intel. There are much better companies.

    As a process engineer, work/life balance is non-existent. Process Engineers are on-call 24 hours per day, and it is very common to receive phone calls at 3 am. Intel refuses to hire shift engineers. The Rio Rancho plant is also being downsized, and 10% of the work force will be laid off in the fall of 2013.

    Intel claims that it has a 2 year lead on its competitors, but that's a lie. If Intel had a 2 year lead, why would they need to lay off 10% of their work force in Rio Rancho? If they had a 2 year lead, why are their chip sales 5% lower in 2013 compared to 2012? The reality is that Samsung and TSMC are dominating Intel in the cell phone and tablet markets. Intel has focused too much on laptops and PCs, and they have ignored cell phones and tablets. Now, Intel is 10 years behind in cell phones and tablets, and they refuse to consider new ideas, such as licensing their designs to third parties or making chips that aren't based on x86 architecture.

    If you are considering working at Intel, pay attention to what is happening right now. Intel does not have a realistic 10 year plan. I would not be surprised if Intel lays off more people within 10 years. Intel is shrinking, not growing. Intel is simply not adapting to changes fast enough, and upper management refuses to consider making changes to Intel's business philosophy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to make money in the tablet and cellphone areas, then you need to be flexible. Stop focusing on x86 architecture. Make a completely new low-power processor. Stop trying to make x86 low power; that will never work in the long-term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Poorly skilled managers. No longer a knowledge based company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Structured training.
    That's all I can think of.

    Cons

    Archaic old out-of-date Intel one-dimensional thinking culture.
    Green & Blue badge discrimination thingy is killing the company.
    Wrong hiring, promotion & staff retention criteria & strategy. Only ppl who follow the system are promoted. Technology, culture & innovation interrupters are cocooned up & pushed aside.
    Unwillingness to change biz model. Self harrakiri in this open globalized fast paced world.
    Poor raise, promotions, reward & benefits.
    Too many incompetent & inexperienced managers, red tape, paper work & redundant system.
    Politically debilitating manoeuvres while real issue remain unresolved.
    Short-sighted planning.
    Long working hours. Poor work life balance.
    Insistence usage of old legacy process, defectivity & metrology tools in the name of copy exact when process capability & windows are no longer robust.
    Missed out on many marts purely due to ego.
    Dwindling native mart share, ASP & yield.
    Going to be eclipsed in cash hoard, mart cap, yield, innovation, mart share & ASP in all segment by Europeans & Asian rivals pretty soon.
    Rampant over-capacity issues. Idling tools.
    No longer attract the best talent.
    Repeated program failures.
    Slow delivery & rampant delays.
    Headed the way of Nokia, RIM, HP, Dell & MSFT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sack 90% of all managers

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

    Call center type workplace with no respect or consideration for employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ocotillo, Maricopa, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Ocotillo, Maricopa, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Desert location means nice winters.

    Cons

    Once great innovative company has torpedoed its workplace, employees spend their days scrounging work spaces. No one has their own desk and there is a university library style atmosphere silent and stagnant. Management has turned against employees on every front of their work environment and do not listen to staff. I would not work here if you have a choice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees like humans not capital resources.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 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

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big Slow Company

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst Job Ever

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    There are much better places to work.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

    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
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    Slave labor conditions: MUST Read

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst experience working in the Tech Field

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation (less than a year)

    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

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