Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 503 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 135 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 184 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 111 reviews)

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  1. 5 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

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than an 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
  2. 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst experience working in the Tech Field

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation (less than an 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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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not my preferred place to work

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

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

    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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

    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
  7. 2 people 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

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

    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
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    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

    Cons

    ESPP 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 ManagementAdvice

    no need to give advice, they can't/won't do anything..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Process Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long 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 ManagementAdvice

    The new CEO should fix the R&D enviroment, too many bullies, too many overworked employees.

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    regretting being here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reactive mindset
    Micromanagement is not common
    Decent pay
    Opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Tech leaders are very territorial and exclusionary
    Red tape and cronyism stifles patents and innovation
    Lots of committees routinely slow down ideas and initiatives
    Middle management is all about status-quo, rewards those who don't rock the boat
    Bad behaviors go unpunished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make processes transparent. Get rid of an excess of "need to know basis"
    Apply feedback from lower rungs in annual reviews of higher rungs
    Foster innovation by removing hurdles to new ideas.
    Intel needs energy, optimism, and much less random paranoia

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Process Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Salary, stable, new carpet and paint.

    Cons

    Compartmentalize employee. Arrogance, Type of work very bad. "PHD Technician or PHD = Technician"Upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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