Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated August 3, 2015
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
Brian M. Krzanich
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance (in the right groups with the right managers) (in 528 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work with the cutting edge technology (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • In manufacturing - brutal work/life balance (in 195 reviews)

  • Can be difficult in decision making (in 113 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Not such a great place to work - especially if you are an admin!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Administrative Assistant in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent salary, great benefits and café onsite.

    Cons

    No offices means admins having to book conference rooms, no break areas on each floor (have to go down to first floor for water/coffee/tea which is a hassle if you are on the top floor of a six story building) and no dedicated transportation system which is strange considering all the big tech companies such as Google, Yahoo and Apple have them. Admins are frequently asked to do things that are beyond the scope of reasonable requests. Since the company has a seven day a week work environment, admins will find that their managers want them to work on evenings and weekends. You can try to set boundaries but you have to stand firm or they will run over them. Also, it seems that it is okay to have managers who will intimidate and terrorize thinking they are helping you learn but in fact are actually creating an unprofessional and extremely stressful environment. One last thing, while there may be great benefits, you will find it hard to use them as management frowns upon admins leaving early, coming in late or working from home when you have medical appointments. Everyone else seems to have that flexibility but the admins do not.

    Advice to Management

    Take better care of your admins so they are motivated to help take better care of you. Add in more incentives such as yearly stock option rewards for good service. Also, don't put your new to Intel admins with overly difficult managers. Give the admin time to learn Intel's processes and procedures.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Human Resources area

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to have the experience

    Cons

    RACIST, they talk about diversity but the people working there are the most anti-diverse ever known. RUDE, you would say hi to them or ask them a question and they wouldn't answer. No room for advancement for young people. They do not tolerate noise and i can keep going ...Even the CEO is making a great job promoting diversity at the workplace, unfortunately that word does not exist in the employees dictionary.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Staff Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Health benefits; Paid Sabbatical

    Cons

    No Transparency; Performance review solely based on manager's preference

    Advice to Management

    BK laid off many talented long-time employees who's in their 40s, senior position, had taken leave. The worst thing is that those people are labeled as "no rehire ever after". Those employees have been contributing to Intel if they survive that long. Do you really need to destroy their career (not only at Intel but also outside as the information leaked to the public) Who will hire those people labeled as "bottom"? Do you trust those people who gave them bad ratings? Have you communicated clearly to managers about stock level grant is equivalent to performance ratings? A "Successful" rating is not really "successful" under your newly defined category!


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  5. Second class Contractor

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Creative Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Creative Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    Lots of blue stuff. Covered parking.

    Cons

    Must pay for coffee that is free to blue badge Intel employees.

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue about human needs.


  6. Helpful (1)

    The worst place to work...

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    • 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


  7. Very political place

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people with some good employee perks

    Cons

    Very political place, not a true meritocracy as much as they like to think


  8. Helpful (1)

    good

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analog Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Analog Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great place to work leading edge technology

    Cons

    time to market is bad need to bring innovation rather than focussing on time to market

    Advice to Management

    stop beuracracy good people are leaving


  9. Helpful (1)

    No clear direction, team charter, roles or responsibilities - one big mess

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive. Work/life balance in my team is also good since there are no deadlines or other commitments, just reference designs that have no identified customer.

    Cons

    Archaic processes, tools and ways of working. Bloated teams with no decision-makers until 3 org levels up makes it very hard to get anything moving forward. The loudest people get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stay with it. Get rid of the redundant teams and useless middle managers (mostly Indian men). Get rid of the stack ranking system that inhibits any collaboration between teams and team members, and makes people hire less competent employees than themselves for the sake of job security. Make sure anyone in a management position has taken some management and leadership training so they don't have to yell so hard all the time.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Intel Media is a subsidiary of Intel Corporation. Horrible place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    You can put Intel on your resume

    Cons

    Everything. Such a dysfunctional workplace. No direction is ever provided by senior management. Senior management thinks they are the 'king of the castle' and impose fear and intimidation tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Stop keeping secrets, provide direction, lead by example, stop being hostile/bullying


  11. Helpful (1)

    Present opportunities to be part in the forefront of leading technologies in computing industry

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Design Component Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Design Component Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Got opportunity to work and get involve in new or current leading technologies in the computing industry.

    Cons

    Projects are huge and tasks are divided into too small making visibility of the whole project or architecture very short sighted. Big pictures are only available to very few. Plus it is cutthroat in getting good tasks or assignments. And then if you are unlucky, have to contend with managers that don't have any respect to the engineers that work for them.



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