Intel Corporation
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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated Mar 22, 2014
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74% Approve of the CEO

Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

(80 ratings)

74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    good

    Analog Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosgreat place to work
    leading edge technology

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

    Advice to Senior Managementstop beuracracy
    good people are leaving

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Designer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsPay 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.

    ConsArchaic 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 Senior ManagementPick 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.

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

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsYou can put Intel on your resume

    ConsEverything. 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 Senior ManagementStop keeping secrets, provide direction, lead by example, stop being hostile/bullying

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

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

    Design Component Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

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

    ConsProjects 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.

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

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    Horrible

    Systems Analyst (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsI have nothing pro about this company

    ConsI was a contracter here for the IT division in santa clara. employees act like school teachers bullying contractors ; they do the same excel sheet job for 20 odd years and expect new joinees to learn it in 2 days .They insult you in the meetings,talk behind your back . This is one of the worst client I have ever worked for .They don't allow contracters to use their coffee machine too , wow penny piching management .

    Advice to Senior ManagementGrow up and be broad minded .

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

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    I often wonder how companies with such poor corporate culture can be so successful. I saw a lot of unhappiness there.

    Senior Staff Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsSalary is good. Equipment needs are generally met. Most people working there were OK. The work presented few surprises.

    ConsCorporate environment sucks. My group would meet endlessly and never reach a plan or consensus. Meeting which should have never taken place at all (or could have been conducted in under of an hour) would last endlessly.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet involved with your people. Like too many companies you'd offshore your work to satisfy your personal GREED.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    holding on to a dying ecosystem

    Principal Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThey pay reasonably well; there are some pockets of excellence (but these are few).

    ConsCan't let go of the past....will not embrace change: transition to mobile; reduction of importance of microsoft; realization that they are a distant second in mobile where x86 ISA doesn't matter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou need technical competence, and it's severely lacking. Decision are made looking backward, not looking forwards.

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

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    the company is full of free riders

    Software Developer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosyou can learn how large teams function. You also get to learn project management, SDLC and decision making through observation.

    ConsWrong people working in wrong positions. Performance is not measured properly. Everything is about how well you play politics and manage to get other people to do your work. Many arrogant bullies don't do anything and they are getting paid for giving a hard time to those who are working hard.

    Advice to Senior Managementidentify and get rid of the people who are not doing anything but playing politics and bullying others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Not the company it once was

    Staff Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsThe bonuses are nice. Eight week paid sabbaticals every 7 years

    ConsProjects are too often cancelled. Workers are not valued. Comany lacks a good direction

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

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    Engineering Intern (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsNot much pressure, Relatively good salary

    ConsNot creative, Not professional people, Not many worthwhile events and activities for interns, Not clear vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers should have more knowledge of technology and clear visions

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

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