Intel Corporation
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Updated Mar 26, 2014
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72% Approve of the CEO

Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

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74% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Becoming a nightmare of backstabbing paranoid asskissers

Marketing Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsTechnology industry, pays better than non-tech companies in the area.

ConsAbsolutely no teamwork or collaboration. Everything is a zero sum game - for me to do well, someone else has to do poorly, reality be damned. It's becoming less and less about how competent people are, and much more about who's ass you kiss, and who you are friends outside of work with.

Advice to Senior ManagementActually follow through on the words you use. It not a meritocracy when we are told that we have to accept "what the tool spits out" instead of actually rewarding good employees. Also instead of continuing to promote people to management simply because they are good contributors, maybe you actually promote and reward people for developing employees and being a good manager.

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

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Large bureaucratic corporation, little room for growth and lack of excitement/challenge

Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than a year

Pros- Cushy job
- Flexible schedule

ConsImprovements required:
- Pay people competitively
- Focus on talent rather than headcount
- Reward talent
- Improve perks
- Emphasize and drive towards dynamic, tangible goals rather than static line items
- Make documentation a central part of any project
- Fight to keep good employees. Anything less is demoralizing

Advice to Senior Management- Reduce the layers of management
- Middle and upper management must interact with individual contributors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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company which is heading for extinction

Architect (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

Prosbig company which was a tech leader in last decade

Constoo bureaucratic
toxic culture
every manager is territorial

Advice to Senior Managementchange the culture

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

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Hierarchy and politics

Finance (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros-make excellent products
-very smart people
-working level people are typically great to work with

Cons-leaders have big egos and aren't good at listening to input from below
-senior leaders spend too much energy on politics
-culture has transformed in a negative way. it used to be flatter, less hierarchical, and people we allowed to voice a thought or opinion even if they weren't a senior leader. now, more and more often, you aren't allowed to voice a different opinion or disagree with a thought unless you are of equal rank to the person to whom you are talking. it has become a culture of those who are allowed to speak (the senior leaders), and those who aren't (everyone else).
--good ideas die because leaders don't want input
--issues and problems never get resolved because people are afraid to challenge the thoughts of the leadership, to tell them when they are making the wrong assumption, or to voice an alternate view
--if you are a "yes" man, this is the place for you

Advice to Senior ManagementChange the culture. Start at the top. Drop the ego, treat others with respect, and help us to win together, as a team of equals. YOU are a big part of the problem.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good till you get your green card

Analog Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsGreat with Immigration. After you graduate, join Qualcomm or Intel to get your green card. There are very few companies which are this good at getting you a GC. I know that Qualcomm is the fastest. Once you get the GC, wait for 6 months and join a company where you get a real analog job. This advice is for Indian and Chinese immigrants. For others, if you care for the quality of analog job, this is probably the worst (Qualcomm is hopeless too). You must join Silabs or Maxlinear for good analog/RF. Linear tech is the best for ADCs.

ConsVery poor quality analog jobs, lot of politics, unstable business and organization.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop all the re-org mess and focus on stabilizing the org and to take over the markets to be a world leader again

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company going downwards, at least for now.

Architect (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsIn Intel, there are more opportunity to move laterally; the company tries to make it a good place to work; it has good healthy benefits; bonus was good but not good from last year and probably won't be good for a while.

Consinternal competition or job security mentality is very strong, collaboration is almost non-existence. career opportunities for senior technical people are not much. current Intel culture is different than Intel culture 15 years ago (from what I hear), current culture doesn't value people who do the work, even though the company value execution but more on the process than people. too much politics. pay is behind the market especially after you stay for a while.

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

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Happy to have a job, but unhappy at my job.

Mask Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsIts the number one company for processors. Intel is a stable company and layoffs rarely happen. The main departments in the company are very professional and good career growth.

ConsThe career growth in certain departments is non-existent and its not about the most qualified candidate, but about who they know or who likes them. Its shocking that some departments in Intel run like this.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake a closer look at some of the departments such as mask operations.

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

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Senior Admin (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsThe employee's that I worked with were really nice.

ConsThe manager that I worked with, was a piece of work. Very harsh, with lack of training and expectations were way to high, considering the lack of training needed, should be required.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould be more patient. and the expectation's were way to high, considering the definite lack of training.

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

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Tighly closed company

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

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

ProsLess work load for most of the senior employees

ConsHuge hierarchy. Smart talent wont stick here.

Advice to Senior ManagementReduce hierarchy

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

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Contract workers beware of Intel

Software Verification Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Intel Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

ProsIntel looks good on a resume. it's big enough so if your contract is renewed for the maximum of 18 months, you don't have to worry about getting paid, like some small start-ups. There are 20 layers of management, that are all budget conscious, so if you like making out forms instead of working, you are all set !

ConsUnfortunately, temp workers (contingent workers, green badges) get no respect, even less than any other company I've worked in. They are not allowed to attend meetings, except when your first level manager really likes you, they are told nothing, given no resources,

Advice to Senior ManagementFind another Andy Grove!

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

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