Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated September 25, 2014
Updated September 25, 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 499 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 134 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 180 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Marketing Director

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    solid culture with a focus on results, great training for the outside world - management and leadership. Trying to move beyond the core

    Cons

    investments are all targeted at CPUs in reality, upward movement has been stagnant for years, stock has historically not broken out of a small trading range

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Technology leader, innovator, deeply rooted in doing the right thing.

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    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Operations Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to understand many facets of business operations as rotations and movement is encouraged and expected. Work-life balance is what you make it and most groups allow you to own your schedule and elected balance.

    Cons

    While this is a super company, it is a large organization that can stumble with swift market moves. Compensation lagging what the market demands for the cost of living in this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience of a intern in wireless systems

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    Former Employee - Graduate Technical  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Technical in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    (a) Great technical people
    (b) Good flexibility
    (c) Encourage out of box thinking
    (d) Good compensation

    Cons

    Strategy for wireless not been successful so far. So it can lead to question the applicability of your work. But, I guess from an intern point of view it does not matter!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wealthy and Healthy Company

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    Current Employee - Audio Subsystem Engner  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Audio Subsystem Engner in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Leading technology and CPU processor, no competitor, reliable occupations.
    Coffee, Drink, Fruits are free
    Air shuttle for easy commuting

    Cons

    new technology is away from competitor such as Smartphone chip
    Multiple teams are doing the same tasks, less focus and sometimes are playing political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure capable/less teams are on a project, real hands-on person are visible, we work on product not presentation:-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance, smart co-workers, decent pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Perks lag many peers, non-trivial bureaucracy, management openly aims to match the _average_ of peer company compensation packages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot retain the best talent by paying them average! Focus on growth and not on controlling spending, especially wrt. employee compensation and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to stay

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    People are nice and have a good work-life balance. Some very senior and talented people working here.

    Cons

    A big company that you only have the chance to do a narrow part. A lot of ethic works that are additional and may not be quite useful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If give people more chance to comminicate with other department or companies, that would be nicer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fairly good place to work, as with any big company, really comes down to the team you work with.

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of options to work on different things without having to leave the company. Many groups are great to work with, and compensation is fair. If working with the right teams, ample opportunity to work on interesting things and grow yourself.

    Cons

    Usual pitfalls of big companies - too much bureaucracy, needing to get buy-in from many people before doing something, slow to change and way too many people who have been there forever and resist change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Truly an open door cutlture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Intel trusts the employees to do their jobs and the company always assumes employees act with integrity until proven otherwise

    Cons

    For some reason, they think it is a good idea to put people into jobs they know nothing aobut and have no skills, training or ability to execute well - i find this to be particulary true in the HR organization - which is frightening

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a tool to give feedback on managers that matters

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Long Time Employee

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    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Operations Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    unique market position, great culture focused on employee development

    Cons

    the locations of the offices are terrible, the growth potential of the firm is limited which causes a fight with long time employees for good roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the company back on track for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work overall.

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of people to talk to and projects to talk about. Good programs and classes for career development, project/people management, public speaking, etc... Convenient air shuttle to fly you from place to place. Friendly workers, and anyone in the company is easily reachable. Employee circuit pages are very helpful to get the inside scoop on the company.

    Cons

    I don't like the gray cubicles -- the color seems to drain my creativity away. New Employee Orientation may seem boring and unnecessary after a certain point in the day. Food can be expensive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees more. Get more involved in events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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