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Helpful (1)

Stay away if you think you're good

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

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

Pros

Specific to Intel Labs: Good work/life balance. Decent pay Intel-Specific: Great healthcare. Free coffee. Free fruit.

Cons

Company struggling for direction, zero vision (in labs), turf-wars. With the diversity of work we do, we should have found far more opportunities for revenue accretion, which we sadly do not. Very CPU-centric thinking that's killing innovation, and hurting productivity

Advice to Management

Be quick on your feet. Find a way to reward true talent. Find a way to peel through layers and layers of management and power point presenters to truly reward your best employees. There is a lot of potential that's remaining untapped, and what's worse, is leaving in droves (esp in labs). Managers are happier with useless employees (esp in labs) who they're assured will not leave them. Some managers actively discourage you from working on ideas that may be relevant to Intel (for fear of you gaining visibility). You're only as successful as your manager wants you to be. And most of them have long lost their technical edge, or have other considerations....

Other Employee Reviews for Intel Corporation

  1. Helpful (3)

    Great Place To W0rk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Gilbert, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Gilbert, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    3 off 4 on, 4 on 3 off, always looking to award employees, a lot of free time off, 2 month sabbaticals

    Cons

    back stabbing screw balls everywhere, managers who play the good ol' boy game way too much, poor advancement

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing the corporate game of not promoting deserving people, I knew too many who deserved it but were passed up because butt kissers were getting the promotions.


  2. Just OK

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    - Pay is decent for the area. - Finance has a rotation program which lets you experience different business units, groups,and job functions. - Lots of perks (gym, free soda, company planes that fly between campuses) - In general the people are really smart, hard working and fun to be around

    Cons

    - Middle management is a dead layer. Lots of people promoted because they were great individual contributors, but are really poor people managers. Almost all promotions come from within, which is great for morale but also means that you never get any new blood with experience managing at other companies. - Lots of management layers, so decision making is slow, and by the time something gets up to the top decision makers things often fall apart and create huge fire drills to get things done on time. - Work life balance can be non-existent depending on your manager. There tends to be a lot of emphasis that you can work "smarter" but they really just mean get the work done, regardless of what you have to do. The good managers help folks prioritize and kill low value projects, the bad ones just expect you to get it done and eventually you'll rotate anyway. - Career advancement past a certain point is extremely difficult and slow. - Culture can be super competitive and cut-throat. - Lot

    Advice to Management

    Make work/life balance consistent across business functions and hold those senior managers accountable. Flatten the organization, some orgs have almost as many managers as they do analysts. Annual reviews for people managers should include feedback from their direct reports, especially the formal surveys that get sent out each year. Look at hiring some external managers to shake things up.


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