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Stay away if you think you're good

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

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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....

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Intel has good jobs and bad ones but overall a great company

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits & pay; Intel does amazing things and it's cool to be a part of; many coworkers are pretty incredible, smart people; since Intel is so big there is a huge variety of opportunities; people are generally very approachable (you can setup a meeting with anyone and talk to them no matter how high their position). In most jobs you can tell your manager what flexibility you need in order to have good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Some managers are bad and will work you to the ground, micromanage you, or focus on office politics. If you get one then find another Intel position with a better manager (and a better second-level manager). If you don't like any of the jobs in your whole division look in other divisions. Some people get pretty stressed out about the annual reviews & ratings but if you have a good manager there won't be surprises and it will be fine. There are always some people who get bad ratings but people are rarely fired if they partner with their manager to try to improve and if they don't do something very bad like violate IP rules or safety rules.

    Advice to Management

    The focus on MFT scores is great--stick with that.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Outstanding individuals with some outdated management systems

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    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Safety Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Education and job support is very important at Intel, which is refreshing. People are always hard working and willing to support someone who has questions or new ideas.

    Cons

    The employee website and in-house management systems are outdated and could be improved with some strong IT help.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure that management techniques are applied both to the social and educational space as well as to the computer systems and document management. These later areas could use a lot of help.

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