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Not for everyone, but can be a Great place to work

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Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Hillsboro, OR
Former Employee - Software Engineering Manager in Hillsboro, OR
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

For the best performers, Intel provides the greatest stage on which to perform. Silicon and software drive the industry, and Intel SW engineers see the future of silicon years before their peers at other companies. For example, there is no better place to explore parallel computing, Linux or system firmware.

Cons

Intel can be a mind-numblingly complicated organization to navigate, and your success as a new employee is very likely to depend on the quality of your first manager- choose carefully!

Advice to Management

Pay more attention keeping teams together when business circumstances require shutting down a project. Give intact teams new projects.

Other Employee Reviews for Intel Corporation

  1. Helpful (5)

    Intel has ethics on the outside, but not when it comes to actual engineering work.

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It was nearly impossible to get fired, so very good job security. The benefits are pretty good, and include everything you would expect such as health, dental, vision, including a link to the Mayo clinic for more information. Intel really tried to get employees to be healthy with initiatives to get you to exercise, drink more water, etc. Every campus has an exercise facility, which is nice. There are some managers who are pretty good and actually care about their employees. Intel hires a lot of smart people, so you can feel intellectually stimulated most times. They also reimburse education costs, as long as the degree is towards a job within the company.

    Cons

    They don't actually use the data to make decisions. They make decisions and then manipulate the data to match the decision. There is a lot of unethical data manipulation and way too much politics to make engineering decisions. Managers are not trained very well, and to increase the "technical" aspects of employees, people who are poor managers but did well as engineers are promoted. People with PHD's are hired for positions that are also done by college graduates, leading to a question as to why this makes any sense. The reasons for doing things such as these seem more political and to get certain statistics up rather than actually doing the right thing for the factories or its employees. Intel likes to hire people straight out of college so they don't know that the workplace could be better elsewhere and Intel can work them to the bone.

    Advice to Management

    Clean up the real ethics of the company. People should not have to pull teeth to get real information from so-called partners (eg. HVM vs. Development factories).


  2. It is a great job as a whole.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I like that Intel is very environmentally conscious corporation. I also like that everyone in the company is treated equally. The products we distribute affect the world globally. I like the team I work with, and they are very respectful to me.

    Cons

    Working at intel is a lot of hard work. One thing that I think is a con is that part of our compensation is with stock rather than salary.

    Advice to Management

    Please be more open with information sharing. Please update internal tools to more modern ways of doing things rather than being stagnet.


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