Intel Corporation

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a brief intern experience

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Former Employee - Graduate Research  in  Hillsboro, OR
Former Employee - Graduate Research in Hillsboro, OR

Pros

Great training program and very specific path for advancement. The Intel culture encourages risk-taking which is great if you want to start side-projects if time-permitting. Managers will give you very specific and helpful feedback at performance reviews which gives you some concrete ideas of what you can do better next quarter. The reviews also outlines key achievements and where you fit in the Intel road map, this is extremely important because sometimes it is difficult to see the impact of your work in such a large company. Work schedule is very flexible as all employee performances are measured by results, not effort.

Cons

Contributions to the company may seem small. Although career advancement path is clear, it may be much slower than smaller companies. The work environment is very traditional and office-like. People work in separate cubes, although there are re no closed doors, it still seems like a closed environment. Hillsboro is essentially a farm, it's remote and very quite, but outside of work there is very little to do. Downtown Portland is not too difficult to reach but living in Hillsboro can be boring. Transportation in the Hillsboro area is not convenient, so a car is definitely required. Working at such a remote location makes you feel somewhat isolated.

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Great job on cost cutting

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Be Aware before you start at Intel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer

    Pros

    Benefits and pay, clean work environment, located in good areas to live.

    Cons

    Corporate culture in Oregon. Lack or respect shown to employees. Lack of utilization of employees to the level they are capable. Lack of ability to make improvements and change things. Bad management. It's not the high end research place that many are led to believe when starting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to treat your employees with respect. Recognize high turnover for the problem that it is. Managers need training on how to be a leader not just technically capable. Managers who cannot treat people with a basic level of descency should be held accountable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not worth investing your time, build seniority with another company.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    Pros

    Better than being unemployed. Free drinks in the cafe. The people are generally nice. The managment could be more clueless but not by much since they are approching absolute zero.

    Cons

    Insane pressure to meet ridiculous schedules set by incompetent managers. The bathrooms in C7 are too small and smell pretty bad. The new cube configuration is a mess, the walls are so low there is no privacy. Low moral due to long hours and poor T-Comp. Most employees would leave if given a similar job at another company. The stock options are worthless. Sub par employees are made managers because of the people then know or of the pictures they have.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to feedback from employees in the trenches. Follow your own practices, I had the ‘Effective meetings’ class over 8 times and not one meeting followed the class guidelines. I would routinely ask for an agenda for a meeting placed on my calendar but was rarely provided with one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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