Intel Corporation

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IRISE intern in Visual and Parallel Computing

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Current Employee - IRISE Intern  in  Folsom, CA
Current Employee - IRISE Intern in Folsom, CA

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

Pros

Challenging, useful projects
Free coffee and fruit
Good intern culture
Immediately integrated into team

Cons

Steep learning curve
Inconsistent direction
Occasionally have too much to do and then nothing at all

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for Intel Corporation

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    All over the map, but happy right now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    The people tend to be brilliant, funny, and kinder than most. Sure, there are some who aren't pulling their weight, but in many cases it's because they're in the wrong position or aren't being challenged. Intel hires well. In some roles, it's easy to move to something new, and the change can be refreshing.

    Cons

    Inconsistency abounds. If your manager is good and supports your career growth and personal life, it can be a great place to be. If your manager isn't as supportive, it can be hell, especially when promotions are few and lateral moves are hard to come by. Great Development Opportunity Tool (DOT) - if you're allowed to use it. I have friends who are desperate for new challenges, who have DOT hiring managers who want to bring them in to work on something - and they've been denied permission to take it on. They're stuck and miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Careful with the acceleration. Pedal to the metal only works when there's a clearly-defined road ahead. Some of the new senior leaders who've been promoted as a result of the recent CEO shift are less than inspiring, and seem out of their depth. Make up your mind about software.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not the Intel that it used to be

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer  in  Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Rio Rancho, NM

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work with a lot of very smart people.

    Cons

    The environment in Intel is tough. Many companies have training programs for new employees, but training runs counter to Intel's culture. If you are new and trying to figure things out, no one will help you. You are expected to learn everything by yourself. Intel also has a habit of taking H1-B visa students who recently graduated and overworking them as much as possible. If you are a new graduate, do not come to Intel. There are much better companies.

    As a process engineer, work/life balance is non-existent. Process Engineers are on-call 24 hours per day, and it is very common to receive phone calls at 3 am. Intel refuses to hire shift engineers. The Rio Rancho plant is also being downsized, and 10% of the work force will be laid off in the fall of 2013.

    Intel claims that it has a 2 year lead on its competitors, but that's a lie. If Intel had a 2 year lead, why would they need to lay off 10% of their work force in Rio Rancho? If they had a 2 year lead, why are their chip sales 5% lower in 2013 compared to 2012? The reality is that Samsung and TSMC are dominating Intel in the cell phone and tablet markets. Intel has focused too much on laptops and PCs, and they have ignored cell phones and tablets. Now, Intel is 10 years behind in cell phones and tablets, and they refuse to consider new ideas, such as licensing their designs to third parties or making chips that aren't based on x86 architecture.

    If you are considering working at Intel, pay attention to what is happening right now. Intel does not have a realistic 10 year plan. I would not be surprised if Intel lays off more people within 10 years. Intel is shrinking, not growing. Intel is simply not adapting to changes fast enough, and upper management refuses to consider making changes to Intel's business philosophy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to make money in the tablet and cellphone areas, then you need to be flexible. Stop focusing on x86 architecture. Make a completely new low-power processor. Stop trying to make x86 low power; that will never work in the long-term.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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