Intel Corporation

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Intel Component Design Engineer

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Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

Pros

Working for world leader in Chip design and working on the latest node.

Cons

Very big company and the work is delegated. The part you receive is very small.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 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 (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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    Poorly skilled managers. No longer a knowledge based company

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    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Project Manager in Portland, OR

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Structured training.
    That's all I can think of.

    Cons

    Archaic old out-of-date Intel one-dimensional thinking culture.
    Green & Blue badge discrimination thingy is killing the company.
    Wrong hiring, promotion & staff retention criteria & strategy. Only ppl who follow the system are promoted. Technology, culture & innovation interrupters are cocooned up & pushed aside.
    Unwillingness to change biz model. Self harrakiri in this open globalized fast paced world.
    Poor raise, promotions, reward & benefits.
    Too many incompetent & inexperienced managers, red tape, paper work & redundant system.
    Politically debilitating manoeuvres while real issue remain unresolved.
    Short-sighted planning.
    Long working hours. Poor work life balance.
    Insistence usage of old legacy process, defectivity & metrology tools in the name of copy exact when process capability & windows are no longer robust.
    Missed out on many marts purely due to ego.
    Dwindling native mart share, ASP & yield.
    Going to be eclipsed in cash hoard, mart cap, yield, innovation, mart share & ASP in all segment by Europeans & Asian rivals pretty soon.
    Rampant over-capacity issues. Idling tools.
    No longer attract the best talent.
    Repeated program failures.
    Slow delivery & rampant delays.
    Headed the way of Nokia, RIM, HP, Dell & MSFT

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sack 90% of all managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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