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great place to work

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Former Employee - Event Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Event Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

great place to work and grow

Cons

sometime too many people doing the same project

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  1. This company takes care of its employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The benefits are great, the location (Oregon) is fantastic, and you feel like the company is investing in you as an employee. They care about your career almost as much as you do. They want you to be happy.

    Cons

    It's a big company, and it could be easy to get lost. You need to carve out your little niche, get to know some people above you and at your same level, and take ownership of your own projects to get ahead.

    Advice to Management

    The "open office" change that's taking place now isn't my favorite thing about Intel. It seems like it's going to make it more difficult to collaborate with the people I actually work with, since I won't necessarily know where to find them.


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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.


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