There are newer employer reviews for Intel Corporation
There are newer employer reviews for Intel Corporation

See Most Recent

Helpful (3)

A tech hobbyist's wet dream, but red tape and top-heaviness weighing on morale.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Finance in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Finance in Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

- Intel takes care of its employees and has unmatched integrity and ethics in Silicon Valley. Genuine belief in doing the "right thing."
- Work/life balance and flexibility. Not uncommon for folks to dash out midday for an errand, to take care of kids, etc. People work hard, but most managers supportive of choice of when work is done.
- Truly cutting edge technology; company makes a difference in lives around the world with the advancement of Moore's Law (unlike, let's face it, social media companies)
- Excellent health benefits, sabbatical every 7 years
- Smart, humble, and ethical colleagues. They're the #1 reason why I'm still here, as others have said.

Cons

- Salary increases have been modest to immaterial last few years
- Way too many managers doing nothing but sending e-mails and having meetings and getting nothing of substance done vs. actually managing, coaching, and prioritizing work for their employees.
- Decision-making is bogged down by endless reviews and infinite matrices of stakeholders who "need to be aligned"
- Culture of entitlement and laziness from employees from the glory PC years of the 1990's who are fat and happy and not motivated to truly tackle the complexities of the world today
- In finance, way too many employees fighting for too little work, slowing everyone down and creating a culture of territorialism and little fiefdoms

Advice to Management

Truly flatten the organization, especially in finance/G&A. There's not nearly enough work to go around, especially as senior finance management continues to build empires by fattening the headcount of their orgs. Evaluate managers based on how they manage, not their individual contributor contributions. Get rid of the deadweight. Intel is a step or two away from being a great place to work ('GPTW') but needs to seriously re-mold itself for the post-PC era.

0 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
  • Any Status
  1. Helpful (2)

    I often wonder how companies with such poor corporate culture can be so successful. I saw a lot of unhappiness there.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is good. Equipment needs are generally met. Most people working there were OK. The work presented few surprises.

    Cons

    Corporate environment sucks. My group would meet endlessly and never reach a plan or consensus. Meeting which should have never taken place at all (or could have been conducted in under of an hour) would last endlessly.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with your people. Like too many companies you'd offshore your work to satisfy your personal GREED.


  2. Very worthwhile, incredible knowledge base.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Lab Technician in DuPont, WA
    Former Contractor - Lab Technician in DuPont, WA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    opportunities professional, very good training

    Cons

    lack of concern for employees during closure

    Advice to Management

    assess personal more accurately.individual assessments.


There are newer employer reviews for Intel Corporation
There are newer employer reviews for Intel Corporation

See Most Recent

Work at Intel Corporation? Share Your Experiences

Intel Corporation

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.