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Becoming a nightmare of backstabbing paranoid asskissers

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Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

Technology industry, pays better than non-tech companies in the area.

Cons

Absolutely no teamwork or collaboration. Everything is a zero sum game - for me to do well, someone else has to do poorly, reality be damned. It's becoming less and less about how competent people are, and much more about who's ass you kiss, and who you are friends outside of work with.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Actually follow through on the words you use. It not a meritocracy when we are told that we have to accept "what the tool spits out" instead of actually rewarding good employees. Also instead of continuing to promote people to management simply because they are good contributors, maybe you actually promote and reward people for developing employees and being a good manager.

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    Process engineers are overworked and there are no clear boundaries

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Intel is on the cutting edge of technology, so what we make and how it's made is fascinating.
    - There are random and cool benefits (such as free fruit, free movie/sports tickets and 1 free CPU a year). Also, the more typical benefits such as health insurance, ... is very good.
    - Intel gives back to the community and the environment, there is a push to go green.
    - Intel is constantly trying to improve worker satisfaction.
    - They pay someone just out of school with a PhD very well.
    - There is good job security

    Cons

    - As a process engineer because you are salaried there are no boundaries with the hours you are expected to work and 60-80 hrs a week is the norm.
    - Even when you are not on-call, you will be expected to sometimes wake up in the middle of the night / work on the weekend to work on your tool and this time is not compensated.
    - The on-call time can be very stressful and sometimes it becomes more like extended work hours and less like on call since solutions to problems can sometimes take many hours. But, you are supposed to get a some of your time back for being on call.
    - There is little oversight by senior management of individual group managers and because of this, some groups require more of their engineers than others (for example, some do not give the on-call time back).
    - When you have only a masters degree you make significantly less with the same work load. If you calculate your hourly rate it is more typical to that of a technician.
    - Process engineers are treated as commodities that can be easily replaced. The turn around is very high. I have heard around 50 percent at around 2 years.
    - Often the work we do can be quite routine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enact some boundaries in terms of max hours expected and respecting nights and weekends as time off. Have more oversight of group leaders to verify that engineers are treated fairly and consistently across all groups. Work to remove the culture that process engineers are commodities that are easily replaced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. AWESOME!

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, challenging projects with supporting tools.

    Cons

    Often long hours and deadlines that were a little unreasonable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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