Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 455 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 165 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 109 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, lots of politics

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent engineering skills, upper management is open and honest about strategy, industry, etc.
    Most engineers are very good at their job, and are very dedicated. The entire company is very tech-centric. I've worked at companies that aren't this way, and it is refreshing to see upper management really understand the tech industry.

    Cons

    Lots of politics! Also, middle management seems to have a hard time accepting that the Intel way of doing things is no longer the universal way. There tends to be a lot of people there that think that the rest of the world is waiting for Intel to produce something before it will buy it. Trouble is, that's no longer the case. Lots of internal politics, also. A poorly worded email at the wrong time can kill your entire yearly review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to modernize procedures! Intel is badly behind in the tech world and needs to catch up. Upper management seems to be trying, but there is still too many middle managers that still push the old Intel way of doing things.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Intel Corporation Response

    Jul 15, 2014Talent Branding Solutions Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to post this! Your insights are spot on. Our Senior Management team understands the need for us to shift the company culture and for us move with much greater velocity ... More

  2.  

    An old company moving swiftly into the 21st century

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Intern  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Intern in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great benefits, interns received many benefits!, fun intern program to keep interns engaged outside of work, smart people everwhere, can always strike up an interesting conversation with many, company tries to minimize buerocracy and make it easy for the employee to do work

    Cons

    none i can think of besides getting a bit lost during the first few weeks in a huge campus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep jobs in california! oregon is great but not for everyone. Keep supporting open source!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sr. Programmer - Telecommunications / Infrastructure

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    Former Employee - Senior Programmer  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Programmer in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with, many different projects

    Cons

    Putting up with R&R process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more employee training and consulting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable, limited upward mobility

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    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Great job stability
    Work on products that impact a lot of people
    Management usually listens to complaints of workers

    Cons

    Sub-par compensation
    Less and less focus on work-life balance
    Inefficient planning / work flow (you get to enjoy doing the same changes multiple times, and/or completing a task and THEN having it pulled from a project)
    Hard to get promoted past mid-level, at least in engineering
    Your hard work may very well go unrecognized

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Contractors Beware. Be Prepared to do the work of a regular full-time employee without the "Great Place to Work Value"

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    Former Employee - Software Testing  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Software Testing in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Learning Opportunities. The most advanced microprocessors in the world. Intel owns the facilities and spends copious amounts on Research and Development.

    Cons

    Swearing, yelling, blaming, pointing the finger, and just plain unprofessionalism. It depends on what lab you work in. Some managers have too much time and others not enough. Some managers spend a great deal of time "spying" on employees. I guess it's the same in any company, but I thought Intel had higher standards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Blue badge employees, supervisors, managers, and team leads are placing too much responsibility on Green Badge employees and or the contingent workforce.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intel is a great company and is the temple for VLSI

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    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great technical aspects to learn
    Good team building
    Fun place to work
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Nothing to really complain. A bit less on salary but good health and work life balance compensates for this

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Firmware Engineer at Intel

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Work on cutting edge technology well before others in the industry even realize it.

    Ability to do whatever you want, and you can switch your job from one group to the other to promote constant learning

    Cons

    Not the best salary, Not the best employee benefits, decision making is dragged by management. A lot of politics and fighting between teams doing similar work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is huge, and should offload 10 to 15% of non-performing staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intel is one of the very good companies which encourages and fosters work-life balance.

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

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

    Pros

    People are approachable and technically sound. It is easy to learn from senior technical folks.

    Cons

    big teams, so it is not easy to be unique

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make smaller teams

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Graduate Technical Intern

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    Current Employee - Graduate Technical Intern  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Graduate Technical Intern in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! Good encouragement. Good guidance.

    Cons

    None to say.. Everything is pretty good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Intel Corporation Response

    Jun 11, 2014Intern Program Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review, I share your optimism!

  11.  

    Not Bad

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Fairly professional environment. The corporation seemed like they actually cared about their employees.

    Cons

    As a contractor, some of the management obviously weren't as nice to us.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    One manager told me, "you don't get to ask for that, you are a contractor." Ok, thanks for putting me in my place. Since we were moving cubicles, I just thought I would ask for the one I wanted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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