Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 503 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 135 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 184 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 111 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    System Integration Engineer

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

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    job security, work life balance, flexible hours

    Cons

    bureaucracy, less pay, lack of competitiveness,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give more incentives to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company, very flexible with your daily schedule.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    The perks, 3 weeks vacation, work from home option, learn from the best.

    Cons

    Make sure your job matches what you want to do in your career.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    the company's work ethics and culture

    Cons

    salary isnt as high as compared to other similar companies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Multi-faceted company that has continued to grow and innovate while maintaining it's core business values

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    With locations all over the world, and focus on several types of segments, there are plenty of job opportunities.

    Cons

    Very large company means it takes a long time to make decisions and change the ships direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Culture needs to change. Too heirarchical, no longer an open door policy.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intel is a great company with many opportunities. It's possible to switch around in the company until you get best fit.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, Ability to take on challenging work, Working with global teams, Learning new technologies via Intel Training

    Cons

    Re-organizations, Inefficiency in some teams,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intel has a way of making their employees feel right at home.

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    Former Employee - Validation Support Technician in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Validation Support Technician in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, easy-going attitude, a genuine interest in the employees. Intel tries to do their best to make sure that their employees have the best healthcare and even provide them with free drinks and fruit to show how much stake in their employees that they have.

    Cons

    No job security. We are in an ever-changing market and there is 0 job security. Even if you are a "permanent full-time" employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more blue-badges and less CWs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, industry lead, knowledge pool are the main attracting pros for Intel as a company to work for. Good for engineers with initial career

    Cons

    bulky cow moving slow with old and outdated policies, middle management is slow, top management is too complex, profit sharing is very less, compensation is too bad,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change the policies regarding ratings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Post Redeployment: My Thoughts

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    Former Employee - Information Technology in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Information Technology in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    High caliber of talented individuals, pretty good pay and benefits, great work life balance programs

    Cons

    Unqualified managers and management teams, management playing favorites in focal, difficult to move into new jobs, empire building for certain managers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The talent pool at Intel is unlike any other company, yet the management layers refuse to look at the employees with fresh eyes. It is just easier to bring in new RCG's and dump on them, when it is truly worth the investment to your current employees. Find out what makes them excited to get up in the morning, what floats their boat and then HELP them find their right career path. Management isn't just about deadlines and deliverables, it's about people, motivating and supporting them to make YOU a success.

    The former regime used to promote from within making people 'managers' who had absolutely no qualifications to be a manager. Reading the current comments, times have not changed. It wasn't working then, it still isn't working today (read the comments!). Find the right balance of task/deliverable managers with a healthy dose of people management. That is a winning combination.

    I have heard over and over again in the past few years, the mantra at Intel is: What is your VALUE to this company? If a manager can't tell an employee what their value is, how is the employee supposed to know (and NO don't say they will find out at Focal). Lead by example, take the risk and support your teams, that is your JOB.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Internship Experience

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great company with many brilliant people. If you working the right group you will be put in an excellent position to grow in the company.

    Cons

    Depending on your manger you could be held back because they do not share your accomplishments with other groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some of the perks of other tech companies such as free meals or shuttles to and from work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Big Data, lots of servers, lots of changes. Don't get comfortable becuase you will be doing something else in a week.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice location, good perks for employees, great technology.

    Cons

    Green badges are discriminated against on a daily basis. Lots of back biting from insecure employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm a green badge, a step above dirt.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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