Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated September 16, 2014
Updated September 16, 2014
3,783 Reviews
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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  

    Great

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    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 for 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    bulky cow moving slow with old and outdated policies, middle management is slow, top management is too complex, profit sharing is very less, compensation is too bad,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
  2. 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 for 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
  3.  

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a 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
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  5.  

    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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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as a contractor for less than a 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
  6.  

    Great Place to Work depending on your business group

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Caveat: Both the Pro and Cons list are dependent on the business group
    Great flexibility for Work/Life balance
    Ability to move into a variety of positions
    Career development opportunities
    Bonuses multiple times a year

    Cons

    Salary isn't great and merit raises are fairly insignificant
    Benefits were changed this year and have lost their luster
    Some managers are impossible to work for
    Reorgs are frequent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review Manager Feedback scores, and for consistently low ranking managers, find them something they can excel in which may not be people management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Work For

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

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

    Pros

    Intel greatly values their interns, and really promote networking by having the HR department specifically plan events for interns.

    Cons

    The working environment (ie. your desk) in Folsom campus is still quite outdated and non-social, yet exclusive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My experience at Intel greatly depends on your manager, and I have to say my manager has been very helpful and motivating in terms of learning experience at the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Rating of Intel

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent career ladder, good pay and benefits. Many areas for career expansion. Great place to learn engineering, manufacturing and management skills.

    Cons

    Management needs to focus more on mobile pros and reduce layers of management . This would allow the improve margins to offset the reduction of margins in the PC area.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people, nice work life balance, nice building to work in.

    Cons

    Resources are always constrained. You'll work hard all year and be lucky to get a 2-3% raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your super stars.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Its a good place to work, but bad times for the company restricts your compensation

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good experience in million gates design

    Cons

    Compensation is lesser than what market rates

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Tech Project Manager

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    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Project Manager in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, Good Company, Good Work life balance, Good Work

    Cons

    Growth is slow and need to find your own oppourtunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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