Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated July 4, 2015
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
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Pros
  • Decent work-life balance (in the right groups with the right managers) (in 528 reviews)

  • Opportunity to work with the cutting edge technology (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • In manufacturing - brutal work/life balance (in 195 reviews)

  • Can be difficult in decision making (in 113 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (7)

    Good company going though difficult market shift toward mobile

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open/approachable management. Good communication from senior management on why the company does what it does. Good work-life balance, you will work hard but when you need a break you will get it. Excellent health care. Challenging work. Good at providing opportunities to try different jobs.

    Cons

    Performance can be more influence by the visibility of the projects on which you work, than on the performance on the job you have which may not be that visible. Making significant change is difficult. Aversion to risk at middle management has increased with the size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Not every project is on management's radar. Reward/recognition should be more driven by performance to expectations of the job at hand, not by what is most visible to management.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Overall, solid company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tech in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Tech in Chandler, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company offers competitive pay with great benefits. They always try to provide a work life balance when possible.

    Cons

    Over the last few years, raises have been small and the extras are not as good years before.

    Advice to Management

    Management structure may be getting to large, afraid of creating too much bureaucracy.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Process Enginer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Place to work. Plenty of money.

    Cons

    None, great hours, great Scope

    Advice to Management

    None


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  5. Principal Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Innovative, fast paced, changing the world. Opportunity to grow, diversity savvy, technical leadership, challenging, sabbatical time off, global presence, industry leader, good bonuses

    Cons

    Culture needing to change, long hours, lots of re-orgs, highly competitive, re-inventing itself, becoming a legacy, administrative overhead sometimes interferes with innovation and its speed.

    Advice to Management

    I am not sure what to put here. Is this supposed to be my advice to Intel Management? If so, bring in new fresh perspectives to Intel, which you are already doing. Keep going with the focus on diversity leadership.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Good place to start

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    You get to work on the most advanced technology in the world. Compared to most companies there are a lot of nice benefits and perks.

    Cons

    Layoffs every couple of years. Only have to worry if you get a bad annual review or low stock rewards for that year though.

    Advice to Management

    I would say most of the managers and GLs have no people or leadership skills


  7. Good place to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Packaging Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lot of exciting stuff to work on

    Cons

    Too many re-orgs and politics

    Advice to Management

    Work for the company, not for your clan.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Intel

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

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

    Pros

    Can change job roles every 3-4 years. Sabbatical and other perks are good. Work is very fun and interesting.

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive with top tech companies.


  9. Staff Packaging Engineer

    Current Employee - Staff Packaging Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Packaging Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company making profits almost every quarter for almost last 40 years

    Cons

    Slow to adapt a new paradigm shift.


  10. Helpful (1)

    SPTD Factory Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SPTD Factory Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - SPTD Factory Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent Coworkers and team. Management works well with their employees. Excellent interview experience. Very welcoming work environment.

    Cons

    Open round robin interview process.


  11. Helpful (1)

    No work life balance-But great Benefits

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Health Benefits (like a doctors office right in the building), Excellent facilities, Many discounts and promotion, Brilliant People, Cutting Edge technology.They regularly heir new college graduations with no experience (many semiconductors rarely do not that) so its a great opportunity for them. This company is like having an IV league school on your resume in the semiconductor industry. Once you specialize in something finding a job can be done within weeks just because Intel was on the resume.

    Cons

    Raises are rare and usually very small. To get a promotion you essentially cannot have any life out side of Intel. I was specifically told by my manager that to be successful (not even Exceeds or Outstanding) Intel culture needs to be your life (which is why they like to hire new college graduates they feel that experienced engineers have cultural baggage from previous employers). Some times it is difficult for the management know what their employees are doing on a regular basis because they are pulled in many directions. This requires the employee to focus on perception rather than the actually job. I felt like I was simply a number rather than a valued contributor to the company even though I have made significant contributions and have saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars (not much for intel as a whole but justified my salary over 5-6 times over. Having one "Needs Improvement" or "Successful with no stocks" rating during the annually review can result in a layoff 3-4 years down the road even though you have worked extremely hard to improve and become very successful and valuable member of the team. This does not layoff is not about saving money for Intel but the new CEO will regularly remove "low performers" to please stock holders. Extremely stressful because goals are always changing (but this is in the same in all semiconductor companies). The new CEO is very very focused on metrics on every level and ways that seem ridiculous to others from the outside. I was reprimanded for not meeting the quota for documenting minor safety caches i.e. I saw a person walk down the stairs without holding the hand rail and didn't document it. This is the level of detail of how Intel values metrics.

    Advice to Management

    Managements needs to focus on employee development and growth than the assume they know what to do especially a new hire (experienced or new collect grad).



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