Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Phoenix, AZ

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
4,034 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 528 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 139 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 195 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 113 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good company to work for but need to keep your head on a swivel

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Training, personal career development (but you OWN this entirely), diverse opportunities, VERY fast paced environment. Compensation outside of base pay is great. Many crazy smart people to work with.

    Cons

    Work/life can suffer due to heavy focus on very demanding expectations. Lack of active mentoring for junior employees or those struggling. Base pay is tied to "industry average" instead of meritocracy. Work place competition can border on predatory.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to "back-to-basics" and fostering more active mentoring of junior employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company to work for.

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    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chandler Heights, AZ
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Chandler Heights, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Culture and benefits were awesome

    Cons

    Highly competitive review process annually

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better bonuses for non exempt employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company For Those Looking for Stability and Structure

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Loved the free coffee and fruit, as well as the Corporate Shuttle that made it easier to collaborate with team mates. High integrity, strong values and great people. Most people at Intel are "lifers" and enjoy great benefits and perks. For example, President Obama visited the Intel campus and I won the lottery so that I could attend and see POTUS in action. Very cool.

    Cons

    Difficult to see your ideas implemented, since there are nearly 100,000 people seeking to have their ideas implemented, and can be easy to feel stifled. Leadership bench and leadership team is average to weak, except for a sprinkling of true star performers throughout the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need stronger leadership bench - many of the managers are not true "leaders" and will be unable to change fast enough to help the company transform into the the "new" Intel, the one that exists 5 years from now after PC prices have continued to plummet and $1,000 PCs are only a tiny fraction of overall technology sales.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great work/life balance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Strong focus on work/life balance and career development. Challenging work and really talented colleagues.

    Cons

    Slow advancement opportunities. Poor managers. Constant re-orgs and monotonous taks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Depends on your Team...

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of different kinds of projects.
    Very smart co-workers.
    Decent food in cafe.
    Relatively flat hierarchy.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance totally depends on your team. Lots of old school people in management who think work is life. There is really no incentive for hard work either.... other than getting a pat on the back and hear someone say 'Good Job'.

    Excessive Meetings seems to be engrained in the company culture. Most days, at least 2-3 hours were spent in meetings. Everything is a 3-4 letter acronym and it gets old quick....

    Job stability is so-so.... lots of hiring freezes and cancelled projects. Death Marches are extremely common here as well as there is a major disconnect between management and production when it comes to software. Lots of projects are pushed thru at the last second only to be cancelled the following week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop the excessive meetings, Agile/Scrumm does not fix everything, try to make the place less 'Office-Space'-ey, listen to your developers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Comfortable place to work with good benefits but no organization

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    Former Employee - Undergraduate Technical in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Undergraduate Technical in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    The office culture is good and there is not a lot of ego within the management. The benefits are great, even the interns got two bonuses a year.

    Cons

    There is no organization within the teams and Intel seems to think throwing more people at the problem will solve it. A lot of employees are underutilized and end up pigeon-holed into a certain career track with slow personal growth, if any.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, great people.

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Challenging but rewarding work, great work/life balance, high compensation. What can I say...planning to retire here.

    Cons

    Some bureaucracy that comes with any large company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to flesh out some of the old timers and to give smart, young, talented people opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for, highly recommend

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    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Commodity Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    work-life balance was key for me, Intel pays well and offers many perks to ensure family comes first

    Cons

    not many I can speak to, I very much enjoyed my time at Intel and had I now moved out of state, I would still be working for them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is very active in career and personal development, no advice, other than keep doing what you do

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Stable and safe.

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    Current Employee - Process TD Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Process TD Engineer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Stable and safe.
    good salary
    great benefits

    Cons

    connections can matter more than merit
    most senior people with the needed skillset are not innovative and flexible in the way they think and work

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Component Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    lots of long-time industry experts. stable work environment and work-life balance. decent medical/dental/vision benefit. it is easy for individual contributors to transfer to different positions inside the company to gain comprehensive industry experience.

    Cons

    Intel as a company is moving in slow pace and high level management don't come with good vision to steer the company. there are limited opportunity for new comer to move up inside. salary increases very slowly and as a company Intel couldn't compare favorably with other tech giants.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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