Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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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 (6)

    Good company going though difficult market shift toward mobile

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    • 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 (3)

    Operations Manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Corvallis, OR

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

    Pros

    Intel is a great company to work for with great benefits. CWW with 12hr shifts 3-4 days alternating weeks.

    Cons

    Large focus on people management vs operational efficiency


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Senior Program Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - California in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good work as long as you are in cutting edge tech

    Cons

    not a lot of salary increases and opportunity to advance is limited


  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. Helpful (4)

    Inhale and Exhale

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great bonuses, mostly good people. Lots of projects, lots of groups. Company has A LOT of cash to do things like fly you to other states for meetings on the corporate jets.

    Cons

    Hiring boom, followed by layoff boom. Lather, rinse, repeat. BE VERY CAREFUL with your career. Everything your manager says about you is noted, and when the layoffs come, 1 simple comment from you manager can make the difference between you being on the street, or having continued employment.

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of forecasting upcoming project sizes, and workloads. Maybe don't hire 1000 people if you plan to lay them off not long after. At least ACT like you care about their careers. Stop killing off profitable products for stupid reasons. Stop forcing SCRUM on everyone, even if it's useless, and a titanic waste of time.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great!

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Benefits and Pay is awesome. Good environment

    Cons

    Should be shuttles to other campuses


  9. FP & A

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Intel is a Great Place to Work!!!

    Cons

    Job scope can be very specific because Intel is a big company


  10. Helpful (2)

    Applications Developer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Applications Developer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work with the best and geekiest engineers!

    Cons

    Nothing major in my experience

    Advice to Management

    Follow up with new hires; ask them how they are doing, how they feel, etc


  11. Helpful (2)

    Slow, but good

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive benefits, lots of types of opportunities. You could work for Intel for 40+ years and never be bored. Technical and Management tracks are kept separate, so you can move up without losing your technical skills. Intel employs some of the most iconic leaders in technology development, and you really can go talk to them if you wanted to. Want to become a USB expert? You can talk to some of the formative people in most technology areas, and really get good insight. Besides people being busy, the open-door policy is pretty well respected (if you wanted to chat with a VP, you could simply send them a chat message).

    Cons

    Very slow to change. Intel tends to throw money at the latest trend, and usually just a hair too late. Even though we are generations ahead of our competitors on raw silicon technology, we are not always the best at applying that to our customer base. If you're software focused, be prepared to be second-place to shipping silicon. For as big a brand as Intel is, it has serious challenges being "cool" to anyone other than core gamers.

    Advice to Management

    Intel's brand needs to be able to live inside other software stacks without disrupting it. Stop making products which have User Experience that differs from the rest of the OS (be it Android or Windows).



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