Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
3,804 Reviews
3.8
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 499 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 134 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 180 reviews)

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

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    My 17 years at Intel

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    Current Employee - Server Programmer/Administrator/Backup Specialist  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Server Programmer/Administrator/Backup Specialist in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    it is one of the most challenging places I have ever worked at. You need to be an expert on everything in your are, including those areas you may not be an expert in. So study fast.

    Cons

    Intel can take over your life. We try to practice Work Life Balance, but that is not always successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People have lives outside of the company, it is good to remember that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Field Sales
    Current Employee - Field Sales

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

    Pros

    Solid total compensation and tremendous benefits. Only company I know of that still offers a sabbatical program for every employee. We had significant healthcare costs over the last year and never had to worry about more than the deductible. Low turnover is a reflection that they treat employees well. Work/life balance is great in sales, part of the benefit of having only a few thousand salespeople driving $60B in revenue.

    Cons

    Low turnover also means few opportunities to move up and highly skilled people all competing for those positions. The culture has waned over the years, but the stated values of constructive confrontation, regular 1:1's with your manager, and assumed responsibility are as good as they come. The CEO actually looks at statistics on the frequency of employees badging in (versus working from home). T&E budgets have gotten ridiculously tight since he came into the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re institute the old R&R where you get rid of the bottom 5%.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Multiple roles at Intel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Needless to say, Intel is a tech pioneer and remains on the cutting edge of Process and Microprocessor Fabrication Technology. The company realizes the lost opportunity in the Mobile market and is trying to catch up. The company's efforts to offer its manufacturing prowess to third parties is a bold initiative but will need to be managed VERY carefully.

    Cons

    The current Strategic Planning Process has failed the company. Too many technology inflection points (communications, mobile etc) have been missed or inadequately addressed

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Sabbatical - Hands down! Intel gives 8 week paid time off every 7 years to live your dream. Now they allow an option of 4 weeks paid time off every 4 years! This is above and beyond your vacation days. The company is very large so you can change jobs and even careers without moving to another company. The company air shuttles they have from Arizona, Oregon, California allow easy hassle free travel to company sites.

    Cons

    Unimaginative cubicles led to unimaginative people or maybe its the other way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intel missed the mobile phone market, don't miss the IoT wave!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Marketing Director

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    Former Employee - Marketing Director  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Director in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    solid culture with a focus on results, great training for the outside world - management and leadership. Trying to move beyond the core

    Cons

    investments are all targeted at CPUs in reality, upward movement has been stagnant for years, stock has historically not broken out of a small trading range

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Values employees , slow moving, teams spread all around the world

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    Current Employee - Senior Graphics Software Engineer  in  Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphics Software Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Tries to value employees. Lot of smart people working.

    Cons

    Groups spread out all over the works. Sometimes getting work done is a real challenge

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People working on a project should be co-located and not spread all around the world. MCG is terrible for this

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Strategy is excellent job!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Super interesting and diverse position

    Cons

    lots of "fire-fighting" mode all the time

  9.  

    I spent 24 years as an employee at Intel and it was the most exciting job I have had

    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, sabbaticals and new skills training.

    Cons

    New managers are not trained as well as 10 years ago
    Values are not in the forefront and was part of what made Intel special

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enforce values by encouraging and supporting them.
    Put new managers thru mandatory training classes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Intellectually stimulating. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategy and Product Planning Manager  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Strategy and Product Planning Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    You are working with the best and brightest people on the planet. The culture demands total intellectual honesty and an impersonal and constructive approach to confronting issues and staying ahead of changes. There is never a dull moment there. There are also so many avenues for personally and professionally growing in your knowledge of the industry and in functional areas as well. Also, the compensation package is excellent especially if the stock is doing well.

    Cons

    Intel can make being innovative difficult as it will pull and shut down projects before they hardly get going. You have to be comfortable with it and with changing course or direction on a moment's notice. It is not a terribly structured environment in terms of reporting lines. Working in the business development, strategy and/or marketing areas requires a lot of cross-divisional effort with lots of travel between Intel sites to make sure any program or product is sufficiently serviced and coordinated. That requires a lot of travel and effort. Work-life balance does suffer as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow women to have a family. If you are a star performer you need to make sure there is an avenue where top performing females can opt out of full time for a year or so to slow it down and not get hammered in ranking and rating sessions. Allow part time to be part time and do not evaluate a part time employee against a full time peer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    great employee benefits& support, excellent systems and facilities. excellent career advancement program.

    Cons

    Worked in a cube farm with several thousand other drones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do away with ranking performance reviews

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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