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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
3,731 Reviews

3.8
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
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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  

    Intel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    -Flexible work schedule.
    -Good benefits.
    -Good career development tips.
    -Experience of problems working for a large organization, where people have a hard time convincing others. Can get a few leadership lessons with this experience.

    Cons

    -Most groups are disconnected from what others do.
    -There is some amount of duplication of effort among groups , not very efficient.
    -There is a lot of politics at the higher levels of management, if you don't work for a team on the
    stronger side, chances are your team won't get the recognition it deserves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Stop living in the past. Embrace newer business models, new ways of working, cultivate fresh enthusiasm to get into new markets. Half-baked efforts won't do much. If Intel is slow to respond to certain growing markets, it will lose any and all positions to faster players.

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  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Retired from Intel

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    Former Employee - Module Technician  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Module Technician in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Great benifits, emplyee stock purchase plan, health plan, reasonable pay, work life balance. Teams work well together with some oppertunities to relocate, learn new skills. Great volunteer seperation package for those not terminated, but encouraged to retire early.

    Cons

    Avoid posting oppinions on the internal or external social sites. They have zero tolerence for any reporting of anything that could be seen as not PC. Review process can be difficult. Suspect the early seperation package offers are used to prevent age discrimination lawsuits. Retirement eligibility is age 55 and 15 years employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limited promotion options in some fields. Requires active education and searches for internal hire options. Unless active in persuing growth, it is easy to get a NI rating even with excellent produciton, safety, attendence, etc records. Company seems to only wish to retain high achievers, so those not wanting student loans near retirement, may be invited to take early retirement.

    Anti disparagement clause may prevent full honest reveiws by some past employees and definately current employees.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Total compensation package, quality of co-workers

    Cons

    Trending to being more political than in past, cultural changes impacting some of what made Intel great in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit the elements of Intel's corporate culture that helped the company grow the way it did in the 80s and 90s - see if you can bring back that type of open, team-focused, shared commitment to goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Business Systems Analyst

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Almost everything of importance depends upon which organization you are in (Intel is a ~100k employee company) and your relationship with your manager, but some of the foundational elements which make Intel a great company include a meritocratic approach to compensation and promotion (you *earn* your raises and promotions; your title, time of service, who you know, etc., are irrelevant), stock options and/or restricted stock for almost all employees, multiple bonuses each year (mostly based on business conditions), flexible work hours, solid technical infrastructure (laptops that work and are refreshed regularly, a reasonably reliable network and email and VPN), advanced productivity tools (Lync 2013, SharePoint, full BYO mobile support), solid compensation, the opportunity to do almost anything you can dream of within one company (people can have 3+ "careers" and never leave Intel), and how can you forget to mention sabbatical (8 weeks paid every 7 years of service, on top of regular vacation time).

    Cons

    Almost everything of importance depends upon which organization you are in and your relationship with your manager. If you have a lousy manager, you will not be happy. As a geographically dispersed teams, many groups have regular early morning and late night meetings, and usually, those are on top of your full day in the office. Mostly, work-life balance is paid lip service - what *really* counts is delivering results.

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  6.  

    nice intern place!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Working in Intel(Shanghai) gives you good life-work balance, especially comparing with Microsoft(Shanghai). And also, intel has really great computing facilitates!

    Cons

    The working space for intern is labs. not office. My lab was noisy and cold. And also, when I left Intel, the restaurant was changed, then the food became bad and expensive.

  7.  

    With the right manager, an unbelievable experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people
    Fantastic Benefits
    Sabbatical
    Great working conditions
    Exciting work
    Ability to move around

    Cons

    Your Intel experience ends up being entirely guided by the management structure in your position. I have worked in 4 positions for more than 7 years now at Intel. My first two managers were absolutely fantastic and made the work I was doing meaningful and rewarding while treating me well. The management structure in my most recent position is abusive, micromanaging and setting us up for failure.

    Grab one of the good groups and Intel will be the best company you'll work for. Otherwise, keep an eye on the internal jobs board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to get REAL feedback about managers. The MFT scores are gamed/cheated on by some of the poorer managers and aren't a good benchmark.

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    Positive Outlook
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  8.  

    Good work/life balance

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    Former Employee - Buyer  in  Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Buyer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    weekly reviews with managers. No surprises at annual reviews. overall, a very positive experience

    Cons

    tight control over promotions. many people are deserving of promotions but aren't considered for promotions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Professional and care about their employees. Good work life ballance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Smart people to work with. Good training classes on just about any topic. Good work life ballance and community giving programs.

    Cons

    Hit and miss on good/bad managers. Politics and red tape on getting innovations started.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  10.  

    Great way to get foot in the door. Do not recommend for recent grads looking for technical experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Exposure to manufacturing business concepts and areas. Learn to think in a fast pace, dynamic environment. Valuable experience with a great company.

    Cons

    Do not recommend for electrical, mechanical engineers looking to gain technical depth and/or apply skill sets learned in college if recent grad. Large overhead and mundane tasks. Management spends time chasing its tail rather than being progressive and attempting to lean manufacturing processes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company with internal political issues

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    There are great benefits to working at Intel. With the right manager, work is extremely flexible allowing you to maintain an excellent work-life balance. When I need to handle something at home, my manager and coworkers have no issues stepping in to carry the load while I'm out. Likewise I'm there to help when my coworkers need it.

    There are also a lot of little perks such as raffles from the "Great Place to Work" team where you can win tickets to movies, sporting events, concerts, etc. There are a number of fun activities planned by individual teams and entire sites to celebrate or just get to know each other better. One great activity that just completed was a kid's day where we could bring in our kids for fun science and technology events all day. My son loved it.

    Overall, the work environment when you have found the right team is very enjoyable.

    Cons

    The most difficult thing for me about working here are the politics. Unfortunately within the leadership and management layers, there are a lot of entrenched folks that seem more interested in promoting their own career than in doing the right thing for the company. Because of this, I have seen some terrible decisions made that set the entire company back and took many months to recover, but there was no accountability held to the decision maker for this.

    It can be very frustrating to be passed up on a promotion only to see someone less deserving but more politically savvy promoted instead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management layers need to be cleaned out to limit the political power of some of the entrenched cliques. I'd like to see more accountability for decisions and agendas that end up hurting the company.

    Recommends
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