Intel Corporation
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www.intel.com Santa Clara, CA 5000+ Employees

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Pros:
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  • "Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology"
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Cons:
  • "Talk too much about work life balance but won't really honor that concept"
    in 139 reviews
  • "Sometimes long hours and finding that work/life balance can be challenging"
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Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Intel Corporation

ProsIntel was a great place to work.

ConsIt didn't pay as well as other tech companies.

Advice to Senior Managementincrease pay of software engineers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company aiming to be better. New emphasis on the people and their families.

Senior Server Architect (Current Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I have been working at Intel Corporation

ProsCompensation among the best in the industry. Highly innovative company investing in future Research and Development. Great leadership and moves fast.

ConsVacation time is lower than industry average, but tries to make up for it with an extended emplyee sabatical every 7 years. Highly competitive environment, which can lead to information & recognition hoarding by some employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to increase focus on the people in the company. Be proactive in new technologies (stay ahead of the curve), place bets on a few of the most innovative ideas and commit.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Senior Component Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Intel Corporation

ProsDealing with Top notch technology with reasonable pay package. Good future, commited to spend in research & developement, top notch technology.

ConsNot as annovative as Apple, Google. Always does the catch up game. Review process is not very growth oriented. Process technology leadership is waning.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the review process growth oriented, take out sycoophancy, beuracracy and inspire the new ideas. Take out the tools which are falling behind of industry standard eda tools

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Phoenix, AZ

I have been working at Intel Corporation

ProsGreat place to work offering good salary base, great compensation benefits and perks (i.e paid sabbaticals, stocks) and extraordinary work-life balance

ConsEmployee evaluation process too focus on PM and management roles leaving individual contributors roles somehow in disadvantage

Advice to Senior ManagementReview traveling and telecommute policies for employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great place to work unless you're in ATTD

Industrial Engineer (Former Employee)
Chandler, AZ

I worked at Intel Corporation

ProsGreat package overall.
Lifestyle is very relaxing.
Open environment.
Very casual dress code.
Facilities offer great things like on-site gym, medical facility, cafeteria, softball field, basketball and volleyball courts.
People (other than some management at TMG) are pretty cool.
Multicultural (it seems like a UN meeting everytime).

ConsCompensation ($) wasn't great unless you have higher degrees and not even then.
Management at ATTD has a lot of flaws and they're not very open to change.
Workload at ATTD can be a little too much very often.
Not everyone is up to date when it comes to technology, so you have to deal with that.
Some people might be to hard to deal with.

Advice to Senior ManagementHave a better communication accross the board, not only with middle management, because they do not give the right message, it gets lost in transition.
Thank your employees for their efforts.
Encourage professional development by acting on it, not only talking about it.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good Place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Portland, OR

I have been working at Intel Corporation

ProsGood work and life balance
Management understand employee's personal situation
decent pay

ConsBureaucracy and redtape
absolutely no nimbleness in making decision
One trick pony (x86)

Advice to Senior Managementtry to bring in start up culture.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Finance Intern (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Intel Corporation

ProsGreat pay and great benefits especially as an intern. Plenty of intern events (taken out to many dinners/napa valley wine trip/beach trip). The projects are normally very interesting and even if they aren't, it's really up to you to talk to your mentor/boss about it or finish your deliverables so that you can move on to more interesting stuff.

ConsIt can feel somewhat political at times especially within the financial department where you have to be very subtle and worm your way into making influential decisions within the corporation.

Advice to Senior ManagementI think management does a relatively good job and this is a very meritocracy based company so a manager would not be in his/her position without having done great work or being a good leader.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great company!

Manager (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at Intel Corporation

Prosvery smart people
excellent benefits
great place to work

Consbig company with less movement

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is very competent.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great option in Chandler Arizona

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Chandler, AZ

I have been working at Intel Corporation

Pros1) Competitive Pay Package 2) Work life balance 3) Ability to change jobs internally 4) Large corporation with opportunities to learn other functional areas.

Cons1) Decision making is not very fast at all levels. It takes very long time to make any product decisions.

Advice to Senior Management1) Intel is not very nimble. It is like steering Titanic. Find a way to make the company more agile.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Much like joining the Army

Technical Writer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Intel Corporation

ProsNo great surprises in company direction. Lot's of parking

ConsObsessive, but contradictory, policies regarding security. Very confused IT program

Advice to Senior ManagementLighten up on the military attitude towards management.

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