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

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Pros:
  • "Very good work-life balance - atleast my position is around a 40 hr work week"
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  • "I'm very proud of working with cutting edge technology"
    in 125 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance can be a challenge as there are always more things to do"
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  • "Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders"
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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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Too much scope for politics and cronyism

Research Scientist (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Intel Corporation

Prostop technology place. Best place to work at if you are interested in silicon technology. Also great now for server ingredient technologies.

ConsMostly based on meritocracy but lots of scope for mediocre people to get by with BS. Management is too preoccupied keeping themselves in place and looking after themselves than grooming their employees

Advice to Senior ManagementWeed out the management that exists only by playing politics. Politics to further company/group interests is one thing: it's quite another to use politics to hang around.

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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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Senior VLSI Designer (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Intel Corporation

ProsAt Intel, I got to build products that really affected the world: walk down the aisle in a plane, and nearly every laptop you see would be something you worked on.

ConsBig company, maturing industry, design by committee, FUD.

Advice to Senior ManagementThe technical ladder has been gamed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA

I have been working at Intel Corporation

ProsLets you balance work and life nicely (might depend on the group and your manager though)
Flexible working hours
Exciting time to work for this company

ConsAlmost like a government company
Things proceed too slowly.
Highly bureaucratic
Some groups can be very demanding and not that rewarding

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at what competition does right.
Please offer competitive salaries like other companies do.
Most employees are overworked and underpaid

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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