Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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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 528 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 139 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 195 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 113 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great Career Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Chandler, AZ

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

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

    Pros

    Seems to be fairly stable and consistent. For someone with a family and a mortgage you can be confident you aren't going to run into major surprises.

    Cons

    Not the fastest paced company. I have heard (never experienced, full disclosure) of companies that let high fliers zoom through the ranks, which seems a little bit beyond our organizational structure. Anecdotaly, my previous mentor was considered a "rising star" but left the company because opportunities where not materializing fast enough.

    Advice to Management

    Flatten out the organization. There are more people between me and BK than there were between me and Obama when I was in the Marine Corps.

  2. Great Place to Work

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    They really try to make it a great place to work.
    Very fair policies

    Cons

    Having to change positions due to changing business, changing organizational structure

  3. FANTASTIC but CONSERVATIVE

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Operations Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Operations Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, great technology and a great brand on the resume

    Cons

    super conservative, because of that a lot of innovation on the marketing side suffers... usual company politics driven by cliques

    Advice to Management

    need to completely revitalize the Brand- that Staples guy aint doing much

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  5. Better than average

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There are a lot of cool technologies to work on.

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, and it's very difficult to get work done with so many meetings and interruptions.

  6. Sr. Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A highly efficient working environment which leads cutting edge technology innovation in fast pace. Provided lots of opportunities to grow the technical skill sets and ranking and rating rule is pretty much fair and judged by facts. Learn a lot from Intel and it is great company to work with.

    Cons

    Cultural wides, it is too rigidness. If it can derive few softness activities, it will be more fun and more enjoy to work with.

  7. Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Intel Corporation (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    been there for 10+ years. Good compensation package, including sabbatical
    great work-life balance, flexible schedule
    open communication based on getting results

    Cons

    no shuttle bus from sf like some other tech companies

  8. Co-op was great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

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

    Pros

    The work life balance is great compared to other companies. Yes you wont always be working on the latest and greatest things, but being able to take off early on Fridays to hit the slopes was great!

    Cons

    The location I was at (Folsom) wasn't the greatest as someone in their early twenties but there are enough people there to have a good time.

    Advice to Management

    I had to go through New Employee Orientation twice, once for my previous internship and again for my co-op. Same exact thing and I really didnt need to hear it more than once.

  9. Graduate Intern: Human Resources

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Graduate Student in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn and be recognized.
    Autonomy to implement solutions.
    Great employee benefits (gym, corporate activities)

    Cons

    Intern program was not developed during my year. Plans to improve.
    Intern locations limited

    Advice to Management

    Not everyone needs to go through the HR pathways program. Seek entry level HR from different sources (not just the groomed HR rotational program) to get a more diverse group of people in HR.

  10. Love Intel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Meritocracy.

    Cons

    Too big. Hard to move up.

  11. A Meritocracy, even if imperfect

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Great company with opportunities to do meaningful work. You get a chance to expand your scope to the ends of your personal limits. Intel provides you with not just one opportunity but several different opportunities to express and develop yourself as much as you are able to handle.

    Cons

    Continuous change in the business, technology and management reorganizations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find new and creative ways to reward doers vs. talkers


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