Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

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166 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Overall good experience

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Great pay. Looks great on resume. Worked on interesting product. Loved the location. Co-workers were cooperative and fun to work with.

    Cons

    I work in software and Intel is not good (yet) in software engineering. They do not have good practices in place. Requirements are vague and untestable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Adopt good software engineering practices (agile). Don't let hardware engineer decide how to design software...it's a completely different ball game!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    There's a good reason many people have been here 15-20 years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Challenging, fast changing environment
    Great benefits for talented people
    Opportunities for rotation into different roles

    Cons

    Usual big company downsides of bureacracy, process etc

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed bag

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    Current Employee - IT Project/Program Manager in Rio Rancho, NM
    Current Employee - IT Project/Program Manager in Rio Rancho, NM

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay & benefits package, good work / life balance.

    Cons

    Way too many reorganizations, resulting in long-term employees being displaced. Lack of trust in senior management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop screwing with people's jobs and lives!

    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Treat Your Contractors Better

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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

    Pros

    Great place to gain new skills

    Cons

    Bad place to get any feedback, guidance or direction

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to intern

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    Former Employee - Intern in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Intern in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Interns are treated like regular employees. Lots of great projects to choose from, and opportunity to drive and own some pretty interesting segments.

    Cons

    None that I could think of, perhaps the fact that campuses are located far apart. However, relocation money is provided.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep making the intern program so much fun! Loved the intern activities and chances to get to know upper management.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Big company, can be awesome if you find the right role in the right group.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Intel innovates technically in the US. They are industry leaders in certain areas, particularly manufacturing and high end processor design. They are capable of reinventing themselves when markets deem it necessary. There are tons of talented people working there.

    Cons

    Too many people. Everything becomes a battle for territory. Many jobs are extremely narrowly defined. Work culture can be downright hostile. As with any big company you need the right manager, the right position, and the right group to get a good experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company, but business decisions among technical managers could be improved

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Portland, OR

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Intel allows freshly minted engineers to put their money where their mouth is and innovate. For someone who enjoys self guided work, there is a lot of opportunity to demonstrate excellence and receive meritous acknowledgement of your contribution. You will have a chance to prove yourself and then some.

    Cons

    The quick turns on a product cycle lead meant constant long hours for all engineering staff that frankly didn't end. Pagers and after hours calls are a practical reality of the job. There is remarkably little engagement with the factories until it's time for a tech transfer, which dissociates some of the practical decision making from the engineering novelty. Also, it appeared that there was relatively high "job shift" for incoming engineers to roles outside of development due to a high rate of early burn out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's far more expensive to retrain and recruit talent than it is to describe job functions where people are incentivized to develop within their roles. Consider rotating manufacturing and development engineering roles with each process revision to ensure CIP efforts are driven back through the process, and "repeat" problems are mitigated- not just documented.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Technical track? No Ph.D? Good luck!

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Aloha, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Aloha, OR

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Top of the heap when it comes to entry level salary and benefits
    Well defined parameters within which one is allowed to work
    Very manageable workload
    Employees conduct themselves according to company values

    Cons

    Without post baccalaureate education, being promoted is virtually impossible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take risks (as per Intel company values) by allowing driven individuals to prove themselves without having a terminal degree. Keep your employees informed of current business strategies.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Overall good company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Intel is very solid company. Great history and products. Very strong culture and employees who genuinely care. Benefits are very good.

    Cons

    Intel is not for the faint of heart. it is a very demanding work environment. Due to the performance evaluation systems, no one ever seems to not to work for fear of a peer out working them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure that corporate success is spread equitably across the company. Shareholders are critical points of influence, it's the employees that makes everything possible.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 7 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience but do not work in any Hillsboro Fabs

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Intel's Fabs are the best in class. There is a great and fast learning experience.

    Cons

    RCG's -recent college graduates have way higher salaries most engineers.
    Grading&Ranking system
    Focal-performance review can get you fired...or below expectation...
    24/7 oncall work including nights&weekends without pay
    No work life balance.
    Turn over rate in Hillsboro Fabs is extremely high. Group Leaders and Area Managers and leaving the company as well.
    Hillsboro Fab hires mostly RCG's on H1B visa from India as Fab Managers are from India too. They will be stuck here for 5-6 years until get greencard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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