Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

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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.  

    An excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Meritocracy is not just a buzz word, people live by it. The company rewards employees who perform and encourages people to work together towards a common set of goals.

    Cons

    Like most large companies, it is easy to get lost in the shuffle. Certain organizations can be very political as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is doing a great job of manufacturing and delivering innovative products. If only the stock price reflected the company's performance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work for low to mid experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Great Perks
    Good flexibility for taking off
    Great Benefits
    They bend over backward to keep you comfortable in your job
           Quarterly trips, both by the individual team and the whole site
    Great management from top to bottom - they try to keep you informed as they can

    Cons

    Intel Austin has a recipe for doing things, and it mostly involves using low tech and compensating using large amount of people/resources to compensate.
    If you are a new hire or low experienced, this shouldn't matter because you need to learn the ropes anyways
    If you are a high experienced person, it will be difficult to acclimate to the brute force way of doing things.
    If you are a person who likes to have control or some input of how things are done, I would not recommend Intel Austin as a place to work. There may be some other sites where this may not apply.
    Changing things may not be possible because the majority of the methodologies are not created in the Austin area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you wish to retain the best and brightest, you will have to have to allow some kind way for them to contribute to the methods that are being applied to them.
    If you are not interested in doing that, I would recommend sticking to hiring college grads and low experienced people. It would allow austin to keep the current methodology going.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Experience varies significantly depending on which business unit you are

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    - Big brand name recognition and a market leader
    - Decent pay and benefits
    - Intel has lots of resources at its disposal
    - Intel has a very diverse product portfolio and invested in many different industries
    - Lots of opportunities for movement within the company

    Cons

    - Lots and lots and lots of bureaucracy, red tape and internal politics
    - Big corp moves slow
    - Individual contributors have little say in strategy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Business units need to be more aligned
    Management has to build a stronger sense of meritocracy (Focal process is broken)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Very busy but a great learning experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Due to it's size, great exposure to the semicon industry supply chains. There are many alternative jobs within Intel that you can apply to as well after you spend a couple of years in your old one.

    Cons

    Very long hours for some groups or people, making it hard to have work-life balance. The annual performance review is tedious and does not really reward any risk taking.

    Recommends
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  6.  

    Satisfactory

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    work-life balance, very helfpul, get to learn many things

    Cons

    Growth opportunies inside the company are not very good

    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Physical Design Engineer in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    You get to work with lots of smart people of many different nationalities. The salary is decent and there quite a few recent college graduates within the company.

    Cons

    There is high stress, the review process is not transparent, and the work environment is mundane sitting in a cube all day.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Always encourage innovation and creativity. I like it

    Cons

    hard working drives life and work imbalance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to take a fast action to market demand

    Recommends
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  9.  

    So far so good

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    Current Employee - Senior Component Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Component Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Stability, Easy to move around and get exposed different technologies in Hardware and now a days in software as well.

    Cons

    Can get pigeon holed, can lose track of career and lose skill set.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay special attention to you senior well talented employees and try to use them well.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Equipment Technician in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Great compensation
    Awesome benefits
    Flexibility when needed

    Cons

    Odd Schedule could be a challenge for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees informed of changes in programs that affect employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great employee benefit and growth opportunity for junior level employees.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

    Pros

    Great employee benefit and growth opportunity for junior level employees.

    Cons

    Not the highest pay compared to the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to think outside of the box more and take more risk, they need to pay more attention to the latest trends (consumer-oriented and not so much technology).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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