Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation 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 506 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 136 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 185 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 111 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great employee benefit and growth opportunity for junior level employees.

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    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
  2.  

    Very well rounded ethnic group of brilliant people. Fun to be around

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Maintenance Technician in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Benefits are great
    Bonuses are just as great
    Flexibilty of schedules
    GPTW

    Cons

    None that I can see for now...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice is for Top Management to be on top of their game as they have been and lets take the World by storm and enjoy its ride

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience at Intel Corporation

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Nice paychecks, sweet perks, fun colleagues, and jobs ready to be filled

    Cons

    It is a big company, so everything gets done slowly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice paychecks, sweet perks, fun colleagues, and jobs ready to be filled

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company to start your career after PhD

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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

    State-of-the-art technology
    Managers and most employees are competent
    Good work and life balance

    Cons

    Cafe is not good enough
    Culture is a little uptight at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    If you are single or without kids, it can be a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Embedded Segment Marketing Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Embedded Segment Marketing Manager in Chandler, AZ

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Challenging work assignments
    Talented co-workers (very intelligent people for the most part)
    Decent pay
    Good health benefits
    Some flexibility in work location (ie work-from-home)

    Cons

    Options for promotion - very limited
    Raises - minimal at best (2%)
    LONG hours 60-80/week
    Limited recognition for a job well done, but always feedback on what was wrong or could be improved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink focal. Forced distribution means that for one to get a promotion that another gets a poor review. The 2% (average raise) for three years in a row stunk. Pay for the performance.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A love/hate relationship

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    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Riverton, UT
    Former Employee - Communications Manager in Riverton, UT

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    Excellent work/life balance
    Had some great managers
    Great development programs
    Excellent support while I was working on a master's degree
    Some really great people

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, not enough Indians. There were some efforts to reduce layers of management, but they didn't really stick. I worked at a small site and a lot of the corporate culture didn't make it to our location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to share the vision of where the company is going with employees. Reorganize a little less...let departments and teams really get the hang of working together for a while before you "reorg again".

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company (especially if you love cubicles)

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Company reputation.
    Good salary.
    Extensive amount of resources.

    Cons

    Not so great work environment.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Pay is below market, expectations are high, Managers are painfully susceptible to brown nosing

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    Former Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Folsom, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    The best reason I can think of to work at Intel is that if you are a technically proficient person, you can grow your skills because of the resources available to you. You are exposed to cutting edge technologies that you would not see in many other organizations. If you are lucky enough to find yourself in a good department where teamwork and co-operation are encouraged, then you can thrive.

    Cons

    Intel always pays below the market average. Benefits are good. However, the senior management's inability to stay ahead of the curve in the mobility market has led to a stagnation of the stock price which is a big part of the compensation package.

    Employees are rated on a bell curve system called ranking and rating. This means someone is always left holding the hot potato. Instead of motivating employees to do better this has led to a back biting environment where the deceitful employees often are rewarded. Those employees who can do "do". Those who can't will lie. Unfortunately the management structure at Intel requires even 1st level supervisors to be in meetings and to crunch numbers most of the time and this creates a disconnect between the workers and those who should observing them closely. The solution is for the workers to submit a "weekly" report of their activities. This is where the deceit comes in. Under-achieving workers simply fluff their report or outright lie about their activities. They are often rewarded simply because they focus most of their efforts on producing weeklys that make them look good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers at Intel are technical people. In other words they are geeks(this is not meant to be derogatory). Geeks have a weakness however. People skills. Management at Intel, overall, lacks people skills. This isn't just the inability to suss out brown nosers as noted above. It also means they tend to treat people like a machine or a number. The best managers I have had at Intel over my career there were those people who already possessed strong people skills before they became a manager. They made me want to work harder simply because I was happy under their management. What I mean by this is I felt safe to do my job, and I knew I wasn't going to get nasty impersonal treatment from them. Having several really awful managers at Intel made me value these people greatly, and the loyalty and dedication to my work was never better under them. Andy Grove's shark tank organizational culture sucks!!! It's the wrong way to do things, and belies an underlying pessimism about human nature. This is no way to motivate people to do their best.

    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Work environment

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    Current Employee - Intern in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Folsom, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Flexibility working hours help focus on everything

    Cons

    Not doing what I was promised I would do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to Interns too

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    There are always opportunities to grow within the company. The break rooms are very nice. They value all of their employees.

    Cons

    They sometimes apply too much pressure to perform the job. The management needs to listen to their employees more often.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think that management should listen to their employees more often and learn from those who are deep in the trenches.

    No opinion of CEO

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