Intel Corporation

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  1.  

    Excelent place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Nice environment, well paid, smart people

    Cons

    to much work but it was fun

  2.  

    Working at Intel is an extremely stimulating place to work and gives you excellent opportunities for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Senior Strategic Marketing Manager in Hillsboro, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Strategic Marketing Manager in Hillsboro, TX

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you like to be on the cutting edge of technology and work with the brightest people around then you will have a great experience. It is important that you are comfortable in an environment that requires you to be independent and chart your own career path. If you are then there are ample opportunities to lead and work on great projects and teams. Work-life balance is pretty good compared to many other tech companies but does require excellence and what comes with it which is hard work and sometimes long hours. Total compensation is very good overall.

    Cons

    While I love the concept of 'constructive confrontation' it can be taken too far. The culture requires nay sayers and there are times when it is not appropriate. However, when you miss major changes in the market the way Intel has it is pretty important to be always paranoid. The shifts in the market also bring on constant divisional changes and changes in teams which can be frustrating as you don't always get the time to get traction on a new initiative when things shift to the new latest trend and all resources go with it. In terms of promotions the ranking and rating system is flawed which can seriously hold up your opportunities. Also, being a manager does not get you any credit at performance review time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back some of the creative energy and talent that was lost in the last ten years. The company needs it desperately. Also, get more family friendly and allow women to "Lean In".

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was an awesome experience with a research team at Intel.

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Chandler, AZ

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

    Pros

    Very good research topics as well as development environment, independent research, well qualified mentors, flexible working hours and handsome salary.

    Cons

    Housing facility not available from the employer, lack of proper software engineering life cycle in development.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Mixed bag

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Disclaimer: This is a very large company so my experience may not be the experience of others

    Pros:
    1) Well-known name, looks good on your resume

    Cons

    Disclaimer: This is a very large company so my experience may not be the experience of others

    Cons:
    1) No work life balance in the fab. Long hours. Expected to always be "on call" on weekends, nights. Cannot plan vacations because you will probably be called in at last minute.
    2) Forced employee ranking system, decided mostly on politics and your relationship with your manager rather than objective performance. This makes your coworkers your competitors and they are loath to help you especially if you are new in your job as you are their competitor. They even have yearly "attrition goals"
    3) Not much time given to training. You are responsible for your own training and pestering other people (your coworkers/competitors) to train you.
    4) You are entirely at the mercy of your manager re: looking for other jobs within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The ranking and rating system is a silent cancer killing workplace collaboration.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Internship Experience

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Truly a place that emphasizes the work/life balance
    Moving away from cubicles towards more collaborative work environments

    Cons

    Transition away from individualistic work environments is slow
    Company is large and occasionally multiple teams will work on same problem without knowing in-house solutions already exist

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire less managers, currently there are too many. They would be more useful in engineering capacities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Test eng at Intel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Salary's ok
    Regular bonuses, even when times are rough
    After certain time you get to a pretty good 'comfort zone'

    Cons

    Doing something very specific, will most likely be Intel specific and not something you can apply as-is elsewhere
    'Comfort zone'..

  8.  

    This Company Really Puts The "Cult" In Corporate Culture

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Ocotillo, Maricopa, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Ocotillo, Maricopa, AZ

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pay is fairly generous compared to other local companies.
    Free fruit and soda program.
    The benefits are average for the semiconductor industry.
    Aggressive people will be welcomed and feel right at home - now you can be the school-yard bully and be rewarded for it!
    You'll get shiny little trinkets to celebrate Intel's success at making record profits for the VPs and CEO all while you savor that generous 2% raise for your hard efforts. Nice!

    Cons

    Pay is not generous compared to industry competitors.
    Newer shared office environment further erodes employee sense of individuality and privacy.
    No retirement benefit, especially if you make the mistake of contributing to the 401K plan - attend an internal retirement class before you make this mistake!!
    You will most likely be forced out once you're into your 40s or 50s.
    "Safety" culture is gag-worthy. Make sure you hold those handrails or you'll be chastised by one of the zombie drones!
    You'll be immersed in military culture and jargon such as "captain of the ship" and other related nonsense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to work harder to subvert the law in cementing the company's monopoly power on the semiconductor industry.
    Continue to suppress employee wages and movement by expanding the already in-place secret agreements with your suppliers and vendors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good nothing bad

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    Current Employee - EET in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - EET in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Intel Corporation part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    its paid really well, great company

    Cons

    just very long working hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good people, just dont make them mad

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    c++ silicon validation software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Stability. great office culture, nice bonuses.

    Cons

    Not much ways to develop yourself as software engineer

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    A Good place to work

    Cons

    Large company with a lot of managment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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