Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
3,775 Reviews
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 455 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 165 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 109 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Very less percentage of conversion if you join as interns

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    Former Employee - Graduate Intern  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Graduate Intern in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good company to work. Nice campus. Decent attitude of employees

    Cons

    Need to work late nights. Work is not that great. It's like any other company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have meaningful discussions and have realistic targets. Most of all believe in your people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Pick your team wisely

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    In general, people are good. Great benefits and pay.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Politics get in the way of getting anything done. If you aren't in management, your opinion is not valued and they will find any way possible to make your time there difficult if they deem you not "Intel quality". Like someone once told me, "Intel is where engineers go to die". I also found as a female working there, the environment was even more closed-minded to you. Don't be mislead by all their advertising of "women in engineering" or claiming they want to hire more females. I endured plenty of discrimination in my time there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You really are not as smart and almighty as you think you are. You missed the train years ago for the mobile market and no matter how fast you move it's going to be impossible to keep up. Stop draining the life out of your employees and hire more people so work can be more evenly and appropriately dispersed. Also, you may want to monitor your managers more closely because there's a lot more harassment going on than meets the eye.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    An old dinosaur

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good vacation and sabbatical.
    Once you move up grade 10 and above, good bonus etc. And you don't have to work hard to survive.

    Cons

    Half dead old T-rex, who still lives in 80/90s dream.
    Too much politics to survive/advance. Corrupted integrity. etc

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company/ Intense environment

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    T-cash is excellent. Unlimited opportunities. Global work environment.

    Cons

    Intense/fast pace. Long hours.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work experience in intel

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work in, normal salary

    Cons

    very tired, very very tired

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    good workplace environment, benefits, & company policy.

    Cons

    frequent reorganization, lack of work-life balance

  8.  

    Finance Org

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working form home is wide-spread across the company

    Cons

    Pockets of terribly mismanaged groups... all depends on who you are working for (which is surprising for the company of this size); incompetent / immature management is quite common

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Average

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The work culture is comfortable and you have plenty of resources e.g. trainings to your disposal so that you can be on top technological advancements.

    Cons

    Too many hierarchies and the growth path seems verrrrryyyy long! Also sometimes the incentives are too strongly attached to business unit performance and the individual contribution is not taken into account at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management would need do a faster adaptation of the fact that PC business is slowing down and they need to re-focus on mobility.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Political big corporate environment...some great people though...

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    Former Employee - Professional Support Role
    Former Employee - Professional Support Role

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Relatively good pay and excellent benefits

    Cons

    Sell your soul and compete against co-workers for recognition, pay and advancement...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on managing down rather than up. Less PowerPoint presentation meetings, more skunk teams who are given time and resources to develop new innovative products. Focus on actually developing people rather than boxing them in to focal categories.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work .... if you end up in the right team

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Intel has been like a University to me. You learn and grow alot in a very short time. Since It's a semiconductor business the industry is fast and aggressive. If you are passionate for your career and are young and single Intel is the place to be.

    Cons

    Alot of politics on the processor side of the company. People are trying hard to let others down and shine themselves so they don't receive an IR.

    Pay increases can be slow, unless you are competitive and really put in the time and effort OR you change job roles internally frequently.

    Job insecurity: there will be re-orgs and you will need to outshine to keep your current job. It is possible that you are a valuable asset but the project get's moved or cancelled so you have to hawk internal openings all the time. Not a great feeling if you have a family to feed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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