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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
4,141 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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    Senior Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Technology Consultant

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

    Pros

    A lot of exciting projects innovations, working with various techs, external companies for Intel platform integration. Working on next gen products from blueprint, planning execution and launch

    Cons

    Too many projects at the same time difficult to prioritize since most of these are given high importance leading to resource constraints, work life balance and timeline and schedule nightmares

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Overall good, it has changed since I joined in 1994 and not for the better.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Dynamic and ever changing, you'll never get bored; very fast paced. Pay scale is above the average and benefits are very good.

    Cons

    A LOT of bureaucracy, it takes several levels of management to make a decision. In the group I worked in there's a lot of "good old boy" culture and perception rules.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people do the job you hired them to do, remove the good old boy culture and the toxic environment,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good company overall

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    Current Employee - Vice President of
    Current Employee - Vice President of

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    established, industry leader, takes good care of its employees overall

    Cons

    large companies tend to have such deep organizations sometimes communicating the goals and objectives rolling down through the ranks gets lost or unclear. Re-deployments are frankly a failure of management hiring too many people to consistently keep employed though failed programs or industry ebbs and tides. This creates a churn cycle and affects many peoples lives. Its been very consistent so obviously an issue to someone looking to have a career who can get catch in these cycles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate ranking and rating to include a "team player" measurable to the individual and perhaps even team level. During my years (14) I saw this both at the individual level and manager level. No consideration is calculated for people helping other folks in a team be successful. By the R&R system as focal and mid-year approaches team member become very much an island in their own accomplishments due to how they will fair and often pull back from helping another in where the outcome of that effort could have been even better. I was fortunate to be on what the call a fast track due to my assignment work ethics and drive but when there is over a 100,000 employee's creating and rewarding team play can make a big difference in the result and quality of the programs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Big company, lots of politics. Success all depends on your team and manager.

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility to work remotely, Ability to move around the company and learn a new job/ discipline but mostly lateral moves, interesting technology and very competitive in the chip space. Benefits are good and on par with other companies. Their sabbatical is attractive if you plan on staying with a company for a long time.

    Cons

    Pay is ok if you're outside of the Bay area but not as competitive as other tech companies in the valley. Not many perks either. Your success all depends on who you know and work for. Very political. Lots of ok talent. Intel doesn't attract the best in Silicon Valley but if this is your 1st company out of college, go for it. Very very difficult to move up. Flat organization. Too many meetings that are very unproductive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce # of meetings, hire more talent that have specific discipline expertise, hold teams accountable to deliver on ROI.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Software Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    I enjoy the job. Good pay. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Poor first line management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to be a better first line manager.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    15 years here good job good benefits but my site is closing. Don't want to relocate so I have to leave. huge company

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Sabbatical, 8 weeks every 7 years. Employee recognition program, free coffee and fruit. Opportunities at other sites, for people that want to stay, stock is finally starting to climb.

    Cons

    Fiefdoms, bureaucracy, cliques. Some ridiculous people as with any company this size. A lot of foolish teams and everything that comes along gets implemented.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes listen to people get out and talk to the employees on the front lines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    still looking for break through

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    still monopoly in PC semiconductor industry. AMD is far behind and has too many problems to effectively compete

    Cons

    PC market is shrinking
    confrontational culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a look at all the failures to diversity in the past, and try to do things differently

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Frustrating environment, overworked for the amount they pay, always looking for people to work overtime.

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    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Maintenance Technician in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    one of the highest paying employers in the industry, fast paced environment, room to grow if you have a Phd.

    Cons

    negative people, old boy's club, men's locker room environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    getting to know what your people are dealing with on the factory floor would be advantageous, instead of taking management's word for it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poor management, poor career growth, stingy company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits, good vacation policy

    Cons

    Lack of career advancement unless you are buddies with someone
    Poor management styles
    Extremely conservative company - comes from someone who worked here for 10+ years
    People get stuck in the same grade for several years for no fault of theirs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start trusting your employees and invest in them
    Dont BS at review time

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

    Company Review

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Very stable, good place if you want to do different things and learn, goes out of its way to avoid layoffs

    Cons

    Very high bureaucracy, very high competition, lots of red tape, very slow decision making process, and highly politically charged environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward people for their hard work and not based on how well they play the political game

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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