Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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  1. The worst place to work...

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Microprocessor Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Microprocessor Designer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Sabbatical, Health, Retirement
    Although Work-Life balance is advertised, it is impossible to maintain. It's either work or life :(

    Cons

    Extremely bad people managers. All the good people managers are suppressed and only technical proficiency is stressed as a managerial criterion. So the employees get shafted in the long run and are not looked after.

    Advice to Management

    Get your blinders off!! The employees are your most important asset. If you neglect to man-manage, you drain your "brain".

    Intel Corporation Response

    Apr 21, 2015Talent Branding Solutions Manager

    Thank you for your feedback. Happily Intel realizes the critical role our managers play. A new program was just kicked off in Q1 focusing on equipping our entry-level & mid-level managment with ... More

  2. Very political place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of good people with some good employee perks

    Cons

    Very political place, not a true meritocracy as much as they like to think

  3. Helpful (1)

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analog Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Analog Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work
    leading edge technology

    Cons

    time to market is bad
    need to bring innovation rather than focussing on time to market

    Advice to Management

    stop beuracracy
    good people are leaving

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  5. Helpful (1)

    No clear direction, team charter, roles or responsibilities - one big mess

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Designer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive. Work/life balance in my team is also good since there are no deadlines or other commitments, just reference designs that have no identified customer.

    Cons

    Archaic processes, tools and ways of working. Bloated teams with no decision-makers until 3 org levels up makes it very hard to get anything moving forward. The loudest people get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and stay with it. Get rid of the redundant teams and useless middle managers (mostly Indian men). Get rid of the stack ranking system that inhibits any collaboration between teams and team members, and makes people hire less competent employees than themselves for the sake of job security. Make sure anyone in a management position has taken some management and leadership training so they don't have to yell so hard all the time.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Intel Media is a subsidiary of Intel Corporation. Horrible place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    You can put Intel on your resume

    Cons

    Everything. Such a dysfunctional workplace. No direction is ever provided by senior management. Senior management thinks they are the 'king of the castle' and impose fear and intimidation tactics.

    Advice to Management

    Stop keeping secrets, provide direction, lead by example, stop being hostile/bullying

  7. Helpful (1)

    Present opportunities to be part in the forefront of leading technologies in computing industry

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Design Component Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Design Component Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Got opportunity to work and get involve in new or current leading technologies in the computing industry.

    Cons

    Projects are huge and tasks are divided into too small making visibility of the whole project or architecture very short sighted. Big pictures are only available to very few. Plus it is cutthroat in getting good tasks or assignments. And then if you are unlucky, have to contend with managers that don't have any respect to the engineers that work for them.

  8. Helpful (5)

    Horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Systems Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    I have nothing pro about this company

    Cons

    I was a contracter here for the IT division in santa clara. employees act like school teachers bullying contractors ; they do the same excel sheet job for 20 odd years and expect new joinees to learn it in 2 days .They insult you in the meetings,talk behind your back . This is one of the worst client I have ever worked for .They don't allow contracters to use their coffee machine too , wow penny piching management .

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and be broad minded .

  9. Helpful (2)

    I often wonder how companies with such poor corporate culture can be so successful. I saw a lot of unhappiness there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is good. Equipment needs are generally met. Most people working there were OK. The work presented few surprises.

    Cons

    Corporate environment sucks. My group would meet endlessly and never reach a plan or consensus. Meeting which should have never taken place at all (or could have been conducted in under of an hour) would last endlessly.

    Advice to Management

    Get involved with your people. Like too many companies you'd offshore your work to satisfy your personal GREED.

  10. Helpful (1)

    holding on to a dying ecosystem

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay reasonably well; there are some pockets of excellence (but these are few).

    Cons

    Can't let go of the past....will not embrace change: transition to mobile; reduction of importance of microsoft; realization that they are a distant second in mobile where x86 ISA doesn't matter.

    Advice to Management

    You need technical competence, and it's severely lacking. Decision are made looking backward, not looking forwards.

  11. Helpful (3)

    the company is full of free riders

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Developer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    you can learn how large teams function. You also get to learn project management, SDLC and decision making through observation.

    Cons

    Wrong people working in wrong positions. Performance is not measured properly. Everything is about how well you play politics and manage to get other people to do your work. Many arrogant bullies don't do anything and they are getting paid for giving a hard time to those who are working hard.

    Advice to Management

    identify and get rid of the people who are not doing anything but playing politics and bullying others.

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