Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
4,150 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    work culture is good. nice

    Cons

    lots of work to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting and Challenging.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Component Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Component Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    - Time off is handled well.
    - Managers follow the corporate hr rules

    Cons

    Too many levels of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Big company, lots of politics. Success all depends on your team and manager.

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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

    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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  5.  

    World class company to maximize your growth potential if you're a grinder and opportunistic.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Competitive salary. A corporate culture that empowers the driven. Stable.

    Cons

    Many layers of decision makers, which makes them slow to course correct. Not nimble. Creative thinking is encouraged, but new ideas are slow to get off the ground.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    still looking for break through

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Amazing Internship Program

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Excellent technical exposure, great collaborative team effort, ridiculous company benefits, and flexible timings

    Cons

    Stressful and hectic work periods at times, little room for mistakes or under-performing, a little hard to move up the corporate ladder for beginners or inexperienced hires

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good work ethic and environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CAD Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - CAD Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Very good working environment. Company for engineers.

    Cons

    Very big company, upward mobility is an tough task.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    One of the best places I've ever worked!

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    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Counsel in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    One of Intel's core values is being a great place to work, and it shows! The people are friendly, the work is interesting, and the company as a whole really respects work-life balance. Job rotations are pretty common, so you can get exposure to a wide range of work. And Steve Rodgers (the GC) is very focused on career development of everyone in the legal group.

    Cons

    Location isn't ideal. Sometimes the engineering-driven culture (especially all the acronyms) can be annoying. The company is big, so expect some bureaucratic hassles. Also, people tend to stick around, so it can be hard to move up in the organization.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Outstanding experience so far!!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as an intern (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great pay for interns, bonuses, flexible work hours

    Cons

    Sometimes the work you do gets stagnant. A change is something that is not appreciated quite often since its a big company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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