Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
3,731 Reviews

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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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  1.  

    It was ok

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People were cool and interesting.

    Cons

    staff was lame but rude sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice to us

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

    Good technologies and people, problematic buereaucracy

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    Former Employee - Strategic Planner  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Strategic Planner in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Opportunity to see/work the spans of technologies
    Some of the brightest people in the industry

    Cons

    Middle-manager politics
    Slow progress
    Lack of risk-taking to break new grounds

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote new ideas & bBe gutsy in making new investments (sometimes end result cannot be fully known)
    Bring agility and increased focus on Software & UX (not just lip service)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company for work and share the time with family and friends.

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

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good people ( not all of them ), stable product and very good environment.

    Cons

    Don't interested in personal growth, just work, work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, Amazingly talented people

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    Current Employee - Engineering Leader  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    - Very open / candid culture
    - Very talented people (world class experts on the topic at hand)
    - Management open to moving people around, so you get diverse sets of experiences

    Cons

    - Currently (mid 2014) uncertain future. This poses a challenge on many levels throughout the corporation
    - "Pie" is not growing, so politics is
    - Like any large company, it all depends on your manager. So be sure to pay a lot of attention to who you are reporting to. Within the company, your experience will vary a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allow more experimental culture (and less process driven)
    - Take some aggressive action to remove the perception of "empire building" and growth based on political connections

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Scrum Master/Assistant PMOS  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Scrum Master/Assistant PMOS in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Hello Everyone .. Nice Good Environment and best facility one of the kind.

    Cons

    Tight Schedule and not much negative vibes nor N/A.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Other

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analog Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Analog Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work/Life balance, good pay and bonuses, good perks. Care for health of employees by offering free fruits and Gym facility (though a very small one in Santa Clara compared with other sites).

    Cons

    No room for growth if you don't know how to play politics. No interesting work for analog engineers. No risk taking. Lot of politics and its review system is the worst.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Software Engineer Review (Grade 5-6)

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

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

    Pros

    1- Job security is very high. Firing is very low although in 2014 they have done some layoff through an attractive voluntary separation plan.
    2- Laid back culture. High degree of freedom in terms of project goals, implementation methodology, working hours (almost nobody ever questions attendance in meetings/work)
    3- Excellent cash bonus and stocks for senior employees (Grade 7 above)

    Cons

    1- Base pay is less compared to other employers. Not a top payer.
    2- Upper management is slow in decision making, lots of reorganization happens and lots of duplicate efforts for a single area.
    3- Slow rate of promotions, career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decision making should be much faster. Products should be released on a faster cadence.
    Redundancy within the organization should be reduced.
    Employees should be rewarded monetarily for good work and penalized more for sloppiness

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    A place where you can have a big impact

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    Current Employee - Business Development  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The center of the computer industry and probably the best of the chip companies to work for. Large number of very smart, hard-working people. Very good total compensation package. Management takes extraordinary measures to avoid large layoffs. Ability to gain experience in multiple disciplines. High ethical standards.

    Cons

    Lack of growth limits upward mobility. Large, geographically dispersed organization and long product design cycles can make decision-making complex and slow. Strong corporate culture (also a pro) contributes to resistance to change. Work / life balance has improved in recent years but still has a ways to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase VP accountability for meeting financial targets. Take decisive action if mobile growth strategy is not working. Invest more in software businesses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    HR Partner

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    Current Employee - Human Resources Partner  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Partner in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    The best reason to work here are the people. The people are extremely intelligent and work really hard. The other reason why I love working here is you have the opportunity to do anything and everything at Intel. There are always so many things going on internally that you can easily find a good job that fits what you want to do and need.

    Cons

    The company is huge so it functions like a big city. A lot of processes to get things done- so there is bureaucracy. Sometimes the middle management isn't up to par due to the high demands on the industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Fine company with good folks, benefits and job satisfaction.

    Cons

    Upper management is mediocre at best with no capacity to execute in growth areas like phones.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some PhDs promoted to upper management!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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