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"Good starting comp, flexible hours, but glut of older middle management camped out"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Approves of CEO

Pros

Large cap, stable company
Competitive starting pay
Flexible hours

Cons

Raises/Promos very competive
Long time for advancement
Older workforce happy in old ways
Glut of older middle management making it very difficult for advancement

Advice to Management

Value loyalty to your high achievers (Exceeds, Outstanding) with comprable comp

Other Employee Reviews for Intel Corporation

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    "Excellent benefits, ok base salaries, excellent onsite perks...but work life balance is HIGHLY dependent on your group."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Base salary is ok, health benefits are excellent, and you get 8 weeks paid sabbatical every 7 years (though many people think that is too long to wait). The onsite perks are fabulous: onsite spas, salon, fitness centers, banking, dry cleaning, etc. Communication from upper upper management is excellent. Intel practices an open door policy of communication which I've found to be consistent across many divisions. Safety is a high priority, especially if you are working in fab or sort.

    Cons

    Work life balance depends 100% on your manager and the particular group you work for. Even within the same fab, how groups are managed vary GREATLY. If you are lucky, you are in a group whose managers value WL balance so you may only work 50 hrs/wk. Otherwise, you will work 80-90 hrs/wk for years on end. And of course this varies greatly from site to site - New Mexico seems to work the least and Oregon by far works the most.

    If you are good at your job, you will receive praise and recognition, but you will be expected to do it forever. It is very easy to become pigeonholed into a solitary role for many years. You need to actively seek out new opportunities to widen your skill base because Intel won't do that for you. In fab/sort the ONLY way to be promoted to a manger is if your DIRECT manager leaves Intel or moves to another group, and you are the senior engineer in the group. By default, you will be promoted. There is no annoucement, no call for applicants. You could be a senior engineer in one group for 10 years and be excellent at what you do...but someone with far fewer years and experience and awards will be promoted to manager simply because their manager left to do something else. The promotion system is incredibly unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Please promote upward mobility among the senior engineering set.


  2. "good technical contributions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place to work, smart people

    Cons

    tight deadline, quite busy most of the time

    Advice to Management

    more career development resources and people actually using

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