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"Working at Intel"

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Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Very challenging environment, work with smart people, Reasonable base salary, excellent bonus and profit sharing programs, excellent other perks, good job satisfaction

Cons

Office politics has gotten worse over years, sometimes decisions take longer time and can be frustrating, annual focal review process has been complicated but improving

Advice to Management

Improve how people's ideas are recognized. Too many managers and other peers with louder vocal chords take credit for others' ideas. Sometimes, excellent ideas are not adopted or acknowledged immediately and months/years later when they are adopted, the originator doesn't get any credit.
In spite of management efforts, office politics has gotten bad. People are afraid to take risks (compared to 1980-1990s) or think outside the box because either failure is penalized or thoughts outside the box are not accpeted readily. Openness is taking a toll. All of the above have been management promises for years but as we integrate more and more new hires from other companies in a hurry, the old culture has gotten eroded or become incosistent. Needs re-focus.

Other Employee Reviews for Intel Corporation

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work for those under 50."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good total compensation. Opportunities are abundant with respect to career and location.

    Cons

    Review process is horrible. It used to be a popularity contest among first level managers, staged behind closed doors. Now it's even less transparent. Once you turn 50, unless you are a well-connected manager, you become a target. You will be urged to accept a voluntary separation package. Alternatively, you can stay and defend your job every year or two.

    Advice to Management

    Watch the depth of your experience pool. Stop asking for more H1B visas and concentrate on motivating and retaining the local talent you have.


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    "Facilities / Construction / Engineering - Experience of U.S.A & international sites"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting advanced engineering systems / installations

    Cons

    Very poor employee morale.
    Very poor working environment / atmosphere.
    Very poor time management with employees (perhaps due to workloads) resulting in VERY common ('the norm') behaviour such as not to show up to pre-arranged meetings.
    Blame culture, particularly applied to Suppliers.
    Very common to find unapproachable, 'hot-headed' and unprofessional staff who think that hard nosed / kick-ass attitudes are the only way to get results from Suppliers.

    Advice to Management

    Review your hiring policies / practices.
    Spend some time and money finding true route causes for: lack of motivation, blame culture. Aim for a semi-pleasant work environment (at least).
    Don't think that due to the companies size that you will have an indispensable supply of Vendors who will choose to work for you when market conditions change

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