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"Very worthwhile, incredible knowledge base."

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Former Contractor - Lab Technician in DuPont, WA
Former Contractor - Lab Technician in DuPont, WA
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

opportunities professional, very good training

Cons

lack of concern for employees during closure

Advice to Management

assess personal more accurately.individual assessments.

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    "Impersonal Intel"

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    Former Contractor - IC Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Contractor - IC Design Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salaries are good.
    Facilities are nice.
    Lots of nice services available.
    Mission and products are admirable.
    Employees get a lot accomplished when working with third party vendors because of the Intel brand name.

    Cons

    Impersonal - much like life in a big city, where no one wants to get to know their neighbor, the same is true at Intel. Sure there are lunch mates, but I would much prefer to work in an environment where bosses and co-workers look out for one another and find ways of teaching each other and working together in rotating teams. Instead, Intel employees tend to isolate themselves from one another. Employees become super-specialized (a problem known as hyper-functionalization) which stifles the sharing of knowledge, limits opportunities for people in the future, and encourages a more cut throat and stressful environment.

    Also, Contract employees are not treated very well. Not to say that there is any disrespect towards them, but because there is no sense of longevity in their positions, permanent employees don't really want to work with them very closely. Because of this, much of their efforts end up being lost when the contracts end; and for the contractors, they end up taking with them very little new knowledge because of all the barriers that surrounded them while they were there.

    Advice to Management

    Managers can improve culture by making people work together on tasks in teams of two or three, and then rotate positions regularly to avoid hyper-functionalization (super-specialization). Working in pairs (managers included) will help build commradery as well as build a more broad perspective for accomplishing tasks on hand.

    Stop hiring contract employees. The lack of communication and interest in them far outweighs the benefits of using them.


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    "For a Designer, PC Client Group not a great place to work"

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    Former Employee - User Experience Designers in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - User Experience Designers in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of cool technologies in the labs, brilliant co-workers. If you like to keep your head down, work on your own, and don't really care if what you're making will ever effect real people's lives, then this is the place for you.

    Cons

    The top tiers of management seem to all pursue their own agendas rather than push the most innovative ideas. The best ideas and technology often get pushed to the side in the midst of so much political climbing and bureaucracy. Every suggestion, idea, prototype, and strategy is subject to long meetings where your idea is ultimately deemed great and yet ruled out.

    Advice to Management

    If you're going to hire designers you can't treat them like engineers. In fact, get a creative director who has experience managing designers, because it is a whole different ball game.

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