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"Mort than just a "Great place to work!""

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Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hillsboro, OR
Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Hillsboro, OR
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Intel can be an exciting and engaging place to work. They are literally building the future and if you have the right skills and commitment you can too! There are many unseen elements opportunities over their diverse range of careers there. Impeccably ethical, if not to the point of seeking to be uniformly equitable to all.

Cons

You really do own your own career there and shouldn't expect much in the way of someone else bringing you along. They are a huge company very much akin to working for a small government in many regards. Management is not iffy on making whole-scale cuts or reorganizations to meet the need of business direction, so no job is completely "safe" from the restructuring ax. They love to work RCG's because they usually have nothing but work to fill their lives. Can make it feel a bit like a meat grinder.

Advice to Management

Strive to better leverage the ideas and innovations of individual contributors. Some teams are still bound by the groups they originate from. There is no excuse for upper management to have not foreseen the growth of the phone market nor the tablet market. These were obvious plays that should have been driven by Intel innovation and not chased as a me-too brand play. Get some thought leaders in who are not played out media-mavens (yes, I do mean Wil.I.Am...) There is no reason Intel should not be putting processors into EVERY sheet of reusable paper being used and putting them in every school across America...or the world. Get someone to think outside the box for a bit.

Help the company make the mental shift from high margin processors to high volume processors. This mentality is a HUGE impediment to the transition inside Intel. Too many people's compensation is structured around high margin mark-ups and this will have to change as the people's platform of choice changes. It will happen one way or another, help them be ready for it.

Other Employee Reviews for Intel Corporation

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Contractors Beware. Be Prepared to do the work of a regular full-time employee without the "Great Place to Work Value""

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Testing in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Software Testing in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Learning Opportunities. The most advanced microprocessors in the world. Intel owns the facilities and spends copious amounts on Research and Development.

    Cons

    Swearing, yelling, blaming, pointing the finger, and just plain unprofessionalism. It depends on what lab you work in. Some managers have too much time and others not enough. Some managers spend a great deal of time "spying" on employees. I guess it's the same in any company, but I thought Intel had higher standards.

    Advice to Management

    Blue badge employees, supervisors, managers, and team leads are placing too much responsibility on Green Badge employees and or the contingent workforce.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company in the 1990s and 2000s. Internal high level politics not visible to outside world resulting in instability."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Component Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Component Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Undeniably the best company to start one's career... Many opportunities to learn, move to different type of responsibilities, great pay and compensation, etc.

    Cons

    Of late, not being able to get a foot hold in the low power market has started a large chess game type internal politics where pawn sacrifices are being made with the hope of long term prospects... It appears however it might be too late. Hopefully it will not end up the Motorola way.

    Advice to Management

    Portland is the big gorilla, and to save the empire in Portland, dont systematically kill the smaller sites, and steal their projects away. It might help save the jobs of those in Portland for 5 more years, but might hurt Intel beyond repair. (But who knows, maybe the upper management there plans to retire after 5 years so they dont care!!)

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