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"Great technology, strong brand but company size matters!"

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Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
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I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Intel is a juggernaut in the corporate technology world and a recognized brand. Have competitive salaries with great benefits (health, RSU) and a 60 day paid sabbatical program for all FT employees after 7 years of service. A lot of opportunity to switch positions and try new technologies and markets. When you have a strong manager and a fun and creative team...it's a great place to work

Cons

Too big for it's own good...you become a number and it's difficult to make a big impact. Can easily get lost in the crowd and not enough financial or career motivation to work extra to get ahead...complacency is rampant because of the benefits. Too many internal promotions to middle managers with direct report responsibility who should not be handling people's careers. Intel losing big time in mobile and consumers don't see Intel as a relevant company despite what management thinks and the kool-aide they serve. Office politics are increasing and end up spending more time and energy internally rather than on customers or growing market share.

Advice to Management

Greater scrutiny to how they promote internally to give people direct report responsibilities. Too many managers should not be allowed in their role which only creates a toxic environment. Invest and innovate as much as possible to win in mobile...Intel is losing and not relevant yet and has a ton of work to do. At the entrance to Intel's HQ office says..."innovation is everything"...it's time to live up to that belief.

Intel Corporation Response

Jul 15, 2014 – Talent Branding Solutions Manager

Thank you for pointing out some of the great benefits we have at the company! Additionally, thank you for your candid comments! You bring up some very important issues that need to be... More

Other Employee Reviews for Intel Corporation

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, lots of politics"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent engineering skills, upper management is open and honest about strategy, industry, etc.
    Most engineers are very good at their job, and are very dedicated. The entire company is very tech-centric. I've worked at companies that aren't this way, and it is refreshing to see upper management really understand the tech industry.

    Cons

    Lots of politics! Also, middle management seems to have a hard time accepting that the Intel way of doing things is no longer the universal way. There tends to be a lot of people there that think that the rest of the world is waiting for Intel to produce something before it will buy it. Trouble is, that's no longer the case. Lots of internal politics, also. A poorly worded email at the wrong time can kill your entire yearly review.

    Advice to Management

    It's time to modernize procedures! Intel is badly behind in the tech world and needs to catch up. Upper management seems to be trying, but there is still too many middle managers that still push the old Intel way of doing things.

    Intel Corporation Response

    Jul 15, 2014 – Talent Branding Solutions Manager

    Thanks for taking the time to post this! Your insights are spot on. Our Senior Management team understands the need for us to shift the company culture and for us move with much greater velocity... More


  2. "A great place to work with a lot of challenges ahead in the mobile market"

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    Current Employee - Design Automation Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Design Automation Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work life balance, relaxed environment, good rewards and pay (not the most competitive in the sector)

    Cons

    Management is sometimes can be clueless. Company is struggling to win in the mobile market.

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