- 5.0Sep 26, 2023SoC Design Engineer InternFormer Intern, less than 1 yearSanta Clara, CA
- good work-life balance for intern - I was able to get a great manager and team
- none that I can think of
- 5.0Nov 28, 2023Manufacturing Equipment TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHillsboro, OR
Overall pretty chill, they try to care about safety and quality which most companies don’t even pretend to do. I don’t hate it which is better than most jobs I’ve had. The pay is decent although I’ve heard other companies pay more. The time off is one of my favorite features being that you can take the day off of work same day before your shift if you’re not feeling it or something fun comes up. Most people are generally cordial and nice.
Extremely corporate which can kill the vibe and make you worried about losing your job if you ever cross the invisible line. Doing similar PM’s everyday can get pretty repetitive and boring. Initial onboarding training is not job specific and about three weeks long. The actual job training is barely structured and mostly self lead by you asking your co workers how to do things.
- 4.0Nov 17, 2023Manufacturing TechnicianCurrent Employee, more than 1 yearHillsboro, OR
The best thing for me about working at Intel has been the benefits. My family and I get free health insurance that almost covers all routine visits. They are fully reimbursing me my tuition as I work on getting my Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. The factory bonuses are spotty but it does help when they come through.
If you want to get raises/promotions that actually reflect your experience and that keep up with cost-of-living increases, the only way truly is to change positions by applying for and receiving a new job offer. It's hard to go up by even one pay grade by staying in the same job, while other shifts in your module may be hiring on at one pay grade higher than you. That creates a lot of internal movement and teams are constantly cycling in fresh staff to replace the senior staff who have accepted better offers elsewhere in the company (again, sometimes even just by changing shifts). The career opportunities for growth are there, just not by staying put (ie loyalty to a particular module, which is a shame).