- 2.0Dec 7, 2015Web Developer (PHP/MySQL)Former Contractor, less than 1 yearFolsom, CA
Large corporation with lots of growth opportunities for FTEs. Contractors will not benefit from any of the Intel perks. Flexible hours. The newer, remodeled areas offer a modern and comfortable work environment.
Contractors are not treated very well. Perhaps this is where the bad apple got tossed in: NSG Group (Non-Volatile Solutions Group). A very impersonal environment. I was never introduced to the team, even after several months of being there. Extremely standoffish. Tech believe it or not is very poor and outdated. Think printf('This is my code %s', $var); PHP code from 1998. Additionally staff didn't even know what a VIEW was for MySQL. The Scrum/Agile process was also not correct. Never have I ever groomed a backlog in the Daily Stand Up meeting. The DSU mtg also did not follow the traditional What did you do yesterday, what did you today and do you have any blockers? Every DSU included going over every task you were assigned in Jira. Spikes were added daily and .... well you get the idea.2
- 4.0Dec 4, 2023Component Design EngineerFormer Employee, more than 10 yearsHillsboro, OR
Intel is a big, pretty stable company to work for. Good benefits, competitive "total compensation". Though salary is a bit wanting, if you can tolerate the "golden handcuffs" (stock compensation), it can be good. Your manager is the single biggest influence on your own success, stability, and career. Good manager = good career (converse is also true)
Intel is the 800lb Gorilla in the industry. They do what they want. While they pay lip service to "employees are the foundation of our success", that's all they do. Their actual foundation is apparent shareholder value, and their federal gov't contracts. Toward that end, they are leading the charge on the ESG/DEI game, and it shows in the leftist company culture. If you can tolerate the game, its a fine place to work. If you're not a leftist, or can't stand them, not a great place to work.