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Intel Corporation Folsom Reviews

Updated February 23, 2017
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  • Amount of work can be consuming - you have to find your own work/life balance (in 445 reviews)

  • Kind of busy in such a big company (in 211 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Drinking the Kool Aid"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Benefits, and opportinities to move up

    Cons

    Very aggressive culture, management style rooted in old boys club heirarchy

    Advice to Management

    Lots of bad blood when you pay $$ to recruit and then cut jobs just to reach targets. Lots of great talent walking out the door.


  2. "Work hard no appreciation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Presilicon Validator in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Presilicon Validator in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Culture and innovative technology. Smart people.

    Cons

    Focal is biased. No work life balance.


  3. "Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Intel if one of the finest companies to work for in hardware engineering

    Cons

    Intel does not pay good when compared to other big companies

    Advice to Management

    Please pay more to the employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "GPTW"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intel was a great place to work. Good benefits, great people, flexibility when needed. Proud to work for an industry leader.

    Cons

    If you don't like change then Intel is not the place for you. Reorganization is an important part of the culture.

    Advice to Management

    If it isn't broken then don't change it. If something isn't working then consult with the stakeholders before implementation. No one likes suprises so stay transparent.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Mobile lab support technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome job! I loved every minute of it. Benefits were amazing. I was responsible for ensuring the snack cabinet was fully stocked. Learned lots of new skills and loved working with all the smart people.

    Cons

    Stop firing the mid career level workers. Intel has been replacing their qualified engineers and replacing them with new talent from other countries. Don't have a problem with them hiring foreigners. But stop firing the experienced talent from right here in America.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Graphics Hardware Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some really smart people and Graphics is a growing area. So you will learn some good skills

    Cons

    Anchor site is Folsom, which is ridiculous; Lots of politics and old guard that doesnt change the ways and bureaurcy runs the show; senior folks takes credit away fronm younger people all the time.., very less recognition and promotion is based on favoritism

    Advice to Management

    The whole second and third level management needs to be replaced.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Intel Corporation"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Planner in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Product Planner in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Most the people are intelligent and prrofessional, total compensation is competitive for Sacramento market, opportunity to be a significant contributor to company operations

    Cons

    Benefits have been decreasing, Employee Stock Purchase has been reduced, company 401k contribution has been reduced, extremely limited salary increases even with positive ("successful") performance evaluations, poor training and career advancement opportunities


  9. "Intern experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My team used the Scrum methodology which was nice because work was done it sprints. If there was a problem or confusion about anything, you would be heard at the daily stand up meetings.

    Cons

    You need to adjust when speaking to people of other cultures/countries because you can easily misinterpret what someone means.


  10. "Almost living up to reputation..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology--truly life changing for folks. Pretty good benefits package. VERY good Work/Life balance

    Cons

    Similar to any large company, fair amount of bureaucracy in trying to achieve goals. Don't always pay attention to methods/effects of executing strategies, resulting in employees feeling left out.


  11. "Loved my work, not necessarily the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Folsom, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked in the graphics development and validation team, and loved the introduction to low-level graphics and code development. I had to switch managers halfway through the internship, but both managers were helpful and always inquired about my progress with my work.

    Cons

    It was an extremely corporate environment, with multiple large buildings filled with floors upon floors of dim cubicles. It also seemed hard to find other young people with similar interests that led an outgoing lifestyle; it appeared that many employees did not have much of a life outside work. It was also slightly awkward that I started interning right at the beginning of the 12,000 employee layoff.



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