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Intel Corporation Folsom Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Always grow your skills"

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, great benefits, bonuses per quarter. Fun quarterly team building activities.

    Cons

    Down size every couple of years. Reorganization every couple of years.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lay off your senior staff with knowledge to provide continuity from project to project.


  2. "Intel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Intern - Undergraduate Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Intern - Undergraduate Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. Relaxed atmosphere and many jobs allow you to do research that suits you. I would recommend it, get involved.

    Cons

    The experience that you get in certain departments may vary wildly with the experience that you will get in others. Overall I would recommend it.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Program Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Program Manager in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits,okay pay. Get to work with a very diverse team and learn from others. Ability to change roles and try new things.

    Cons

    Long hours for the pay. Different groups have different dynamics so you cannot judge the company by 1 group that is flux.

    Advice to Management

    Good employees should not be let go to bring in lower paid employees and to meet diversity targets. Diversity over quality is not a path for success.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Work culture - Good and Bad!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graphics Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Graphics Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Smart technical people
    - Great opportunities to learn
    - You can find excellent technical mentors

    Cons

    - Middle management sucks
    - Managers don't empower engineers

    Advice to Management

    - Value the engineering talent and cut the redundant hierarchy of managers.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Intel - The Former Uncontested Heavyweight Champion of Tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They still has some good jobs.

    Cons

    Large company that thought it was fueled by innovation; but, was a one trick pony. Leadership squander its competitive advantages.. Late to the internet party.. neurotic and failed strategy for cell phone and tablets. It's difficult to imagine how a heavyweight giant like intel could have funked up the long game like it did.

    Advice to Management

    Don't jump ship, just yet!
    It will take awhile to drive the company completely into the ground.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Systems Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Validation Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Validation Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Intel allows one to explore opportunities based on self interest

    Cons

    i do not see any downsides of working at Intel


  8. "Pay, benefits, and Timeoff"

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

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

    Pros

    Intel likes to establish sites at suburbs close to a bigger city. The pay may not be less when compared to those located in the city but that still out pace of the living cost. Overall, considering schools, traffic, and you will get a nicer neighborhood, it is a much better trade off than living in the big name cities. The sabbatical is a very nice break to work on some longer projects (community, study, travel, or simply home improvement). After a long and exhausting project, managers (at their discretion) will normally compensate for "compensation time" for a few days off the record. I have experience where I needed to call off a vacation because of work and the company paid for all air-ticket change fees. The 401K and other health benefits have various options but the latest trend is to go for HRA to reduce monthly premiums. In terms of stocks, they have been giving RSU's and that depends on performance. the number of RSU grants is tied to a certain percentage at lower grade levels and then become a much larger number for staff level and above. There are also quarterly bonuses tied to company performance (an equation determines the amount). Since there are lots of sites across the US and around the globe, you can carry-on with your life changes without leaving the company.

    Cons

    The pension plan has been stopped for current hires and the education subsidy has been much reduced. That may be inline with other companies.
    I have also seen cases where a less experienced external new hire getting a better pay/benefit package than a performing existing employee. The salary packages of existing employees should be normalized to new hires where possible.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to work but not the same as it used to be..."

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    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

    Great benefits, smart people & good work environment

    Cons

    In a precarious situation which is much more competition then they are used to...thus lots of cost cutting still going on


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Downhill since CEO change"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Free fruit and coffee
    Have a steady paycheck is nice
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Leadership filled with emperors with no clothes
    Priorities screwed up
    No respect for the Great Place to Work mantra of past
    CEO, marketing chief are complete jerks

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting undue stress on who's left! They're already productive and giving their soul to the job. Be nice!


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Robotics Programmer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA

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

    Pros

    Intel always challenges to do your best. Volunteerism is strongly encouraged. I was able to volunteer as the IT manager at a K-12 school. And they gave money to the school based on my hours of service.

    Cons

    Every 4 years or less the company goes through a down sizing. This is partly driven by them buying up companies for there intellectual property.

    Advice to Management

    During the restructuring cycles you loose a lot of good talent because of how you determine which positions are to be cut. Often you leave the remaining employees overworked because they have to do there jobs and cover for the talent that was lost.


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