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Intel Corporation Folsom Reviews

Updated February 25, 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)

    "Former Intel Veteran"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - IT Analyst in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been well compensated at Intel for my hard work over the last quarter century. And the benefits have been great (bonuses, stock, etc.)

    Cons

    As of Q2 of 2016 Intel is not the same company. Radical unprecedented changes in a short amount of time. The new culture does not favor older people. My comments are echoed by many!!!

    One more important comment.....I would give more weighting to the reviews given from Q2 2016 onward, given the substantial changes in the company starting in Q2.

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at some of the managers. If you are going to let a lot of people go (which I can understand), make sure the managers who play politics and have poor integrity are also being let go!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software Engineer Grade 5"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of really technical learning if you're on the right team

    Cons

    If you're looking for corporate, this is it


  3. Helpful (8)

    "Diversity is Job #1"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good pay/benefits (except dental coverage)
    - Smart engineers and technicians that care about quality
    - Manufacturing processes and capabilities are world class
    - Good work/life balance in many departments. Generally supportive of single parent needs

    Cons

    - Improving URM (Under Represented Minorities) ratios is absolutely Job #1. All other company goals and strategies (including shareholder value) are way down the list. This impacts everything from promotions, to hiring practices, to who gets laid off, to business unit performance expectations.
    - Support orgs like Corporate Services (facilities) and IT are a mess. The arrogance and hubris of the senior leadership in these two groups is stunning. Senior leaders act more like little dictators protecting their fiefdoms rather than coaches and mentors.
    - The HR Department is really the HR Legal Department. All HR policies and decisions are guided by what is legally defensible in court. The real goal/purpose of Intel HR is litigation avoidance, not "Human Resources".

    Advice to Management

    - Stop hiring/promoting based on URM ratios. The CIO's recent promotion to COO is just shameful pandering to the PC police.
    - Apply focal (the annual employee performance process) to org unit leaders as well as individual contributors. Way too many terrible leaders that should have been walked out years ago.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Program Manager"

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great health care benefits and severance package was OK

    Cons

    Raises are small. No opportunities for continuing education. Performance is less about performance and more about how well you play politics.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible time, Good learning place

    Cons

    Bad Management, No growth for technical guys, average salary,

    Advice to Management

    Change Old guys and being new talents


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Diverse departments and groups to gain knowledge from.

    Cons

    Tendency to wait to add things into projects at the last minute, crushing delivery times.

    Advice to Management

    With this big diversity push, shouldn't that also include mature, knowledgeable individuals?


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Rough work environment while company reorganizes"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good at technology adoption. Salaries and bonuses are competitive. Intel is a prestigious brand name and can be a positive addition to resume. Social and event type perks are good - drawings for sports tickets, concerts, etc..

    Cons

    Just cut 12% of workforce and all groups are struggling to get work done. Will likely be overly competitive for a couple of years. 70% of employees are rated successful but to avoid most recent round of layoffs, you must be above that for last 3 years - which is statistically unlikely. Top heavy management. Company doesn't have a clear vision for growth and will cannibalize the workforce in an effort to grow. Constant shifts of IT workforce between geographic locations leads to unstable applications and poor security practices.


  9. "Pretty good, but you are a number"

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

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

    Pros

    Big-company stability, lots of processes in place (which can be both good and bad), good managers. Lots of internal classes and seminars to help you grow as a manager or engineer. Projects well planned out. Stress level average.

    Cons

    With any big company comes red tape, and there is plenty here. Glass ceilings.

    Advice to Management

    none, other than stay nimble and adapt with the growing mobile industry while keeping your eye on server


  10. "Sr.Graphics Design Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Graphics Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Kind of work is good

    Cons

    Compensation is low when compared other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Please do market adjustment


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior System Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Work Life Balance is hard to achieve

    Advice to Management

    People are your biggest asset, not products



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