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Intel Corporation Folsom Reviews

Updated September 22, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Director in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - IT Director in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Company that offers place to advance.

    Cons

    You must be wary of annual Layoffs are common.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "sr product manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good mobility from job to job, good work life balance

    Cons

    hard to get promotions, frequent lay-offs

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great!"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great work, and you can feel your contribution play its role. Very big company, so you can find something new to do every few years, and there is so much to learn and work on!

    Cons

    Much like any big company, office politics plays a role in day to day life. Easy to get lost among 100,000+ employees!


  4. "IT Manager"

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    Former Contractor - IT Manager in Folsom, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Manager in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Salary, bonus, challenging, co-workers, senior management (most)

    Cons

    work-life balance, stress, lots of knowledgeable people retiring

    Advice to Management

    consider part time employment as an option vs. complete retirement


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great work environment, but company lacks cohesive strategy for growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work life balance; takes care of employees well

    Cons

    big company that is finding it difficult to find growth outside of silicon

    Advice to Management

    Look for good leadership from within rather than assuming everybody coming in from outside can come and do some magic to turn the company around


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Good Bad and Ugly of Intel"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The benefits package is the BEST I have ever seen---the company really encourages lateral movement to get new skill sets. I have seen employees go from custodial services to Corporate Real Estate... biz analysts go try out HR. Love the Intel Values that include the encouragement informed risk taking... the in-house cafes with free coffee, soda and fruit was nice and so were the gym facilities with classes from Zumba to Boxing. The ability to contact anyone within the company no matter what level in the hierarchy was great. Can't beat the paid sabbaticals at regular intervals. Also INTEL encourages employees to get out and volunteer. Retirement and stock are really above industry standards.

    Cons

    On the downside many mass layoffs with concurrent or mass hiring within just months.No longer reward or value loyalty or longevity of employees. Some biz groups don't treat the contractors very well. Yearly pay increases are ridiculously low. Don't feel like management can be trusted with their promises of truth and transparency. And if you are a salaried employee it is not uncommon to work 55+ hours a week.

    Advice to Management

    Bring back the values and standards of Paul Ottelini--value and appreciate your employees more and cut back or just maintain the workload instead of asking more and more of employees every time you have your mass layoffs. When I was first at Intel in the 90's's the standard was to have 80% of your time focused on primary duties and the other 20% was to deal with urgent actions, get more in-house training or education, or expand your skill sets in other ways. Now if you are salaried you are expected to have 100% of your time allotted for daily duties and then when all hell breaks lose for one reason or the other you are working 55-60 hours a week instead or 40-45---need to free up some more of the daily time commitment of regular or scheduled duties so there is a buffer for time consuming tasks outside of the norm.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Can be a grueling, rigid environment, but people make it worthwhile"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Manager in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineering Manager in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good core values; some genuinely passionate colleagues and top notch engineering work in areas where it has developed under good management

    Cons

    Lots of rigid hierarchy can sometimes get in the way of the company being more agile; hard to see them reclaiming their glory years without some serious disruption of the politics in play; focal process doesn't explicitly reward team work

    Advice to Management

    Revamp outdated annual review process so that it rewards the right behaviors

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Director"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong culture of success. Well compensated. Good benefits that keep improving. Broad management and employee training program. Committed employees who do what they say they will do on projects and teams.

    Cons

    Harsh and hard driving culture. Growing scarcity mentality increases competition among teams and peers. Continually increasing expectations of performance make it difficult to feel successful for more than a moment. Expectation to work nights, weekends and vacations as common practice makes work life balance a bit tricky. Big swing to hire from outside at senior levels beginning to create "us" vs "them" culture which is very damaging, especially in marketing!! Seems to have lost a bit of its soul in recent years.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Drive more effective decision making and remove barriers so your teams can be more effective. Value those who have demonstrated success over time and promote from within, especially at senior levels. You have talent being wasted and disenfranchised. Actively manage the culture you are creating. It matters and is hard to correct if unchecked.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Circuit design"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to do technically challenging work right away and you get to work with very talented people. The company culture is good and people enjoy working together.

    Cons

    There is a lot of stress to get your work done with high quality.
    Its a big company and it gets harder to get promoted as you get higher up.
    There have been some layoffs and it feels like they are hostile to older employees.

    Advice to Management

    They need to give groups more time to succeed. It takes time to get a new group going, and they don't make as much money as microprocessors right away.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "They try really hard"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Place To Work (tm)
    My managers were always flexible, treating us like professionals / grownups.

    Cons

    Intel is still too heavily invested in dying technologies. There are many painful adjustments (downsizings) to come.

    Advice to Management

    While risk-taking should be encouraged, the personnel get cynical when someone's bad decision costs many jobs but not their own.


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