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Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big corporation. Really good work life balance. Different projects to work on.

    Cons

    Experience you accumulate can be specific to the semiconductor field and to the company.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Intel is certainly an international company and has very diversified work force. Employees come from almost every corner of the world. You can meet people from different cultures. Most people I worked with were very technical and professional. Employees showed respect to one another. I liked the working environment and culture. Never needed to worry about there was not enough technical challenges to work on. I can always look for new advance technology for future project or find better ways to do existing work. It is a good starting place for young people to build their working experience. Overall, Intel is very good company to work for.

    Cons

    Sometime work can be very stressful and work in long hour. The project timeline is getting shorter and shorter (in some situations, it can be good). Sometimes there might be too many meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Should put more effort to promote the idea of "Work/Live Balance" in order to retain good people. Eliminate unnecessary meetings to give more time back to engineers to work on their projects.


  3. "Great relaxed corporate environment"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Modern office space
    Learning environment

    Cons

    Constantly changing job positions makes it difficult to transfer knowledge
    Very large


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  5. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge work, best in class EXOS program (trainers/nutritionist/exercise classes), seems better than average on keeping employees long term, good work life balance if you are on the software side

    Cons

    not an agile company in general, even hiring has a huge overhead. Hardware side of the company is a fine-tuned machine, software side is still rough around the edges

    Advice to Management

    improve communication between groups to avoid work duplication and improve labor division


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    "Internship"

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    Current Intern - Wireless Systems Engineer Intern in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Intern - Wireless Systems Engineer Intern in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good benefit
    2. Well-organized mentoring system
    3. Great work/life balance
    4. Great working environment

    Cons

    Have to do many new employee training in the beginning in order to have the permission to access to the software


  7. "Platform software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer - Platform in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer - Platform in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diverse tech opportunities, get to work with lots of smart people, good benefit package

    Cons

    Software development plays a support role to selling silicon which affects the software development methodology, priorities, and resourcing. Ultimately as a software developer this can lead to a lot of frustration.


  8. "Software Development Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always working on cutting edge technologies. Job opportunities in variety of domains. Easy to switch jobs internally. Good work-life balance. Decent compensation.

    Cons

    Complicated career review process. Poor software leadership - no vision. Poor process to deliver software. No real revenue from Software products.


  9. "The Borg: You will be assimilated"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and reasonable amenities of a large corporation.

    Cons

    Last few years have clearly communicated that employees are seen as interchangeable drones. Culture has clearly communicated that there is no loyalty from the company to the employee, and most employees are living in fear of the fickle and arbitrary definitions for layoff criteria.
    Even in the "good old days" of years past, meritocracy is little more than a lame buzzword used to justify forcing management to fit reviews to bell shaped curves regardless of team size (you fit 3 people into a bell curve and decide which one to give the shaft).

    Advice to Management

    Look to the future (literally, quit having status reports which talk about what was done over the past month and start asking how much closer you are to accomplishing the next goal), and learn to value and appreciate your employees.


  10. "Big Company"

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    Current Employee - Fainacial Systems Analyst in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Fainacial Systems Analyst in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent Pay and Benefits, lots of opportunity to move around

    Cons

    Large company with lots of politics and bureaucracy


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    "Business Development"

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intel is a very progressive company both technically and socially.

    Cons

    Very heavily matrixed organization makes decision making and finding key decision makers a bit vague.

    Advice to Management

    Keep progressing and making investments in Intel's future.


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