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Updated April 27, 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (51)

    "Great company...but still has its challenges"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work with incredibly intelligent, dedicated people at all levels from administrators to executives. A well run company that pays very close attention to the bottom line.

    Cons

    Challenging to learn Intel's unique lexicon--it's acronym hell taken to a new level and then some on top of that! Working across business units is a must and not easy to execute--not impossible but the constantly changing landscape makes it something extremely challenging to successfully execute an agenda.

    Intel Corporation Response

    May 5, 2016 – Social Media Manager

    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We can certainly empathize with the acclimation processes- especially when it comes to acronyms- a common challenge that many of our new hires ... More


  2. Helpful (131)

    "Brutal employee ranking system"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation and benefits. In normal times there is visible and tangible reward for your effort and achievements. Excellent job mobility and flexibility for work and personal circumstances and a real team-oriented 'all in this together' attitude. Plus, there is an indescribable thrill to be working on the bleeding edge of the science, the technology, the process, etc. Intel remains a world-class technology innovator.

    The majority, a smaller majority than before (pre 2010 ish), of people there are very very skilled, capable and productive. They are easily able to overcome the statistically necessary under-performers while they have a bad year, or two. It all works out as the teams naturally form a mix of skills and attitudes which complement each other. Over the long-term these mixes are more productive than homogeneous groups of excelling performers.

    Famously, the sabbatical benefit is to die for. 8 weeks paid sabbatical, no strings, every 7 years, or 4 weeks every 4 years. Intelites count in 7-year increments. Plan it well, make use of it. DO NOT fritter it away on home improvements.

    Cons

    It all goes to hell in January & February. The Focal system encourages poor antisocial behaviors as employees compete for finite compensation crumbs which are distributed by a multi-tier rating and ranking system. All the objective behaviors of 10 months are tossed aside for subjective visibility-promoting activities in the critical 2 months with a healthy dose of lies and self-promotion. You are at the mercy of short term whims and transitory fads where the appearance of productivity outweighs the achievement of the whole 12 months. It is brutal. Sometimes you win; sometimes you lose. But nowadays losing carries a terminal prognosis.

    All the above is flavored by a new positive discrimination towards underrepresented minorities (URMs) which by executive decree have preference for promotion, transfers, and in some measure the ranking benefits. Non-URMs have an additional hurdle of proving their unique ability to fit a role; URMs can fit anywhere and do not cost a department headcount budget for a period of time. Net-net is that if you are not a URM then hiring, transfer, and benefit opportunities narrow quickly. Already there are pockets of URMs which almost exclusively hire each other and even speak their own language in meetings to exclude employees not of that background.

    Advice to Management

    The positive discrimination policy is hurting your business. It has the greatest of intentions, but the full-force implementation in most aspects of employee relations is crushing the opportunities for your non-URMs. To meet the national racial and URM/non-URM mixes in all of your businesses, programs, activities, and organizational slices in such a short timescale when the graduate mix is nowhere near the target mix it logically MUST place less skilled employees above those with greater skills. It only looks good in a spreadsheet presuming fungible resources; once the individuals and the contributions of individuals is accounted for it is painful.

    Most of the time 20% of employees do 80% of the work. (Which employees are which varies from project to project, and month to month, of course. You need a mix). Your policies of focal, positive discrimination, transfer freezes, and now ISP/VSP (the layoff mechanisms) are cutting deeply into the pool of the better employees at a low-pint in their natural contribution cycling. Individual first-line managers who have their own axes to grind are becoming judge and jury and in a world of introverts and extroverts the extrovert braggart is winning and doesn't even realize they are really losing.


  3. "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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  5. "Competitive company with notable accomplishments that can hopefully continue to make meaningful improvements"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Great work benefits (retirement, health benefits, etc.) which is expected from a top global company
    • Admirable company that strives to exceed expectations every quarter
    • Always in the news for good stories and accomplishments

    Cons

    • Corporate hive-mind culture — many people are just cogs in a well-oiled machine that can emphasize in more team comraderie
    • A lot of bureaucracy and red-tape when it comes to roles and responsibilities
    • Many good, intelligent workers are overworked and many are under-compensated for the work they contribute
    • Yearly performance review program needs improvement

    Advice to Management

    Listen and be receptive to feedback from your workers and stand alongside those who trust in you and the results will benefit everyone in the group.


  6. "Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Module Engineering in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Module Engineering in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefit and flexible working hours

    Cons

    Too much work and stressfull

    Advice to Management

    More team building actitivities


  7. "Productive Company"

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    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Hillsboro, OR
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, care about workers and oncoming new hires, supportive atmosphere, compensations are generous.

    Cons

    Although the surrounding location itself is newly developed, nice and tailored more towards the many Intel employees, some may not favor the predominantly rain weather of Oregon


  8. "Great company - room for improvement."

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing/Process Technician in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Manufacturing/Process Technician in Rio Rancho, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefit, good cash bonus, good compensation and opportunities. Leading& keep upw with new technology.

    Cons

    The Focal system is not as effective.


  9. "Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, Great Place to Work!

    Cons

    Work-Life balance could be better


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really smart employees. Employees are empowered to make decisions. Global company. Arguably the best hardware company on the planet.

    Cons

    Hardware company. Software is used to help sell hardware products - not necessarily a bad thing, but if you are a software person you have to be ok with being a hardware enabler.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing IoT, but pay more attention to opportunities around the connectivity of things. There is more value in selling a connected IoT solution than just the hardware "things".


  11. "Excellent place to learn and advance your career"

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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. You are surrounded by smart professionals
    2. With careful planning, you can steer your career in any direction you choose. Since it is a big company there are always numerous career opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance can become a challenge sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Stop using the 'stick' to get the work done. Motivate employees, lead by example.


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