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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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  • depending on role your work life balance may be non-existant (in 501 reviews)

  • Kind of busy in such a big company (in 233 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Place to Work and other lies they told me"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations in Aloha, OR
    Current Employee - Operations in Aloha, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Guaranteed overtime every week due to working a compressed schedule.

    Cons

    Poor management. Definitely likely to be the first "thrown under the bus" if you aren't one of the "favorites" on the team. Bureaucracy heavy and slow to change. Say they want input but usually not responsive to said input. Asks for many contributions and volunteering for side projects with little to no compensation for additional work. Usually work that is supposed to be done by someone else but who doesn't want to be bothered with it.

    Bizarre company culture. Talk about mutual respect and diversity yet encourage an atmosphere where finger pointing and blaming others takes precedence over actual accomplishments. Those that do accomplish are seldom rewarded while those who point fingers seem to be rewarded for pointing fingers.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing favorites. Listen to all of your employees, not just the ones who point fingers.


  2. "Intel is not a good place for Mechanical Engineers"

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    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intel pays well compared to other companies in Portland, OR.

    Intel has good health benefits.

    Portland is a wonderful place to live.

    Cons

    Intel does not appreciate the mechanical engineering discipline. Intel CCG does not promote mechanical engineers like it does EE's. Mechanical engineers are often treated as inferior. Al SD o, most of the ME duties are not interesting.

    Intel has a very agressive, combative culture. It has horrible infighting between teams where secrets are kept and sabetauge exists. Management is often technically poor and politically driven. Intel does not promote teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Most of theach MCM has to go. The management has lied too long and the rank and file employees have lost trust in the MCM, executives, and middle managers.

    Once the rot is gone from the head, start a culture of openness and teamwork. Get rid of the punishing focal process and treat employees like human beings.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sr. Electrical Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a large company with lots of resources. Good career advancement potential. You may be lucky and wind up with a good manager. The pay per year may be pretty good.

    Cons

    On the other hand, the pay per hour might not be. In many groups, they work you to death. Intel could be a good company to work for if you're young, energetic, compliant, not married (marriage councilors make a lot of money off of Intel employees), and you don't have a life or are willing to give up one. Be prepared to stay chained to your phone and laptop, even on vacation. The main thing is that your individual experience at Intel is almost completely up to the manager you happen to get. In 11 years, I've had both good and horrible managers. The problem with that is that HR policies and practices almost always favor the manager - even really bad ones. That's a systemic problem, and why I can't recommend working there.

    Advice to Management

    Get a soul. Live the values that you say are Intel values. Stop punishing people that actually practice them. Get rid of the ISP layoff lifetime blacklist - it's both cruel and stupid.

    Intel Corporation Response

    Oct 30, 2017 – HR Legal - Social Media Program Mgr.

    Hi - we read your comments about HR policies and practices and wanted to learn more about your concerns. We're sorry you're no longer working with us, and would like to learn from your experience. As... More


  4. Helpful (1)

    "software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    work and life balance . good for retirement

    Cons

    too much of struggle to get to right/simple information


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Run away!"

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    Former Employee - Senior CAD Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Senior CAD Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Used to have excellent training and educational opportunities to grow technically
    Used to be a respective brand name on resume
    Used to have top notch talent

    Cons

    Clown car top level management.
    Too many mis-steps and missed opportunities due to BK's cluelessness.
    Huge amount of sub-par talent hired post 2005. These people do not ask questions and just do what they are told by management
    Folsom site is one-horse-town. If you need to switch teams - good luck or move to Bay.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of BK and Murthy. They are tanking the company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "You'll learn a lot but you're more than expendable"

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    Current Employee - Software Eng in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Software Eng in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Good benefits
    You'll learn a lot.

    Cons

    You're more than expendable. When management gets bored of your project, they lay you off, sometimes your entire business group, even when it angers their customers.

    You deal with a ton of bureaucratic junk daily.

    You'll learn how to be a political waste of space faster than you'll learn good engineering. It's all about who you can throw under the bus to get ahead, not the actual merits. People will present your work as their own if you help them and aren't there to correct them.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe have some patience with projects, and stop trying to "break in to" already saturated markets. Or sponsoring the Olympics at the cost of jobs.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Going through a mid life crisis and playing the short game while ignoring tanking of morale."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Still a market leader in nanny areas with lots of money to invest and possibly strike gold again.

    Cons

    Leadership is flat footed and focusing on minimal return cost savings to prop up stock price temporarily rather than doubling down on talent to compete with tech leaders. Morale is in the toilet and Intel doesn't seem to care anymore while execs inch closer toward stock vesting. Intel playing the short game.

    Advice to Management

    Your employees are feeling marginalized and leaving in droves because of it.

  8. "Intel Lost"

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    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Information Security Specialist in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and computation for the job

    Cons

    High Stress, Bad work life, now clear path where the company is heading.

    Advice to Management

    Do what we do best build Chips


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Not the Same"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Cash cow from core business

    Cons

    A constant fight for compensation

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people; revist compensation;


  10. Helpful (1)

    "mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    good benefits, lots of good people

    Cons

    political, cya mentality, slow to change, bureaucratic


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