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Updated March 26, 2017
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  1. "Intel is ok"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on large-scale projects

    Cons

    You are no more than an employee number


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Software Automation Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Intel Benefits are excellent such as Sabbatical, STP, RSU, bonuses... etc. Pay is not compatible at all. I worked there officially 9+ years.

    Cons

    Focal is very tough and so much power given to even first level managers. Unfortunately, lots of favoritism and body body things happens at Intel and a hard working NEVER gets repaid. Focal/Review system MUST change and much more management accountability MUST happen if the company is to survive. Our new Intel-Media group got sold to Verizon and Intel never gave a darn about veteran employees such as myself. They would not allow us to transfer and I even lost my Sabbatical, all because I sacrificed it for the Intel Media group that I was working for 2 straight years. After working there for 9+ years I never got to take my Sabbatical, even though I was eligible to take it after 7 years.

    Advice to Management

    Stop playing body body with your favorite people. Consider the hard working employees and reward them properly. Don't just accept anyone's feedback on the focal for most of of it is pure hug-wash!


  3. "Process Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    Good salary even though not in the top band...

    Cons

    Gloomy future, getting tougher and tougher in job environment due to restructuring/merging due to slow CPU market.

    Advice to Management

    Need to raise morale.


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  5. "Strange team"

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    Former Employee - Buyer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Buyer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company but strange team

    Cons

    Strange team, manager unresponsive to team

    Advice to Management

    Review, revise and change


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Downhill *fast*"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in Folsom, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall benefits package is very good

    Cons

    Work environment is highly variable, depending on direct management team.
    Executive office is out of touch.
    HR/Legal turns a blind eye to abuse.

    Advice to Management

    Take employee complaints about manager abuses seriously.

    Intel Corporation Response

    Mar 20, 2017 – HR Legal - Social Media Program Mgr.

    Hi - it sounds like you had a bad experience when you reported a management issue. As you know, Intel wants our workplace to be a great place to work for everyone, and while you're no longer working ... More


  7. "Broken, Toxic Culture"

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Intel brand name
    Competitive pay, depending on geography
    Free fruit and drinks

    Cons

    In my short time working at Intel - it was unbearable - I came to realize that the proverbial emperor has no clothes. A stench of arrogance and ignorance hangs over Jones Farm. Strategy and resource planning / allocation are a joke. Petty politics rule the day. Employees are fearful of being fired for getting a "successful" rating. Sr. management have mostly only ever worked at Intel and are most skilled at working at Intel and playing Intel political games vs. competing and winning outside of a monopoly. I saw the best people leave and the worst stay (and even get promoted). I came to dread coming to work so I knew it was time to go.

    Advice to Management

    They only listen to Bain or other high-priced consultants and not actual employees.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Slow, inevitable death spiral"

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

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

    Pros

    It's a paycheck but not a career

    Cons

    People deluding themselves about what high performers they are

    Advice to Management

    Lose the current ceo


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Maturity doesn't come easily"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I was surrounded by people far smarter than I could ever be. Most of the people I ran into were pretty decent folk, trying to do the best they could. In many ways, working at Intel is a bit like working at Ground Zero of what used to be the personal computing revolution. There is history there and one is awed. Intel was (still is) fanatical about tight processes. Read the book by Andy Grove (ex-CEO, now deceased) called "High Output Management".

    Cons

    Big companies lose their way and Intel was no different. It's hard to keep culture when you add thousands upon thousands of employees. Class systems develop. Stupid stuff gets done just because someone with a bigger title -- not a better argument or more vetted data -- won the day. We're talking about billions of dollars of mis-allocated resources and its painfully obvious to everyone but no one dare say anything. Think of it as corporate political correctness. Andy would be appalled.

    Advice to Management

    None. It's too late to really transform the culture and I certainly wouldn't know how to do it. But the problem is apparent to anyone who simply cares to notice (and many do).


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great pay and benefits, that's were it ends unfortutnely"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Tech
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Tech
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Worklife balance, Sabbatical and pay are all great. Work can be challenging depending on the group you are in.

    Cons

    Non- Exempt employees have a difficult if not impossible time to transition into an Exempt role. While the roles for Exempts encourage growth the feeling is not the same on the Non- Exempt side.

    Advice to Management

    Give more paths for growth to all levels on Non- Exempt employees


  11. "Decent workplace, very diverse. You need to be self directed, not always what it seems."

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intel is very well known, and the company certainly has a lot of perks. Cafeteria is great, benefits are okay, but didn't impact me much as an intern.

    Cons

    I found myself asked to program things I didn't think were very good ideas in the name of innovation. I mean, what do I know; but criticism wasn't accepted very well. Not that I hesitated to, just people seemed set in their ways.

    The codebase I was assigned to was very bad, spaghetti code nightmare. I'm glad the internship was only a few months.

    Pay scale is pretty fixed. That helps for equality, but not if you want a raise.



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