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  • depending on role your work life balance may be non-existant (in 498 reviews)

  • Kind of busy in such a big company (in 231 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Internship"

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    Former Intern - Post-Silicon Validation in Folsom, CA
    Former Intern - Post-Silicon Validation in Folsom, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Valuable work experience
    Meet with higher ups
    Great Pay
    Get bonuses and a very generous relocation stipend
    Work with most intelligent people in the field
    Younger employee base
    Awesome work life balance

    Cons

    Long hours, even as intern


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent work/life balance
    Good compensation and benefits
    2 month paid sabbatical every 7 years
    Flexible work from home policy
    Incredibly smart colleagues
    Opportunities for international assignments
    Easy to switch roles/divisions
    Lots of great free classes for career development

    Cons

    Bureaucracy - lots of red tape, too many meetings, army of middle managers
    Inefficient business processes, frequent reorganizations
    Some groups/divisions can be very political - difficult to get ahead just on merits/achievements
    No shuttle bus from SF unlike other tech companies in the South Bay

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the bureaucracy - trim middle management

  3. "Great Experience to learn"

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    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to learn and work hands on the devices and real time products.

    Cons

    Micromanagement is sometimes not good.


  4. "good place to work for"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clarita, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    friendly working environment. open cube area, easy to access everyone.

    Cons

    many meetings. sometimes, very early morning meeting, hard to avoid traffic


  5. "Company is very fair and provides excellent benefits for its employees."

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, time off, travel

    Cons

    You are just a cog in the machine, replaceable at any moment. No soul to the company because only the bottom line matters.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the daily development of your staff


  6. "Intern"

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    Former Intern - Graduate Internship in Chandler, AZ
    Former Intern - Graduate Internship in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy access to managers. Good feedback.

    Cons

    Much expected from you. Very Ambigous.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the interns


  7. "Excellent for ending your career"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cord, AR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Cord, AR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good opportunities on career dev

    Cons

    Old company mindset. A lot of burocracy

  8. "It has been a great learning experience as a graduate intern at Intel"

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    Current Intern - Graduate Intern in Chandler, AZ
    Current Intern - Graduate Intern in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Possibility of working with multiple teams

    Cons

    Nothing with the company, but the work location Chandler is too hot during the summers, would prefer a location in California.


  9. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work in Intel

    Cons

    some many meeting and process

    Advice to Management

    effective, simple process


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Working for a winner"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Chandler, AZ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In context of an engineer working in fabrication:
    When you work at Intel, you're working with smart people. You'll be given responsibility fast - so fast that you may feel a little scared being responsible for so many millions - or billions - of dollars of revenue. However, while *you* are responsible, you have a great support system - a lot of people and systems around you to help. I've always found people at Intel very helpful - if you ask someone for help, you will get it.Decisions are all data-driven - the first step is always to gather data -- an if a problem is urgent, to expedite the gathering of the data. Data and model-based problem solving are used extensively. At the engineering level in the fab, there is little "politics" - due to the data-driven decision making.
    Safety is the #1 priority in a fab - and the management sincerely promotes this - and backs it up with dollars to make safety improvement inside the factory and office areas (especially ergonomic equipment).
    Skills that will help you in the fab are knowledge of extracting data from databases, statistics, and data analysis with JMP. A little programming knowledge will help you as well.
    People at Intel don't like to finish second. Intel likes to win. Intel demands to be the champion. The way Intel achieves victory is by moving faster than anyone else - speed is the key competitive advantage.

    Cons

    You're likely to feel a little "overloaded" at Intel, at least at first. I feel like I'm always 2X overloaded (but I'm used to it now). You can have a good work-life balance; on the other hand, if you like to work a lot, Intel will take that and put it in its pocket.
    Management is promoted from the engineering ranks. This has is good and bad. On the good side, they understand your job and can help you. On the bad side, the managers can focus too much on the problem of the day and not on longer term things like people development, career coaching, and other "softer" management functions. So plan on taking charge of your own career.
    Intel used to shower us with cash - mainly from stock options. Those days are over - the stock has been stagnant for over 10 years.
    You'd think that being at Intel, you'd have access to some of the best computer equipment in the world. You'd be wrong. You'll get a "business class" laptop, which is not good for engineering data analysis. However, with enough push, you can get a high performance desktop system.

    Advice to Management

    Heh, nothing they don't already know. They're smart people (consider than Intel was founded by 2 geniuses - Gordon Moore and Andy Grove - and one super-genius, Robert Noyce).
    OK, one thing: Flush TWWW open office layouts and give people cubes. Build more office buildings if you have to (which are cheap compared to the billions of dollars management wasted on acquisitions).


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