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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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  • Amount of work can be consuming - you have to find your own work/life balance (in 445 reviews)

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  1. "Automation Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Automation Engineer
    Former Employee - Automation Engineer
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, work life balance, learn alot about project management and data analysis. Strong customer support.

    Cons

    Overtime work is expected if your on salary.

    Advice to Management

    Give people a chance to break through with their real talents.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Marketing Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Compensation, perks, work-life balance, plenty of times I'm not doing anything meaningful

    Cons

    No clear communication among teams, no information transparency, most of the upper management/leadership don't know what they're doing, what their business models are, or simply don't know the underlying technology enough to make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Less politicking, more doing actual work


  3. "Working Mothers Beware"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Former Employee - Program Manager in Chandler, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free fruits and drinks
    Ticket Raffles to professional games, theater and events

    Cons

    Isolation is common, and everyone is looking out for themselves. There is no teamwork, because everyone works in their own silos.
    Diversity is preached, but not seen or exercised. Long term Intel employees are pushing back the idea of diversity and blame or accuse people of getting promotions or hired, due to their diversity status and not by their merit.
    Inflexible and judgmental managers and co-workers when it comes to family or maternity leave.
    The "Boys Club" is alive and well at Intel, if you're a female trying to break into the Boy's Club be ready to swear like a sailor and let sexist comments slide.
    Managerial one-one's is not a time to discuss personal matters, but to provide additional status on projects and receive additional "to-do's".


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  5. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    because it is the best processor on the market and have much knowledge of it.

    Cons

    I have nothing against Intel.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Technical Director Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Process Technical Director Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary and benefits are the main draw

    Cons

    Management treats engineers and technicians as expendable indentured servants. Nonexistent work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very Good Benefits. Great people to work with--very high quality employees.

    Cons

    Terrible environment where they are more excited about how to get rid of you than what you can do for them. They are constantly trying to replace you with cheaper workers in "lower cost geographies". Their "focal" process is terribly flawed--anyone can stab you in the back with no recourse on your part. I had managers that lived very far away from me, sometimes on the other side of the planet, and you are completely dependent on your manager having a favorable opinion of you to survive the yearly review.

    Advice to Management

    Give your employees more opportunities to be leaders. It bothered me that there was so much talent not being exploited because there were so few leadership opportunities.


  8. "Management Needs to Reset"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are smart, and that makes it an intellectual place to work. Work is challenging. Products are excellent and make a difference.

    Cons

    The psychological distance between employees and senior management has grown too large. The culture has grown hierarchical. This erodes trust, because it doesn't feel like everyone is playing for the same team.

    Advice to Management

    Walk among the people. Roll up your sleeves and truly reach out to the employees. And then do it again, and again, and again, until we once more all feel like we are part of one big team.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "D1C Process Engineer"

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

    Pros

    good compensation for Portland area

    Cons

    Worst place I have ever been. too much politics.Group leaders urges engineers to spy on other engineers. higher management didn't care at all how group leaders behave. it is just about money. They dont care about people. high turn over rate. 4 engineers left our group.

    Advice to Management

    Train your manager to behave! not all engineers make good managers!

    Intel Corporation Response

    Sep 6, 2016 – HR Legal - Social Media Program Mgr.

    Hi - we're so sorry you had a negative experience working @ Intel. We'd like to look into the specific issues you noted as those still working in your former group should not have to tolerate the ... More


  10. "Good pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Rio Rancho, NM
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Technician in Rio Rancho, NM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Was a great employer.

    Cons

    Current corporate restructuring reduced the employee headcount to a almost dangerous level. Most of the best technicians and engineers left.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to the corporate philosophies of Robert Noyce, Gordan Moore and Andy Grove. Intel has lost its vision.


  11. "intel"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company for HW engineers

    Cons

    Very hierarchical, political, risk averse. not really open to new ideas. not really focused on system level and software.



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