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Updated August 4, 2017
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  1. "Lots of interesting work and great ideas"

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    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Component Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance/ good work. Retirement plan is pretty good. Has a wide variety of choice in terms of work .

    Cons

    Sometimes things work slower than usual. Usual issues in a huge organization dealing with a huge number of people and their expectations


  2. Helpful (4)

    "design engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of formal trainings for each project. Lots of opportunities but most time managers will block your moves from one field to another field. they prefer you out of Intel instead work for the filed you like.

    Cons

    Create an environment that makes Employee fight each others like cat and dog. Managers allocated extra resource to meet tight schedule, then kick out the ones they don't take into their inner circles. Annual reviews based on relationship with managers more heavier than contributions.

    Advice to Management

    Attempt to utilize employee maximum potential capability to improve productivities instead of step on each others. 1/3 resources can be reduced.

  3. "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Systems Validation Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Validation Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting Products, Pretty smart people, Nice office

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Frequent Org Changes, Stagnant Growth, Diversity hires are pretty much forced by HR and upper management even though the candidates may not be nearly as qualified.


  4. "Security Research Intern"

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    Former Intern - Security Researcher in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Security Researcher in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing culture and great management. Good professional experience.

    Cons

    There are no as such any cons i could recollect of.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company; great engineers but poor leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great place for someone who is looking for a highly technical job. The experience of leading the manufacturing technology at the finest length scales is quite rewarding.

    Cons

    Top leadership has been consistently lacking directions for several years, missing one opportunity of productization after another, and playing a catch-up game, with a lack of their own industry-moving disruptive ideas. As result, company is not growing. And as result, employees lack morale, and there is apprehension about the future, in general.

    Advice to Management

    Need one or two strong leaders at the top who are willing to tell the industry what Intel chips can really enable and really drive the industry in that direction. This requires disruptive thinking, and a vision of the future. Intel's recent trials into virtual reality, artificial intelligence, smart cars and drones are fine, but those are not enough. Someone before Intel had already thought about these, and Intel's leadership here is not clear. Need new ideas that no one thought of. Make your innovative groups such as the Components Research or Intel Labs, stronger and make them responsible for this. You have awesome engineers but I am afraid you are not taking good advantage of them. Create a 'quick prototype' culture across the company to verify new, disruptive, innovative ideas at all scales of the organization.


  6. "Intel Intern"

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    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good salary, place to grow, friendly colleagues. nd you are welcomed everywhere to learn and grow

    Cons

    they push you a lot and raise the bar


  7. "Web Developer"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everything is excellent. I am trying get contract, or direct hire position.

    Cons

    I did not feel anything to report. I have nothing to report

    Advice to Management

    Nothing; keep doing what are you doing.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Okay place to begin career"

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    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good work-life balance, good for people who need greencard, good healthcare insurance, work isn't demanding

    Cons

    Compensation is about 15% lower compared to some other companies, due to recent series of VSP layoffs many good people left company and there is a feeling that company is lacking skilled people. Unambitious people stayed. Diversity is lacking. Despite Intel continued struggle to have diversity 99% of people are from India.

    Advice to Management

    keep saving this sinking ship


  9. "big company"

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable and offer good benefit.

    Cons

    not able to make desired change


  10. "Great Place to Learn"

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    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Learn great stuff
    * Very ethical and amazing value system
    * Doing a great transition to become very nimble and market responsive
    * Great Benefits.
    * You will love it if you are a techie

    Cons

    *Size
    * Sometimes the process can drag you down but once you learn your way . You will actually find it very helpful
    * Tad conservative

    Advice to Management

    * Newer initiatives to make the org more agile is showing results. Keep up the good work


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