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Intel Corporation Santa Clara Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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  • depending on role your work life balance may be non-existant (in 504 reviews)

  • Kind of busy in such a big company (in 234 reviews)

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  1. "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    benefits, work life balance, flexible on working from home (for many groups) few days a week

    Cons

    constant reorg and manager change, process heavy, hard to make progress on many things, career advancement opportunity


  2. "Boring, stable, good W/L balance"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People move around a lot. You'll often run into people who have worked at Intel 10+ years and have a new role every 3 years. Most managers understand that you have a life and enable it. The product and the work aren't sexy, but they're stable. It's a 30 year old company, but they do evolve to stay on top. Time off isn't great, but your schedule is usually flexible. Pay is fine, it's low for tech, high for manufacturing. Of course you'll spend half your salary on housing if you're in the Santa Clara office.

    Cons

    Boring. Slow moving if you want to make change and you have to get 8 stakeholders on board plus a few managers. Very technical, they have their own language that take a while to learn. Pay isn't great for silicon valley/tech.

    Advice to Management

    People need help with housing, especially interns. I shouldn't be making 6 figures and have to have 2 roommates. Flexibility on what office to work in would be huge. Especially an office in East Bay and SF.

  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company with great products and a ridiculous (high) market share

    Cons

    Declining business, constant layoffs, bad morale

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat


  4. "Decent company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, own your career, bonuses, good benefits

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison to other companies, too many layoffs/restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and stabilize organizations


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Intel continues to dominate the market in the high-end due to its superior process technology.
    Several firmware and operating system groups enable this x86 server market. Working in those SW-related groups certainly enables you to make a difference in the market.

    Cons

    Projects are staffed for 1-3 years and then disbanded, with engineers having to find other opportunities in the group or the company. There is a fair amount of politics and there is no real recognition of your contributions unless you belong to the in-group of "brogrammers" favored by the chosen managers. Very little gender diversity at senior technical level despite upper management being female.

    Advice to Management

    Please stop paying lip-service to diversity and teach managers to recognize, promote, and most importantly, retain highly skilled senior women engineers. Certainly hire new college grads but don't complain there is no pipeline of senior women engineers after systematically failing to retain them.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Place where you can do everything besides top-down decision"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    A place you can propose whatever you want as long as opportunity just beside you. Job secure will be there as you are agile enough to accept any challenging until end of your life.

    Cons

    Intel used number to cut their talents without really know what is the talent needed for their business, A person who always make use others result and more exposure will be the one climb faster than those who really good in productivity and high technical . This will make company lose a lot talents where really no idea what will happen for its future....

    Advice to Management

    Please hire someone who really appreciate talents more than someone only know 'clean boss's shoes'. Please value software engineer because software will more important compare to talking talking engineer.


  7. "Stable (for now)"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable company, good 401K, Motivated co-workers

    Cons

    Low growth opportunities, Risky future, Mediocre compensation

    Advice to Management

    Make acquisitions work for growth

  8. "Senior Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Work life balance
    Good location

    Cons

    Slow for growth and moving up the ladders

    Advice to Management

    Please make it open for younger employees to work on multiple projects


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place too work"

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    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Business Development in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    lots of good people, benefits are still pretty good

    Cons

    lots of re-org, uncertainty, some nepotism ( like directors trading favors for jobs), unequal pay while at the same time saying equality (hiding behind grade levels to pay less for the same output)

    Intel Corporation Response

    Sep 5, 2017 – HR Legal - Social Media Program Mgr.

    Hi - Not sure what you meant in your 'con' comment, but if there's a specific incident you're citing, we'd like to look into it. As you know, we want Intel to be a Great Place to Work for all of us... More


  10. 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


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