Intel Corporation
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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated Apr 08, 2014
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3.8 250 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

(35 ratings)

85% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Internship Experience

Graduate Intern (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a year

ProsGreat company with many brilliant people. If you working the right group you will be put in an excellent position to grow in the company.

ConsDepending on your manger you could be held back because they do not share your accomplishments with other groups.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive some of the perks of other tech companies such as free meals or shuttles to and from work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Big Data, lots of servers, lots of changes. Don't get comfortable becuase you will be doing something else in a week.

Systems Administrator (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I have been working at Intel Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

ProsNice location, good perks for employees, great technology.

ConsGreen badges are discriminated against on a daily basis. Lots of back biting from insecure employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementI'm a green badge, a step above dirt.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Place to Work depending on your business group

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsCaveat: Both the Pro and Cons list are dependent on the business group
Great flexibility for Work/Life balance
Ability to move into a variety of positions
Career development opportunities
Bonuses multiple times a year

ConsSalary isn't great and merit raises are fairly insignificant
Benefits were changed this year and have lost their luster
Some managers are impossible to work for
Reorgs are frequent

Advice to Senior ManagementReview Manager Feedback scores, and for consistently low ranking managers, find them something they can excel in which may not be people management.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Place to Work For

Market Research Intern (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsIntel greatly values their interns, and really promote networking by having the HR department specifically plan events for interns.

ConsThe working environment (ie. your desk) in Folsom campus is still quite outdated and non-social, yet exclusive.

Advice to Senior ManagementMy experience at Intel greatly depends on your manager, and I have to say my manager has been very helpful and motivating in terms of learning experience at the company.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsExcellent career ladder, good pay and benefits. Many areas for career expansion. Great place to learn engineering, manufacturing and management skills.

ConsManagement needs to focus more on mobile pros and reduce layers of management . This would allow the improve margins to offset the reduction of margins in the PC area.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good place to work

Architect (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsNice people, nice work life balance, nice building to work in.

ConsResources are always constrained. You'll work hard all year and be lucky to get a 2-3% raise.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward your super stars.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Internship

Post-Silicon Validation (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a year

ProsValuable 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

ConsLong hours, even as intern

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Technical Project Manager (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood Pay, Good Company, Good Work life balance, Good Work

ConsGrowth is slow and need to find your own oppourtunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good learning, good people, unhealthy environment

Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsEverything has a process, Intel University, smart people there who will mentor you, fast-paced and challenging. Used to be a metric driven company

ConsEverything has a process... one of my peers told me 'Intel is where fun goes to die.' I would add... 'and where creativity goes to die.' A student once told me 'why would I work at Intel- it's just a bunch of type A people pissing on each other all day.' Pretty accurate. The culture actually draws out the absolute the worst type A behaviors in people there but of course, it is accepted since the hope is it also draws out the best type A behaviors- long hours, internal competition and confrontation on every little thing

Advice to Senior ManagementI am glad you have an engineering CEO again. Get back to metric driven decision making. Dont make it so managers have to break/undo something and put it back together to get a good review. Promote people there with high EQ and humanity so everyone doesnt just feel like some widget in a process. Remove RIsk Taking from your values. You know it iisnt true. Everyone there is absolutely terrified to take any risk in case it should fail in any way. The one phrase I heard there most was- fly below the radar and move internally to a new position every year, if possible. Figure out how to reward the good type A behaviors but severely punish the bad type A behaviors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Bad place to work for temps

Temp Office Worker (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

Prosgood experience. thats it. no other benefits

Consthey are micromanagement nazis, they track every minute. no perks, no free stuff, temps are treated like crap, no chance of being hired full time

Advice to Senior Managementstop tracking every minute for temps, it stirs anger

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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