Intel Corporation
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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

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84% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Information Technology (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

ProsHigh caliber of talented individuals, pretty good pay and benefits, great work life balance programs

ConsUnqualified managers and management teams, management playing favorites in focal, difficult to move into new jobs, empire building for certain managers

Advice to Senior ManagementThe talent pool at Intel is unlike any other company, yet the management layers refuse to look at the employees with fresh eyes. It is just easier to bring in new RCG's and dump on them, when it is truly worth the investment to your current employees. Find out what makes them excited to get up in the morning, what floats their boat and then HELP them find their right career path. Management isn't just about deadlines and deliverables, it's about people, motivating and supporting them to make YOU a success.

The former regime used to promote from within making people 'managers' who had absolutely no qualifications to be a manager. Reading the current comments, times have not changed. It wasn't working then, it still isn't working today (read the comments!). Find the right balance of task/deliverable managers with a healthy dose of people management. That is a winning combination.

I have heard over and over again in the past few years, the mantra at Intel is: What is your VALUE to this company? If a manager can't tell an employee what their value is, how is the employee supposed to know (and NO don't say they will find out at Focal). Lead by example, take the risk and support your teams, that is your JOB.

No, I would not 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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Its a good place to work, but bad times for the company restricts your compensation

Component Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood experience in million gates design

ConsCompensation is lesser than what market rates

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm 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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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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