Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated 10 August 2014
Updated 10 August 2014
3,738 Reviews

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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 455 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 131 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 165 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 109 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work, if you join, target the larger sites

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Manager  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Manager in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    culture values open, direct communications
    employees generally help each other
    good overall compensation package
    lots of very smart, driven people
    once in the company, you can move around and try a lot of different things
    work/life balance is acheivable, outside of crunch times

    Cons

    Uncertain business outlook. Majority of revenue comes from PCs (a declining market). Working on building up the other businesses but they are unlikely to be as profitable.
    Many very complex products are split across sites and timezones. This isn't abnormal in itself, but in Intel's case the site splits are sometime arbitrary and/or politically driven. It slows the company down. Also, many groups have grown too large and have slowed down as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to consolidate sites and trim down existing projects (they are finally doing this)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Politics, stasis, ok-performers.

    Former Employee - Component Design Engineer  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work with top-of-the-line tools.

    Cons

    Everyone is working like they are on vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire middle management

  3.  

    Great company if you find the right fit for you!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Free soda and fruit. Great pay and benefits. Sabbaticals. Intel really takes care of you. It is a great stable company.

    Cons

    My department went through many changes in 2 years. Too much pressure on their employees and not enough consulting with the people who actually did the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more often. Some managers are definitely better than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Intel is a great place to work with many opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Folsom, CA (US)

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Intel is a great place to work - you work with smart people and interesting projects. Business objectives are communicated clearly. There is a shuttle to/from some of the sites. In Folsom, there is a nice new gym.

    Cons

    As with any larger company, sometimes it takes longer for decisions to be made/approved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize managers who are true leaders and not rulers - there are many ways to results. It's important to treat people with respect and inspire them. Encourage thinking outside the box and challenging status quo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience working at Intel.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Intern  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Very flexible with work schedule and projects.

    Cons

    Standard office cubes for working most of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I work for Intel as Verification Engineer for their Graphics Processors

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Graphics Verification  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Graphics Verification in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Excellent career opportunities
    Take employee feedback seriously
    Excellent mentoring and support

    Cons

    Too much work stress
    Talk too much about work life balance but won't really honor that concept
    Very gloomy work environment (gray cubicles, bad lighting, and dull)
    Poorly paid

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It is fun place to work. Seniors give interns good guidance. You can create opportunities to learn.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Logic Design Intern  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Logic Design Intern in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good guidance from seniors in ur team. They gave u important tasks as well. so u will have a good opportunity to contribute to ur team

    Cons

    work is on and off. some times u have a whole lot on ur plate and sometimes u have nothing much to do.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Business Partner in Folsom, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You get to work with really smart people and learn a lot. There is a lot opportunity for career development and to try new roles.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be difficult to achieve.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall management does a good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, multiple areas to gain expertize, leading chip manufacturer, excellent classroom courses

    Cons

    Can get monotonous, need to be proactive to learn more

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Continuous learning and awesome people!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Ability to move to various jobs within the same company to learn different skills. Excellent mentors

    Cons

    Lesser than average salaries (but compensated with bonuses).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions faster with lesser number of reviews!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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