Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
3,804 Reviews
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 499 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 134 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 180 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 111 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great employer and a good place tonwork

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    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Business Relationship Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Looked after its staff and provided very interesting work environment with good training, access to good resources, comfortable offices and sportive of telework and other initiatives

    Cons

    US management often slow to respond to local issues and career progression limited in country but available if you are willing to travel

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    My 17 years at Intel

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    Current Employee - Server Programmer/Administrator/Backup Specialist  in  Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Server Programmer/Administrator/Backup Specialist in Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    it is one of the most challenging places I have ever worked at. You need to be an expert on everything in your are, including those areas you may not be an expert in. So study fast.

    Cons

    Intel can take over your life. We try to practice Work Life Balance, but that is not always successful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People have lives outside of the company, it is good to remember that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

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    Current Employee - Field Sales
    Current Employee - Field Sales

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

    Pros

    Solid total compensation and tremendous benefits. Only company I know of that still offers a sabbatical program for every employee. We had significant healthcare costs over the last year and never had to worry about more than the deductible. Low turnover is a reflection that they treat employees well. Work/life balance is great in sales, part of the benefit of having only a few thousand salespeople driving $60B in revenue.

    Cons

    Low turnover also means few opportunities to move up and highly skilled people all competing for those positions. The culture has waned over the years, but the stated values of constructive confrontation, regular 1:1's with your manager, and assumed responsibility are as good as they come. The CEO actually looks at statistics on the frequency of employees badging in (versus working from home). T&E budgets have gotten ridiculously tight since he came into the role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re institute the old R&R where you get rid of the bottom 5%.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best Companies to work for

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great work life balance, stable work environment

    Cons

    Career growth after some point of time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Sabbatical - Hands down! Intel gives 8 week paid time off every 7 years to live your dream. Now they allow an option of 4 weeks paid time off every 4 years! This is above and beyond your vacation days. The company is very large so you can change jobs and even careers without moving to another company. The company air shuttles they have from Arizona, Oregon, California allow easy hassle free travel to company sites.

    Cons

    Unimaginative cubicles led to unimaginative people or maybe its the other way around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Intel missed the mobile phone market, don't miss the IoT wave!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Multiple roles at Intel

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Needless to say, Intel is a tech pioneer and remains on the cutting edge of Process and Microprocessor Fabrication Technology. The company realizes the lost opportunity in the Mobile market and is trying to catch up. The company's efforts to offer its manufacturing prowess to third parties is a bold initiative but will need to be managed VERY carefully.

    Cons

    The current Strategic Planning Process has failed the company. Too many technology inflection points (communications, mobile etc) have been missed or inadequately addressed

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very solid employer

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    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician  in  Qiryat Gat (Israel)
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Technician in Qiryat Gat (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Very nice social benefits, respect for people, nobody gets fired unless failed repeatedly big time or on ethical issue. Work environment is great.

    Cons

    Not the highest salary on the market but social benefits make up for that. Very hard for technicians on the manufacturing floor to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be more sensitive to employees' feedback.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in São Paulo, São Paulo (Brazil)

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

    Pros

    challenging, great culture, consistent values

    Cons

    life-working balance, low development opportunities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Intellectually stimulating. Great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Strategy and Product Planning Manager  in  Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Strategy and Product Planning Manager in Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    You are working with the best and brightest people on the planet. The culture demands total intellectual honesty and an impersonal and constructive approach to confronting issues and staying ahead of changes. There is never a dull moment there. There are also so many avenues for personally and professionally growing in your knowledge of the industry and in functional areas as well. Also, the compensation package is excellent especially if the stock is doing well.

    Cons

    Intel can make being innovative difficult as it will pull and shut down projects before they hardly get going. You have to be comfortable with it and with changing course or direction on a moment's notice. It is not a terribly structured environment in terms of reporting lines. Working in the business development, strategy and/or marketing areas requires a lot of cross-divisional effort with lots of travel between Intel sites to make sure any program or product is sufficiently serviced and coordinated. That requires a lot of travel and effort. Work-life balance does suffer as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow women to have a family. If you are a star performer you need to make sure there is an avenue where top performing females can opt out of full time for a year or so to slow it down and not get hammered in ranking and rating sessions. Allow part time to be part time and do not evaluate a part time employee against a full time peer.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Intel Software Development Intern in Shanghai Zizhu

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    - Good work environment
    - Easy to express your opinion
    - Nice manager and team
    - Learn a lot of the new techniques

    Cons

    - Lower full time salary compared with Baidu, Alibaba and some other Chinese IT company
    - The software department is not the primary department of Intel, and some techniques are not the best

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nice relation with the full time engineers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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