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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated 1 September 2014
Updated 1 September 2014
3,738 Reviews

3.8
3,738 Reviews
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich
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730 Ratings

Review Highlights

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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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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Retired from Intel

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    Former Employee - Module Technician  in  Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Module Technician in Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benifits, emplyee stock purchase plan, health plan, reasonable pay, work life balance. Teams work well together with some oppertunities to relocate, learn new skills. Great volunteer seperation package for those not terminated, but encouraged to retire early.

    Cons

    Avoid posting oppinions on the internal or external social sites. They have zero tolerence for any reporting of anything that could be seen as not PC. Review process can be difficult. Suspect the early seperation package offers are used to prevent age discrimination lawsuits. Retirement eligibility is age 55 and 15 years employment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Limited promotion options in some fields. Requires active education and searches for internal hire options. Unless active in persuing growth, it is easy to get a NI rating even with excellent produciton, safety, attendence, etc records. Company seems to only wish to retain high achievers, so those not wanting student loans near retirement, may be invited to take early retirement.

    Anti disparagement clause may prevent full honest reveiws by some past employees and definately current employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    With the right manager, an unbelievable experience

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Intelligent people
    Fantastic Benefits
    Sabbatical
    Great working conditions
    Exciting work
    Ability to move around

    Cons

    Your Intel experience ends up being entirely guided by the management structure in your position. I have worked in 4 positions for more than 7 years now at Intel. My first two managers were absolutely fantastic and made the work I was doing meaningful and rewarding while treating me well. The management structure in my most recent position is abusive, micromanaging and setting us up for failure.

    Grab one of the good groups and Intel will be the best company you'll work for. Otherwise, keep an eye on the internal jobs board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do what you can to get REAL feedback about managers. The MFT scores are gamed/cheated on by some of the poorer managers and aren't a good benchmark.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Total compensation package, quality of co-workers

    Cons

    Trending to being more political than in past, cultural changes impacting some of what made Intel great in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revisit the elements of Intel's corporate culture that helped the company grow the way it did in the 80s and 90s - see if you can bring back that type of open, team-focused, shared commitment to goals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    The BEST place to work

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    Current Employee - Validation Technician  in  Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Validation Technician in Phoenix, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Even the stupid people are smart! Great balance of life and work. Very mature Management team.

    Cons

    None that I feel are worth mentioning.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work.

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    Current Employee - Equipment Specialist  in  Hudson, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Equipment Specialist in Hudson, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and salary. Lots of time off. two month Sabbatical every seven years. INTEL values safety of their employees number one. Very diversified. Fun place to work. They will go out of their way to create a work life balance. Great 401k and profit sharing.

    Cons

    High pressure. Lots of projects. Quotas on making improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have never had a bad manager. But I have had many.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people do great job

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    Current Employee - Research Scientist
    Current Employee - Research Scientist

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

    Pros

    Summary: Intel Labs offers the flexible working schedule, competitive salaries and mostly interesting projects. And hence, Intel Labs' employees are very qualified engineers and researchers. The Intel Labs community supports any experience exchange and learning development.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the recent actions of management are likely to be out of Intel values scope. I really dislike my current project. Fails in management ruins by work/life balance. Also my current project roles are in opposite of my expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, focus on employee expectations satisfaction!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Dont stay too long

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    Former Employee - FAE
    Former Employee - FAE

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

    Pros

    Good processes, very professional, highly process oriented. Great place to start your career but not sure its good anymore to stay too long.

    Cons

    Ensure your manager is a strong supporter, performance review needs fulltime active management, if you are not that type will have issues in long run

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take more risks (not easy for a company this size)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work Life Balance, Good Spirited team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    My team worked on various technologies. I got to learn a lot in a short span of time.
    Friendly work environment, Friendly manager. Opinions are valued.
    Perfect place if you want work life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to be on call.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience working for Intel

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Process Engineer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

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

    Pros

    Excellent training
    Structured workplace
    Big management commitment to Quality, and Health & Safety.

    Cons

    Limited potential for promotion as it is a very established company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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