Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated 27 February 2015
Updated 27 February 2015
480 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 528 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 139 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 195 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 113 reviews)

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  1.  

    Android Application Engineer

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    Current Employee - Android Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Android Applications Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    variety of food, good hardware, fun projects

    Cons

    office location is not good, local cafeteria is expensive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good company, just not if you're young.

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    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    The company is at the forefront of technology in many different areas, allowing access to cutting edge pathfinding and development of new technology. The resources of a large company allow high dollar projects and collaborating across the world. Vacation time is not recorded for salaried employees and is mostly managed by the employee (and maybe his manager). Schedules are often very flexible for engineers (not technicians or FAB employees). Personal growth is encouraged and there are programs to try and help employees expand their skill set. Retirement contribution of ~5% is given annually to a 401K, regardless of the employees own contributions (i.e. not matching). Paid sabbaticals are given every 4 (additional 4 weeks) or 7 years (additional 8 weeks). That is probably the main advantage of working at Intel over similar companies in the area.

    Cons

    Being young at Intel is very difficult. Employees are considered "new" until they've been here 10+ years and given little respect. The raise / promotion system is heavily dated and causes serious problems within groups and among peers (strict quotas for promotions and ranking employees within a group). The benefits across the board have been heavily cut over the past 5-10 years, resulting in a significantly worse overall package than before. No shuttles available at the main headquarters (to SF, San Jose, etc). Vacation is nothing special (3 weeks until 10 years, then 4), vesting for retirement contribution is incredibly long (6 years total, nothing until 2 years - 20%), and vesting for stocks is also long (4 years).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Update the Focal process (raise / promotions), make the work environment better for young employees, and add shuttles or subsidize use of public transportation for employees (Caltrain passes, etc.). Shorten periods for vesting and additional vacation if you want to attract young talent that isn't necessarily interested in spending 10 - 30 years at one company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to work

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    Current Employee - RET Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - RET Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    you get recognized for job well done. great managers and peers to work with.

    Cons

    too many meeting and tight schedules.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Good benefits- good work/life balance

    Cons

    Too much politics- Working is not enough to advance. You need a manager good in politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Overall good company-

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Balanced life, good bonus, good 401k option

    Cons

    Salary and grade increase takes a while

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Everything is great..i love working here

    Cons

    Hardly any....none that i can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I dont have any issues

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    work culture is good. nice

    Cons

    lots of work to do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting and Challenging.

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    Current Employee - Senior Component Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Component Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Time off is handled well.
    - Managers follow the corporate hr rules

    Cons

    Too many levels of management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    World class company to maximize your growth potential if you're a grinder and opportunistic.

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Competitive salary. A corporate culture that empowers the driven. Stable.

    Cons

    Many layers of decision makers, which makes them slow to course correct. Not nimble. Creative thinking is encouraged, but new ideas are slow to get off the ground.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very good work ethic and environment

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    Current Employee - CAD Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - CAD Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Very good working environment. Company for engineers.

    Cons

    Very big company, upward mobility is an tough task.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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