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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated 12 October 2014
Updated 12 October 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 503 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 135 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 184 reviews)

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

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Ghastly place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Salary is great, Salary packet is very transparent (no padding): what you see is what you get. None of that hoax about variable performance pay that is there in other places.

    Cons

    Mindless, repetitive, boring meetings, discussing same thing again and again, from first thing in the morning to very late into the night. Someone always looking over your shoulder (there are even people who tell you how to sit in your chair - No jokes!) Felt I was in some kind of a weird Kafkaesque prison camp. Forced to attend late night meetings 5 days a week, even though I had personal problems. No time left for personal life - which is acceptable if you are doing amazing , exciting work, not for attending silly meetings. I was finally forced to quit because I wouldn't attend daily late night meetings. Forced to attend "training camps" where you have to memorize the 10 things that make Intel a "Great Place to Work".... Ghastly place to work is a better description. Possibly it was just my department that was like this, or perhaps only Intel India is like this. I can't believe that Intel became the most successful tech co. in the world like this. Salary is great - but this place made me realize salary is not everything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very political place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Santa Clara, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    A lot of good people with some good employee perks

    Cons

    Very political place, not a true meritocracy as much as they like to think

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    They do not care about employees, experience nor years of service.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    There was flexibility in work schedule and location. Work was never very hard as there was so much B.S overhead that what should take a week would take 6 months.

    Cons

    Too much worthless and irrelevant forced training, what appeared was necessary to make their lawyers happy. Always more and more expected with little to no compensation. Constantly let go senior employees and excepted remaining workers to just take up the slack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat the employees as the valued assets they are. Do not just through them away once they get near retirement, a RCG is never a good replacement.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    beware

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    Former Employee - Contractor Ethernet Testing in Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Contractor Ethernet Testing in Hillsboro, OR (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    pay '; experrience with an industry leader
    Portland Hillsboro is awesome !!!

    Cons

    relocated contract workers are second class citizens

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nurture contract workers

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 5 people found this helpful  

    They DO NOT care about their Engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intel Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Intel Process Engineer in Hillsboro, OR (US)

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Money, but that too is not that awesome considering there are very few growth opportunities for Engineers.

    Cons

    (1) If you are Engineer, you will get a pager 24/7
    (2) Most employees are desperate to QUIT but are not able to because they are "international" and have visa issues. They get stuck and by the time they are eligible to apply anywhere else, its too late and their skills are too specific for any other company.
    (2) when you are "on call" for a week - you will be expected to stay up 7 am to 7am the next day, may be 1-2 hours of sleep in between if you are lucky for 7 days. Its wretched and you will feel considerably tired and yet no recognition will be awarded because there are several people at Intel are doing it as well.
    (3) They absolutely dont care about Employees' life. You will be expected to check your email during vacations.
    (4) If you are an Engineer, and you need to take off even 1 weekend to go out of town, you would need to arrange for a back up and explain your manager that you will be gone for a weekend and why.

    I am planning to change companies as soon as i can.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please hire Engineers to work night shifts and weekends separately, its not possible realistically for people to be productive and enjoy work if they are not getting any sleep or vacation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Country Club Political Bureaucracy

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Technician in Hillsboro, OR (US)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Technician in Hillsboro, OR (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay, benefits, work environment, etc. There is 9 hours off a night to do whatever you want. Most people go home and sleep for several hours, watch movies, play video games, but if they brown nose the right way, then they are the most successful people in the module. If you're lazy, without the slightest ambition, and like choosing the easiest way to do almost nothing to make five figures, Intel is for you!

    Cons

    You have no career at Intel. Intel could care less about you and refers openly as Intel employees as "bodies". "we need to get a body on that". If you are anything less than a PhD, then you are an incompetent moron, not worthy of doing the job and will be easily replaced with the next biological android that is willing to read direction and do what is prescribed. Thought is strictly forbidden; you are not qualified to think if you're not a PhD. They will always choose someone who is nice, but loses millions of dollars through low yield, incompetence, processing, over someone who asks reals questions, about why product was process, plans are not done and miss processes that happen. If you have any ambition, drive, motivation, or dreams, Intel is not right for you. If you're a lazy good for nothing nobody, that likes high pay, anonymity and being paid for full time while working 12 hours a weeks, Intel is for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Most management should be fired. Redundant bureaucracy is abundant, and there are thousands of managers who justify their jobs by the problems they create, namely the idiots they choose to hire. Every manager I've encountered was an incompetent moron, who couldn't manage a fast food franchise. Take anyone with any competency and put them in the module to work and there is no need for management. Put incompetent morons in the module and management will have endless hours of work, trying to work through difficulties of people who do nothing and people who try to do something. Fire all those who are not there, not working, that have no understanding of process and are gone 9 hours a shift, but management takes the cop-out of, "it's too hard to prove time card fraud".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My Intel Experience

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    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Received training on positions I never thought I was ever going to be a part of. I was able to increase my horizon. I made some really awesome new friends. I was able to grow in an administrative field.

    Cons

    The relationship between the Blue Badges ( Intel) and the Green badges (contractors) were not a good relationship. The Intel employees treated the contractors as less than. We were not aloud to interact with the Intel employees except for work related purposes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs more of a respectful atomosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Bad planning, moving developers from project to project without asking their opinion, pressure

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Did not find any yet.

    Cons

    I was hired for one project I was interested in. I was interested in technologies in this project. On my first day I was announced that I will not work for the project I expected. They lied about reasons why I was reassigned. I heard so much lie within two weeks that I stopped trusted any word.
    The planning was bad. I had to be in the office at 7am to connect to another team. Early morning conferences and late evening conferences completely ruined my regular life schedule.

  10.  

    Poor company leadership, cancerous culture

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    Large company so there is a bit of safety. Sabbatical.

    Cons

    No vision, only reaction. Poor stock plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to figure out if you are an architecture company or a foundry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Work harder, not smarter... there is no life outside of work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Software Engineering Manager

    I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits are good.

    Cons

    We are expected to work every evening and every weekend. Holiday's too. Work-life balance is non-existent. I've never even heard the term mentioned. Processes and tools make what should be the simplest tasks challenging and time consuming. The organizations are overloaded with governance which stifles productivity and brings decision making to a crawl.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are told that the employees are Intel's most valuable asset, yet they are treated as if they are disposable. They are pushed to their breaking point and treated in a disrespectful manner. If you really value your employees, focus more on how to improve their efficiency and promote work life balance. Work life balance means that employees are able to maintain a high level of energy on the job. Without it, they put in more hours but are less efficient.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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