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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated 15 August 2014
Updated 15 August 2014
3,735 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.  

    Fairly good place to work, as with any big company, really comes down to the team you work with.

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    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Research Scientist in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of options to work on different things without having to leave the company. Many groups are great to work with, and compensation is fair. If working with the right teams, ample opportunity to work on interesting things and grow yourself.

    Cons

    Usual pitfalls of big companies - too much bureaucracy, needing to get buy-in from many people before doing something, slow to change and way too many people who have been there forever and resist change.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    work-life balance is really great. Intel genuinely cares about its employee's growth.

    Cons

    management is not being aggressive to get Intel in the technology race

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Software Strategy engineer

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

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

    Pros

    People are very nice and you have work life balance

    Cons

    not too many perks, lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should appreicate the people who are already working in the company by giving good raise and salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Truly an open door cutlture

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

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

    Pros

    Intel trusts the employees to do their jobs and the company always assumes employees act with integrity until proven otherwise

    Cons

    For some reason, they think it is a good idea to put people into jobs they know nothing aobut and have no skills, training or ability to execute well - i find this to be particulary true in the HR organization - which is frightening

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We need a tool to give feedback on managers that matters

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to work overall.

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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 full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of people to talk to and projects to talk about. Good programs and classes for career development, project/people management, public speaking, etc... Convenient air shuttle to fly you from place to place. Friendly workers, and anyone in the company is easily reachable. Employee circuit pages are very helpful to get the inside scoop on the company.

    Cons

    I don't like the gray cubicles -- the color seems to drain my creativity away. New Employee Orientation may seem boring and unnecessary after a certain point in the day. Food can be expensive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees more. Get more involved in events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Long Time Employee

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

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

    Pros

    unique market position, great culture focused on employee development

    Cons

    the locations of the offices are terrible, the growth potential of the firm is limited which causes a fight with long time employees for good roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the company back on track for growth

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Create your own work, hard to sell at times

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to create your own work

    Cons

    Hard to sell at times as no place for R&D

  9.  

    Legendary Technology Comapy with excellent opportunities, strong corporate culture and values

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

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

    Pros

    Extremely ethical, very disciplined, merit based culture. Global opportunities across several technologies. Sabbatical program is excellent.

    Cons

    Limited senior exec opportunities. Management has been slow to adapt to changes, although this is changing with the new CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great technology, strong brand but company size matters!

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Intel is a juggernaut in the corporate technology world and a recognized brand. Have competitive salaries with great benefits (health, RSU) and a 60 day paid sabbatical program for all FT employees after 7 years of service. A lot of opportunity to switch positions and try new technologies and markets. When you have a strong manager and a fun and creative team...it's a great place to work

    Cons

    Too big for it's own good...you become a number and it's difficult to make a big impact. Can easily get lost in the crowd and not enough financial or career motivation to work extra to get ahead...complacency is rampant because of the benefits. Too many internal promotions to middle managers with direct report responsibility who should not be handling people's careers. Intel losing big time in mobile and consumers don't see Intel as a relevant company despite what management thinks and the kool-aide they serve. Office politics are increasing and end up spending more time and energy internally rather than on customers or growing market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater scrutiny to how they promote internally to give people direct report responsibilities. Too many managers should not be allowed in their role which only creates a toxic environment. Invest and innovate as much as possible to win in mobile...Intel is losing and not relevant yet and has a ton of work to do. At the entrance to Intel's HQ office says..."innovation is everything"...it's time to live up to that belief.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Intel Corporation Response

    Jul 15, 2014Talent Branding Solutions Manager

    Thank you for pointing out some of the great benefits we have at the company! Additionally, thank you for your candid comments!

    You bring up some very important issues that need to be
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    Software group review

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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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Great history and respectable work culture.

    Cons

    Highly internally looking company.
    Not hiring the best people past few years. This will hurt company long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No longer a best destination for software jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Intel Corporation Response

    Jul 15, 2014Talent Branding Solutions Manager

    Love your optimism regarding the future of Intel! I think you are right, we can win! In order to do that we need the best talent, in order to be competitive. We are beginning to shift our focus ... More

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