Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated 18 November 2014
Updated 18 November 2014
3,961 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 513 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 137 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 187 reviews)

  • Very heavy decision making processes, usually involving a lot of stake holders (in 112 reviews)

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  1.  

    A good place to stay

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

    I have been working at Intel Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are nice and have a good work-life balance. Some very senior and talented people working here.

    Cons

    A big company that you only have the chance to do a narrow part. A lot of ethic works that are additional and may not be quite useful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If give people more chance to comminicate with other department or companies, that would be nicer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Wealthy and Healthy Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audio Subsystem Engner in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Audio Subsystem Engner in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Leading technology and CPU processor, no competitor, reliable occupations.
    Coffee, Drink, Fruits are free
    Air shuttle for easy commuting

    Cons

    new technology is away from competitor such as Smartphone chip
    Multiple teams are doing the same tasks, less focus and sometimes are playing political

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure capable/less teams are on a project, real hands-on person are visible, we work on product not presentation:-)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    An old dinosaur

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good vacation and sabbatical.
    Once you move up grade 10 and above, good bonus etc. And you don't have to work hard to survive.

    Cons

    Half dead old T-rex, who still lives in 80/90s dream.
    Too much politics to survive/advance. Corrupted integrity. etc

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wolrdclass Opportunity and Bureaucracy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Corporate Marketing in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Corporate Marketing in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Category leader, global scale, market mover and influential. When the market is growing, opportunities abound and you can make your own career. When the market cycles down, cost-cutting becomes painful and infighting brutal.

    Cons

    Too many meetings and heavy handed financial controls slow day to day business. Senior leaders pound the faster, better, cheaper mantra to death regardless of their understanding of reality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Act more like managers and less like royalty.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  9.  

    Software Strategy engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  10.  

    Truly an open door cutlture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  11.  

    Long Time Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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

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