Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews

Updated 11 December, 2014
Updated 11 December, 2014
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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.  

    Intel uses contract workers to avoid hiring permanent full time employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Legal Assistant in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Intel Corporation

    Pros

    great pay, fun outside events

    Cons

    no bonus for contract workers who are treated like second class citizens, crappy corporate culture, no hope of permanent hire. Abuse of contract workers to avoid hiring staff positions. Constant reorganization of departments under the guise of accomplishments and goal setting. Promotion of senior managers at the expense of staff who are expected to do the job of 3.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need staff to obtain the objectives you expect your employees to meet. you have people doing the work of 3 in some positions. Pretending the use of GBs is "educating" a vast labor pool is simply saying "we won't hire anyone."

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    software engineer/fresher

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    i wish to work with my effort

    Cons

    quite and tough
    over come with courage
    tensions

  3.  

    Very political

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

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

    Pros

    Work in the cutting edge.

    Cons

    Extremely political environment. There are many senior people who get a lot of money but don't do much work.
    If you are just good at work and want to move up in this company ....forget about it. Almost 90% of the people who have moved up the chain in this company is either because they sucked up to somebody or they are good at office politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Used to be okay... now -> terrible

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Munich (Germany)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Munich (Germany)

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

    Pros

    You can work with on future technologies with realy smart guys. Office culture is fine. Just fine. Used to have team events.

    Cons

    No money for anything. No trainings, no conferences. If you want to buy a book for 10 USD you need to ask at least 3 managers for an approval and even then you will probably not get those 10 USD. You always hear how Intel is making money but really they just cut cost everywhere.You have to pay for all the trainings and books from you own pocket.

    I was employed for a position that never worked out. I never did anything that they told me on the interview. NEVER AGAIN.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managment is an old school group of people who really does not understand how a tech company in XXI century should work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Why do I work there?

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor

    Pros

    Good benefits to permanent blue badge employees only.

    Cons

    Unhappy work place. Once a contract employee is up to speed and the fully experienced, the contract is up and they bring in a new guy who needs full training. If Intel makes contractors at lease ICE, Intel is way ahead. Compared to what they pay to job agency, "it is costly to have an ICE is a BS.

    There are two different contractor workers; contractors employees who are employees of a company, c2c contractor employees, who are kind of like aliens. These leans just come to work, get a simple paycheck, but not a part of either company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consult me, I certainly will help overcome this changing contract employee issue.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Very political place

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    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    beware

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 6 people found this helpful  

    They DO NOT care about their Engineers

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    • Senior Management
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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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Country Club Political Bureaucracy

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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