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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated 25 September, 2014
Updated 25 September, 2014
3,804 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 499 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 134 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 180 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Very beneficial, lot of opportunities that has helped me grow in my professional career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Employees are self motivated, good work culture, excellent relationship between employees. Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Big company with lot of people, sometimes you can get lost in the crowd. Key is to stand out by contributing to the team/group

    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Layoffs abound and people are very paranoid.

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great pay especially for Folsom.

    Cons

    Very negative work environment especially with layoffs happening. No training, it's sink or swim. It's doom and gloom everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the roadmap so we can do one product GREAT instead of doing lots of mediocre products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Extremely Challenging and engaging work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Efforts are recognized.
    Good office culture, good work life balance and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Schedules can be stressful.
    Time taken to discipline low performers needs to be accelerated.
    Although location is good, isolates employees from the competitive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring process needs improvements.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GPTW!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment
    Friendly, intelligent, motivated coworkers
    Competitive Pay
    Complimentary tickets to many local shows and events (including ski resorts)
    Flexible schedule (great work/life balance)
    Gym onsite with free fitness classes
    Doing work that matters in the world
    Being rewarded for big and small accomplishments
    Cafes onsite

    Cons

    Cubes... but you'll have that. Career opportunities are all around, you just have to ask (in my experience).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineering Intern  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Graphics Hardware Engineering Intern in Folsom, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Your work is valued here and people are very helpful and accommodating...

    Cons

    I didnt find any cons in the company. It is very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My teams management was very good

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, if you join, target the larger sites

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Manager  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Manager in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    culture values open, direct communications
    employees generally help each other
    good overall compensation package
    lots of very smart, driven people
    once in the company, you can move around and try a lot of different things
    work/life balance is acheivable, outside of crunch times

    Cons

    Uncertain business outlook. Majority of revenue comes from PCs (a declining market). Working on building up the other businesses but they are unlikely to be as profitable.
    Many very complex products are split across sites and timezones. This isn't abnormal in itself, but in Intel's case the site splits are sometime arbitrary and/or politically driven. It slows the company down. Also, many groups have grown too large and have slowed down as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to consolidate sites and trim down existing projects (they are finally doing this)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Politics, stasis, ok-performers.

    Former Employee - Component Design Engineer  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Component Design Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You get to work with top-of-the-line tools.

    Cons

    Everyone is working like they are on vacation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire middle management

  9.  

    Great company if you find the right fit for you!

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    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Recruiter in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Free soda and fruit. Great pay and benefits. Sabbaticals. Intel really takes care of you. It is a great stable company.

    Cons

    My department went through many changes in 2 years. Too much pressure on their employees and not enough consulting with the people who actually did the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more often. Some managers are definitely better than others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience working at Intel.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Intern  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Intern in Folsom, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Very flexible with work schedule and projects.

    Cons

    Standard office cubes for working most of the time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Intel is a great place to work with many opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Manager in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Intel is a great place to work - you work with smart people and interesting projects. Business objectives are communicated clearly. There is a shuttle to/from some of the sites. In Folsom, there is a nice new gym.

    Cons

    As with any larger company, sometimes it takes longer for decisions to be made/approved

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize managers who are true leaders and not rulers - there are many ways to results. It's important to treat people with respect and inspire them. Encourage thinking outside the box and challenging status quo.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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