Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated 11 November, 2014
Updated 11 November, 2014
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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.  

    Work life balance, great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working environment. Good benefits, good work life balance, great place to work, good on extra curricular activities, smart people to work with

    Cons

    Slow growth in certain department, sometimes become buearacratic. Lot of process requirement can cause overhead, lack of risk taking, cross site meetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company to work for

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

    I worked at Intel Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefit, Reasonable pay, A lot of smarts peoples

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Politics within groups

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I been working for this company for 24 years.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work just like family

    Cons

    Surviving the new challenges and adjust to the new changes that come about within the Intel communities regardless of the location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more loyalty to employee that have been with the company for many years (10+ years) help employee that loses their jobs find another job and not lay them off.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    SO.SO

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

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

    Pros

    Work and Life balance, suitable for people spending time taking care of their families everyday

    Cons

    relatively less pay, people are valued based on years of service, not their capability.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management group is so big

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great Place to Work... depending

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

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

    Pros

    Intel Corporation is AMAZING.
    Good Pay but great bonuses and stock.
    Great benefits.
    Sabbatical every 8 years.
    Flexible hours and work from home options.
    Good ability to "move around" in the company

    Cons

    It really depends on the business unit you work for... some are better than others.
    I found management on the Graphics Engineering side to be fairly bad. It's hit or miss. I personally had 2 levels of good management, but had to deal with some other groups that were poorly mismanaged and it began to affect my every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the fat. There are too many people going around trying to get others to do their job for them rather than put in the sweat and LEARN. Get rid of these people and higher high performers. And then try to keep them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    CAD software intern

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

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

    Pros

    Reputed, lot of opportunities, Good pay

    Cons

    Too much work (What I've heard)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    generous bonus

    Cons

    perks and slow release cycles but that is common for a hardware company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not too good for IT at Intel

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hey, it's Intel. This company was part of the transformation from mainframes to personal computing. Getting a job here 17 years ago was one of the happiest days in my life.

    Cons

    As time marches on IT has changed from a necessity to become more of a luxury for companies to maintain for itself. Intel is starting to divest of that luxury in favor of outsourcing and for those jobs they are keeping around, at least during the slow divestment, they are moving them quickly to Central America and Asia. Bottom line, if you want to work for an IT organization as any kind of systems engineer, do NOT work at Intel. Not enough chairs, and too many really skilled people desperately looking for stuff to do to impress management. I started in manufacturing, and then later moved to IT as a systems engineer. I'v lived to regret that choice. I'll probably have to leave soon. End of dream job :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop giving IT employees the run around. Tell us your plan, and let us help you realize it. Give us a break. Many of us came from the direct side too and we love this company just as much as you do and are bleeding blue while you chop us down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Too big a giant. The company as a whole is hard to move around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Product Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity here. Stable. Worldwide. Many of my friends got chances to transfer from USA back to their month countries after a few years. Dream job for them.

    Cons

    Hard to bring ideas to life unless you are at the key positions.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    One needs to experience the experience at Intel!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Component Design Engineer Intern in Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Component Design Engineer Intern in Folsom, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    awesome opportunities for personal growth, A person with moderate knowledge can also work well due to the training foils, sessions and especially because of the peers.
    Managers are super friendly.

    Cons

    Hiring Freeze.
    I feel there are no cons apart from this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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