Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, 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.  

    Marketing Director

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

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

    Pros

    solid culture with a focus on results, great training for the outside world - management and leadership. Trying to move beyond the core

    Cons

    investments are all targeted at CPUs in reality, upward movement has been stagnant for years, stock has historically not broken out of a small trading range

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

    What a great place to work!

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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

    tuition support, health insurance, 401k program

    Cons

    lots and lots of work to do...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Technology leader, innovator, deeply rooted in doing the right thing.

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

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

    Pros

    Tremendous opportunity to understand many facets of business operations as rotations and movement is encouraged and expected. Work-life balance is what you make it and most groups allow you to own your schedule and elected balance.

    Cons

    While this is a super company, it is a large organization that can stumble with swift market moves. Compensation lagging what the market demands for the cost of living in this area.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience of a intern in wireless systems

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    Former Employee - Graduate Technical  in  Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Technical in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    (a) Great technical people
    (b) Good flexibility
    (c) Encourage out of box thinking
    (d) Good compensation

    Cons

    Strategy for wireless not been successful so far. So it can lead to question the applicability of your work. But, I guess from an intern point of view it does not matter!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Pretty good place to work

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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

    Pros

    Very good work/life balance, smart co-workers, decent pay, decent benefits.

    Cons

    Perks lag many peers, non-trivial bureaucracy, management openly aims to match the _average_ of peer company compensation packages.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You cannot retain the best talent by paying them average! Focus on growth and not on controlling spending, especially wrt. employee compensation and benefits.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    A good place to stay

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    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 for less than a 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
  8.  

    Wealthy and Healthy Company

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    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 for 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
  9.  

    An old dinosaur

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    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 for 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
  10.  

    Wolrdclass Opportunity and Bureaucracy

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    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 for 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
  11.  

    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

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