Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Santa Clara, CA

Updated 16 October, 2014
Updated 16 October, 2014
3,893 Reviews
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 506 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 136 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 185 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Long Time Employee

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    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
  2.  

    Great place to work overall.

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    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Lots of people to talk to and projects to talk about. Good programs and classes for career development, project/people management, public speaking, etc... Convenient air shuttle to fly you from place to place. Friendly workers, and anyone in the company is easily reachable. Employee circuit pages are very helpful to get the inside scoop on the company.

    Cons

    I don't like the gray cubicles -- the color seems to drain my creativity away. New Employee Orientation may seem boring and unnecessary after a certain point in the day. Food can be expensive at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know your employees more. Get more involved in events.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Legendary Technology Comapy with excellent opportunities, strong corporate culture and values

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    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Extremely ethical, very disciplined, merit based culture. Global opportunities across several technologies. Sabbatical program is excellent.

    Cons

    Limited senior exec opportunities. Management has been slow to adapt to changes, although this is changing with the new CEO.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Create your own work, hard to sell at times

    Current Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to create your own work

    Cons

    Hard to sell at times as no place for R&D

  6.  

    It was ok

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    People were cool and interesting.

    Cons

    staff was lame but rude sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nice to us

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, Amazingly talented people

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    Current Employee - Engineering Leader in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Engineering Leader in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    - Very open / candid culture
    - Very talented people (world class experts on the topic at hand)
    - Management open to moving people around, so you get diverse sets of experiences

    Cons

    - Currently (mid 2014) uncertain future. This poses a challenge on many levels throughout the corporation
    - "Pie" is not growing, so politics is
    - Like any large company, it all depends on your manager. So be sure to pay a lot of attention to who you are reporting to. Within the company, your experience will vary a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allow more experimental culture (and less process driven)
    - Take some aggressive action to remove the perception of "empire building" and growth based on political connections

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great technology, strong brand but company size matters!

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

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

    Pros

    Intel is a juggernaut in the corporate technology world and a recognized brand. Have competitive salaries with great benefits (health, RSU) and a 60 day paid sabbatical program for all FT employees after 7 years of service. A lot of opportunity to switch positions and try new technologies and markets. When you have a strong manager and a fun and creative team...it's a great place to work

    Cons

    Too big for it's own good...you become a number and it's difficult to make a big impact. Can easily get lost in the crowd and not enough financial or career motivation to work extra to get ahead...complacency is rampant because of the benefits. Too many internal promotions to middle managers with direct report responsibility who should not be handling people's careers. Intel losing big time in mobile and consumers don't see Intel as a relevant company despite what management thinks and the kool-aide they serve. Office politics are increasing and end up spending more time and energy internally rather than on customers or growing market share.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater scrutiny to how they promote internally to give people direct report responsibilities. Too many managers should not be allowed in their role which only creates a toxic environment. Invest and innovate as much as possible to win in mobile...Intel is losing and not relevant yet and has a ton of work to do. At the entrance to Intel's HQ office says..."innovation is everything"...it's time to live up to that belief.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Intel Corporation Response

    Jul 15, 2014Talent Branding Solutions Manager

    Thank you for pointing out some of the great benefits we have at the company! Additionally, thank you for your candid comments!

    You bring up some very important issues that need to be
    ... More

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    Software group review

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

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

    Pros

    Great history and respectable work culture.

    Cons

    Highly internally looking company.
    Not hiring the best people past few years. This will hurt company long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No longer a best destination for software jobs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Intel Corporation Response

    Jul 15, 2014Talent Branding Solutions Manager

    Love your optimism regarding the future of Intel! I think you are right, we can win! In order to do that we need the best talent, in order to be competitive. We are beginning to shift our focus ... More

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    A place where you can have a big impact

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

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

    Pros

    The center of the computer industry and probably the best of the chip companies to work for. Large number of very smart, hard-working people. Very good total compensation package. Management takes extraordinary measures to avoid large layoffs. Ability to gain experience in multiple disciplines. High ethical standards.

    Cons

    Lack of growth limits upward mobility. Large, geographically dispersed organization and long product design cycles can make decision-making complex and slow. Strong corporate culture (also a pro) contributes to resistance to change. Work / life balance has improved in recent years but still has a ways to go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase VP accountability for meeting financial targets. Take decisive action if mobile growth strategy is not working. Invest more in software businesses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Scrum Master/Assistant PMOS in Santa Clara, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Scrum Master/Assistant PMOS in Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Hello Everyone .. Nice Good Environment and best facility one of the kind.

    Cons

    Tight Schedule and not much negative vibes nor N/A.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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