Intel Corporation
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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

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Green Badges are not part of the team

Systems Validation Engineer II (Former Employee)
Austin, TX (US)

I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor for less than a year

ProsWorking with leading edge technology and very smart people.

ConsBlue badges (direct employees) work insane hours and even long hours during and after holidays. Green badges (contractors) are not considered part of the team. You are treated like part of the factory equipment as a green badge. No, feedback on your performance and little to no overtime. Green badges are not invited to company events. Intel goes out of their way to make sure that green badge are not part of the team. Contracts are cut short (1 year to 9 months).

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat your employees better and allow the contractors to work the extra hours.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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good

Analog Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

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

Prosgreat place to work
leading edge technology

Constime to market is bad
need to bring innovation rather than focussing on time to market

Advice to Senior Managementstop beuracracy
good people are leaving

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Chandler, AZ (US)

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

Prosfree fruit, soft drink, coffee

ConsWork like a dog, bad management, manager did not know how to motivate people

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employee like your family members

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intel = no meritocracy

Director (Current Employee)
Portland, OR (US)

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

Prosflexibility, seasoned mgmt as far as moors law is concerned

Consknow nothing else. whole company is ruled by ethnographers, and the company still does not have a clue what end user ex or end to end solutions mean, lack of meritocracy, offers me too things often too late

Advice to Senior Managementstop fighting fires and spend more time planning, know what is really happening in your org, make culture more inclusive, people exploit their relationships/culture to ensure others are not heard, half hour 1:1 culture sucks, people keep jumping from one meeting to next w/o knowing he issues

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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SST Manufacturing Technician D1C-LTD Cut-throat, dog-eat-dog, politically driven not lead by quality or results.

Tech Support - Logic Technology Development (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR (US)

I worked at Intel Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

ProsHousehold name employer, most think you're a rocket-scientist for working there simply by the Intel name, "as if" intel stands for "intelligence" and they invented the microchip, but they know nothing of semiconductor industry. In truth there are 100's of semiconductor companies who treat their employees much better, are more stable and some are even more profitable and offer a wide range of opportunities that cannot be found at Intel.

ConsPeople who work on the front-lines of manufacturing where the money is made are treated like second-class citizens while non-value-added positions like management, administrative, instructional designers, human resources, finance are spoiled and don't have a clue what hard work really is, they are snobbish and disconnected from reality.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou're not as smart as you think you are. Your courses on diversity and ethics are ironic considering you bribed your customers (HP & Dell) to buy your products and not your competitor's (AMD- which were better at the time). you'll have to get real about selling antiquated x386 architecture in a modern, globally industrialized world where microprocessors are now a commodity. Missed the mobile market because you couldn't see it passing you by, like Xerox missed the Alto computer -when Steve Jobs took it!! You're day is coming intel you were laughable in the 1970's and you will be laughable again in the near future. Poor Oregonians, none of them want to work there so Intel recruits from unknowing out of state college grads who think they've made it BIG at In-Hell.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a place to progress ur career

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time

ProsGood pay and good benefits

ConsMis-managed projects and process heavy

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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I have been working at Intel Corporation

ProsThey have a nice cafeteria

ConsVery difficult to understand non-native workers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Your success at intel depends on your boss...almost entirely

Process Engineer (Current Employee)
Rio Rancho, NM (US)

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

ProsGreat people, good equipment, opportunities to work overseas

ConsWith the recent policy changes, some departments work over 70hrs/week with little or no recognition. Your success is up to your boss. Friends of the managers are promoted.

Advice to Senior ManagementReward who actually improves and sustains the process. Upper management needs to spend actual time in each department to be aware of what is ACTUALLY going on.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No clear direction, team charter, roles or responsibilities - one big mess

Senior Designer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA (US)

I have been working at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsPay and benefits are competitive. Work/life balance in my team is also good since there are no deadlines or other commitments, just reference designs that have no identified customer.

ConsArchaic processes, tools and ways of working. Bloated teams with no decision-makers until 3 org levels up makes it very hard to get anything moving forward. The loudest people get promoted.

Advice to Senior ManagementPick a direction and stay with it. Get rid of the redundant teams and useless middle managers (mostly Indian men). Get rid of the stack ranking system that inhibits any collaboration between teams and team members, and makes people hire less competent employees than themselves for the sake of job security. Make sure anyone in a management position has taken some management and leadership training so they don't have to yell so hard all the time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning, good people, unhealthy environment

Human Resources Manager (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

ProsEverything has a process, Intel University, smart people there who will mentor you, fast-paced and challenging. Used to be a metric driven company

ConsEverything has a process... one of my peers told me 'Intel is where fun goes to die.' I would add... 'and where creativity goes to die.' A student once told me 'why would I work at Intel- it's just a bunch of type A people pissing on each other all day.' Pretty accurate. The culture actually draws out the absolute the worst type A behaviors in people there but of course, it is accepted since the hope is it also draws out the best type A behaviors- long hours, internal competition and confrontation on every little thing

Advice to Senior ManagementI am glad you have an engineering CEO again. Get back to metric driven decision making. Dont make it so managers have to break/undo something and put it back together to get a good review. Promote people there with high EQ and humanity so everyone doesnt just feel like some widget in a process. Remove RIsk Taking from your values. You know it iisnt true. Everyone there is absolutely terrified to take any risk in case it should fail in any way. The one phrase I heard there most was- fly below the radar and move internally to a new position every year, if possible. Figure out how to reward the good type A behaviors but severely punish the bad type A behaviors

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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