Intel Corporation
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Intel Corporation CEO Brian M. Krzanich

Brian M. Krzanich

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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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Bad place to work for temps

Temp Office Worker (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I worked at Intel Corporation full-time for less than a year

Prosgood experience. thats it. no other benefits

Consthey are micromanagement nazis, they track every minute. no perks, no free stuff, temps are treated like crap, no chance of being hired full time

Advice to Senior Managementstop tracking every minute for temps, it stirs anger

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 place to work

IC Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

ProsKnowledge sharing, work and life balance

ConsSystems prevent innovation from employee

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Learnt a lot under good work conditions as an Intern

Graduate Intern Technical (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

ProsPeople you work with are as smart as you or better than you. You can only learn more about so many things that Intel are into. Good experience for an intern. Good work culture if not as fun or dynamic as say Google or FB.

ConsSome teams like the team I worked for, does not really know how to handle an Intern. Some Manager can be ruthless. Mine did not think of things that may be good for my career but instead chose to get as much work done as possible from me. A little too result oriented

Advice to Senior ManagementDifferent managers work differently .Nothing can be generalized

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intel Contract Experience

Graphics Hardware Validation Engineer (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

I have been working at Intel Corporation as a contractor for more than a year

ProsLot to learn and lot of discover about the latest graphics processor. Great work environment.

Conslesser learning time. higher output expectation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great people; work was interesting if you're a computer architecture person

Graphics Validation Engineer (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

ProsFree fruit; interesting people. Work is bleeding-edge (so you might be working on problems never solved before).

ConsSome employees are not plugged into the company. The negativity of some employees definitely bring down the Intel experience.

Advice to Senior ManagementFlat structure is important (though some employees seem to ride on the backs of their subordianates)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intel

Programmer III (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

ProsI have a great manager which always makes the workplace enjoyable.

ConsThe communication between team members is scarce.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Best place to work

Graphic Software Intern (Former Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

ProsGreat place to work
No one questions what you're doing as long as you follow the code of conduct and get your work done
Gym
Free Fountain Drinks

ConsPaying for lunch lol
Not much cons

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

ProsFree coke,drinks,fruits.CEO Paul Otellini "really" cared for people. Free movie tickets. Flexible to work from Home. Hefty bonuses.

ConsTeams spread all over world. Due to different time zones, one has to be available almost 18 hours a day.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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great place to work

Component Design Engineer (Current Employee)
Folsom, CA (US)

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

Proschallenging oppurtunities. One gets a chance to work on cutting edge technologies

Conssometimes work pressure can be high

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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