Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated 27 October 2014
Updated 27 October 2014
3,906 Reviews
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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.  

    Amazing company to work for

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    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    SO.SO

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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    I been working for this company for 24 years.

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    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.  

    Not too good for IT at Intel

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    • 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
  6.  

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

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    • 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
  7.  

    One needs to experience the experience at Intel!!

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    • 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
  8.  

    Good Company

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

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

    Pros

    Good solid company, good benefits, challenging work, surrounded by smart people

    Cons

    Slow to react to market changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more risk

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Amazing company to be in

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Intern in Folsom, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Graduate Software Intern in Folsom, CA (US)

    I worked at Intel Corporation as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Huge company, working culture is different. Wide variety of opportunities

    Cons

    Again, huge company gets difficult to know the team and your BU

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company with a lot of opportunites

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

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

    Pros

    Very large stable company. Lot's of good opportunities for an engineer. Huge R&D budget which keeps Intel on the edge of technology path finding. Interesting work. Decent salary, bonuses. 8-week paid sabbatical 7 years. Flexible on time off.

    Cons

    Typical big tech company with high-stress projects, under-resourced, incredibly tight schedules with heavy pressure to deliver the impossible. Many employees are high-strung, burned-out and difficult to work with. Benefits have been declining year after year. All about the shareholder. Inconsistent distribution of compensation, raises and benefits. Competitive employee ranking and rating with politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't keep cutting employee benefits when billions are mismanaged. When investments/endeavors don't pan out, spend less next year until they do instead of taking it from the employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experience

    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Working at largest semiconductor company. Got a lot of good experience and knowledge.

    Cons

    Too much work, pressure, re-org, R&R ......

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