Intel Corporation

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Intel Corporation Reviews in Folsom, CA

Updated 19 October 2014
Updated 19 October 2014
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Pros
  • Work life balance depends on teams but don't expect any rewards for your hardwork (in 503 reviews)

  • It was a stable job in a cutting edge technology field (in 135 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not respected by managers in the validation group in Austin (in 184 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Not too good for IT at Intel

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    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
  2.  

    One needs to experience the experience at Intel!!

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    • 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
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
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  5.  

    Amazing company to be in

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    • 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
  6.  

    Good company with a lot of opportunites

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    • 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
  7.  

    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 ......

  8.  

    Extremely Challenging and engaging work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Good benefits.
    Efforts are recognized.
    Good office culture, good work life balance and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    Schedules can be stressful.
    Time taken to discipline low performers needs to be accelerated.
    Although location is good, isolates employees from the competitive environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring process needs improvements.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    GPTW!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment
    Friendly, intelligent, motivated coworkers
    Competitive Pay
    Complimentary tickets to many local shows and events (including ski resorts)
    Flexible schedule (great work/life balance)
    Gym onsite with free fitness classes
    Doing work that matters in the world
    Being rewarded for big and small accomplishments
    Cafes onsite

    Cons

    Cubes... but you'll have that. Career opportunities are all around, you just have to ask (in my experience).

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very beneficial, lot of opportunities that has helped me grow in my professional career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Folsom, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Employees are self motivated, good work culture, excellent relationship between employees. Cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Big company with lot of people, sometimes you can get lost in the crowd. Key is to stand out by contributing to the team/group

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Layoffs abound and people are very paranoid.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Great pay especially for Folsom.

    Cons

    Very negative work environment especially with layoffs happening. No training, it's sink or swim. It's doom and gloom everywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Simplify the roadmap so we can do one product GREAT instead of doing lots of mediocre products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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