Intel Employee Reviews in United States

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Company values damaged by mobile chaos
System Validation Engineer (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJune 25, 2016
Brutal restructuring in progress.

Too much expected from engineers - everyone has to be a project/program manager plus get lots of work done.

Expected > 60 hr weeks, and more during crunch times. Expected to make diving catches routinely.

Work/life management is work+work+work+survival management.

Multiple managers issues; first level managers often don't know what people are doing.

Mid management / cross business units chaos. Tried to force an existing bloated structure into different areas with extreme complexity and time limits.

Multi-geo timezone issues and competition from cheaper sites.

Reorgs based on projects move people around between managers - hard to establish relationship with manager.

Annual reviews data abused to find people to lay off - first level managers had no control over people let go; criteria redefined as performance issues. Possible blacklisting by strict no-rehire including future work as contractor.

Possible age-discrimination issues.
Pros
used to be a great place to work with lots of opportunities
Cons
broken now
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Intel is a company on the decline
Mechanical Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJune 25, 2016
I work for Intel in Hillsboro, OR and I am not in the Fab.

Intel is a company on the decline. The executive and middle management are not effective, non-insightful, politically motivated and removed from the mass workforce. Mnagement is basically squeezing the American workforce and increasing the workforce in overseas "lower cost" areas (India, Costa Rico, Mexico, China, etc.). The management is flailing and are making stupid business decisions (like entry into cameras, wireless charging, Sofia 3G SOC's, dancing spiders, drones, TV reality shows) while blindly pushing URM's into the work force while the key businesses are under attack or failing. I don't trust the existing management to make the right decisions and Intel will be on a decline for many years and will see continued decline in the american worker and declining revenue/profits.

I would now recommend working at Intel. Nearly everyone I know who is good is trying to leave.
Pros
Free coffee and 1 piece of fruit per day
Cons
No promotion, low salaries, political/back stabbing environment, really poor management
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Good company but bad times to be in at the moment
Packaging R&D Engineer (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZJune 24, 2016
Intel is a good company with many benefits. but as you get older and older, its becomes tougher and tougher to keep youre job. managers tend to be a hit or miss. so if youre manager sucks, well youre screwed. but otherwise if you do your job and do it correctly. youlld have no problem at this company.

Tough times at intel due to large layoffs. but otherwise pretty good.
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Interesting place with pockets of progressiveness
Director (Current Employee) –  TexasJune 24, 2016
Difficult culture unless you have been at the company 15+ years.
Pockets of thought leadership in the newer areas but the back office/core functions operate in an archaic system.
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good work life balance
Graphics Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Folsom, CAJune 24, 2016
good work life balance at intel with decent amount of work and no pressure environment, also good work location which are not very crowded
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Great place, poor management
Operations Manager (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJune 22, 2016
Excellent place to work, due to the flexibility and availability of tele-commuting capabilities. The "GPTW" is traded for a below market salary, and minimal job security in uncertain times for the company. Years of poor choices have not forced organization to gut the experience from the company by forcing most employees within retirement age to leave.
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Intel. Never again.
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJune 19, 2016
If you work in the fab, you are a slave...at least in IMO. Many a good people have voluntarily left the IMO Ronler Acres site due to the work environment.
Pros
Great and smart people
Cons
Horrible people, factory management
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a large corporation with a wide range of products and opportunities
Senior System Architecture Engineer (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 16, 2016
The semiconductor industry is facing fundamental technology challenges. Intel as the dominant player is trying to figure out the directions for going forward. The current top management team has not been able to answer many serious questions inside and outside of the company.
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Good People
Lithography Engineering Area Manager (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZJune 16, 2016
Good place to work with good people. Management in in a state of flux right now. Many good employee is leaving. Pay is good but there is no work life balance.
Pros
Good Pay
Cons
not clear on direction
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Productive and fast paced place to work
Data Analyst (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZJune 16, 2016
Intel is a fast paced workplace where you have ample opportunity to learn new skills. I've learned a great deal on collaboration, working on tight schedules, and that data quality is key to a successful project implementation.
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Great Place to Work
Contract Financial Analyst/Paralegal (Current Employee) –  Folsom, CAJune 15, 2016
Intel is a fabulous place to work. They have excellent benefits and the best work life balance I have seen. We are a global company and currently I have my office in the Folsom site however work for Intel Security out of Plano. I have never had a bad manager; they have come a long way in training them and making sure they have open communication with their employees. Development is #1 at Intel and anyone can do their passion, learn about other groups, shadow or mentor or be mentored. Management is schooled in making sure you make the most of your life at Intel. Truly is a great company.
Pros
They drive to help you make the most of your life at Intel
Cons
Intel is restructuring right now
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Overall work environment is OK but lack of technical vision and leadership
Staff Design Engineer, Audio IP Design Project (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 15, 2016
Work hour is flexible. The team environment i s fine. The coworkers are nice. Too many changes in the project direction causes uneasiness and creates unhealthy competition among groups.The previous work culture is being lost
Pros
Free fruits
Cons
frequent changes in the project direction
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Not a good place to grow career
10nm server processor (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJune 15, 2016
Not a good place to grow career (specially for an analog engineer).
Job security is poor for senior engineers as the company preference is on RCGs. You will have to learn most of tasks by yourself and work load is unbelivably heavy, too many meetings and no time to work during work hours. The most enjoyable part is to go home and sleep for just couple hours.
Pros
good benefit
Cons
too much work, no work/life balance, poor management
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Intel is going through a change
Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORJune 14, 2016
After 40 years at Intel is trying to change their culture. In HR the work/life balance was great. They allowed employees to work from home when time was needed. They focused on results. Compensation was appropriate for the job expectations.

The management can be hit or miss if you get a good manager. Poor managers can be great individual contributors that were promoted, but suck at managing people. Probably the biggest turn off for the company.

The work is state-of-the-art. Very energetic. You work with some of the smartest people in the world.
Pros
Free soda and fruit
Cons
Focal process
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Fast pace work environment
LSS QA (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZJune 14, 2016
Positions of my job were challenging but satisfying. Intel, as a whole, is a wonderful work environment. Multi-tasking as required made my job both demanding and exciting. I enjoyed the work environment and employees I interacted with at Intel.
Pros
good lob
Cons
no cons
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Intel life
Supply Chain Business Architect (Former Employee) –  Folsom, CAJune 14, 2016
Working at Intel gave me a greater sense of urgency. Everything was hot and needed to be done last week. I loved that I could jump right in and make a difference each and every day. Being busy made the days and years fly bye. The people there were all like minded and ready to get things done which made the job enjoyable, The work life balance is top notch, get your job done and take the time you need for your family or your sanity.
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Nice Place to work
Senior Engineering Technician (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 13, 2016
Intel is a very nice place to work! Promotion is based on performance, not seniority. Advancement and path of career is huge. Diversity culture is great. My typical work day include benchmark testing, hardware and software installations. Troubleshooting problems, data collection and bugs reports. The challenges of my work environment is to have a learn fast attitude. New computer technology comes out every year. I enjoy bringing dedication, efficiency and customer orientation of my work everyday.
Pros
Free drinks and fruits.
Cons
Just like any other big company, lay offs and cut backs happen from time to time
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Great Perks
Senior Automation Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZJune 12, 2016
When you work at Intel, you are surrounded by smart people. It is a results driven company but they know how to treat employees by offering lots of perks. Most locations have a state of the art gym onsite with free fitness classes. Drinks and fruit are always available and free. You can get free massages and they have a doctor's office onsite for your convenience.

Intel is going through some major restructuring right now. It makes it hard to work with so much turmoil but hopefully all the actions being taken will result in a stronger company and put things back on track.

The most enjoyable part of the job is mentoring others. Intel encourages mentoring and coaching and it brings a lot of satisfaction to see someone grow and succeed with your guidance.
Pros
onsite gym, free fruit and drinks, good health benefits
Cons
no telecommuting, major restructuring making it no longer feel secure
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Great Co-workers
Physical Design Engineer (Former Employee) –  CAJune 10, 2016
I really enjoyed the challenge of the job and also interacting with my co-workers.

Management seems to be lacking in vision and I saw many projects cancelled after millions sunk into development.
Management lived and breathed via power-point presentations and seemed to not be technically knowledgeable.
Pros
Good pay and benefits.
Cons
Management lacking vision
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Great company going thru challenges in 2016
Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 9, 2016
No doubt that Intel products and technology are top notch but, the its traditional markets are sagging and there is an immediate need to find new markets for its silicon products. The people and culture is good, there is always something new to learn, and hard work is appropriately rewarded.
Pros
great products, good coworkers
Cons
uncertainty in what Intel needs to do next
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