Overall Intel is a great place to work. It is very fast-paced there and you will work with some great, very smart, people. You will have a lot of autonomy there. You will have the opportunity to try and learn new things. It will help you grow as a person.
What is not so great is that if you are a work horse, that will not be respected. Intel rewards people who work successfully on the "bleeding edge," that means if you take on something new and succeed--- Great! If you do not succeed, it will mean that it will be a long time before you get your next opportunity to shine.
Management can be hard to influence and move ahead and it is very much a good old boy network even though there are a few people really trying to change that. Go look at the Board of Directors: you may not see anyone who can relate to you: newsroom.intel.com/biographies/board-of-directors/
If you like to compete, work hard, have an opportunity for recognition, and are willing to sacrifice home, family, relationship for a time, then this is the place for you-- what they give you will be enough. Conversely, if you value the work of teams, working hard to hit the goal, sharing the glory, and you want work-life balance, then this may not be the place for you despite all the glimmer of the Intel name.
Good Benefits, autonomy in some things, interesting projects, good co-workers
Hard to have work-life balance, can be elitist