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Amazing place to work! Highly Recommended!
Business Group Human Resources Manager (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZMarch 29, 2018
Intel is an amazing place to work - highly recommended! The employees are all very intelligent and educated and make for an excellent work environment. Compensation packages are competitive. Work is all-engaging.
Pros
Employees are educated and amazing! Compensation and Benefits are competitive.
Cons
At times, very competitive
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Sales & Marketing Intern (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 22, 2018
Smart people, lots of opportunity to learn and grow, cutting-edge tech and a lot of cool amenities like most tech companies. It is extremely competitive, but once you're in, it's a place where climbing the ladder is what's expected. Not for everyone, though.
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Great place to keep your head down, don't work in the fab
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 21, 2018
If you need a paycheck and don't mind keeping your head down, then Intel is a good place for you.

If you want to be able to affect change with your work and actually solve problems, then it will depend a lot on what organization you are in, but it could be rough.

If you're a freshly-minted PhD and they want you to work in the fab, don't do it unless you have absolutely no other options.

Upper management is largely focused on what's best for their division, not the company as a whole.
Pros
Starting pay is good
Cons
Difficult to advance, most annual raises are less than inflation.
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Great company to work for.
Mask Designer (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 21, 2018
This is a great company to work for. Great pay, great benefits, and lots of opportunities for job growth. You get to work with a lot of smart hard working people.
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Intel is good place to work
Senior Application Developer (Current Employee) –  FolsomApril 21, 2018
Great place to work but Intel IT is not under good management.Lot's of lay off going through so Can't relay on management.But have good work life balance.
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Exciting job
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Chandler, AZApril 20, 2018
Job was easy and exciting but management wasn't so great. Two time I've worked for Intel, one at Octillo site and other at Chandler. Both were completely different jobs, one was production and the other wasn't. All jobs are pretty easy at Intel and a lot of walking.
Pros
People are friendly.
Cons
benefits only allowed for blue badges.
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Amazing place to work, but be mindful of your career path
Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 20, 2018
Intel is an amazing place to work - just be mindful that they are continually going through reorganizations. Finding a good manager is paramount. Remember that most people will leave their manager, not their job - very true at Intel.
Pros
Opportunities to move around, career-growth
Cons
Poor management
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Rewarding work with a ton of benefits
Test Automation Engineer (Internship) (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 19, 2018
Intel is such a large company with dozens of different product lines. My experience as an intern could hardly cover the company as a whole. What I experienced was a very large amount of freedom to explore my own problem-solving methods. I had ownership of the tasks and systems I worked on, and people depended on me and trusted me to be an expert in my little corner of the company. I worked with a small team of 8-10 people, and hiring decisions were up to the team leader. I had frequent opportunities (but infrequent compelling reasons) to work with people outside my team, so my time there felt more like working for a small independent company.
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Fun people and great work/life balance
IT Systems Analyst (Current Employee) –  Chandler, AZApril 17, 2018
Poor Management, rest everything is good.
Work life balance is great.
Hardest part of job is getting things done on time due to slow movement.
Enjoyable part is great people to work.
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Enriching, Interesting and Challenging
PCH CKT Clocking Group Design Lead & Manager (Current Employee) –  Folsom, CAApril 16, 2018
it really depends on which group one is in. Certain groups would have innovative and creative design environment that is attracting many engineers who are eager to learn and expand their career path
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Good overall but many bad managers
Global Supply Management (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 16, 2018
Good overall but many bad managers. overall there are a lot of good people trying to do the right thing. Many people get caught up in just checking the box type management. TD engineering create an almost hostile work environment where you can work 20 hours straight and still get yelled at for not completing all your work.
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Co-workers are professionals.
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Fairfax, VAApril 16, 2018
I enjoyed working with my bosses. Never a dull moment at work. It's always busy so the day passes quickly. Computer system is up-to-date. Location is nice.
Pros
Free drinks and snacks.
Cons
Some co-workers are unfriendly.
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Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Hudson, MAApril 15, 2018
Busy but depend on groups and manager.
Good learning resources.
Deadline driven.
Average health benefits.
Bonus depend on levels and large group performance.
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Pays great, not worth it if you don't want to be stressed.
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 14, 2018
Too much pressure due to manufacturing; the money/benefits are not worth it if you end up in a team that does not act professionally towards each other.
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Overall good company to work for if you are a type A
Technology Director (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORApril 14, 2018
Company has changed a lot since I first started, but Intel provided great opportunities to grow skills, experience and to contribute, if you take the initiative.
Pros
Skill growth
Cons
work/life balance
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Interesting place to work
Analyst (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZApril 13, 2018
It's an interesting industry to work in. Intel is filled with A-type personalities so there's a lot of people wanting to do things their way and get all the credit, which creates a less-than-ideal environment to work in for those that aren't a-type.
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Intel is a very busy place
Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 12, 2018
Although there was a Work/Life Balance program, we would also say "how do you spell Life? Intel. Working at Intel isn't just a job, it is a lifestyle that you commit to. I loved it and it worked well for me. If you commit your Life to Intel, you will be rewarded and promoted for doing so. You will grow in your chosen field, they will help you achieve your goals and the benefits are great.
The major risk, Intel is pronto massive layoffs during bad economic cycles which starts with time in the Redeployment Pool, often followed by the layoff during cutback times.
Intel is a great place to work, but there are serious trade-offs.
Pros
It is a great place to work
Cons
The work will become the most important element in your life.
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Great Place to Work
Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 12, 2018
One of their values and often quite true.

The company gets confused about how to leverage companies and technologies they buy and they get confused about how to distribute their workforce.
Pros
Great technology
Cons
Often behaves as though confused
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Finance Manager (Current Employee) –  Chandler, AZApril 11, 2018
served in various roles supporting multiple organizations within the company as a finance analyst, team lead, and then as a manager. The company is very successful and has an excellent rotation program to develop their finance organization.
Pros
Free drinks and fruit
Cons
Work travel
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Good place to work
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) –  Hillsboro, ORApril 10, 2018
Worked with a team of people who self managed each other by when to take breaks and when people who were out of vacation helped pick up the slack if needed. Environment was very positive and everyone tries to help each other.
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Constant turnover, and always looking to cut heads
Recruiter (Former Employee) –  OregonApril 10, 2018
Intel used to be great, but their model changed and they treat their employees like a number and not a person.
Rough environment to constantly watch your co-workers get slashed just to hire in younger and newer blood. There is a layoff every 2 years
Pros
Pay and benefits
Cons
long hours, stress, poor leadership
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