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- Intel plumpThe software H1B Intel hires are not that sharp but occasionally when a good one gets hired they GTFO to FANG/Nvidia/Apple at the earliest opportunity. H1Bs hired today aren't concerned about Green Cards/if/when they ever get one. They're more concerned about getting paid fairly. There is a GPU compiler team at Intel Santa Clara that lost 50% of its Engineers to FANG in 2 months earlier this year !! 50% !! The software H1Bs remaining at Intel (with the exception of AIPG and compiler dev teams) are desperate like tu_madre says. Compiler Developers hired into Intel (and I would assume HP also) today are still very smart, having graduated from top schools too, and yes - they turned down FANG jobs to work on compilers at Intel. Intel is one of the few companies that will give new grads fresh out of MS with a specialization in compilers a real chance to work on compilers. The problem is that compiler folks get 2 years of experience at Intel then leave to FANG Nvidia or Apple for double the pay, again to work on compilers. The only sharp compiler folks still at Intel are oldies who stick around for the work life balance. Let's face it - compiler work puts most FANG jobs (infrastructure dev) to shame. Money isn't everything.
- Depends where at intel you end up in, there are really smart people doing really smart shit, but a lot of groups doing a lot of bs as well !
- Intel tu_madreIntel and HP are H1B haven's if that your thing. But usually H1B dominant companies don't pay very well since we and HP (and eBay, PayPal) scoop up the more desperate ones who can't get into FANG. Cisco and Oracle are probably the best paying for the run of the mill average engineer grunt of these H1B factories aka HOSPICES (HP, Oracle, SAP, Paypal, Intel, Cisco, eBay, SanDisk). These companies are all located in the South Bay, which explains Sunnyvale's Desi demographics. But I don't have to tell you that, Nutanix. Nutanix is one of the better paying Indian companies, from what I heard. You'd be hard pressed to get the same comp from Intel unless you come in at a higher grade.
If you get come in as a Grade 8 or 9, it maybe OK, as long as you value WLB over FANG type 💰.
- Intel JFOr15It really depends on the team and org that you land up in. If you are in HW. You will learn a lot and your experience is really valued. If you are in software, then its a hit or miss. But mostly a miss
- HPI is corporate America. They would be better off being private. Yes there are issues, however I have seen much worse at other companies as well as my clients companies. I have seen my own clients yell and scream at each other. There is no perfect company. If yo are looking for nirvana, you need to start your own company.
- HP bxHM50I don’t know what your position is within HPi but I’ll tell you this - my job from being hard as it is, recently got much harder, and the pay got, well the same.
I have an MVP award for the AMS, and all they gave me was 1000 point on recognition and the statue.
My previous employer gave us MONEY.
If you’d like we can talk more about how higher management screws the service over and over and overJun 4 0
- I agree, delivery is the pooper scooper for sales and everyone else within the organization. However, after doing this for 38 years as an engineer and a leader unfortunately it comes with the territory. It sucks. I bounce between defcon5 and defcon1 depending in what's going on that week. Currenty I'm at defcon2 with a new client and it truly pisses me off that delivery does not get to do a peer review on the sow before the client signs. That part I do not get. I have never seen this occur at any other client. Do the bomb has gone off again and I'm left to deal with the collateral damage. That is a process that needs to be rectified. However the main point of this thread is that corporate America exists for one reason only, to make others rich. Ther is no other reason to be a public company.Jun 4 0
- Intel goofygrinLike others said it really depends on the team you get hired into. I am HW, worked in a great team, had a great manager. Executive management decided to shoot themselves in the foot so my team got dissolved. My manager was advanced enough that he decided to retire.
Now I work for a team that's in way over their head, crappy management whose only message to us is to "get it done on time". My skip is barely around and certainly doesn't talk to any of the engineers so he only hears the rosy - and completely misleading - picture that he is presented by his underlings. And so on. Don't want to bore you but if you hire on make sure you ask as many questions as you can think of to get the true picture of the team you're interviewing with.