Program managers at Intel

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Oct 15 12 Comments

Why does Intel have so many program managers??! I have seen some people who are terrible in engineering become technical managers and now earn way more than their technical counterparts. It seems similar to college life where you work hard on your project and some guy comes and copies you stuff and gets better grade!!!!! Is this common or Intel specific?

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  • That's everywhere... not just Intel 😂
    I'm thinking about becoming a TPM so I don't have to do anything and just become a glorified note taker and scheduler 😂
    Oct 15 2
  • DoorDash Bh34567A
    To devs every function is worthless (biz Dev, sales, finance, hr, marketing, etc), the only true source of any value to a company is the developers 😆
    Oct 15 3
    • Not necessarily..finance is needed because it's $$$😂
      Oct 15
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      Well no...other areas are very important as well. The point was people who are crappy at technical are becoming TPM and then boss around people who are way smarter than them.
      Oct 15
    • I totally agree with you OP!!!
      Oct 15
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    Any real technical program manager here who disagree with above or you guys feel the same? Obviously you guys won't say about yourself but how about your peer technical managers. Do you think they are useless as well?
    Oct 15 1
    • Yes most are useless... there are some good ones out there but most are useless
      Oct 15
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    The funny part is that these so called technical managers actually think they are smarter than their engineering counterparts just because of the position name!
    Oct 15 1
    • Completely agree!!! Most of the time they even have no idea what the system does or how anything works!!!
      Oct 15
  • I don't expect anything else from Intel tbh.
    Oct 15 0

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