Why is intel pay so low.

Intel BK@yo
Dec 29, 2017 21 Comments

Is it for all levels, my co-worker told me that our manager base is 130k and some stocks. Could this be true.

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  • Google ufSfsb
    When I interviewed there, the hiring manager mentioned that the 'tier 1 talent is unjustifiably expensive and not worth it.' I worked there for a few years while improving my CS skills. And man can I tell you how shit Intel software generally is. At this point the inertia means it's not worth hiring the best - you'd have to strip down entire teams and rewrite whole codebases.

    TLDR: a culture of crap software means more expensive talent is not easy to leverage, so why try.
    Dec 29, 2017 1
    • Facebook vso
      At least they recognize it and go after talent they can afford. One of the worse things I hear is from hiring managers looking for the best, but are not willing to pay the best. Waste of time.
      Dec 29, 2017
  • Microsoft TecA10
    That's how they make a profit
    Dec 29, 2017 0
  • New / Eng
    G0dz1la

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    Coz X86 < ARM deal with it
    Dec 29, 2017 1
    • Amazon / Eng
      Hooliganss

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      ~true
      Dec 29, 2017
  • Northrop Grumman / Eng
    strlen

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    strlenmore
    Apparently Intel likes to pay less than market value and advertise their bonus structure as a way for you to make up a portion of the money you should be earning as part of your base salary.
    Jan 2, 2018 2
    • Google glypher
      Their bonuses are shit too. Less than other companies' bonuses.

      Only reason to work there in California is if you can't get a job elsewhere, really enjoy some particular role, or just wanna chill out.
      Jan 2, 2018
    • AppDynamics / Eng
      aGCk73

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      One more reason is Intel has a big office in Folsom, CA where housing is cheap. You can stay close to office, send kids to good schools, not worry about Bay area commute hell. It is a good option for mediocre engineers.
      Jan 3, 2018
  • Splunk DesiLaunda
    Might be due to COL. What is your location?
    Dec 29, 2017 1
    • Intel BK@yo
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      Santa Clara
      Dec 29, 2017
  • AppDynamics / Eng
    aGCk73

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    Intel is a hw company. Software engineers mostly work on low level stuff like device drivers. Such jobs pay lower than pure software jobs. Also I do not think Intel wants to hire the best software engineers. They are OK with Tier 2 engineers so salary will be at Tier 2 level.
    Jan 2, 2018 0
  • Tata yern31
    What's yours?
    Dec 29, 2017 3
    • Intel BK@yo
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      100k
      Dec 29, 2017
    • Tata yern31
      Location? Level?
      Dec 29, 2017
    • Google ufSfsb
      What discipline are you in?
      Dec 29, 2017
  • Apple bayareascm
    Pro - good work like balance. But that may actually translate to floundering at work as well without really being challenged for it. Honestly I was doing it there. Yes, they make their comp structure riddled with too many levers like APB, QPB etc. It's a big old company that is trying to compete with new gen companies especially in newer areas like self driving cars. My manager friends tell me they try to be competent in salary offers as well when they hire from good schools. But it's a long way to go for Intel to be truly respected as a great company from at least one or two parameters like innovation, comp or just culture. Also did i mention that they have a geo component on top of base salary? So relocating to cheapee areas like Folsom makes sense if your base is a little above average and you are grade 9 or above where geo component disappears. But getting to grade 9 is next to impossible and is more likely a 15-20 year life time investment. But once there life is better in general from what I have seen. As an example, people who have rested and vested over the years in Intel have so much time that they have opened side business - like Subways etc.
    Mar 30, 2018 0
  • New / Eng
    G0dz1la

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    Ask your execs how they were losing over a Billion dollars every quarter just to stay afloat in Mobile Modem market, that Intel managed to get Apple using shady tactics and stealing Qualcomm’s IP. You are basically throwing money away at Mobile just because some guys at the top want to feel ballsy
    Dec 29, 2017 0
  • Apple Pippin
    The fabs used be a competitive advantage and now they are a millstone weighing the company down. BK was an old school TMG choice. They should have picked Dadi Perlmutter and spun off the fabs.
    Dec 29, 2017 0
  • New / Eng
    G0dz1la

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    Nvidia f’d u 3 times over
    Dec 29, 2017 0
  • Microsoft / Eng W1tCh3r
    Intel has missed the mobile boat and ARM is winning
    Dec 29, 2017 0
  • Apple Pippin
    Back in the day when I worked there everyone got stock options. That was in the times before it hit $75
    Dec 29, 2017 0