Working at Intel

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Sep 27, 2017 34 Comments

How's working at Intel? I've only read pretty good things, is there anything you don't like? I just applied without a referral and I'm hoping I can still get an interview.


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  • Intel Boo-boo
    I work in CCG and cannot recommend Intel as an employer. The executive management is poor and the company is not doing well. The largest business units are saving themselves to prosperity and are in decline or not growing fast enough. I personally don't think that a lot of the big BETS are going to pat off and the competition is getting fierce (which means lower prices for goods shipped, lower revenues and to keep margins up, fewer employees and lower wages. Intel is trying to ship jobs to lower cost GEO'S, so the USA jobs are always at risk. And if you are not a URM, don't even try to apply for a USA job.

    I really don't recommend Intel. The business is tenuous, the exec and middle management is bad, the HR practices are horrible, and it is a caustic sweat shop.
    Sep 27, 2017 12
    • Intel vxzajuds
      SciTex is in a great spot. If you are a chip designer or a manufacturing/process engineer, Intel is a great company - except for such jobs, The SF Bay is not an option.
      Sep 27, 2017
    • Intel Boo-boo
      notafan...I agree with you that CCG is challenged. I am looking for another job, but who are you to say I am not being helpful. I kill it on my job every day and am producing relative to my peers. I am being helpful by telling the truth. The OP asked about working at Intel. CCG, DCG, IoTG, and other places are bad places to work. That is the truth. I know that many places in the fab have huge turn over. That indicates something.
      Sep 27, 2017
    • Intel notafan
      My point boohoo is that you are unhappy. It is bad for morale. It rubs off. You owe it to yourself to be happy. Just gritting through day after day is no way to live & work.
      Sep 27, 2017
    • Intel Boo-boo
      notafan....I appreciate your concern, but I am not negative at work - I am professional. I do think that it is very important to voice my thoughts on these anonymous forums. I know that the occasional exec or HR person reads these and may infetesimal change the organization. I also feel that one needs to tell the truth to others considering working at Intel. I cannot do anything to change Intel on my own, but maybe it will change if thousands respond in alike manner. I highly doubt that Intel will change until it becomes a nastier version of Oracle, HPQ, DELL, CISCO, IBM, etc. Intel will never be a great place to work every again.
      Sep 28, 2017
    • Intel BobaMosfet
      Notafan, those that have been here long enough have seen the change within and now the paranoid in fact do not survive. You think booboo's truthful and accurate assessment is bad for moral? Too late, the company has already done that 'randomly' selecting those with 2+ sabbaticals to backfill with RCGs or the numerous purges before. I can tell by your optimism that your badge starts with 11X, I too was like that. We work in a cyclical industry but lately these "lows" have been of our own doing and not the industry; late to market, cancelled projects, and the sale of Xscale just to name a few. Intel is going the way of IBM and the infusion of new blood won't help if the mistakes of the past keep revisiting. Soon all that will be left of Intel is a fab and foundry.
      Oct 9, 2017
  • Apple iKht78
    If you're a smart driven person and like the job on offer, take it if you don't find a similar job you might like elsewhere. Intel is a good place to learn if you're hungry and inexperienced. You can always move out if you think your learning curve has gone flat, which a lot of people do.
    Sep 27, 2017 1
    • Intel leetdecode
      ^^^This. Best advice on this thread.
      Sep 27, 2017
  • Facebook HFyh44
    A friend from college who works there says they work you pretty hard, the scheduling is relentless. So work life balance suck and pay is not so good compared to other top tech companies. Other that seems ok.
    Sep 27, 2017 6
    • Intel leetdecode
      Some groups will work you to the bone and with others you'll feel that Intel is a resort. It all depends on the organization. Intel is yuuuge.
      Sep 27, 2017
    • Intel / Eng

      Intel Eng

      Work at Intel
      ^ agree with leetedcode. It all depends on your department and your manager
      Sep 27, 2017
    • Intel / Product eEUW08
      Agree, it al depends the business group you work for. Usually the people that are overworked are the ones that work in the factories/manufacturing
      Sep 29, 2017
    • Intel bluepony76
      I'm a contractor there. Great atmosphere and culture. Each group is run like a separate business. If you don't like the group, find another after a year!
      Sep 30, 2017
    • Intel / Other gGsa84
      I second the comment on working for the factories - almost guaranteed they’ll work you to the bone there. The process development fab in Oregon is worst of all.
      Oct 5, 2017
  • Intel leetdecode
    It depends if you work in hardware or software and which group you are planning to join. DM me if you want a referral, I can tell you which groups to avoid. The chances of someone looking at your resume increase by around 95% with a referral.
    Sep 27, 2017 2
    • Intel Liumang
      Hah... sounds like you're looking for a hiring bonus!
      Sep 27, 2017
    • Intel leetdecode
      Get your selfish Intel mentally off Blind. I am only looking to help a brother/sister 😊
      Sep 27, 2017
  • Cisco Sudorm
    Dont join that shit. Juat like cisco. Total shit
    Sep 27, 2017 0
  • Intel FClC53
    Don't work in the fab. Nuf said.
    Sep 27, 2017 0
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    • What dept and location? Thoughts on fab jobs? IE roles?
      Nov 2, 2017
  • Intel G85hx5b
    Sucks balls. I’m gtfo ASAP
    Oct 1, 2017 0
  • Intel gpdshdcrd
    I would stay out of IT and the Fab but that's the extent of my experience in this regard.
    Oct 1, 2017 1
    • Why would you say that about staying out of fab?? Asking because I recently interviewed for SC location.
      Oct 20, 2017
  • Intel bong
    I agree keep it as last option.. unless you are into semiconductor devices, analog circuits or packaging
    Sep 29, 2017 0
  • Intel LeoLeo
    Not a good company to work. Directionless.
    Sep 27, 2017 0