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What is your opinion of Intel?
Good - I work for them now or have
in the past 17% [ 3 ]
Bad - I work for them now or have in the past
22% [ 4 ]
Good - I have only dealt with them 28% [ 5 ]
Bad - I
have only dealt with them 33% [ 6 ]
Total votes : 18
Post subject: IntelPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2005 7:56
Joined: Sun Aug 03, 2003 2:02 pm
Location: Erie, PA
Please use your personal experience
with Intel when voting in the poll.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster
Post subject: Intel interviews Posted:
Tue Nov 01, 2005 3:45 pm
Got an interview with Intel for equipment
technician, a two day ordeal, interviewed with two engineers and two
techs, said they would get back to me in a couple of weeks. More than
a month went by with me making phone calls to HR and submitting follow
up letters, not one word. After 6 weeks I called HR again and finally
was told I was not techical enough. Their a great company to work for
if you can ever get hired or a word back from them.
Post subject: IntelPosted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 12:47
Joined: Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:33 pm
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
I just left Intel after 6 years.
I am refraining from voting as I needed a better options but I will
Technically; If you can ensure that you are doing
technical work in a core engineering support group, dedicated to a product
or process, it is a great company.
Unfortunately the company
has become a political nightmare. This coming from someone who did not
suffer there. I had a great technical position as a lead IO and analog
circuits designer and process development engineer for IO's and ESD.
I averaged promotions every 1.5-2 years, but it became very painful
to work there as I wanted to drive innovative change and improve the
products. I left as a result of many business related issues such as:
:a 6 month debate on a power pinout because the product manager had
an MBA and a degree in biology but no understanding of engineering and
could not decide how to direct the product team. Nor could he allow
his technical experts to make the decision, "HE" was the manager.
:A different manager more concerned about collecting data for a
status update on 5 year goals for a presentations to a VP, and at the
same time having an entire collateral team ignore the request from product
teams who were taping out in 3 months because "it does not improve our
visibility to senior management".
:a division reorganized 4 times
in 5 years to deal with problems in execution, unfortunately all of
the senior managers who were the execution problem remained in place
after every reorg becuase the covered for each other. There is no accountability
of senior managers.
To be honest, I loved and miss dearly the
technology, but as the old-timers would put it, Intel is no longer the
engineering company it used to be, it has been overrun by MBA's more
concerned about personal agendas than products. I sincerely hope that
the new reorg being announced directs the company to better execution
and engineering. I still have a lot of stock there and may very well
get back in.
For now I am enjoying engineering challenges at
companies willing to take innovative steps.
As for the gentelmen
who never got the call back...the biggest issue right now is that for
the last 3 years, hiring has been frozen and opened and re-frozen so
fast it became ridiculous. managers would wait with baited breath for
a hiring freeze lift so they could get someone in in an instant, because
the lfit could change and the freeze be put back on in a week. It is
quite possible their job opening was frozen just after they contacted
you, and then they waited and waited to get the position re-opened up
so they could talk to you further. They probably did not want to tell
you it was frozen or closed for fear you may go elasewhere when they
knew it was completely possible for the job to be reopened at any moment
and then they would slide you in in a heartbeat. Its hard to say what
Last year Otellinin wanted to grow the company
to 100'000 plus, this year he wants to layoff around 16000...go figure.
CMOS RF and Analog ESD Specialist!
Post subject: Posted: Thu Oct 19, 2006
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2006 1:49 pm
I worked for a circuit design group as an intern back in
'95. It was a horrible experience. Most of the people I know who have
worked for them have also had bad experiences. The culture felt very
stiff and confrontational, very high pressure and very political. It
was all business and everyone trying to be the alpha male over everyone
else and lots of arrogance. My manager was gone most of time I was there,
and then hung me out to dry for my final project report. My lack of
success was blamed on me being a bad intern, not on poor management
(that was never there). It looked like if you were buddies with someone
on the inside, you would go far. Otherwise, you take your chances. I've
heard others talk about posters that proclaim prozac and other anti-depressants
as "wonder drugs", because they need to stay doped up to be happy. It
is a toxic, depressing place to work. If you're looking for technical
challenges, look elsewhere.
Posted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:31 pm
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:28 pm
Location: MA, USA
as consultant for Intel in the post of Signal Integrity Engineer. My
experirnce was more or less good. There is however too much discussions
on the petty things rather than focus on the core issue.
guys act smart even when they know just the ABC of SI.