Intel Internship Program

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4.8 of 5 stars

Good friends, great money, actual work, and flexibility
Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being treated as a valued contributor rather than as a know-nothing student. My input is appreciated here, and that really resonated with me.


Downers

Unlike other big names in tech companies, Intel puts less emphasis on small perks like free cafeteria lunches (which would've been great, because the Intel Café has good food).


Advice to Potential Interns

Ownership is key. Everything at Intel comes down to project ownership. If you own your projects, and are willing to treat them like the most important things happening in your work-life, you can expect to be successful. Care about the things that are assigned to you in the same way that Noyce and Moore cared about Intel when it got started.


Advice to Management

New Employee Orientation needs some kind of overhaul. That was a 7 hour meeting jam-packed with just about 2 hours worth of agenda items. I think it'd be nice if NEO were either shortened due to lack of content, or filled with more valuable information.


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars

I learned more over the last 6 months than I have in the 3 years I have been at college.
Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Learning professional CAD tools.


Downers

I did not like that I had to drive through rush hour to get to work.


Advice to Potential Interns

It is one of the best internship experiences out there. Intel really knows how to treat their interns and make sure they have the best experience possible.


Would You Recommend

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5.0 of 5 stars

Good Times
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Freedom to work hard a learn quite a bit. Independent work that actually supports department projects. Real work. Kinda.


Downers

Probably could use more feedback.


Advice to Potential Interns

make sure to network/get to know as many people as possible


Advice to Management

none


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.3 of 5 stars

One of the best experience, Dream come true!
Sacramento, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working on the on-going projects and quality of work. Not side-lined with some irrelevant work as an Intern.


Downers

Compensation and bonuses.


Advice to Potential Interns

The company does some of the best work in the world. They are the pioneers and excellent work environment.


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4.6 of 5 stars

Diverse experience gives a strong foundation for multiple career choices in the future
Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay, as well as the amount of freedom I was given on my projects.


Downers

More guidance would have been useful at certain points


Advice to Potential Interns

Act like an employee, not an intern. The best way to move up is to take on the duties of those above you in this particular company.


Advice to Management

Have a stronger structure of what needs to be done at least on one or two projects so the final results can make your interns feel confident.


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4.3 of 5 stars

Learning While Actively Participating in Projects
Sacramento, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

the work I get to do, intern events, friendliness and approachability of my team and fellow engineers, flexible hours


Downers

location - how early everything closes in Folsom, CA


Advice to Potential Interns

Intel really puts their interns first, trying to make all of us feel welcome and encourage us to want to stay for full time


Advice to Management

more clear on how frequently one-on-ones are supposed to occur


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.7 of 5 stars

Awesome place to work, build skills and network!
Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Networking, skill building, location, flexibility


Downers

There is nothing I can think of to report as a con.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be yourself, be open to learn, be alright to be wrong and re-learn and most of all treat each day here as an oportunity to network and expand your skills and contacts.


Advice to Management

Be clear on expectations and be flexible.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.6 of 5 stars

Wow! Working Here Is Awesome!
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Working at Intel was very low-stress. You are given assignments and expected to complete them, but (at least in the case of interns) the work is very manageable, and you can rely on members of your team to be professional and help you if needed.


Downers

My manager and other members of my team held regular meetings for a long time that I wasn't invited to. I think a great internship experience is rooted in transparency and all-inclusiveness. I had to assert many times that I wanted to be included in these meetings before I started to be invited.


Advice to Potential Interns

This is your opportunity to move your career along, gain real-world experience, make new friends and have a lot of fun doing it. Just grab the opportunities presented to you by the horns and give 110% effort. You get out what you put in. Also, go to all of the meetings and as many events as possible.


Advice to Management

A lot of the events that Intel held were during regular business hours. If you're an undergrad intern, you're paid an hourly wage, so you have to constantly check with your manager whether you can count the hours of an event towards your weekly hours or not. More often than not, this results in having to put in 4-5 hours overtime at odd hours of the day. I would advise management to just be open with your interns, and give them free reign to choose whether the hours they spent at an event should count towards their weekly hours, like an honor system. If anything, this can provide character building, and does more good than bad.



Also, invite your interns to all meetings!! Transparency!!


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4.6 of 5 stars

Intern experiences career changing opportunity in equipment development.
Phoenix, AZ | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The length of this internship was sufficient to see a project through to completion. Additionally, I was treated as a typical employee during meetings with suppliers.


Downers

The compensation was low for this type of position, responsibilities and time requirements.


Advice to Potential Interns

This organization is project management intensive across a global organization. Your schedule needs to be flexible in order to accommodate all team members.


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4.5 of 5 stars

Intel is a great and challenging place to work. I have learned lots and am enjoying my job.
Other (US) | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Awesome team, flexible hours, managers that our responsive to my interests, and great opportunities to learn.


Downers

Not as people oriented as I would prefer. It is more difficult than expected to get a full time job.


Advice to Potential Interns

Keep up to date on what the company your applying for is working on. Display your strengths that are applicable to the job you want. Be very willing to learn and express that.


Advice to Management

Be willing to teach your interns. Do not hire them for a permanent position unless you plan on bringing them on full time. Don't have us train our replacements.


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