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Benchmarking Intel next-gen CPUs to learn about the inner processes of a computer and its architecture

4.4 of 5 stars

Phoenix, AZ | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

- Being treated like a full time employee and enjoying some full time employee benefits

- Working with the latest and greatest Intel hardware

- The sheer diversity of work that is done

Downers

- The monotony of some of the tasks involved with benchmarking (waiting for computers to boot, running the same tests over and over to get data)

Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure you are comfortable with command line Linux coming into the internship, and that you have some scripting language knowledge.

Advice to Management

N/A

Would You Recommend

Yes

Technical Training, Growth, and Networking highlight the Intel Internship Experience

4.6 of 5 stars

Tempe, AZ | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I like working on a diverse range of projects and the people are enjoyable to work with. I like the benefits such as health insurance, fresh fruit, participation in the employee stock purchase plan and cash bonuses. I like the family activities they provide, like going to movies, the circus, or area attractions. I like the range of technical training you can get.

Downers

I felt the first few weeks were really slow with getting ramped up and ready to be in a position to contribute. There was a lot of mandatory corporate training I had to take. I felt my team could have been better prepared to welcome a new intern and guide me through the first few weeks.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be a team player and very willing to learn new things. Be prepared to navigate a large corporate culture that has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Advice to Management

I'd like to see each new intern/employee set up with a mentor that will take them under their wing for the first couple weeks and help them get oriented in this large company. I think they should spend the majority of their time together those first couple weeks to build trust, answer questions, and just guide them in how things are run, what expectations are made for the intern or new employee, and introduce them to all the key players on a project.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Wow! Working Here Is Awesome!

4.6 of 5 stars

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!!

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intel Intern helps save the company millions of dollars!

4.3 of 5 stars

Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Technical trainer/help- I was given a buddy and a technical trainer at the beginning of my internship and they never were too busy to meet with me. always willing to help and were great people to work with. I admire all that they do for the company and their families.

Group- I loved my group. We did things outside of work together and had a lot of fun. I never felt put down or inferior even as an intern.

Real-life experience- I actually felt like what I was doing was important and I got a good sense of how work really is. I'm a student so it was nice to see corporation life.

Networking

Downers

I didn't like that I was mobile. I didn't have my own desk to leave stuff at but I was given a locker and an area to work at. Althought I worked there every day, it technically wans't mine and I had to clean it off every day. I carried my laptop and cord everywhere instead of just leaving all my cords there. It was nice to have a locker but I would have prefered to have a desk.

Advice to Potential Interns

FANTASTIC company to work for. You set your own schedule and take on what you can. Great people and flexibility. Always changing- never a dull moment.

Advice to Management

Get rid of smoke shacks around RA

Would You Recommend

Yes

Intel Intern seeks to change the world from behind the walls of a cubicle

4.6 of 5 stars

Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Lots of networking

Great place to work where people care about you.

Everyone is down to earth.

Open door policy where anyone can contact/communicate with anyone (yes even the CEO!).

Really good pay

Lots of fun events to hang out and get to know other friends

I was given high impact projects

Treated as a valued member on project teams - not just an intern

Flexible hours

Downers

Sometimes workload is slow and could get a little boring

Advice to Potential Interns

Step outside your shell and spend as much time as you can meeting others, helping others out, and learning new things. If you don't have something to do, don't waste your time, go find something to do that is helpful and beneficial to you! This is your internship - rock it!

Advice to Management

You guys rock and make me feel very valued and fortunate to be an intern here. Keep treating your employees with the utmost respect and it helps keep the workplace a great environment. Thanks!

Would You Recommend

Yes

If you want to see what it's like to be a real engineer, intern at Intel. If you want to push papers, work somewhere else.

4.5 of 5 stars

Sacramento, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was treated as if I was a full-time engineer on my team and was given real tasks.

Downers

It had to come to an end.

Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to work, but do not fear the work. If you manage to get a job at Intel, you will surely be able to handle the amount of work. (Can be laid back at times)

Advice to Management

CUBE REDESIGN AT THE FOLSOM LOCATION!

Would You Recommend

Yes

ME at Intel: Learn Statistical Analysis

4.6 of 5 stars

Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Good learning experience; many training courses available. High pay and good benefits.

Downers

Conducting reliability tests can get very dull.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you're a mechanical engineering student, a semiconductor company probably should not be your first choice for an internship. That said, Intel can teach you some very useful tools for data analysis and designing for reliability.

Would You Recommend

Yes

An internship where you don't stop learning

4.4 of 5 stars

Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Diverse environment with a full immersion; always an opportunity to learn; easy to network and get yourself out there

Downers

Some political play that you need to be wary of; just as easy to be stagnant as it is to progress and learn

Advice to Potential Interns

Emphasize your will to learn and grow. Experience helps, but it is more about adaptability and learning potential with creative applications of acquired knowledge.

Advice to Management

Run more checks on some of the management. There are some that made it a poor environment to work at. 3 others and myself left our contracts early to avoid working under this individual any further. Only 1 poor experience though, I've been very happy with my new group.

Would You Recommend

Yes

The opportunity to leave an impact on the future of computers by developing the technology of tomorrow.

4.5 of 5 stars

Portland, OR | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was given a high degree of autonomy within this internship, and was encouraged to come up with my own ideas and projects to contribute to the company.

Downers

In this internship I took on all that I possibly could. In doing so I made my internship higher stress than is required for a high productivity work environment.

Advice to Potential Interns

If you are planning on interning at Intel I would highly recommend opting for a longer internship. My internship was six months in duration, and I felt like the first half was far less productive as I was coming up to speed on the work environment and team expectations. In the second half of this internship I felt much more confident so I was far more successful at getting projects done.

Advice to Management

Intel is working very hard to make its inherently stressful environment more of a fun place to work. The Great Place to Work program is doing a good job of making this a positive work space.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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4.4 of 5 stars

San Jose, CA | 2013 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The flexible hours; the people I worked with; other interns and how much fun they were.

Downers

Some of the projects could have been more exciting.

Advice to Potential Interns

Intel might seem to be an 'older' company, but it really is great for a company in Silicon Valley. There are tons of opportunities here even if you aren't interested in hardware. Their software component is growing and will be more and more important in the future.

Advice to Management

Have a more structured intern program with many more organized events and many more chances for interns to meet each other. One intern (my roommate) ended up organizing most of the events because the actual intern coordinator was based in Oregon. While she was nice, she wasn't really available to schedule things all the time.

Would You Recommend

Yes

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