Intel Internship Program

4.2 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (231 Intern Reviews)

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4.3 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Intel Intern helps save the company millions of dollars!


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


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

great opportunity and experience


Uppers

work life balance team building/cultural activities compensation location the work i got to do (meaningful and involved responsibilities)


Downers

more ambiguity than needed at first


Advice to Potential Interns

Great compensation, work life balance and opportunity.


Advice to Management

more training would be good, but one of the best organizations I have seen Trim the fat (too many employees being too conservative)


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Exciting, fun, lot of learning and made new friends.


Uppers

The team I am working with is really good. All my team members are really supportive of me and they helped me to achieve my internship goals. The work I was given was very challenging and I like the work culture here. Intel is a good place to work.


Downers

Its very hard to think of something. May be the weather here in Arizona was the only bad thing.


Advice to Potential Interns

Try to learn as much as possible while on the job. Try to enhance your skill sets, meet new people (networking is important) and also enjoy the work you are doing. Last but not the least, participate in internship events and have a lot of fun.


Advice to Management

Please hire the interns if they perform well. Companies invest a lot in the interns and then not hiring them at the end would be a loss for the companies as well as the interns.


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

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.


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!


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

An internship where you don't stop learning


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.


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Real-life experience in the industry and meaningful projects


Uppers

culture and management


Downers

a lot of red tape


Advice to Potential Interns

Intel is unbeatable in treating employees well


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Great team work at Intel. I felt like I am feeting in and I am doing meaningful work.


Uppers

I felt like I was accepted by the team and treated with respect by other team members and my manager.


Downers

Current hireing freeze. I really want to work at Intel.


Advice to Potential Interns

Intel is a great place to work.


Advice to Management

keep up the great work. Thank you for always finding the time for me.


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4.4 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

n/a


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.


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4.5 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

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


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.


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4.6 of 5 stars
Date: 2013

Wow! Working Here Is Awesome!


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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