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Our CEO, Paul Otellini, often has open forums where he’ll give us a business update and open it up to Q&A. His open forums change sites so different employees get a chance to attend, while the rest of the company can tune in via a webcast. Last Monday was different though. Last Monday Paul met with employees, but there was no business update and there was no Q&A. Instead there was sincere gratitude, recognition and 1:1 conversations with employees and a guest (if they brought one) about anything from work to family to football! (One attendee, Brian, said he got to talk to Paul about football and he kidded him about his Steelers lanyard!)
This special group of employees I’m talking about is Intel employees who are U.S. military veterans. Paul held a special meeting with 50 of the 3,000+ employees at Intel who are U.S. military veterans, and a guest of theirs, to thank them for their service to the country and to Intel. Paul presented this group with a “challenge coin,” a memento that reflects a U.S. military tradition meant to boost morale, recognize service and accomplishments. The Intel challenge coin reads, “Intel Military Veterans—You Make Us Stronger.”
Jeanne was among the vets who met with Paul. Her reaction to the event? “We arrived about 15 minutes before the CEO, and the feeling was of anticipation. The room was beautiful and there was just a lot of camaraderie between everyone. Seven flags representing [the state, the country and] all branches of our Military were there. It was exciting to see people you have known for years but didn’t know they were military and now we’re coming together in this way too.” Jeanne shared how much she wished one of her fellow Intel colleagues and friend, Carlton, also of Arizona, could have attended. He is one of 8 U.S. employees currently taking leave from work to actively serve our country.
This event was just one of the ways that the company wanted to show our appreciation for veterans. It was also our way to show our support to our veterans and to hire people who exemplify Intel Values—and we’ve found that the same values that exemplify America’s military make veterans an ideal fit for Intel. In the words of our HR VP, Ardine Williams, a veteran herself after serving in the U.S. Army Signal Corps, “This Veteran’s Day, we say thank you for what you have done for our country and what you do for our company and our communities.”
Transitioning from military life to civilian life is no easy feat, but according to several Intel military veterans, Intel made it easy. After graduating college, Jeanne served in the U.S. Air Force for seven years on active duty before joining Intel 16 years ago. “The values are so similar you can slide into Intel and it’s a pretty easy transition because those leadership and results orientation skills just help that along. I’ve been proud to serve for both [Air Force and Intel], and this event connected those two careers for me in a way that felt like being at home with family.”
Brian joined Intel 11 days after his decision to take retirement from the Air Force last September. “The transition wasn’t a big adjustment—I was used to doing what I’d been doing for the last 22 years in the Air Force, and Intel wasn’t so different, we’re just troubleshooting electronics on a different scale. And what I like is at Intel I have more freedom to be creative and make things better.”
For those of you who are going to be making the transition, we know how overwhelming it can be. Brian shared, “If you’re retiring or separating from the Military, it can be overwhelming. You feel like you are out there shaking the bushes to find out what’s available to you and you’re on your own. So when a corporation is out there wanting to come and get you and bring you and your skills on board, that sticks out as meaningful to me.” If you’re a veteran, or know a veteran, who is looking to make the transition and searching for a job, learn more about Intel’s military hiring initiative to see if we have an opportunity for you. And if you’re making the transition and looking for some help, John, a Navy veteran with 18 years at Intel, wrote a great blog post on transitioning and gives advice on finding the right job and planning for transition.
While Paul can’t reach every veteran personally, a challenge coin will be given to all U.S. employees who currently serve or have ever served in the military. His parting words? “This is the nicest thing I’ve been able to do in a while. Thank you!”
Thank you to all of our veterans and your families for your sacrifice, service, and commitment!
Learning, developing, improving—it’s a constant here at Intel. Whether you’re an engineer, a fabulous bunny-suited Fab employee, or one of us in HR who hires the next Sponsors of TomorrowTM; it’s a part of our values and at the heart of who we are! And, this month we’re unveiling enhancements specifically for all the job seekers out there!
You spoke. We asked people who were exploring jobs at Intel what we could do to make things better. We learned that many were not familiar with—and perhaps baffled by— our hiring process. Apparently, it was a mystery to many of you what to expect, who will contact you, how to prepare for an interview…
We listened. We’re thrilled to introduce a new applet which pulls back the proverbial curtain to reveal the five steps to getting a job at Intel! Accessible from every page on our web site, it provides a clear explanation and visual representation of our Hiring Process at Intel. And, you can easily reveal additional insights and tips—if needed—on getting a job here.
Go ahead, take it for a test drive! >
After you’ve taken it for a spin, we would love to hear back from you. Did you find it useful? Are there other improvements you would like to see? Today’s job market can be tough; we want to make things better. So, go ahead and give us your feedback!
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I often get amazed at the talent we continue to recruit throughout the Latin America region and the potential they not only have but get to at their different business groups and sites across this region. Yes, engineering is a … Read more >
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“Wow. Those are some great benefits! I work for a hospital and your benefits are better than mine!” said the ER desk clerk as he collected my roommate’s health insurance information. My roommate, like me, also works at Intel. And we both had selected the same benefits package too. But she was the patient and [...] Read more >
For a man who was diagnosed with a devastating motor neuron disease at age 21 and given just 3 years to live, the brilliant British scientist Stephen Hawking, who celebrated his 70th birthday Sunday, continues to amaze. What you may not have known about Stephen Hawking is how Intel has helped the paralyzed, voiceless scientist communicate to the world since 1997.
Travis, an Intel application engineer, has traveled from Oregon to England every couple of years for the last decade to hand-deliver a customized PC he has created for Hawking. Here Travis talks about his unique project, the technology that powers the customized system, and how Intel co-founder Gordon Moore got Hawking to switch from AMD to Intel. Read more >
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Editor’s note: Another great story and graphic from our incredible Intel Internal Employee Communications Team (Text by Walden Kirsch and Nisha Desai. Graphic by Amy Aitken. Technical support from Barbara Nelson) on a look back at 2011. It’s been a great year and there’s only more to come in 2012! Happy New Year all! 2011 [...] Read more >
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