Why Intel is a Best Company to Work For

Before you correct me on my grammar in the title, hear me out.

Intel was ranked 46 on FORTUNE Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For list!

This was BIG news—news that we’d want to share with the whole world! But how?

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Our small, yet mighty, team that was working on communicating this award put our heads together and realized what a crucial role employee input plays in selecting the companies that make this list (“Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie.” And yes, that’s taken straight from FORTUNE.) So who better than to express why Intel is a Best Company to Work For than Intel employees?

I love working here because of the Great Place to Work events. I feel like I’ve seen the best shows, artists and sights in Portland–and I haven’t had to plan a thing! It was so much easier getting adjusted to a new city and meeting people when we had such a fantastic list of things to do that Intel planned for us.” Lisa, HR, Oregon, 7 months

Innovation is at the heart of Intel. It is amazing to work for a company with such a strong culture of innovation, creativity and boundary pushing. That, to me, is what opens the door to unlimited possibilities. To me, the ability to shape tomorrow is just plain cool. Intel is a global brand, which allows me to do what I love – to work with people from around the world and see different perspectives and learn about different markets. The fact that Intel offers vast opportunities for career growth, fantastic benefits and a flexible working environment is just icing on the cake.” Ekaterina, Marketing, Oregon, 6 years

“One of the many things I love about working at Intel is walking down the halls and hearing 5-8 different languages being spoken. It makes me remember what global reach our products have and how we are changing the world.” Shawn, IT, Oregon, 11 years

Intel is an awesome place to work because it puts its money where its mouth is when supporting children’s education locally and around the world. Intel walks the talk.” Esteri, Netbook and Tablet Group, California, 11 years

The software effort has been regarded as one mainstream of Intel, which really makes me feel glorious. I am more than happy to work for a company that takes software seriously, instead of just as a tool.” Robert, Software and Services Group, Beijing, 5 years

I think Intel is a great place to work because it’s a company that works hard everyday to do the right thing for its employees–whether it’s work/life balance or health care or resolving concerns or rewards and recognition, it’s a company that thinks ahead and solves tomorrow’s problems today!” Ramya, HR, India, 8 years

I love working at Intel because the company gives me great work/life balance. My managers have understood my roles as a Mother, employee, student and wife.”Alicia, Training, Costa Rica, 13 years

I joined Intel just 9 months ago as a senior director to build a new business focused on employee centered design and usability. Talk about innovation — and the opportunity to impact more than 100K employees globally. This is why I’m here.” James, HR, Oregon, 9 months

“Why do I think Intel is a great place to work? Because Intel lets me play in all roles. It is fun identifying new potential business solutions and from a position of a lone nut (who is working on cutting edge technology or new futuristic direction) and be able to influence and impact Intel’s road map. Throughout the years I worked at Intel, I always picked my next role and the ability to do these lateral moves always kept me energized and passionate. I would say that Intel allows me to be a start up entrepreneur in a safer more supportive environment. Even my friends consider me as the guy who is having fun at work!” Shai, Architecture Team Manager, Israel, 14 years

Intel is a great place to work because of all the awesome benefits. There are those benefits you would expect from a large corporation – great healthcare, good bonuses, opportunities for advancement and a good retirement plan to name a few. But it is the flexibility to telecommute, the opportunities to volunteer in my community (on company time!), the fitness centers, the free fruit/coffee/tea/soda in the cafes (even the cafes themselves!), the health for life program and PAID SABBATICALS every 7 years to name just a few more that make me so glad that I work here!” Terry, Intel Learning and Development, Oregon, 15 years

From College Graduates (CGs) to experienced leaders, around the world and across different careers, Intel is a  great employer in many different ways! And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I have many, many more fantastic testimonials to share with you soon!

As for that grammar correction, you’re right, I should change the “a” in the title to “the” because that’s what we believe: Intel is THE Best Company to Work For.

7 thoughts on “Why Intel is a Best Company to Work For

  1. Of course we believe it’s a best company to work for! 4AM wake up call to see our ranking = worth it!

  2. Recently i went to interviews for an enrollment consultant place. How much time does it get until they will reach a determination? How can the candidate selection process work?.

    1. It varies–depending on how many other candidates are being interviewed, getting all of the interviewers together, etc. I would keep in touch with your recruiter and ask them. Good luck!

  3. Interesting that most of the employee comments are HR, training or IT. What do the fab workers or engineers think?

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