In 2015, Working Mother Magazine named Intel to its 30th list of the 100 best companies for the ninth time consecutively. The list honors companies that support working families. Since its creation in 1986, Working Mother’s list has set the standard for work/life practices in the United States. Thousands of companies answer Working Mother’s more than 450 question survey and are evaluated on their policies pertaining to leave policies, workforce representation, benefits, child care, advancement programs, flexibility policies and more.
In the past year, Intel showed its commitment to achieving a work environment that fully supports and encourages working mothers and fathers pursuing their careers in the high tech industry. In addition to an unprecedented $300 million commitment to increase diversity and inclusion in the tech industry announced by CEO Brian Krzanich at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show, Intel has implemented distinctive policies to ensure that our employees are given the resources and flexibility they need to balance their work with their family lives. To highlight the practices that earned Intel its place on the Best 100 list, we asked some of our employees to share a little about what Intel is doing to meet their families’ needs.
Amanda E. Garcia Salinas, Customer Fulfillment, Planning, and Logistics Group
“I have worked at Intel for 20 year in various roles and organizations. I have a daughter that is 17 years old with Down syndrome and Congenital Heart Disease. She is an amazing and beautiful individual that I learn from every day. As you can imagine, she requires more doctor’s appointments, therapy, and special attention than a typical child. To support her health needs, I have to have a flexible schedule and the ability to work from home. I feel very fortunate that Intel is one of the industry’s trail blazers in supporting individuals and their family members with special needs.
It’s not one thing that makes Intel a great company to work for, but the many small things that add up. I feel that Intel creates an environment that truly cares about my balance between work and home life.”
Anna Ballard, California Government Affairs Manager
“When my son arrived seven weeks early, it was more important than ever to have that time after he came. After I got back to work, Intel announced a new bonding leave of eight weeks of full pay, which is fantastic. Being a new parent is challenging, and so I’m really looking forward to taking advantage of that later this year.”
Karlin Keller, Sr. Technical Assistant to our SVP of HR
“As a 30-something, I’m just now beginning to think about what my family plan might look like. [Intel’s fertility and adoption] benefits remove a lot of the stress that myself and many of my colleagues—both men and women—have around creating our families. These are personal, complex choices, and for Intel to better enable us to make those choices at any time in our lives, well, that makes all the difference to me.”
Supporting the People who Support Us
With one of the industry’s most progressive benefits packages, Intel continues to strive to give our working mothers and fathers the support they need to balance their work with the needs of their families. Regardless of your family configuration, Intel is committed to making your work work for you.