Thread regarding Intel Corp. layoffs

Just got an offer from Intel Austin. Should I take it?

Were they affected in the recent layoffsby intel? How's the work culture compared to other giant companies in the mobile computing space?

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I'd go for it

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I hope you accept the Intel offer and get laid off a few years later. It will build character. Also, good riddance if you are on H1B.

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I agree with - Anonymous139127

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Hard to say, OP. My guess is if they want you bad enough and you have some sha-bang skill that they are lacking that they're having a hard time finding... then I'd guess you very well could negotiate and win. But if you're just a run of th mill whatever else they have a lot of and your skillset isn't knock your socks off impressive... then I'm thinking you'll need to take what they offer.

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OP here. Thank you all. I appreciate the replies. I would prefer a smaller company like xilinx myself than a giant like Intel. Unfortunately xilinx isn't paying me as well in San Jose compared to Intel in Austin.

Austin has a lot of other companies too. Might not be as big as the valley but still plenty of semiconductor companies.

Does intel negotiate salaries??

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Intel is a great place to work early or later in your career. As a young engineer, having Intel in your resume will open a lot of doors to being hired by other companies. Joining Intel as a senior engineer (grade 7 or above) is good since the bonus and RSUs are above industry average. The problems with working for Intel occurs for folks joining Intel as recent college grads and staying too long (over 10-15 years). You will see that your total compensation will be below industry average and management will be inclined to get rid of you if you have not been promoted to multiple pay grades.

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I'm glad this poster got some good advice. Thanks to those posters for looking beyond angst.

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I agree with you, 139685. If I had a smaller company with a start-up feel option I'd have been ALL over that and left Intel even before I was eligible to retire (didn't want to leave the SERMA behind which is $1500 for every 1 full year of service to be used for medical). I find Intel a very frustrating place to work and don't even get me started about some of the NASTY mean personalities there. I can't wait to leave. I'm counting down now. lol

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If the job offers are similar then decide based on your impression of the people and the lifestyle of the area. Both have much to offer. As an older laid off worker who was a company man and got suckered into sacrificing much of my personal life in favor of work and work stress only to be fired after several decades of devoted service I advise you to remember jobs and careers will end. Wherever you go keep that in mind and be prepared for the moment HR comes with some minor pretense to fire you and dare you to sue. I think today I would pick smaller firms with a heart over large firms pretending to have a heart until your Healthcare costs ir demographic strikes them as wrong for the moment. Texas is the better state for divorce so if you pick intel and do get sucker into the live to work mindset that is a plus.

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I've worked at Intel over 15 years. I know nothing about Austin though so can't comment on that, only working Intel. I'm also poster 139257 (2nd from bottom). Just a guess that you won't like it here either. Yes pay and benefits are good but it's a difficult place to work (in my opinion and a lot of people's opinions that I know). People say that they are wearing golden handcuffs. ($$ makes it hard to leave even though it's rough here). For me? I literally wanted out my first day (I kid you not). It was EXTREMELY rough but it was the best paying job I'd be able to find where I live so stuck with it. However, I planned on getting out the moment I was eligible to retire. That time came a few months back and while I could do it, the timing isn't quite right in my personal life so I'm sticking with it for another year, or until I can't stand it a moment longer.

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Look at state taxes and expense, too. If you can get out of electronics, do it. It is being offshored.

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Is the pay similar? Xilinx in San Jose job is the one I would take and if not happy go across the street and get another job. Rent higher though. Like another poster said, Austin is always the target for layoffs due to their size. When it comes to chop chop, the smaller size sites get axed.

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OP Here. That isn't a pretentious question. And I wanted to know an honest opinion about Intel Austin. I also have other offers like xilinx in San Jose. So I'm a little confused so changing a job is a life changing decision. I'm not unemployed but simply not happy with my current job.

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I just got a job offer to be CEO for a fortune 500 company. Should I take it?

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If unemployed take it. You should be ok for 2 years

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That is a pretentious question.

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So you just got a job offer from a company that just fired a lot of people who then came here to commiserate with each other. If any one tells you not to accept, would you listen? What do you really want to know?

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Along with good pay and benefits at 139127 mentioned... just be aware that Austin is a small site and sometimes Intel decides to close smaller sites down. Or it could remain open but your business group decides to do site consolidations meaning they could redeploy their employees at any sites with fewer than X# of people. Then again, they could also offer you a job if you moved to Oregon or some other site they have a lot of people at (if they are shutting down a site or doing site consoliations). If it was me I wouldn't worry about it and take the job. Nothing is ever guaranteed in life except death and taxes. :)

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Intel is a great company to work for if you are under 40 and you want to work in an environment with great people. Just be personable, constantly develop your skills, and enjoy the environment. Intel really is a great company for most who work there. There are some who get screwed, but that probably happens in every company. I say take the position, the pay and benefits are excellent.

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