Intel is a pretty big technology-based company, so there are definitely plenty of jobs available, and I would imagine a good chance to advance within the company. That being said, I personally do not know much about Intel from a business stand-point. But, as long as they take care of their employees, offer benefits, and advanced opportunities, I say: Why not?
Intel is a great company to work for, they provide excellent benefits, provide training and education to keep employees current on cutting edge technology. Since they are a 24/7 operation most shift are 12 hours long. They also offer employee stock participation plans and pay good performance bonuses to all hourly employees
Intel is a very good company to work for. Prominent magazines, including the Fortune Magazine, always place it high in their best employers charts. Intel offers its employees excellent working conditions and growth opportunities combined with fun and pleasant atmosphere. Intel, as amongst top IT companies, is a good starting point for a flying career in this sphere.
They are consistently rated high in employee satisfaction. They are also a growing company in a great field and they happen to produce an excellent product with very little competition. Usually companies that are growing and producing great products are the best ones to work for. Stress produces an unhealthy work environment and I don't think that's going on here.
First off, Intel has been an amazing company, especially in the last 30 Years. I've been around Intel for over 19 years and have pretty decent insight into the company. There have been (and are) some amazing people who continued to work Intel. The company has a large number of patents and have purchased quite a number of subsidiary companies and most likely will be around for a number of years to come though with a smaller revenue stream unless the company significantly reforms. What's changing? Lots of competition and smaller profit margins, spike in manufacturing costs due to the ever shrinking CPU designs (Moores Law), loss of Senior executive staff that built the company (excluding the executive finance officers), lack of understanding of the company's collective product line by the latest CEO (a lot to learn). In 2005, Steve Jobs asked Intel to manufacture processors for Apple Product line and Paul Otelini (to his regret) agreed to the desktop, laptop processors however declined the offer to produce mobile processors. The consequence of that decision is now bearing bitter fruit. Each year the company makes room for Recent College graduates that can be hired for a lot less; partly by normal attrition, accelerated retirement offers or by the practice of generating some questionable layoff practices as seen again in 2015. Usually the RCG's stay either a few years or get laid off between the 9-18 year mark in their career path based on department and location. The manufacturing organization for semiconductors sets the Global standard at present and was previously lead by the now CEO Brian Krzanich. Will Mr. Krzanich be able to get the Intel organization overhauled? That's the question that may impact the next generation of engineers that view Intel as their dream job. Do look around at the recent start-ups as working for Intel in the coming years may not be in your career's best interest.