Intel is great at recognising skill sets over formal education...I was in HR here for seven years before I fancied a change and came to Corporate Services.
My time at Intel has given me a strong work ethic and good organisational skills. I’m also more confident now than ever before. Today, I work in Communications for Corporate Services, but I didn’t start out there and I’d say my career at Intel has been more varied than some.
My first role was administration in the Purchasing department. That job ended up being relocated, but I wasn’t ready to leave Intel. So, I took a job in Human Resources. I didn’t have a HR background, but Intel is great at recognising skill sets over formal education. They gave me the role and supported me with the education and training I needed. I was in HR here for seven years before I fancied a change and came to Corporate Services. I’ve been in this department for six years in various roles and recently moved into Communications for the European Region.
One of the projects I’m most proud of was my involvement in developing the fitness centre. When I first joined Intel, we had a gym, but no classes. We thought this would be a great addition and so I helped to dream up and design the centre and class schedules. It’s wildly popular now! I start every day with a 6am class.
There are so many benefits to working in Intel. The flexibility is great, especially if you have a family, and the healthcare plan is a definite bonus. Also, there’s a lot of thought put into the employee experience here. Everyone works hard and the company responds with wonderful services that are designed to make our lives easier. There’s a hairdresser onsite, an optician, a gym, and a dentist’s office. You can tell that real effort goes into staying in touch with what people want and need. Aside from the facilities, there is tuition assistance for continued learning and a great social scene, too.
During my time at Intel, I’ve been impressed with how quickly things have changed and Intel’s ability to keep up with the rate of change in the industry. It’s an impressive organisation. More than that, though, I’m grateful for the continual challenges and opportunities for learning. That’s what I enjoy most: learning, meeting and working with new people, and then seeing the work we’re doing out in the world.