Those who were smart enough to leave Intel, Where do you work now? I hear lots of engineers are going to Apple and QCM.
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Personally know ex-Intel that left to Facebook (2), Google (4), Amazon (5+), Apple (5+). 0 at Netflix. One went back to get an MBA at a T15 MBA (one of those schools that used to feed into the Accelerated Leadership Program). Most of age range from late 20s to early 40s. One 50+ yr old that went to Google. This is mostly from Bay Area location, but a few from Oregon that relocated to CA. FANG is possible. Don't give up.
i left intel for safeway and a pay cut. it was the best move ever
BTW, The salaries listed on USAJOBS is base. They will tack on another $20K to $30K for locality PLUS they will get close to matching your Intel salary. YOu can easily get a job there making close to $140K Add the health benefit that's like no other and you be making more than Intel. 401K, and retirement is all there. GS13, 14 is what you want to search on. good luck.
If you are looking for a new job in the coming year definitely avoid these big tech's like Apple, NVIDIA, and alike. They are all the same. Try other industries. Lot's of engineering jobs at DoD which pays very good, great benefits with job security. Check this web site. usajobs.gov and search GS-13, GS-14. You be surprised how much better your life will be if you are not constantly under pressure and worried about layoff.
Where people go is a function of what their skills are and where they live. A lot of IT folks have moved into healthcare (as it has been a growing segment). I work in a healthcare non-profit, while others I know work for insurance companies or hospitals.
I suspect the number of Intel emigres into FAANG is limited. Apple surely has pulled some Intel people into their M1 works, but beyond that the Intel skill sets don’t transfer well. That is the challenge, as many Intel folks have jobs that are Intel-specific or at best processor-company-specific.
After ACT in 2015 I had offers from MSFT, Apple and three start-ups/smaller firms. Chose one of the start-ups and it was the best choice. Both MSFT and Apple are big companies full of big company bull. Wanted something different.
Guys, don't forget to mention where you are working now.
The job market is pretty good right now. Intel laid me off and I was hoping to enjoy an extended vacation. However, a good job was calling and I really had to take it.
I'm ex-Intel (left in 2013 to finish grad school) but am at AMD now. We've had quite a few ex-Intel folks joining AMD recently.
I started working for DoD as a R&E engineers when I was booted part of the ACT and my life has completely changed. Better pay and better benefits, not worried about layoffs. I just wish I would have left 20 years earlier. Believe me the sooner you leave the happier you will be. Intel was good in the 80's.
I'm financially independent enough to take care of food shelter and clothing. Also in very very toxic group. Not able to find internal position. Scared to quit at 56 but think I have to for health. I have RSI and work EVERY weekend. working about 12 to 18 hours a day. Not worth it. I hope they offer packages in January
I left Intel to join TSMC. The work culture is very different and I finally feel like I am being recognized for the work I do. In addition, the work I do actually matters to the company. Unlike at Intel where I spend half my time preparing slides to explain surface of problem to managers who have zero technical skills.
There are many different roles at Intel, manufacturing techs, CPU architects and designers, Software Engineers, IT, process engineers which all have different career prospects
It would be useful to know former Intel role for those willing to divulge
I'm leaving early next year. got an offer from top dot com company.
The best folks (including myself) went to Apple, NVIDIA, Ampere, Microsoft, Nuvia, Google, Facebook. Includes designers, architects, and validators.
Why do I check this board periodically? It's honestly cathartic to watch the sh–show now from afar.