What is a typical day like at Intel?
Just about everyday I find myself in the hallway working on a next-generation product and solution. Each day is an exciting opportunity to innovate and be energized by a great group of engineers working toward common goals. You know you're having a great time at work when you look at the time and realize that eight hours felt like twenty minutes.
What is your favorite thing about working at Intel?
My favorite things about Intel are the ability to network with great people and continually grow. I find myself on a daily basis meeting new people that have done great things at Intel as well as the whole industry. What is encouraging here is the focus on fine-tuning your skills in all areas, from culture to the technical side. Intel ensures that you have all the resources at your fingertips and enables your success with training, mentoring and integration programs.
What is most challenging about your job?
The most challenging aspect of my job is to foster change as a normal activity. Over the last six years, I have experienced a great amount of change from the first call I took at the Help Desk, to running one of Intel's Web sites, and now to engineering next-generation solutions for the internal global workforce. What I have learned is that change is a good thing and without change we are unable to create a breakthrough environment.
What is the best experience you've had while working at Intel?
The best opportunity that I have had while working at Intel is being part of the e-Business launch. I managed the group that used our new e-Business Web site to provide customer support for our OEMs and distributors around the globe. This was a great opportunity to work with a cross-business technical team that was very motivated to hit our deliverables. To top it off, we were rewarded for doing a great job. This opportunity was also a great foundation for me personally. It equipped me with data on how the sales and marketing aspects work while giving me insight into our internal systems, such as order management and document sharing over the Internet.