Intel: Shaping The Organizational Culture

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Case Details:
Case Code : HROA005
Case Length : 14 pages
Period : 1968 - 2004
Pub Date : 2004
Teaching Note :Not Available
Organization : Intel Corporation
Industry : Semi conductors Countries : Global

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Background Note

In the spring of 1968, Gordon Moore (Moore) dropped by Robert Noyce's (Noyce) home and the two decided to launch a new company to pursue large-scale integrated (LSI) memory. Intel (abbreviation of Integrated Electronics) was officially launched in the month of July that year...

Business Segments

Intel's major products included microprocessors; chipsets; boards; flash memory; application processors used in cellular handsets and hand-held computing devices; cellular chipsets; networking and communications products, such as Ethernet connectivity products, optical components and network processing components, and embedded control chips (micro controllers)...

Work Culture

From the beginning, Intel had strived to shape a unique, result oriented work culture that attempted to minimize power distance. All employees including Grove and Barrett sat in identically sized cubicles located in a big hall...

Barrett's Leadership

President and CEO, Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI), a global industry association...

Intel's Business Philosophy

Intel's policies emphasized providing equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity...

Benefits & Compensation

Intel offered various comprehensive benefits and compensation packages:

Cash Bonus Programs
Intel had two bonus programs to reward its employees for their contribution to the company's success...

Personal Development

Intel believed that life outside the office was just as important as development inside the office. It offered a variety of services and programs to further its employees' lives throughout their careers...

The Road Ahead

Intel's goal was to frame HR polices that made it easier for people to manage effectively their personal and work lives. The company believed in providing the best of amenities and opportunities to its employees...


Exhibit I: Intel: Corporate Snapshot
Exhibit II: Intel - Key People
Exhibit III: Intel - Financial Overview
Exhibit IV: Intel Business Segments
Exhibit V: Intel Values
Exhibit VI: Intel - Enhancing the Lives of Employees


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