Human Capital

Human Capital

Culture is critically important to Intel's success. We are re-energizing our culture to deliver on our corporate purpose and to attract, develop, and retain top talent needed to build transformative products and services that help our customers succeed in an increasingly data-driven world. We invest in our highly-skilled global workforce of 110,600 people by seeking to create a diverse, inclusive, and safe work environment where our employees can learn, innovate, and deliver their workplace best every day. 

Our values—fearless, inclusion, customer-obsessed, one Intel, truth and transparency, and quality—guide how we make decisions, treat each other, and serve our customers. All employees are responsible for upholding these values, the Intel Code of Conduct, and Intel's Global Human Rights Principles, which form the foundation of our policies and practices and ethical business culture.

Sandra Rivera

People with diverse perspectives, experiences, and input are critical to Intel’s innovation, playing important roles in key projects and programs across the company. An essential element of our growth strategy is to build a culture that empowers and inspires employees to collaborate and create, as we strive to become the most inclusive workplace on the planet.

—Sandra Rivera, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer


Diversity and inclusion are core to Intel's values and instrumental in driving innovation and delivering stronger business growth. We achieved our 2020 goal of full representation in our U.S. workforce two years ahead of schedule, the result of an integrated strategy focused on hiring, retention, and progression. We are proud of what we have accomplished to advance diversity and inclusion, but we recognize we still have work to do, including beyond the walls of Intel. Our RISE strategy and 2030 goals set our global ambitions for the next decade, including doubling the number of women in senior leadership; exceeding 40% female representation in technical roles, including engineering positions and other roles with technical job requirements; increasing the percentage of employees who self-identify as having a disability to 10%; and ensuring accountability for embedding inclusive leadership practices across our business. Our goals also include doubling the number of underrepresented minorities in U.S. senior leadership. To drive accountability, we continue to link a portion of our executive and employee compensation to diversity and inclusion metrics.

Today's greatest challenges require a shared commitment to a plan and meaningful action. That is why we have committed our scale, expertise, and reach through our comprehensive RISE strategy to work with customers and other stakeholders to accelerate the adoption of inclusive business practices across industries. We are creating and implementing a Global Inclusion Index and convening a coalition of companies to focus on unified goals and metrics that will be shared through the index. This collective effort will allow the industry to more clearly identify actions needed to advance progress. We will also continue to collaborate on initiatives that expand the diverse pipeline of talent for our industry, advance social equity, make technology fully inclusive, and expand digital readiness for millions of people around the world.


1 Senior leadership refers to salary grades 10+ and equivalent grades. While we present male and female, we acknowledge this is not fully encompassing of all gender identities.

2 The term underrepresented minority (URM) is used to describe diverse populations, including African American, Hispanic, and Native American employees in the U.S.

Compensation and Benefits

We strive to provide pay, benefits, and services that help meet the varying needs of our employees. Our total rewards package includes market-competitive pay, broad-based stock grants and bonuses, an employee stock purchase plan, healthcare and retirement benefits, paid time off and family leave, parent reintegration, fertility assistance, flexible work schedules, sabbaticals, and on-site services. Since 2019, we have achieved gender pay equity globally and we continued to maintain race/ethnicity pay equity in the U.S. We achieve pay equity by closing the gap in average pay between employees of different genders or race/ethnicity in the same or similar roles after accounting for legitimate business factors that can explain differences, such as location, time at grade level, and tenure. We also advanced transparency in our pay and representation data by publicly releasing our EEO-1 survey pay data in 2019. Although the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission did not require employers to file EEO-1 survey pay data in 2020 due to COVID-19, we felt it was important to continue collecting the data and to disclose it publicly in 2020. We believe that our holistic approach toward pay equity, representation, and creating an inclusive culture enables us to cultivate a workplace that helps employees develop and progress in their careers at all levels.

To aid and support employees during COVID-19, we are investing more than $100 million in additional benefits, including special recognition for employees working on site. We also put in place a telecommuting reimbursement program to help employees required to work from home improve their workspaces, and increased flexibility in our leave programs to support employees caring for children and others.

Growth And Development

We invest significant resources to develop the talent needed to remain at the forefront of innovation and make Intel an employer of choice. We offer extensive training programs and provide rotational assignment opportunities. We implemented a new performance management system to support our culture evolution and to increase focus on continuous learning and development. Through our regular Employee Experience Surveys, employees can voice their perceptions of the company and their work experience, including learning and development opportunities. Our undesired turnover rate was 4% in 2020.

Health, Safety, and Wellness

Our commitment in Intel's Environmental, Health, and Safety Policy is to provide a safe and injury-free workplace. We continually invest in programs designed to improve physical, mental, and social well-being. We provide access to a variety of innovative, flexible, and convenient health and wellness programs, including on-site health centers, which were increasingly critical this year for our essential workers who have worked on site since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout our response to COVID-19, our priority has remained protecting the health and safety of our employees. Intel's Pandemic Leadership Team—which has been in place for 15 years— regularly reviews and adapts our policies based on evolving research and guidance related to the virus. In support of our 2030 goals, we will continue to build our strong safety culture and drive global expansion of our corporate wellness program through continued employee education and engagement activities.