Felon Hiring Policy Report – Intel


Company Name

Intel Corporation



Headquarters Location

Santa Clara, CA

Company Overview

Intel Corporation designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company’s platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, automobile infotainment systems, automated factory systems, and medical devices. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; and chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; system-on-chip products that integrate its processing functions with other system components, including graphics, audio, and video onto a single chip; wired network connectivity products; and wireless connectivity products.

Hiring Locations

Intel has locations across the United States.

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Hiring Website Link


 Policy For Hiring Those With Felony Convictions

We received the following response from Intel after contacting them regarding their hiring policies for those with felony convictions:

The existence of a criminal record does not automatically bar an applicant from employment. In determining the effect of a conviction on an applicant’s employability, Intel considers the nature and gravity of the conviction, the time elapsed since the conviction, and the nature of the job in question.

Intel also conducts an individualized assessment by informing the applicant that he or she may be excluded due to a prior conviction, and considers additional, relevant information about the conviction as provided by the applicant, including, but not limited to: the circumstances surrounding the conviction, the number of offenses for which the applicant was convicted, the age of the applicant at the time the offense was committed, the length and consistency of employment or education since the conviction and other rehabilitation efforts.”

Essentially Intel does not automatically exclude candidates with felony convictions but evaluates them on a case-by-case basis. The fact that they have such a defined policy hints that they have hired candidates with felony convictions in the past.

Has Intel Hired Former Felons?

Intel did not provide specific information regarding this but their policies lead me to believe that they have hired rehabilitated felons in the past.

Specific Program For Hiring Former Felons

Intel does not have a specific program for the hiring of those with felony convictions

Who Makes Hiring Decisions

Hiring decisions are made by both the hiring manager, the manager that will be supervising the candidate, and Human Resources. Company wide guidelines are also followed. Typically, the hiring manager is the final decision maker with Human Resources supporting the manager and ensuring that Federal, State, Local, and company policies are followed.

The Best Way To Secure A Position At Intel

Since Intel does not have a specific program for hiring those with felony convictions the best way to secure employment is by employee referral.

Finding someone who works for Intel that can act as your reference is the best way to overcome the hurdle of having a felony conviction.

If you are unable to find a company referral the best way to apply would be online.

Have you had any experience applying to or working at Intel?

If so, please share your experience in the comments below.


  • Abba Dabba
    November 4, 2016

    My partner got all the way through interviews and had the job until they ran the background check. He was honest about his conviction. They said because of his felony drug charge (for a small amount of shrooms) they could not hire him. They also said they really liked him and wanted him to be there but after trying “several different codes” indicating different types of felonies, the computer system wouldn’t accept him. A computer made the decision. The takeaway from us was that their policy is they do not hire felons period. They were incredibly nice and very professional for what it’s worth.

  • EasyToTalkTo
    February 23, 2017

    Abba Dabba, how old was his conviction?

  • Bob
    May 26, 2017

    I’m curious also Abba. How long ago was your boyfriend convicted? I just landed a job (received the email) but have a record back I 2004 so I’m pretty nervous about losing this offer. Any feedback would be great. Thanks

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