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AMD Reviews in Boxborough, MA

Updated Mar 10, 2014
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AMD President & CEO Rory Read

Rory Read

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    Intern (Current Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsGood work-life balance
    Friendly and relaxed atmosphere

    ConsI was only a summer intern, but there were no signs of helping employees "gel" with one another - saw few if any company-sponsored events

    Advice to Senior ManagementAgain, only was an intern, but they could possibly work to keep different teams on the same page and connected as well as build morale through out of office activities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great people, challenging business.

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsAMD is full of great people to work with. They're smart, dedicated, and fun. The technology that they produce is top-notch. They have a lot of good safeguards in place so that engineering mistakes don't get through into products.

    ConsAMD always seems to be struggling to gain recognition from consumers and respect from PC manufacturers. This is reflected in their low market share. Gamers love the Radeon graphics cards, but that's a relatively small market. With PC sales declining, it's a race to see whether AMD can make up the sales by breaking into new markets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGetting design flows to work reliably was always a challenge. The CAD group is understaffed and/or focusing on the wrong things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Pretty Good so far

    Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsAmazing people to work with. Lot of talented people around and plenty of learning opportunities. Great work life balance

    ConsJob security. Management missteps quickly trickles down to hurt the employees. Less bonus compared to competition

    Advice to Senior ManagementPC and more importantly server market is still very big to give up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Pretty Good and Fulfilling

    Senior Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsConvenient, good work life balance

    Consunclear roadmaps and not much motivation sometimes

    Advice to Senior Managementrecognize talent immediately and do your best to retain them, by offering promotions whenever appropriate, increase salary, etc.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Interesting and challenging projects

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsSmart and competent colleagues. Interesting and challenging projects. Open atmosphere with lots of opportunities to make an impact. Abundant compute and license resources for most jobs. Reasonable work/life balance with flexible hours. Good telecommuting infrastructure.

    ConsThe company has been struggling financially the last few years. Unpleasant actions such as layoff rounds, salary cuts, and mandatory vacations have occurred at various times. Bonus payouts have been low or non-existent due to poor financial performance. Road map has been unstable with project cancellations as a result.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSize resources to project goals properly to ensure a high chance of success. Avoid constant road map changes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great colleagues!

    Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsThe company has many smart people, fosters a culture of meritocracy within the engineering teams, and supports development of employees.

    ConsIt's always been tough to ride the endless waves of boom and bust cycles in the ever changing computer industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on innovation leadership, emphasizing more low power design, restoring the server business and investing in staffing for long term strength.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Positive.

    Smts (Former Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsInteresting work, smart people, free coffee.

    ConsSometimes a bit of a scramble figuring out what products to make.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't change too many things at once, the grunts can't keep up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place, tough times

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsAMD is a good place to work. There are very few walls between departments. People are generally supportive.. especially once you have that face to face meeting.

    ConsSometime, it is hard to change from doing things the old way. But generally, people can be convinced.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecareful not to focus so much on the old PC market that we get left behind.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mostly a good place to work

    Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boxborough, MA

    ProsThere is a good company culture in the balance of work & personal life with a sense of united spirit in competition against AMD's competitors.

    ConsOn the down side the company has struggled financialy the last couple years of years with a resulting drag on salaries & promotions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the faith. Keep investing. Don't let the companies financial struggles become an excuse for holding up employees career progression.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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