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AMD Reviews in Boxborough, MA

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Pros
  • Potentially good work/life balance if you don't have too many conference calls in off hours (in 114 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, pretty flexible work hours as long as you deliver on things (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • short staffed in terms of resources and can impact your work life balance (in 27 reviews)

  • Senior management in marketing is a complete train wreck (in 50 reviews)

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    Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Intern in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at AMD as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Friendly and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Again, 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great people, challenging business.

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Boxborough, MA

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    AMD 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.

    Cons

    AMD 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pretty Good so far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PC and more importantly server market is still very big to give up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Pretty Good and Fulfilling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Convenient, good work life balance

    Cons

    unclear roadmaps and not much motivation sometimes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Interesting and challenging projects

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart 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.

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great colleagues!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Positive.

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    Former Employee - Smts in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Smts in Boxborough, MA

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Interesting work, smart people, free coffee.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change too many things at once, the grunts can't keep up.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good place, tough times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    AMD 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Mostly a good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Boxborough, MA

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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