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Updated July 9, 2015
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AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su
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Pros
  • Good Pay but don't expect work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Flexible Work Hours, good management (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance for multiple reasons (in 27 reviews)

  • Poor senior management just in it for padding their own pockets while the ship sinks (in 50 reviews)

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  1. AMD Sinking Ship

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has great technology and people. They are the only company that has both x86 and high end graphics.

    Cons

    Very confused on their product roadmaps. We have now gone full circle back to the company strategy that the CEO in 2010 was let go for. They are understaffed to be effective in getting products to the market and financially in a very difficult position.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to the roadmap and focus on what AMD is good at. Stop trying to find other companies like Sea Micro that divert resources from our real focus.


  2. I wish that I could give half a star.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    I am having difficulty coming up with any pros here.

    Cons

    Their IT department is in Penang. Expect difficulties with trying to get anything done IT wise. They have outsourced so many jobs to out of the country, yet they continue to have layoffs. There is no job security here. It's pretty pathetic. The cafeteria is mediocre.

    Advice to Management

    Sell.


  3. **WARNING!! DO NOT GO THERE UNLESS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE OF HEARING LAY OFF ALL THE TIME! THEY HAVE LOTS OF LAY-OFFS**

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Senior Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have free unlimited coffee inside the campus, that's all I can say.

    Cons

    Ever since I joined, I have seen lots of laid-off. Last year they laid off 7% of the work-force which is 1200 people. They laid off 3000 people in the year 2012, company is not stable. Management have no clue and I have seen them browsing youtube, etc. After I left this company, there were another big round of laid-off. They even laid off their CIO and CTO recently. I have not learned anything as there were no work in the first place.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring people until your company become very stable


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great people, revolving door of disjointed management who don't like to hear the truth

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work with great people and on interesting products

    Cons

    Constant downsizing, very low morale and uncertain future. "The beatings will continue until morale improves" philosophy.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and make the company fit the true opportunity. Stop drinking your own cool-aid.


  6. Helpful (2)

    leaving AMD soon

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great place to learn; work-life balance fair; many great, hard-working co-workers; can be rewarded if among chosen few

    Cons

    consistently distressed, unstable environment; risky place to earn a living with questionable opportunity for reward; many self-serving co-workers; one can drop from chosen few status quickly

    Advice to Management

    find the opex bottom soon and stabilize the company so people who stay can find true hope; stop focusing on org structure changes and execute; too early to rate Dr. Su... her predecessor was handed a mess and gave it his all...time will tell


  7. Helpful (2)

    From a Cheerleader to a Poor Leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Technical Program Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Technical Program Management in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to have good things to say about AMD, was really proud of the company and technology. After many years of trying to help them succeed, those feelings are gone. Execs are just milking the cow until its dead!

    Cons

    Way way way too much internal politics and power grab. The upper managers that have been there for years need to be cleaned out and replaced with fresh. All the talent has now left the company. Need to restart everything fresh.

    Advice to Management

    Deep dive on near and long term future markets. See if you can find a new niche, and go after it. You presently don't have leaders running the company even with the new change. You need to start fresh.


  8. No direction, always following the leader

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to learn and the general people in the company are great to work with. The company as a whole was developing some great technologies but along the way, managed to sell off that IP.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't have a grasp on where technology is going. Always following the leader with no innovation. Lots of politics between management. Lots of silos being created between groups which makes the work flow very difficult to function.

    Advice to Management

    Start becoming a true leader and change the culture from the TOP going DOWN. Stop blaming the work force for poor direction the company is going and start taking risks on actually creating new products that means something. Think out of the box. Time to change the AMD way.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Many years spent hoping we would break the intel monopoly...but it never happened.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of good people here.

    Cons

    It's the same roller coaster ride year after year

    Advice to Management

    Stop cutting employees and benefits programs. Get a solid identity and stick with it for once. Year after year we would deal with the highs and lows of the semiconductor industry, always living in the shadow of Intel. I and many other employees always embraced the underdog mentality and worked our butts off to better the company, only to have the direction of the company changed time and time again. This company has never been the same since Jerry Sanders left. He was a true motivator and always seemed to care about the well being of his employees. Now upper management only cares about the "shareholders" and lining their own pockets.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Self serving, greedy and no clear vision

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Administrator II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Administrator II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay money, sometimes hand out engineering samples and occasionally demoed new systems.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership - Either no leadership, or ineffective/impotent leadership. Take your pick. Lack of communication - Cannot communicate efficiently or effectively. Lack of common sense - IT people literally teach people how to use computers, teach engineers how to use Linux and teach internal organizations how to perform their job duties. Lack of responsibility - They don't even care about the stockholders, let alone the employees. Lack of advancement - Instead of elevating individuals who've thrived in the environment, they'd rather hire failures from other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of middle management and start actually engaging the people who do the work rather than rewarding those who don't. Think differently, think outside the box. Do something different than what you are currently doing.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Working environment is tumultuous with constant layoffs, and constant hiring of executive level staff.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The cafeteria is very nice.

    Cons

    Morale is excessively low across all groups, with the exception of the VP level and up. Room for growth is confined to senior level management and up. While promotions do occur within the company, mainly due to the constant layoffs, this also forces people to take on anywhere from 2-3 other individual's jobs, ultimately creating an environment set up for failure.



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