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Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    leaving AMD soon

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    From a Cheerleader to a Poor Leader

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    No direction, always following the leader

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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)

    Pros

    Lots of good people here.

    Cons

    It's the same roller coaster ride year after year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    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 an year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Self serving, greedy and no clear vision

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Career Suicide

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice environment as far as buildings/location at the Austin campus. Most people were great, worked hard and very loyal

    Cons

    NEVER see this company as an advancement in a career and NEVER count on it for long term stability. Your best off looking for other work if you are still employed and leave on your own terms because the next layoff is ticking closer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They would not take it even if given. Rory Read needs to go for starters!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No way

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    Former Employee - Global Lead Sourcing in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Global Lead Sourcing in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I worked in the Austin office, and like most company offices in this city, it's an overall decent vibe and good office environment.

    Cons

    Working in the global lead sourcing department was a nightmare. The people who run the department were not only incompetent, they were all around horrible people from a personal perspective.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of your procurement folks. No one likes them and the make those around them miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management seems to be lost at this point

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    Current Employee - Smts in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Smts in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Decent salary. Relatively competitive high tech work,

    Cons

    Management seems to have no idea what they are doing or which direction they want to take company to. No long term vision for the company. It was a great company at one point but now I don't see a good future (if any) for the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect employee. Take care of employee and revenue will follow.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Recruiter

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    Former Employee - Staff Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Staff Recruiter in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Supported Good People / Business Units, onsite Gym, Cutting edge technology, first green facility in Austin to include 5 bulidings

    Cons

    extremely poor HR and corporate management. Extremely clickish, with a never turn your back mentality. I watched the stock drop from $9.20 down to $1.80 a share as a direct result of the worst sales origination I have every supported. HR business partners are cut throat and only care about getting ahead not fixing bad business practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the cycle of back stabbing and walk over you to get ahead mentality. do what you say and follow through on your commitments. Have a better understand of the market place, so you are not having lay offs every year to include 4 in 5 years. Get A type / PO driven sales personalities instead of team quota driven sales folks with nothing to lose if quotas are not met.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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