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Updated Jun 28, 2014
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AMD President & CEO Rory Read

Rory Read

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    Development Engineer in 2014

    SMTS Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsExcellent engineer staff and cooperative environment

    ConsUnhealthy business, bad bonuses as a result. No job stability. Super efforts are the expectation and are undervalued.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen building new businesses, talk to the employees instead of just giving them a new assignment and assuming they'll like it.

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

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    So much potential, but where are the visionary leaders?

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsDespite all the engineering/technical talent that has left in the past several years (mostly by choice, although layoffs have been devastating to morale as well as productivity), there are still some pretty sharp people around who want to do amazing things and might actually know how if given a chance and some breaks.

    ConsDespite their many years of experience, none of the most senior leaders has experience in a role similar to what they are currently in, none has been faced with the internal and external challenges facing AMD, most do not really understand the semiconductor industry or the markets AMD is targeting, and sadly, none really have the support of the employee population anymore (that started evaporating almost two years ago).

    Advice to Senior ManagementProbably can't replace senior leaders at this point as few really experienced leaders would want to come to AMD. That means the ones we have better get much smarter and skillful much quicker.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great environment, staffed by enthusiastic people that don't have the resources or management to succeed

    Director (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat environment: Limited politics, supportive teammates, reasonable workload, great campus. Interesting product set, with some good technology behind it.

    ConsLimited to no resources for entering new markets or expanding existing ones. Senior level management at this time was poor; this may have changed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on something and do it well, then expand from there. Resources are required to support new businesses.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    The dead weight at the top will tip this whole company over

    Senior Manager (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGenerally nice people at director and below. The pay is above market if you can negotiate well. You get a lot of responsibility at your level if you can tolerate the politics

    ConsSenior management in marketing is a complete train wreck. Terrible, terrible managers with limited subject matter expertise. Every half-way competent person in marketing is half out the door.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of everyone director and above in marketing and you might have a chance at keeping the people that actually do the work.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Somethings never change

    Human Resources Manager - Business Partner (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsNice People with big hearts. Pretty said that the list stops there.

    ConsThese things never change:
    Bonus payouts are not consistent and typically low
    Layoffs happen alot more at this company. Call it restructuring, I call it losing
    Leadership changes are frequent. If leaders are not performing or staying then why should you
    The promise of a better tomorrow that doesn't come
    Placing bets on yesterday's vision and low margin business

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop holding on to the past. Reinvent the company. Cut all the legacy stuff off and innovate a new beginning.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stale company, peddling the same business plan from 10 years ago

    SMTS Hardware (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsOther prisoners on the sinking ship are generally nice and talented. You can do whatever you want to do, as long as it doesn't require a budget.

    ConsThere are more VPs than engineers, it seems. Too many directors and higher. They even got rid of the engineer-assisting technicians, which is utterly stupid. They need to innovate by creating their own demand in the market. Layoffs accelerating.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate internal autonomous start-ups and bet the future on them. Incentivize the staff of each startup with real revenue sharing plan that is rock solid. Make millionaires out of the teams and attract excellent talent when those happy people retire.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    don't know how to take care of their employees

    Business Planning and Operations (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Prosa lot of good folks

    Consmanagers don't know how to manage people

    Advice to Senior Managementpromote internal growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Some progress but Marketing has collapsed

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros- Still some good engineering talent and innovation happening
    - Relaxed environment - casual dress, flexible hours
    - Starting to make a turnaround and become profitable

    Cons- Financially challenged, really small bonuses if any
    - Constant layoffs are keeping people on edge
    - Not a lot of faith in senior leadership
    - Marketing organization has collapsed under new leadership, very low morale and little progress. Many talented people have left.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Values of the company as stated are great.... but leadership should live 'the AMD Way'.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Program Manager (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsCompany used to have some really exciting things to work on involving large team efforts. Very collaborative.

    ConsCompany missed major market trends and is now struggling to find its way in new markets. And there is way too much politics and incompetence in management. AMD's budgets also crimp the abilities of the company and set everyone up against each other. And they continue to send jobs overseas. This company has gone over the edge and it will take many years to recover if it can recover at all.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHone your activities down to a few key things, and execute. Quite trying to conquer the world. You are a crippled company now without a product line. Find the way out.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Difficult company trying to change the tide in the market place with no regard for its people in the process

    Manager Finance (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsBenefits are great. Pay is good but in today's market will not increase much after you onboard.

    ConsStressful work environment that increases in tension with each and every layoff as workload increases and morale continues to decline. Dog eat dog corporate environment - competitive rather than collaborative, reactive rather than responsive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are of value, not just stock price or market share. If you take care of your people, your talent doesn't continually walk out the door to your competitors.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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