AMD Interview Questions & Reviews in Austin, TX
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- Design Engineer (13)
- Design Engineer II (13)
- Software Engineer (12)
- Senior Design Engineer (8)
- Member of Technical Staff (8)
- Co-Op Engineer (8)
- Verification Engineer (7)
- Engineer (7)
- Engineering (6)
- Product Development Engineer (6)
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- Marketing Manager (5)
- Co-Op (5)
- Design Verification Engineer (4)
- Senior Product Development Engineer (3)
- Program Manager (3)
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- Senior Engineer (2)
- Analog Design Engineer (2)
- Senior Manager (2)
- Circuit Designer (2)
- Test Engineer (2)
- ASIC/Layout Design Engineer II (2)
- Physical Design Engineer (2)
- Senior Software Development Engineer (2)
- Senior Software Engineer (2)
- Senior Verification Engineer (2)
- Director (2)
- Engineering Co-Op (2)
- Project Manager (2)
Senior Design Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at AMD in May 2012.
Interview Details – 2 phone screens, 7 people interviewed me in person; lasted from 7:45AM to 2PM. Got offer in 1-2 weeks. It was very pleasant ; and I liked Austin, TX a lot. Team is highly technical and in general will not take BSing well. Some questions on brainteasers but mostly technical hardware and software related.
Interview Question – About trace driven vs execution driven modeling. Trace driven modeling is faster; and but is less realistic due to not exploring bad paths during branch prediction. Execution driven modeling usually requires the existence of a functional model - in addition to a timing model to do neat things like sampling etc. View Answer
Negotiation Details – negotiate frills; like vacation.
SMTS Development Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – I worked there previously. I was referred by a manager. People checked with their peers who'd worked with me before and then interviewed me over the phone. I was re-hired without an onsite interview.
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4 days - interviewed at AMD in May 2011.
Interview Details – Three phone interviews. First by the recruiter, second by the Senior Manager, and third by the immediate manager. The first round was just general questionnaire, second round was more of related to the position and what you were expected to do. The third round was more of getting to know you better before they made an offer.
Interview Question – What makes you apply for this position? Answer Question
Design Engineer Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – After a brief phone screen, you move on to the on-site interview. These interviews are intense - generally 5 or 6 one hour interviews with engineers and managers of all levels. Very technical. Make sure to study up. If you get stuck, the interviewer will help spur you on - they want to know how you reason through a problem if you don't already know the answer.
Interview Question – "Have you ever looked at how a real processor is designed?" (in response to a description of my graduate design project. Out of the 5 or 6 interviews, at most one will try to push your buttons, and maybe none. But be ready to handle yourself in case it happens. Answer Question
Software Engineer Intern Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – Submitted resume through university contact. They got back to me immediately and a phone interview was scheduled in one week. All communication was through e-mail. The interview was strictly a skill test focused on just the basic questions on posted requirements.
Interview Question – Very basic questions on your described skills. Answer Question
IT Project Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at AMD in April 2014.
Interview Details – Phone interview with recruiter went great - or so I thought. We spoke for 45 minutes and he said I would hear something in 24-48 hours about next steps. The recruiter asked me questions that were indicative of being interested in moving forward. After a week of not hearing anything, I contacted him. He said he'd follow up and again, never heard back. I would've appreciated a "thanks but no thanks" instead of letting me wonder what happened!
Interview Question – Nothing difficult, just caught off guard that I was asked the following questions in a phone screen: How many square feet is your house? How many bedrooms, bathrooms, etc. What's your current salary? What salary are you expecting? How much is your bonus? How many people would be moving with you? How many other companies are you currently interviewing with? View Answer
Very Easy Interview
Co-Op Engineer Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ months - interviewed at AMD in November 2013.
Interview Details – Four phone interviews, with basic engineering questions about software development/electrical engineering.
Interview Question – Basic questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I didn't negotiate just accepted.
Product Development Engineer Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I interviewed at AMD in April 2013.
Interview Details – I was first contacted by my interviewer via email. He was quick to respond, and after a few exchanges we set up a phone interview. It was a quick interview, he simply asked questions about some of the more major points on my resume. Otherwise it was mostly a casual conversation, and I received an offer within approximately a week and a half of the interview.
Interview Question – None - It was very straight forward. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Co-Op Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at AMD in November 2013.
Interview Details – Got a call through employee referral.
Interview Question – Interview was really based just on resume Answer Question
Senior Program Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at AMD.
Interview Details – The recruiter was an outside contractor. All my interactions were professional and friendly. I was brought in for a second round of interviews to meet the Sr. Director and Director, which helped to increase my interest in the company overall. At the time, AMD was benefitting from a new product that was competitive to (exceeded in many ways) Intel's offering. AMD had also just landed a big customer that I worked for. Although, I found and applied for the position on my own online, AMD was very careful to ensure they were not poaching. Given this, my process took a bit longer. It was difficult to get an offer because AMD needed me to write a letter that showed my interest in them and my managers acknowledge (which I was not comfortable with) before they'd make me an offer. We eventually worked out the details and I was made an offer.
Interview Question – I don't remember. The interview process was very standard and not tricky or difficult. Possibly due to my level and the uniqueness of the role. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was an aggressive offer - 30% pay increase from where I was. However, the base was intended to compensate me for my salary and bonus at my current position.
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