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AMD Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
1,211 Reviews
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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  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    satisfied with the work culture

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    work is balanced and encourage innovation

    Cons

    not many cons as such

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Take off the rose colored glasses

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great facilities in Austin. No micromanging

    Cons

    3 cycles behind the competition on product development, cut back engineers but keep hiring PR people. No focus on what market to be in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the market and stop trying to connivence the employees that everything is good.

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

    Entire Company Stuck in Neutral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    People are pretty cool. General culture is heavily weighted toward life before work. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Big disconnect between senior management and everyone else. Most people seem content to run out the clock. Very few shining stars -- most people who are destined for greatness find it elsewhere. Tremendous amount of inside politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and see what your company is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Confused company with uncertain direction

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of smart, driven people. Lots of room to use new tech and solve problems as you see fit, not much micro managing.

    Cons

    AMD has a history of feast and famine that it never seems to be able to shake. One year you are getting a bonus, the next year half your team gets laid off. Uncertainty is a constant at AMD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good people. Potential and thirst to do more. in 2014 and 2015 a lot of uncertainty. next two years are more of a gamble

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    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    people, learning opportunities in 2014 and 2015 (because of struggling state of business), great work-life balance, good ideas for future products,
    the CEO has good ideas and focus, but having a difficult time changing behavior and inbuilt culture. recent high level changes in org structure look promising, but hopefully not too late.

    Cons

    high future uncertainty, cutting costs, unaligned processes, too many execs.
    the company is trying to get ahead of its competitor but not really focusing on a few things. instead they are trying to everything. as a result, they are losing in the market, despite the big console win. lacks clear accountability for actions/results, most of the time people accept delays in results or failures a little too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    same as most other companies...nothing stellar about the management here. they need to get their act straight and chart out a clear and brutally honest path. stop all unwanted processes, get lean in structure and focus on just a few important things, with clear accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good work ..Management sucks

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Freedom to do a lot of things..Innovate and learn

    Cons

    Sucky management. Ruthlessly directionless and disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think twice before taking a step

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Co-op engineer Platform emulation team Austin TX

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    Former Employee - Co-Op Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Co-Op Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was an amazing learning experience. My team was supportive and nurturing. I gained a lot of first hand experience in ASIC based emulation. Best team and manager ever

    Cons

    For an intern no con's. A great first experience in the industry. Work load is a bit rigorous but totally enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more college grads

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Nice place to work and learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work with a lot of talented and smart guys, the peer relationship is very good. Managers are nice. Can touch the cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    a lot of re-org recent couple of years... team is short staffed, and need to work over time. Not every day, but maybe around 5 months out of 1 year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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