AMD
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www.amd.com Sunnyvale, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 9, 2014
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3.1 1,091 reviews

                             

51% Approve of the CEO

AMD President & CEO Rory Read

Rory Read

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Pros:
  • "Good work/life balance, pretty flexible work hours as long as you deliver on things"
    in 98 reviews
  • "Flexible work hours, great working environment"
    in 51 reviews
Cons:
  • "Senior management in marketing is a complete train wreck"
    in 50 reviews
  • "work life balance not there in ECO cycle"
    in 19 reviews
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    Excellent company to work for

    Consultant (Former Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment, good for personal growth, good comp and salary. You will be working in with some smart people. You will also work with the latest cutting edge techonologies

    ConsAs is the case with any hardware company, time to market is the most important thing so to balance work and life is a challenge for anyone and sometimes late hours may be required to achieve targets

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Work culture

    Senior Mask Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Boston, MA

    ProsGood Manager
    leadership
    good compensation
    can work from home
    Friendly environment

    Conslayoffs
    low bonuses
    not many benefits
    not many employee discounts
    bad vacation policy

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Changing for the better

    ASIC/Layout Design Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Orlando, FL

    ProsThere is a lot of opportunity to grow and direct your career. The company is fairly open, decisions seem to be communicated when they are made, and we are generally free to cross chat between teams. Most low to mid level managers seem to have been engineers, so they tend to have a good grasp over the full process of the groups they manage. Most of the high level mangers have been with AMD or some other semiconductor company for most of their careers. In the Orlando office, we have been hiring a lot of younger engineers.

    ConsChanges to catch up with the market have caused a lot of shifts over the past couple years. Pay is competitive, but not great. Internal awards tend to go to customer facing teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo more to encourage communication between groups; more social events.

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

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    waiting for the transform

    ASIC Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros1. lots of things to learn for a young engineer

    Cons1. communications between global teams
    2. work/life balance

    Advice to Senior Management1. make the work place more enjoyable
    2. no more layoffs

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

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    alright place to work

    Program Manager (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsLots of great engineering staff to work with
    Work can be interesting if you can get in the right department

    ConsSalaries are average unless you are in management position.
    AMD strives for average benefits.
    Management doesn't not really want people who think out of the box and question them - just say yes and be quiet.
    Newer management hasn't a clue about what's going on. I think they are just there to collect their parachutes and move on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTo change the culture of a company you might first try attempting to improve the company instead of blaming your employees for their lack of work and and in attention to the customer.

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

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    it was a nice experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly environment. Learnt a lot.

    ConsI don't think there is a down side for an intern

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Smart people here. Bad finance situation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart people here. Warm hearted. Good gym.

    ConsBad finance situation. Very less job transfer when people leaving.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink long term, for the whole company

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

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    Hectic Place to work at

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsLots of very smart people, can have interesting products depending on which sub division you are in

    ConsChaotic, highly political, despite a reasonably flat organization very title driven, if you are not part of one of the fiefdoms you are not valuable

    Advice to Senior Managementstop thinking that Austin is the center of the universe and think about long term strategy not next quarter

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Stressful

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people and interesting challenges

    ConsRoles are very compartmentalized. Not encouraged to expand your scope.

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