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AMD Reviews in Markham, ON

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.1 112 reviews

48% Approve of the CEO

AMD President & CEO Rory Read

Rory Read

(46 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very laid back culture across the board and you can have an awesome work-life balance(in 101 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, pretty flexible work hours as long as you deliver on things(in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management in marketing is a complete train wreck(in 50 reviews)

  • This impacted work/life balance very negatively(in 20 reviews)

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    great learning experience, colleagues are great mentors

    Power Analysis Engineer (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood learning experience, people are very nice and knowledgeable

    Consresources are limited sometimes, getting help from another team might take a very long time

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent Company but needs better inter team cooperation.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood salary, friendly people, amazing learning environment for interns and new grad engineers.

    ConsCooperation between teams is pretty minimal and usually needs to go through several managing staff members before stuff gets done. Sometimes people are worried about job security and don't tell you exactly how to do certain tasks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote more job security and encourage more communication between teams. This might increase productivity.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good experience

    Test Engineer (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    Prosgood pay, nice people, good working environment

    Consrepetitive testing job, not much new technology

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    Politics galore

    Senior Product Engineer (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsStrong foundation in GPU division

    ConsHeavy politics through out the company and AMD brought over the politics into ATI post merger. Middle management from CPU side are only concerned about maintaining their entourage and do not appreciate what the GPU group has done in terms of technical efforts.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to minimize politics at the engineering/working level and boost company morale from middle management downward

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hardworking people

    Analog Design Engineer (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsGreat working environment, flexible hour.

    ConsWorking time is long sometimes.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    great working experience

    Internship Student (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    Prosget in touch with various tools and learned a lot from the work that I have been doing

    ConsAs an intern, there is no paid vocations.

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

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    Great experience, different kinds of work to do. High pressure environment

    Graphics Diagnostics and Development Engineer (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsMy manager was really nice, my team was very helpful and always willing to sit down and explain things

    ConsIndustry is kind of shaky with all the changes happening with ARM and x86

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease consider the engineers and their values and opinions

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

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    It used to be a great Canadian company ATI

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    Pros- Good salary and benefits
    - Good facility including underground parking and 24/7 gym

    ConsATI used to be one of the best Canadian companies around until AMD (A Major Disaster) took over. Since then it has been a nightmare. There has not been a year that there is no lay offs. The company has no future and no product that can compete. Their most valuable asset is graphics (old ATI) in which without them they would have been dead by now. No room for grow as the promotions are far away and between. Most employees are fed up and just awaiting to receive a package to leave.
    Senior management is clueless.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to board of director: Please fire all executives from senior directors and above and bring in some smart people to run this company before the company goes to the ground.

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

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    Good Company but Bad Management

    Lab Technician (Current Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsGood Gym and Location. Good colleague and it provide an environment to grow and lean

    ConsMoral and job security is low. Too many useless report without a real target for change or improvement

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    PEY Engineer

    PEY Engineer (Former Employee) Markham, ON (Canada)

    ProsPeople are nice and supportive
    There is a cafe in the floor
    The environment looks good
    Gym
    OK salary

    ConsSome PEYs/Co-ops had repetitive and boring jobs

    I feel interns are discriminated with small cubicles even though there may bigger cubicles which are empty

    At a higher level there is too much politics in the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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