AMD Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
1,158 Reviews
3.2
1,158 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very laid back culture across the board and you can have an awesome work-life balance (in 109 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, pretty flexible work hours as long as you deliver on things (in 58 reviews)


Cons
  • This impacted work/life balance very negatively (in 23 reviews)

  • Senior management in marketing is a complete train wreck (in 51 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    ARM, x86, Graphics, SoC Know-How All Under One Roof

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Unmatched IP, brilliant new and young CEO, ambitious roadmaps, paving the way on "Semi-custom" SoCs for big customers.

    Cons

    Lots of change, competing with Intel is like fighting a gorilla on steroids who makes up all the rules of the fight. But Intel increasingly less relevant to AMD's future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on great products and customers, trust that Intel Inside has had its day, empower employees even more, do fewer great products even if it means missing out on some market segments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good technique, poor management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Much things to do, period!

    Cons

    Agree with your manager on everything, otherwise, game over!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do things correctly!

  3.  

    It's Challenging but in a Good Way

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm very happy working at AMD, yes it has had some ups and downs but that is everywhere and at AMD always provides opportunities to learn and grow to meet the challenges. My management team is smart, decisive and empowers me to do great work. We have awesome health care benefits and on par with everyone else on holidays, vacation, 401K, bonuses, etc. After 5 years I am still happy and not looking for another job

    Cons

    Wish we were downtown on the main transit lines, my commute to Southwest Parkway is rough,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Typical large tech company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    If you have a love for technology and the opportunity to change the computing industry this is a great company to work for. AMD is currently working on a lot of exciting new products, there are plenty of great projects to work on if you know what you’re looking for.

    Cons

    AMD is understaffed in certain areas and that makes it hard to have a good work life balance if you work in one of those areas. It can also be hard to find the resources needed to complete your job. Like most big tech companies it also feels like you are just a number to upper management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please put a big emphasis on improving the company culture and communication between business units and teams—the different business units/teams tend to keep separate which can make broad planning hard. Also keep pushing for cutting edge design wins, when we have great technology coming it’s easier for us to do our jobs and be inspired by them.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    As a contract employee the pay is above average but the short contract with little notice it was ending was shocking.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Above average pay. Flexible hours. Onsite cafeteria. One on one reviews with management every other week are great to stay on track of my goals and what is expected of me.

    Cons

    Short term contract. I was told I would be there a year but contract was cancelled after 6 months due to budget cuts. I was there once before and it lasted 18 months which was great so I expected to be there at least a year but they pulled the plug early which caught me by surprise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire too many contractors just to let them go after a few months. Utilize their unique skills and let them wear several hats and keep them around for a while. I have and always will be a loyal employee even as a contractor. I understand business is just business and contractors cost money so when the contract ends, it's not because I did something wrong. However, it would be nice to have the contact last at least as long as we are told it will.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Enriching experience to work at AMD

    Former Employee - Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Work culture, company values, team structures enhance learning environment

    Cons

    Many people appear to be leaving.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not as great as it used to be.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Good location, some good folks still around, great technology, but very immature processes and product development methodology.

    Cons

    Very limited opportunities to grow or develop. Performance- good or bad- is not rewarded or punished. No focus on keeping top talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    AMD Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance with time off as needed.

    Cons

    PC market on the decline. Difficult career advancement.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly managed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good co-workers, laid-back environment, work-life balance. Lenient on time off, if needed, on short notice e.g. having to pick up kids from school.

    Cons

    Poor management, empty promises, subpar compensation, hurry up and wait mentality, benefits slowly cut. When the going is good it's GOOD, but when it's bad it's UGLY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create value in your employees by cross-training, continuing education and inspiring. Don't make hiring decisions based on who has been your friend the longest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    down the way

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PMTS in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - PMTS in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    still there are good talent people

    Cons

    bad management and worst marketing/platform team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be fooled by those fellow and CTO which most know nothing but just politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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