AMD Reviews

Updated October 1, 2014
Updated October 1, 2014
1,138 Reviews
3.3
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Very laid back culture across the board and you can have an awesome work-life balance (in 107 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, pretty flexible work hours as long as you deliver on things (in 57 reviews)


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

  • This impacted work/life balance very negatively (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    Work culture, company values, team structures enhance learning environment

    Cons

    Many people appear to be leaving.

  2.  

    Roller Coaster ride for both company health and management effectiveness

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    There are a ton of good people. Fun to work for the underdog.

    Cons

    You get very tired of having layoffs constantly hanging over you. Great ideas start at the top, but middle mgmt never fully buys in. Severe lack of communication down the management chain

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to rebuild employee loyalty and trust.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Security

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    Former Employee - Security  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Security in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the best command centers in the industry.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, poor hiring of qualified personnel who are able to do the job, way too much unnecessary paperwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work when business is good

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging and interesting when times are good and it really can feel like you are making a difference

    Cons

    Business can be hit or miss and this can provide many stressing points - work load, job security, outsourcing, technical focus, etc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Had some great products, but overall an average company

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

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

    Pros

    Typical mid-sized high-tech company; flexible working hours (depending on your team/group/boss); most employees are nice and helpful; senior management confident turning around (they always do, don't they).

    Cons

    Surviving in a very competitive industry which is declining / not-growing, and whose market could shift quickly; hard workers work really hard, but easy worker work easy; average compensation; smaller cubical sizes; regular/annual restructuring and/or layoff; not enough investments and resources in many areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go private and restructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Relaxing working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible work hour
    nice manager/co-wokers
    -fair paid

    Cons

    - too many layoffs
    - projects aren't exciting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD full-time

    Pros

    Good culture overall, personal/career growth depends on your manager.

    Cons

    you get special benefits if you stay there longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strategic decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great Team members. Talent engineers and personels.

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    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Products. Great Engineering thinking.

    Cons

    Lousy CFO. Messed up big time on acquisition and financing. Everybody suffered for this terrible, mismanagement, hyprocritical CFO.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Incompetent leadership leading company on a long-term slide and sell-off of assets

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    Former Employee - Engineering  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Worked with some good people there. And some who acted like friends but weren't.

    Cons

    Top management ultimately lays off or runs off great people and back fills with less qualified people. Head of engineering is worst I've experienced. One prominent engineering fellow throws tantrums and gets away with it. And those who don't do things exactly how he wants are slandered and their careers torpedoed. Amazing that leadership lets this happen to so many good people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a new board and new top management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good working environment

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The engineering projects are interesting with lots of technical challenges. The work environment is also quite good with minimum politics since there are less meetings.

    Cons

    The unstable financial condition of the company is a problem since there have been layoffs in the past few years.
    The company can also provide more training for employees so employees can pick up the most advance technology.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide more training for employees and provide a stable financial condition for employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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