AMD Reviews

Updated August 29, 2014
Updated August 29, 2014
1,125 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Good for an Intern but very few career opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Austin campus is great

    Cons

    Very few incentives. Career opportunities are poor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    AMD has high potential that may never be realized

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    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director of Software Engineering in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great group of people trying to do the right thing. Located in Austin (which is a big plus). Ambidextrous is an interesting approach and one only AMD can follow. Pay was decent.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs create a culture of risk aversion just when risk taking is needed. Inability to execute on the processor side has made it hard to succeed. High long term debt combined with shrinking PC market makes outlook doubtful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make certain that the time spent on strategic plans in longer than the half-life of those plans.

    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 for more than a 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.  

    SR.Verification Engg

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours, good management

    Cons

    Can be more technical and well defined.

    Neutral Outlook
  8. 2 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 for 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
  9.  

    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 for 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Used to be fun, great folks to work with, lack of a strong leader

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    pays alright, great working level folks, used to have a very good family culture and a mindset to be something great and different.

    Cons

    Weak sales and marketing, unrealistic executive team only wants to tell stories for one reason - stock price

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe board members could decide if you get to keep your job but your team decides your reputation in this industry. Folks are smarter than you think.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person 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 for 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

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