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AMD Reviews

Updated August 15, 2014
Updated August 15, 2014
1,119 Reviews

3.3
1,119 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 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.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    Good for an Intern but very few career opportunities

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Austin campus is great

    Cons

    Very few incentives. Career opportunities are poor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Proud to work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Competent colleagues, sense of mission, nice cammputs

    Cons

    stress of layoffs frequently in the air

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    satisfied with the work culture

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    work is balanced and encourage innovation

    Cons

    not many cons as such

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    working from home, flexible hours, good base salary, unclear future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    The company lets you work from home most of the time, which is refreshing. Base salary is good, stocks/bonus not so much.

    Cons

    No proper communication within the company. AMD needs some 'google groups' infrastructure.
    Unstable future. Management doesn't focus on the right projects. Due to working from home, the office can feel empty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a world-wide communication network, not based on email, such as Google groups. Regularly ask for feedback from engineers about their manager.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 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

    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
  8. 1 person 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

    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

    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.  

    Good work ..Management sucks

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Freedom to do a lot of things..Innovate and learn

    Cons

    Sucky management. Ruthlessly directionless and disorganized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think twice before taking a step

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral 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

    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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