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Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
1,213 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Potentially good work/life balance if you don't have too many conference calls in off hours (in 114 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, pretty flexible work hours as long as you deliver on things (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • short staffed in terms of resources and can impact your work life balance (in 27 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Good place to work for a few years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Very interesting job. Great projects to work on.
    Very knowledgeable, detailed, friendly engineers.
    Relaxed environment.
    Flexible working schedules.
    Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    Company is in perpetual crisis. Morale is frequently low.
    Personal growth is slow, sometimes very slow.
    Salary is below average.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make up your minds on what is wrong with AMD and fix it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    GOOD CULTURE

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Management appreciate and recognize hard work

    Cons

    unstable industry, management strategy does not have long term goal

  3.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    coworker is nice,and that is good

    Cons

    lack of training and compensation

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  5.  

    Talented, personal, and ambitious employees.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at AMD as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The folks in the graphics division are outstanding. Technically challenging work and a passionate group make for a strong work environment.

    Cons

    Lots of pieces of the business that are no longer profitable, difficult time right now as the focus shifts to mobile, embedded, servers, etc., from desktops.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good pay and benefits, bad environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, good pay, engineers are passionate about their work.

    Cons

    Senior leaders (director and above) cannot make a decision without agreement from everyone; Nothkng gets done. Culture of blame and fear. Promotion is near impossible, so many titles and job responsibilities are not aligned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take responsibility for your errors, don't punish people for making a mistake, be respectful of your employees.

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

    Software management is clueless.

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Engineers in general are reasonable.

    Cons

    A company that does not know how to build or market software that runs on their CPUs or GPUs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There is money to be made by building good software products and marketing them properly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    technically its great place to work

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Technically its great place to work. You can learn and gain a lot of technical knowledge and expertise.
    There is enough work on plate so you will never be idle.

    Cons

    Pay and bonus are not good. Bad top management decision on defining the product line.
    Work life balance is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a strong product line and diversify the business..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good teams, not much growth opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with great and loyal people in the industry but many of them are burnt out due to continuous restructure.

    Cons

    little work-life balance, many people are over worked for an extended period of time and burnt out. the management is doing little about this and some great people have left the company as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Tough times for awhile

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    People (in general) and my team were really great to work with. Nice campus. I learned a lot by working for them.

    Cons

    Not a very stable environment for the time being. Have had multiple reductions-in-force this last year, when they were supposed to have planned adequately for next few year's requirements 2 RIFs back. Hard to keep believing the plan when they tell you the same thing each time and then 9 months later, it happens again.

  11.  

    Its who you know, not what you know that's going to keep you at AMD

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - Good experience which will help you in future
    - Flexible work schedule

    Cons

    - Hard work and commitment means nothing when it comes to layoffs, which is common here at AMD
    - Product delays are common which could lead to it being scrapped.. so when the ship sinks, make sure you are not on board

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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