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Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
1,255 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company. No regrets.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Challenging job. Innovative company. Fun

    Cons

    Can't think of any, actually.

  2.  

    Great exposure

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

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    working environment, peers, products, community

    Cons

    market competition, product portfolio, revenue achievement, asian presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Amd

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

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Flexible time.
    Good colleagues.
    Different culture

    Cons

    Not exciting
    My project is kind of boring, not good for young guys.

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  5.  

    Summer Internship Review

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Pros

    -Able to work with a team that was very close and helped one another
    -Able to work closely with a mentor to complete internship goal

    Cons

    -None that I can think of

  6.  

    Amazing individuals, enormous potential

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

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work/life balance, good pay

    Cons

    Untapped potential, yearly workforce reductions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain results oriented accoutability

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great environment for a job in this field in Colorado

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Design Engineer I in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging, fun, and rewarding! There are a ton of interesting people and a lot of the team members enjoy each others company and it's a pretty good group. Pay is competitive, location is amazing, Importantly, the mid-level management (who the engineers deal with) is VERY flexible with hours, with taking time off, with load balancing in difficult times. I've literally never been overworked. Barring compute limitations, there's not a lot of excessive meetings and red tape to do actual work, the engineering team is pretty efficient.

    Cons

    There's not much effort put into training because there are a lot of smart stubborn people around who eventually just figure things out the hard way, but that's just stupid and frankly inefficient. The engineering team needs to better communicate concepts and strategies to each other and to new hires. There's a lot of people in their own world and like things done their own way, but this is unhealthy because if you don't collaborate and communicate then there are going to be different peoples' expectations that are at odds with each other. I don't think this is done intentionally though and most are courteous enough to take time to help you understand and open minded enough to change their minds if need be.

    HEALTH CARE PLAN is lackluster (although it's essentially free) - little to no coverage for mental health, and if you want to see a specialist or go to urgent care, better start putting some $ into your HSA. It's about to get even worse too as the company will not seed HSA's in the coming years, so it's no better than out of pocket for most people. The more pricey plans don't have enough value for most people to warrant consideration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give us a better health care plan. I know for a FACT there are several of us who need better mental health care but are too embarrassed to say anything, and for a job that relies so much on the brain, it's really important that it works well.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent work environment, flexible hours, and resourceful/friendly coworder

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    AMD is a great place to work - coworkers are friendly and resourceful. The hour is flexible, and working from home is not an issue. Managers tries to accommodate what people want to learn and grow. There are always interesting work.

    Cons

    There are layoff frequently - almost every year, range from 5-15%. Company is not growing and constantly in cost-down mode.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The senior management need to come up with a plan to turn AMD around to build competitive products and increases market shares.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great colleagues

    Cons

    Health insurance could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    I was very happy working for AMD, and was in for the long term.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    This is a "scrappy" company that has been through many ups and downs over the years, but has always fought hard to persevere. They have attracted good, strong CEOs. Many employees have been around for 10 years or more, in spite of regular layoffs in the last 6 or 8 years.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't seem to stay for the long term, which hurts continuity. VP level execs come and go on a regular basis (2 years seems most common). Their prime focus often appears to be on change. Not that change is all bad, but change for the sake of putting another bullet point on your resume, regardless of results, does not benefit the company in the long term. Change is disruptive, so should be well thought out beyond a two year time frame.

  11.  

    a lot of workload due to recent layoffs

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

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    flexible working hours.
    they dont micro manage as long as you deliver

    Cons

    workforce are spread too thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many people in upper management. lots of VPs to something. lots of senior managers to some role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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