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Updated July 2, 2015
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Pros
  • Good Pay but don't expect work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Flexible Work Hours, good management (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance for multiple reasons (in 27 reviews)

  • Poor senior management just in it for padding their own pockets while the ship sinks (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Design Engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Awesome work environment is provided

    Cons

    I found nothing in my 3 months of internship.


  2. Overall good people to work with

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented team, good to work with.

    Cons

    Company financial position not great

    Advice to Management

    NA


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great team, awesome work, terrible pay

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    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer II in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My team is full of very smart and helpful engineers. My work is great, I never repeat the same day twice. Even though I'm a junior engineer, my opinions are valued and respected and I feel that the work I'm doing is important. I do feel that we have good products coming in on the market and are doing a decent job and research and development despite our financial situation.

    Cons

    The only downside is the pay. My initial pay I hired on as was on par with pay everyone else. However, the actual promotions and raises are very small, even though I had stellar reviews. I saw a lot of good people leave AMD within my short time I've been there. I've also seen multiple rounds of layoffs, which broadcasts AMD's instability. While our products are great, having great products is less than half the battle. We still struggle getting customers for these products and no sales = no profits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your engineers happy with their pay. I bet that's the number one reason so many great engineers are leaving. Give them a reason to stay.


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  5. good company

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    Current Employee - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company and with many technical colleagues, can learn lots of interesting things.

    Cons

    The business can not still find the new resource of growth, lots of intelligent engineers have leaved this company.

    Advice to Management

    make decision is simple, but need to take the decision into reality more quickly.


  6. Event Specialist

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    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very focused on winning. The people are nice and the work environment is good. Very flexible in terms of working from home.

    Cons

    Not great pay and a lot of work due to a decrease in the number of employees because of layoffs.


  7. Depressing

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Not really any as they have fallen so far behind every other semiconductor company….it's sad to see a company that once cherished its position as the underdog who kept coming through with innovation to compete with Intel fall into malaise.

    Cons

    Depressing, no time to innovate, no time to think, all decisions are about cost and how to stay alive in the short term.


  8. Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Close to many restaurants for lunch. Nice campus.

    Cons

    Saw literally thousands of layoffs over 3 year span.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. Sr. Marketing Manager

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

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Working in an innovative market

    Cons

    The company is slowly bleeding to death while it tries to reinvent itself as a semi-custom silicon supplier. Unfortunately, the layoffs and lack of capital make it difficult for AMD to develop new IP that might attract interest in its semi-custom capabilities. With steady layoffs the work atmosphere is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a market, traditional PC client, server, IoT... something and focus. It is too easy for others to role their own when it comes to SoCs by licensing from ARM. The semi-custom idea is a dead end because most of AMD's IP is consumer (graphics) or 2nd class (CPUs) to be attractive to new markets needing semi-custom designs.


  10. SMTS

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johns Creek, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Johns Creek, GA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very nice team work environment

    Cons

    There are more pros than cons


  11. MTS

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD full-time

    Pros

    working with great people and technology

    Cons

    Job overhead to meet goal



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