AMD Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
1,131 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. 2 people 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.  

    Relaxing working environment

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible work hour
    nice manager/co-wokers
    -fair paid

    Cons

    - too many layoffs
    - projects aren't exciting

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD full-time

    Pros

    Good culture overall, personal/career growth depends on your manager.

    Cons

    you get special benefits if you stay there longer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    strategic decisions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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.  

    senior software engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, flexible working time

    Cons

    payed low, almost no perks those down years

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Used to be great place - but now completely ruined by new management

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Developer
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Developer

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Benefit, flexible hour, not very busy work environment. Salaries are competitive.

    Slow pace, very good work-life balance.

    Many people work from home and prepare to retire, only spend few hours access emails then shopping in Walmart or Costco.

    Cons

    Questionable and lack of direction by the company's leadership.

    30% people are overwhelmed, but other people having nothing to do. Many people abuse work from home perk who only spend 2 or 3 hours access company email then out shopping and BS very busy.

    Lots of senior managers with very limited experience. BU leadership does not seem to understand the consequences of their actions.

    Many good engineers gone, products qualities is decline resulted in an large amount of sustaining activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A lot of useless employee can hide here and do nothing but survive in several layoff because nepotism.

    Streamline the company and get rid of the numerous dead wood and only talk work from home unproductive people.

    You don't have time and money to make mistake again now or just turn off light in next few years, ARM cannot save this company and no margin. PC demand is back, Intel keeps making big money and dominate lucrative x86 server and laptop market. AMD is still losing market share, why ?

    Stop waste money in hiring people for PR and useless famous people. Hire bright and experienced managers and engineers to replace old and incompetent middle management.

    Please realize AMD has to innovate good products to make money, not selling aging, slow and hot lousy products.

    Moving jobs to India and then outsourcing it will not improve quality. All it does is frustrate the people having to deal with the age old bugs in the ever declining products' quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Proud to work here

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD full-time

    Pros

    Competent colleagues, sense of mission, nice cammputs

    Cons

    stress of layoffs frequently in the air

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work is balanced and encourage innovation

    Cons

    not many cons as such

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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