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Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
1,120 Reviews

3.3
1,120 Reviews
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AMD President & CEO Rory Read
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379 Ratings

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 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
  2. 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
  3.  

    Co-op engineer Platform emulation team Austin TX

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    Former Employee - Co-Op Design Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Co-Op Design Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    It was an amazing learning experience. My team was supportive and nurturing. I gained a lot of first hand experience in ASIC based emulation. Best team and manager ever

    Cons

    For an intern no con's. A great first experience in the industry. Work load is a bit rigorous but totally enjoyable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more college grads

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    huge learning experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    always interesting projects, great people, comfortable working conditions

    Cons

    no problems, everything is thought out here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more documentation is needed

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice place to work and learn

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

    Pros

    work with a lot of talented and smart guys, the peer relationship is very good. Managers are nice. Can touch the cutting edge technologies.

    Cons

    a lot of re-org recent couple of years... team is short staffed, and need to work over time. Not every day, but maybe around 5 months out of 1 year.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    jt

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Tacoma, WA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Tacoma, WA

    Pros

    good company to work for

    Cons

    lots of competition in this market so you have to really aggressive !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just look at the bottom line and remember who actually do the jobs for you !

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Engineering

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    Pros

    Great engineering team.
    The company is not too large, so there are many opportunities for broadening your horizon.
    Decent work-life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation has not kept up with industry peers. The low stock price makes stock awards look small.
    The company has recovered from the hole it was in two years ago but it still has a long way to go before it is truly financially stable.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dumbfuckery

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They recognize how irrelevant location is for their workers

    Cons

    There isn't a manager in the bunch worth a damn wooden nickel. It's an environment of fear. Speak out of turn, consider yourself gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rory should have his head examined. He doesn't have a clue about how rotten his management teams are.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Technical position at AMD

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Development Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX

    Pros

    AMD has lots of freedom on work schedules.

    Cons

    Organization and product lines are in a little bit of a transition period now/

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More direction for current long term employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good people

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Lack of money, creativity and continuing to fight intel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Best wishes

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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