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Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
1,228 Reviews
3.1
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AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su
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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.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than a 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
  2.  

    AMD, Canada

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work, people, compensation, flexibility and culture

    Cons

    Work sometimes is too specialized.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company hope they focus on fewer things

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good team, fast paced environment. Lot of interesting opportunities even for junior folks.

    Cons

    short staffed in terms of resources and can impact your work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to focus on fewer SoC, can't afford to go after all markets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Co-op Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Main advantage of working at AMD is, Company is not performing up to the mark and there are layoffs going on coz of which there is a resource crunch. Because of this Co-ops are the ones who are most benefitted. They are given a lot of responsibilities which is expected out of a co-op term. I got to learn a lot of things. My manager made me a project lead for the next assignment. I don't think this is possible in any other companies.

    Cons

    No fulltime opportunities. They only hire co-ops and get their work done at low cost. Good business strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No comments

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Typical Tech Boys Club

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Can learn a lot if self-motivated

    Cons

    Can only go so far up the ladder and get on good projects if you are not one of the boys. Sr Management talks about diversity and has committed to solving the problem. Great females keep walking out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop saying you will address the issue just to appease the crowd.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    leaving AMD soon

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    great place to learn; work-life balance fair; many great, hard-working co-workers; can be rewarded if among chosen few

    Cons

    consistently distressed, unstable environment; risky place to earn a living with questionable opportunity for reward; many self-serving co-workers; one can drop from chosen few status quickly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    find the opex bottom soon and stabilize the company so people who stay can find true hope; stop focusing on org structure changes and execute; too early to rate Dr. Su... her predecessor was handed a mess and gave it his all...time will tell

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

    Stay away from AMD Server Group (Seamicro)

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Not really many pro's.

    Cons

    The management is immature and does not know their industry, which is why they have not sold anything and are struggling. AMD laid off 7 percent of their workforce while the server group had a 17 percent layoff which tells a lot. They are not innovative with their product design, Supermicro has more server innovation than this group does.
    Engineering is horrible in being able to support sales. We had to send engineers out to customers sites for weeks to get a system running.
    They will try to sell you on how great their product is and how great they are doing, don't listen to them as it is all a sham. They are struggling, have sub par engineering and do not have a clue on the server market.
    LAYOFFS ABOUND, STAY AWAY FROM AMD!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the server industry or get rid of the upper level management and replace them with someone who knows enterprise datacenters, the cloud or anything beyond their own arrogance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Your experience will depend on which business unit you work in

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The benefits that the company provides (health care, time off, etc..) are better than some companies. All of the managers that I have worked for have been supportive of taking time off to take care of your family when needed.

    Cons

    Lots of change occurring within the company right now. There have been layoffs and management changes recently. The company seems like it is trying to figure out how its going to survive the next three to five years and is not sure what it wants to make/do (are we... a CPU?, GPU?, embedded processor company?). I feel that the board of directors and the executive management are trying to throw anything at the wall and see what sticks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please figure out what you want so that we can help you get there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Developer II in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    - very flexible working time,
    - laid-back and casual work place,
    - nice building,
    - gym, restaurant,
    - nice people

    Cons

    - lack of experienced software engineers - geeks,
    - a lot of arrogate people,
    - time pressure,
    - management not technical with lack of basic knowledge from industry stand point,
    - hardware very poor, computers used to work on were old and slow,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think wider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great first company

    • 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 full-time

    Pros

    This is a great place to start a career.

    I came straight out of college and worked with some extremely humble talented people that I've learned so much from.

    Cons

    Takes a while to get a promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My management was great. No advice.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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