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Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
1,190 Reviews
3.1
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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 113 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, pretty flexible work hours as long as you deliver on things (in 59 reviews)


Cons
  • This impacted work/life balance very negatively (in 25 reviews)

  • Senior management in marketing is a complete train wreck (in 51 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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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at AMD full-time (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.  

    good working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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
  3.  

    No direction, always following the leader

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to learn and the general people in the company are great to work with. The company as a whole was developing some great technologies but along the way, managed to sell off that IP.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't have a grasp on where technology is going. Always following the leader with no innovation. Lots of politics between management. Lots of silos being created between groups which makes the work flow very difficult to function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start becoming a true leader and change the culture from the TOP going DOWN. Stop blaming the work force for poor direction the company is going and start taking risks on actually creating new products that means something. Think out of the box. Time to change the AMD way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work culture
    Austin campus is great

    Cons

    Very few incentives. Career opportunities are poor

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entire Company Stuck in Neutral

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

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

    Pros

    People are pretty cool. General culture is heavily weighted toward life before work. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Big disconnect between senior management and everyone else. Most people seem content to run out the clock. Very few shining stars -- most people who are destined for greatness find it elsewhere. Tremendous amount of inside politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and see what your company is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Take off the rose colored glasses

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great facilities in Austin. No micromanging

    Cons

    3 cycles behind the competition on product development, cut back engineers but keep hiring PR people. No focus on what market to be in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the market and stop trying to connivence the employees that everything is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    SR.Verification Engg

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flexible Work Hours, good management

    Cons

    Can be more technical and well defined.

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good people. Potential and thirst to do more. in 2014 and 2015 a lot of uncertainty. next two years are more of a gamble

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Planning Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    people, learning opportunities in 2014 and 2015 (because of struggling state of business), great work-life balance, good ideas for future products,
    the CEO has good ideas and focus, but having a difficult time changing behavior and inbuilt culture. recent high level changes in org structure look promising, but hopefully not too late.

    Cons

    high future uncertainty, cutting costs, unaligned processes, too many execs.
    the company is trying to get ahead of its competitor but not really focusing on a few things. instead they are trying to everything. as a result, they are losing in the market, despite the big console win. lacks clear accountability for actions/results, most of the time people accept delays in results or failures a little too much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    same as most other companies...nothing stellar about the management here. they need to get their act straight and chart out a clear and brutally honest path. stop all unwanted processes, get lean in structure and focus on just a few important things, with clear accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good work ..Management sucks

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

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 5 years)

    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

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