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AMD Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
153 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    technically its great place to work

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Jose, CA

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Technically its great place to work. You can learn and gain a lot of technical knowledge and expertise.
    There is enough work on plate so you will never be idle.

    Cons

    Pay and bonus are not good. Bad top management decision on defining the product line.
    Work life balance is poor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Define a strong product line and diversify the business..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Company has 'blah' culture and employees are not used to winning

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    Former Employee - Corporate Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Corporate Vice President in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Good compensation. Health care is average. Onsite gym and cafeteria.

    Cons

    Cafeteria food is below average. People in general are very process and rules focused rather than doing what's best for the business. Thought it is "headquartered" in Sunnyvale, the center of power is really in Austin. No ESPP. Legal has an unbalanced amount of power compared to other large companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a bigger/better Silicon Valley presence and move more decision making down to the business units. Slash the red tape and fear of always getting sued. Be aggressive and create a winning culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good teams, not much growth opportunity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work with great and loyal people in the industry but many of them are burnt out due to continuous restructure.

    Cons

    little work-life balance, many people are over worked for an extended period of time and burnt out. the management is doing little about this and some great people have left the company as a result.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Average or lower workplace

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Potentially good work/life balance if you don't have too many conference calls in off hours.
    Challenging projects

    Cons

    Potentially (very) bad work/life balance because projects are often executed at too many sites. A lot of off-hours conference calls and work.
    Customer satisfaction is not a high priority at AMD. Continuing financial challenges make people to focus on internal matters rather than customers.
    Too frequent changes in product roadmap and plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize customer statisfaction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Enriching experience to work at AMD

    Former Intern - Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Work culture, company values, team structures enhance learning environment

    Cons

    Many people appear to be leaving.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    down the way

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    Current Employee - PMTS in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - PMTS in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    still there are good talent people

    Cons

    bad management and worst marketing/platform team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't be fooled by those fellow and CTO which most know nothing but just politics

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

    Relaxing working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD as an intern (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
  9.  

    bad performance

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    basically none, a sinking company

    Cons

    poor payment, no future, sinking

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 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 (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
  11.  

    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

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