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AMD Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated Jul 25, 2014
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3.2 142 reviews

21% Approve of the CEO

AMD President & CEO Rory Read

Rory Read

(31 ratings)

47% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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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    Hectic Place to work at

    Senior Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsLots of very smart people, can have interesting products depending on which sub division you are in

    ConsChaotic, highly political, despite a reasonably flat organization very title driven, if you are not part of one of the fiefdoms you are not valuable

    Advice to Senior Managementstop thinking that Austin is the center of the universe and think about long term strategy not next quarter

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    waiting for the transform

    ASIC Design Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros1. lots of things to learn for a young engineer

    Cons1. communications between global teams
    2. work/life balance

    Advice to Senior Management1. make the work place more enjoyable
    2. no more layoffs

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good employees, bad management

    Senior Design Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIntelligent, hardworking employees. Work-life balance. You'll get to meet great people who want to do their jobs well, and you may even learn a lot from them.

    ConsBenefits and perks are minimal. Leadership is void at best. Too many fiefdoms, management don't listen to employees. Career growth is very limited at best, and you constantly have this nagging feeling that you'll get laid off at any time.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNot sure if management is doing what's best for themselves or for the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great technology but going downside

    Smts (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsCPU and GFX are good design topic which requires lots of skill and talent people to work on and can learn lots of new skills

    Consmost of fellow and CTO are useless and don't bring any innovation and guideline for the company

    Advice to Senior Managementlay off most of CTO and fellows

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sr. Design Engineer

    Senior Design Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe best thing was a nice work like balance and also nice people to with. Another good reason was that it does a lot of things, so you can potentially work on some things that you like.

    ConsThe biggest con for me, was that salary was not at the market level and with minimal bonus etc, you pretty much grow very slowly financially.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensate people in sync with the market

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very good company to work for or with.

    Senior Mask Designer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThey use the latest in technology tools and processes. They have very experienced engineers which allows you to get your work done in a timely manner

    ConsThey are a big company and it sometimes takes longer for paperwork to get processed or issues to get addressed.

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    good engineers, weak executives, bad managers, highly dysfunctional

    Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgreat graphics technology, good work-life balance most of the time, some good research opportunities, relaxed work ethic, nice coworkers, not too much local politics

    Consthis company is a chronic underachiever and so cannot attract talented executives (who are compensated in relation to the company profits). managers range from incompetent to lackluster. An engineering career will go nowhere here but you may gain valuable experience.

    Advice to Senior Managementresign and break up the company

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    AMD CPU engineering

    Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGreat people, very open culture of contribution

    ConsOverall company picture not very solid

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore merit based promotions

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Sr.Ic mask layout design

    Senior IC Masklyout Design (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsAMD is the best place to work

    ConsAMD is no down side

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Best

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    Cutting edge technology at work,

    Senior Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros- Good work/life balance, pretty flexible work hours as long as you deliver on things
    - Good talent, and great learning experience, some awesome folks to work with
    - Pretty casual environment

    ConsNothing really, if you can do a bit of self management work is good. One can always keep complaining about money, but thats not what I particularly target.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease sort out things especially with Global Foundry .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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