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AMD Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
1,206 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    huge learning experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    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
  2.  

    Good people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

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

    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
  3.  

    IT organization is terrible

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Operations in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Operations in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule
    Decent pay
    Good gym

    Cons

    IT organization budget has been slashed
    Leadership in the company is terrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves and hire someone to replace you

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great opportunities for a career path

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - principal member of staff engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - principal member of staff engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent Profesional Culture; professionalism and great personal respect.
    Exciting project to work on

    Cons

    Some organizations have a top down modus of operandus. Some preferential treatment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give equal opportunityto women.
    More effective leadership , lead by example.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Work is nice but compensation not !!

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    Current Employee - ASIC/Layout Design Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC/Layout Design Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Work can be very challenging and fun depending on what team you get into
    Very laid back culture across the board and you can have an awesome work-life balance
    Career growth opportunities are ok ok.
    Very good benefits and 401k plan

    Cons

    Compensation could be very challenging
    General image of the company is not that good in the industry and recent layoffs has made it worse
    Usually no difference in bonus/pay hikes between high and average performers
    Lot of good people have left. So only few people are remaining and others are new

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the current plan and focus on execution

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I enjoyed working at AMD

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Flat organization - managing your own work
    Personal growth - provide trainings

    Cons

    Compensation - on the low side
    Work/Life balance - night calls

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good place for your career if you want to learn and ok with frequent organization changes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Current Work environment and culture

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    Current Employee - SMTS Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - SMTS Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge. Allow innovation and new ideas. Projects are very relevant. Work across many sites in Asia, India and North America.

    Cons

    Does not have money to hire and work machines and cad. Teams are stressed with current resources. Have to fight to get needed computing resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When profitable hire more people

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    A stress-filled constant-panic circus

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    AMD is always working on leading-edge designs, other than the fact that thanks to foundry realities, they can't work on the same process node as Intel.
    My contract hourly rate was good, but very limited benefits were available to purchase.
    The coffee was good.

    Cons

    I often found that the tools and flows often didn't work, leading to broken builds of the chip or block. This would happen most when results were most eagerly needed.
    The stress I constantly felt to get results while the tools weren't working was very stifling.
    On top of this, many of my co-workers were very unfriendly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Get your tools and flows to work cleanly;
    2. While we have to work hard, encourage weekends and nights off
    3. Try to hire more "balanced" people. American citizens usually are...e

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    A struggling company that tries all tricks to make ends meet

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

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

    Pros

    This applied to graphics side of the company. They do good work. Leaders in the market. At least some people are good.

    Cons

    Old fashioned company where things are hard to change and Sr people are too far behind in the use of technology. Company goes to any length to save money including not giving any raises and almost breaking job contracts yet doing it in such a way that you can't sue.

    Get the job contracts reviewed by someone experienced or even by an attorney. They often have clauses that will allows them to make compensation look better on paper than they actually are. A lot of people who don't care and know the company won't fire them. If you are manager, and new, hard to survive. Everyone above you will act like they own your group!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better. Don't try to outsmart them in their compensations. Treat them better genuinely.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    waiting for the transform

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at AMD full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. lots of things to learn for a young engineer

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. make the work place more enjoyable
    2. no more layoffs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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