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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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AMD President & CEO Rory Read

Rory Read

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44% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company. Some of best engineers but too much layoff.

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsAMD is one of the oldest companies in Silicon Valley. There are many old engineers who are really diligent and respectable.
    Company is still driving some innovative projects. I mean new direction not only some new families of products.
    Flexible work schedule. Friendly coworkers.

    ConsToo much layoff which force lots of smart people leave. This is definitely a PAIN for a company in Silicon Valley. Especially, most directly join your competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't know if company still values loyalty. If so, how could you let your smart engineers leave? Engineers should have a big SAY for the products not marketing guys.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best company to work at

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgood quality of people and work, time flexibility at work is the best thing they offer. Company has head office in california but now a days every decision is taken in Austin

    Conscompany not making profit as the projects they are working are not good. they should motivate employees and should accept the new innovative ideas.

    Advice to Senior Managementshould do projects which are profitable

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

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    Sinking ship, layers and layers of upper management - Financial instability

    Verification Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFair testing infrastructure in place.
    Good software automation and several savvy employees.
    Flexibility and good work/life balance

    ConsLayers of mid management
    Poor resourcing - hiring and firing without planning
    No plan for future at this time

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of top heavy management, bring hands-on smart directors and VPs who understand the business model instead. For right now I don't what can be done to save the sinking ship.

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

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    Good work, poor decision by upper management

    Senior ASIC Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood work and great learning opportunities. Great lower level or immediate management. Always take your requests into consideration. Good work/life balance.

    ConsPoor benefits like stocks, bonus, increments. Poor upper management. Lacking innovation and foresight always playing catchup.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry taking risks instead of always playing safe and loosing out on new markets.

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

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    ASIC graphic hardware design

    Senior Hardware Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsCompany culture is great, and work is full of challenge, while there are some chances to do what you want to do. The cafeteria is also nice.

    ConsThe PC market is getting challenge from tablet and cellphone. Fushion is coming late. Company_level management need to be more insight.

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

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    OK

    Co-Op (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsI learned a lot during my internship there.

    ConsThere wasn't much planning about what I was going to do as a Intern there.

    Advice to Senior Management.

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

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    Great Learning experience and good work environment

    Design Engineer II (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsFolks are quite intelligent and amazing to work with.
    Good work ambience. You can see people work 24x7 out of interest. Lot of opportunities to learn

    ConsUnexpected LayOffs, no matter if you're a VP or an NCG

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

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    Very exciting

    Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGreat culture, very helpful peers and sharp managers. Some projects have startup kind of feeling. It's a great place to hone skills and grow.

    ConsUnstable roadmaps. Sometimes the work pressure is too high and sometimes it is too low. The upper management could be better organized and can have better vision.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a need to bring in better focus and vision for the company

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good people to work with

    Principal Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsI have had good success with my direct bosses. Hard work is rewarded by management. Great technology to work on.

    ConsCompany performance is very volatile. Many layoffs over the past 5 years. Your own performance may not be well rewarded if company is not performing well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSome stability would be appreciated.

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

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    It's a good starting job, but as it's a large company you have to fight to keep learning.

    Senior Physical Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThere are lots of colleagues who you can learn from, and as it's a large company, you can move around from group to group as you would like.

    ConsThe hours can be long depending on which part of the project cycle you are on. Sometimes it's not bad, but at crunch time, they can be really demanding.

    Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management needs to retain employees somehow. Lots of engineers are fleeing to Apple. AMD totally missed the mobile market, and they are still losing to Intel. The last time they excelled was during the AMD Opteron years, and they haven't done well since.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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