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AMD Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
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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.  

    Enriching experience to work at AMD

    Former Employee - Product Management in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - 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.

  2. 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
  3.  

    Average or lower workplace

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    Relaxing working environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - 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
  7. 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
  8.  

    working from home, flexible hours, good base salary, unclear future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    The company lets you work from home most of the time, which is refreshing. Base salary is good, stocks/bonus not so much.

    Cons

    No proper communication within the company. AMD needs some 'google groups' infrastructure.
    Unstable future. Management doesn't focus on the right projects. Due to working from home, the office can feel empty.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add a world-wide communication network, not based on email, such as Google groups. Regularly ask for feedback from engineers about their manager.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    huge learning experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than a 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
  10.  

    IT organization is terrible

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    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
  11.  

    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 a 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

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