AMD Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
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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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  1.  

    enjoyed the work

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at AMD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    * there are many knowledgeable engineers to learn from, nice to work with
    * get to expose to wider technical area than some competitors
    * typically flexible work schedules
    * proud to be one of the very few companies to design everyday and high end CPUs

    Cons

    * not paying well at least for recent years (the company is in bad shape financially)
    * medical benefit so so

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better rewards to employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Finally turning around

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    -Opportunity to work on cutting edge technology.
    - Very knowledgable co-workers.
    -Well managed projects.
    -Company finally turning around and focusing on execution.

    Cons

    -Cash position not very good for turnaround.
    - Too many layoffs in the past two years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company for senior level people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good Work/life balance
    Good Work culture
    Competitive Salary
    Young engineers may not learn well rounded skills

    Cons

    Work not so challenging and repetitive
    Hard to move up the ladder

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to be proactive and make good decisions. They should stop the company going into this constant up and down cycles. They need to communicate better with the employees about the direction the company is going in and the roadmap.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    boss is nice.

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    team work and smart workers there.

    Cons

    payment to me is not so bad, but not so good as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    they are good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company. Some of best engineers but too much layoff.

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

    I have been working at AMD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    AMD 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.

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don'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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Best company to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good 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

    Cons

    company 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 ManagementAdvice

    should do projects which are profitable

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Verification Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Verification Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    ASIC graphic hardware design

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at AMD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Company 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.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK

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    Current Employee - Co-Op  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Co-Op in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at AMD as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I learned a lot during my internship there.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Learning experience and good work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at AMD full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Folks 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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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