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Updated Jul 7, 2014
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AMD President & CEO Rory Read

Rory Read

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Valuable experience, but no career growth

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsVery bright, assertive, talented people. Big budgets, opportunities to work on large projects in a variety of formats. Pays fairly well, but make sure to come in as high as possible because promotions and raises are only for the loudest noisemakers and people who show steady results and growth over time are ignored. Flexible schedules.

    ConsWithout a disciplined structure all those talented, assertive people walk all over each other and spend more time fighting amongst themselves than against the competition. Huge wastes of time, energy, enthusiasm, and ultimately, money. No continuity in planning over time - the latest, coolest, most exciting thing gets the attention whenever new leadership comes in. Existing projects, priorities and people are scrapped. Expect nothing to last more than 6 months.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline, streamline, streamline. Gut the VP, Director and Sr. Mgr ranks. Install some sense of process or order. Stop hiring big talkers who sound good but can't do anything. (*cough* Colette LaForce). Make sure salaries for similar roles align.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company and Philosophy

    Human Resources Analyst (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsEasy to talk to Upper Management, Benefits, Culture, Work/Life Balance

    ConsSalary offered could be better

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

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    Some hope but difficult times

    Marketing Team (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsCompany with some tremendous talent, but many have become disengaged or have left for other opportunities.
    The turnaround strategy seems sound, but may be to0 far behind to catch up.
    Fairly flexible schedule overall so there can be a balance.

    ConsAgree with some of the other marketing posts that bringing in someone who talks a good game with little true experience or leadership has hurt the marketing team significantly. Many from the team have left due to poor treatment and lack of leadership. As the team shrinks many positions are not being refilled so that does put a fair amount of stress on the people that remain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a few minutes to talk to the employees who are a few layers down from the top. They have may good perspectives that likely aren't heard because are too concerned for their jobs to elevate issues. Ensure your leadership is living the 'AMD Way'.

    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 is a Job.

    Senior Product Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsWhen the times are good and you are in the right place, it is a great place. You can learn a lot and it can be a fun place to spend time

    ConsIf you are not in the right place you are going to be let go or hanging.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDefine Career paths more clearly.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    its a job that works for me

    PMTS (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Proshi quality work
    short commute
    good boss
    decent pay

    Consits a unintended "not for profit"

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep up with industry salaries

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

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    A great place to grow as a marketer

    Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    Pros- Working with amazingly smart people
    - Great products and partners to work with
    - Amazing work/life balance

    Cons- Alignment issues and unclear roles and responsibilities caused confusion and duplication of efforts
    - Morale issues due to annual layoffs and budget cuts
    - Lack of direction and follow through

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet a clear path, execute, and underpromise/overdeliver

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

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    Member of Technical Staff Product Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsRelatively strong engineering team and good culture. Good place for fresh graduates to learn and pick up the skills.

    ConsManagement needs to be improved. Product Road map should be well set up and executed. There were too many projects cancelled and that's a big waste.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake the responsibility of leading the organization and the products development.

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

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    Lots of missed opportunities

    Director of Engineering (Former Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsLove the Austin Area
    Some very smart people to work with
    In 2 duopolies (x86 + PC graphics) should yield lots of opportunities

    ConsManagement by be-rating is common (the beatings will continue until morale improves)
    Failed to be credible 2nd source to Intel in x86. Why would being a 2nd source in ARM help ?
    Challenges with process and yields renders many plans moot

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus more on the people. Now that AMD is fabless, people are one of the best assets
    Develop managers and directors that grow employees
    Encourage more cross-team and cross-function collaboration versus CYA behavior

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

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    Co-op engineer

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    Austin, TX

    Prosgood technical exposure and teams are very experienced

    Consdid not get full time offer

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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

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    Great work environment, poor job stability

    Senior Product Development Engineer (Current Employee)
    Austin, TX

    ProsGreat work environment, excellent facilities, I get recognition for good work and performance, good work / life balance, good work culture, well respected company (at least once was).

    ConsIT infrastructure not maintained, poor job stability, company growth is minimal if not absent, salary growth is slow, bonuses are not great, senior management makes poor decisions, lots of layoffs affecting critical resources.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease stop getting rid of critical employees! We are stretched thin as is, and you continue getting rid of all of the people that matter, we will never catch up to the competition.

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

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