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Updated July 29, 2015
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Pros
  • Good Pay but don't expect work life balance (in 114 reviews)

  • Flexible Work Hours, good management (in 62 reviews)

Cons
  • No work-life balance for multiple reasons (in 27 reviews)

  • Poor senior management just in it for padding their own pockets while the ship sinks (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Senior Design Engineer

    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Products cover both CPU and GPU.

    Cons

    The PC industry is declining


  2. A Lot of Potential

    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Analyst in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    Slow Advancement and more of a reactionary environment


  3. The good, the bad, and the ugly

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Engineering Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people! You will make life lasting friendships.

    Cons

    The leadership is terrible. They lack vision and are wasteful.


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  5. Paid well for stressful work in tough times

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and nice people to work with

    Cons

    Stressful during down-times... too much growth in good times lead to inevitable cuts.

    Advice to Management

    Better control of investment and spending ahead of successful products


  6. Sales Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Significant breadth of products for enterprise and consumer markets; developed focus on strategic products from thin client to server to graphics; committed to innovation and reliability.

    Cons

    Extremely challenged business environment with humble prospects for profitability on the short to medium term; collaboration between business segments less than desirable; seems folks are more interested in keeping a paycheck and less interested seeing the company succeed.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to believe a 40+ year old company would be in this situation but given that is the case, I'd hope to see less talk and more action, less layers of management and more feet on the street, less resting on the past and more desire to be #1. I'm not ready for my bones to be picked over by the like of Intel or NVidia. Are you?


  7. Senior Program Management Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Pflugerville, TX
    Former Employee - Program Management Analyst in Pflugerville, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, great work culture, decent work/life balance

    Cons

    Yearly layoffs, consistent sub-par financial performance, future financial health is uncertain, it is not apparent that meaningful strategy corrections have been made to change the present course

    Advice to Management

    Look back and compare past strategies to past performance. Look at the market trend and focus efforts on winnable opportunities that are within the company's core competencies,


  8. Event Specialist

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Texas in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is very focused on winning. The people are nice and the work environment is good. Very flexible in terms of working from home.

    Cons

    Not great pay and a lot of work due to a decrease in the number of employees because of layoffs.


  9. Helpful (3)

    Great team, awesome work, terrible pay

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Design Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My team is full of very smart and helpful engineers. My work is great, I never repeat the same day twice. Even though I'm a junior engineer, my opinions are valued and respected and I feel that the work I'm doing is important. I do feel that we have good products coming in on the market and are doing a decent job and research and development despite our financial situation.

    Cons

    The only downside is the pay. My initial pay I hired on as was on par with pay everyone else. However, the actual promotions and raises are very small, even though I had stellar reviews. I saw a lot of good people leave AMD within my short time I've been there. I've also seen multiple rounds of layoffs, which broadcasts AMD's instability. While our products are great, having great products is less than half the battle. We still struggle getting customers for these products and no sales = no profits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your engineers happy with their pay. I bet that's the number one reason so many great engineers are leaving. Give them a reason to stay.


  10. Sr. Marketing Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AMD Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - AMD Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

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

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

    Pros

    Working in an innovative market

    Cons

    The company is slowly bleeding to death while it tries to reinvent itself as a semi-custom silicon supplier. Unfortunately, the layoffs and lack of capital make it difficult for AMD to develop new IP that might attract interest in its semi-custom capabilities. With steady layoffs the work atmosphere is stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a market, traditional PC client, server, IoT... something and focus. It is too easy for others to role their own when it comes to SoCs by licensing from ARM. The semi-custom idea is a dead end because most of AMD's IP is consumer (graphics) or 2nd class (CPUs) to be attractive to new markets needing semi-custom designs.


  11. Budget Coordinator

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Budget Coordinator in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Budget Coordinator in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great Environment, Professional and Casual

    Cons

    Lack of direction due to restructuring.

    Advice to Management

    Plan and take care of your loyal employees.



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