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Updated March 8, 2015
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  1. Good

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Very enthusiastic and passionate senior staff

    Cons

    management hierarchy may be revisited

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Great exposure

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Analyst in Houston, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    working environment, peers, products, community

    Cons

    market competition, product portfolio, revenue achievement, asian presence

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on sales

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Overall it's not a bad experience working for AMD.

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Lots of technical disscusion and meetings.

    Cons

    The culture is not good for fresh graduate or junior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Didn't care about the engineers at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. Recent trends are very concerning

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    My favorite part about working at AMD is the people I get to work with on a daily basis. The folks on my team are amazing, smart, and dedicated individuals who care about their work and want the company to succeed. Work-life balance is fantastic.

    Cons

    Over the last 3 to 5 years, I feel that interactions between organizations at AMD have have become much more confrontational. I have noticed much more finger pointing and failure to take responsibility. It's very likely that this change has been caused by resources being stretched too thin.

    There is a strong push from upper management to transfer more responsibilities to pre-silicon teams, but those teams have so far been unable to deliver on their commitments in order to enable post-silicon teams to be successful.

    The trend appears to be to move jobs overseas to lesser-skilled workers in India and Asia. My team has been tasked with training a set of employees in India. I suspect I will be let go later this year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Product roadmaps must be stabilized and cannot be allowed to change as often as they have been.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Perennially circling the drain

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Offers a laid-back office environment.

    Cons

    Regular layoffs get depressing. It feels like there's just a skeleton crew left at this point

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    AMD should probably bite the bullet and sell out to Samsung.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. a lot of workload due to recent layoffs

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    flexible working hours.
    they dont micro manage as long as you deliver

    Cons

    workforce are spread too thin

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    too many people in upper management. lots of VPs to something. lots of senior managers to some role.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Lots of great people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    There are hardworking, smart people that work well together. There is a mentality of lending a hand vs. being hands off.

    Cons

    The promotions and raises are few and far between. You have to leave the company and come back to get a raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote and provide raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, great colleagues

    Cons

    Health insurance could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Big name, good products and good benefits.

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    Former Employee - House Wife in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - House Wife in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Stability, friendly, caring, safety and equality.

    Cons

    Ordinary environment, not clean enough and dark.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase stability.

    Improve environment.

    Hire more people to replace the retirees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  11. Cost-cutting has driven away many strong contributors

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    In the early-to-mid 2000s, market conditions enabled the company to retain multiple strong design teams. Innovation was encouraged, for example, by awarding bonuses for patents. The sabbatical program was generous: 8 weeks paid vacation after every 7 years. Work-life balance is good, except for the inevitable need for late night meetings due to design teams spread over multiple time zones.

    Cons

    Many good employees left after taking their final sabbatical when management ended the program in the early 2010s. Cost-cutting, in the form of regular layoffs, forced many of the best engineers out. Getting communication from design teams halfway across the world became more difficult. The fundamental problem is that the traditional market -- CPU/GPU for desktop and laptop machines -- isn't growing fast enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reinstate the sabbatical to encourage a long-term commitment from employees. Get some design wins in fast-growing markets. If necessary, buy or develop the capability to produce an AMD-branded tablet or smartphone; don't worry about possible cannibalization of the OEM market. It's better to control your own destiny!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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