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Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,230 Reviews
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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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Poorly managed

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers, laid-back environment, work-life balance. Lenient on time off, if needed, on short notice e.g. having to pick up kids from school.

    Cons

    Poor management, empty promises, subpar compensation, hurry up and wait mentality, benefits slowly cut. When the going is good it's GOOD, but when it's bad it's UGLY.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create value in your employees by cross-training, continuing education and inspiring. Don't make hiring decisions based on who has been your friend the longest.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    AMD Experience

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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

    Good work life balance with time off as needed.

    Cons

    PC market on the decline. Difficult career advancement.

    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    From a Cheerleader to a Poor Leader

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    Current Employee - Director, Technical Program Management in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director, Technical Program Management in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Used to have good things to say about AMD, was really proud of the company and technology. After many years of trying to help them succeed, those feelings are gone. Execs are just milking the cow until its dead!

    Cons

    Way way way too much internal politics and power grab. The upper managers that have been there for years need to be cleaned out and replaced with fresh. All the talent has now left the company. Need to restart everything fresh.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Deep dive on near and long term future markets. See if you can find a new niche, and go after it. You presently don't have leaders running the company even with the new change. You need to start fresh.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Security

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    Former Employee - Security in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Security in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    One of the best command centers in the industry.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs, poor hiring of qualified personnel who are able to do the job, way too much unnecessary paperwork.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Had some great products, but overall an average company

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    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Typical mid-sized high-tech company; flexible working hours (depending on your team/group/boss); most employees are nice and helpful; senior management confident turning around (they always do, don't they).

    Cons

    Surviving in a very competitive industry which is declining / not-growing, and whose market could shift quickly; hard workers work really hard, but easy worker work easy; average compensation; smaller cubical sizes; regular/annual restructuring and/or layoff; not enough investments and resources in many areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go private and restructure.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to work when business is good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Work is challenging and interesting when times are good and it really can feel like you are making a difference

    Cons

    Business can be hit or miss and this can provide many stressing points - work load, job security, outsourcing, technical focus, etc

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    No direction, always following the leader

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

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

    Pros

    lots of opportunities to learn and the general people in the company are great to work with. The company as a whole was developing some great technologies but along the way, managed to sell off that IP.

    Cons

    Upper management really doesn't have a grasp on where technology is going. Always following the leader with no innovation. Lots of politics between management. Lots of silos being created between groups which makes the work flow very difficult to function.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start becoming a true leader and change the culture from the TOP going DOWN. Stop blaming the work force for poor direction the company is going and start taking risks on actually creating new products that means something. Think out of the box. Time to change the AMD way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Take off the rose colored glasses

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Marketing in Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and great facilities in Austin. No micromanging

    Cons

    3 cycles behind the competition on product development, cut back engineers but keep hiring PR people. No focus on what market to be in

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand the market and stop trying to connivence the employees that everything is good.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Entire Company Stuck in Neutral

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    People are pretty cool. General culture is heavily weighted toward life before work. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Big disconnect between senior management and everyone else. Most people seem content to run out the clock. Very few shining stars -- most people who are destined for greatness find it elsewhere. Tremendous amount of inside politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and see what your company is.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Confused company with uncertain direction

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart, driven people. Lots of room to use new tech and solve problems as you see fit, not much micro managing.

    Cons

    AMD has a history of feast and famine that it never seems to be able to shake. One year you are getting a bonus, the next year half your team gets laid off. Uncertainty is a constant at AMD.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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