AMD Reviews in Toronto, ON

Updated April 6, 2014
Updated April 6, 2014
1,124 Reviews

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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.  

    ok, frustrating at times

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    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    flexible hours and decent base salary

    Cons

    company does not lead industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    directors and managers need to be micromanaged ... a lot of the management got where they are because they were extremely bad technically which makes for a bad company overall

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre

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    Former Employee - Technical Staff Member  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Staff Member in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Not much. The notion of working with the smartest people mostly comes from recent graduates, just entering the field. Same for the cutting edge technologies - these technologies are becoming public domain anyway withing couple of month/year at most since prototyping at company. Besides, work is work, no matter if working with cutting edge or legacy technology - principles are the same.
    Flexible hours is a big plus though.

    Cons

    Middle/lower tier management is a sheer menace. You might provide brilliant solutions/propose ideas/pioneer development in certain areas/deliver excellent presentations - the response would be - ...uh...ok...a-ha... In the end all that stuff you poured your brain on and committed countless extra hours to, would be eventually "rotated" to some other people.
    If one is self-sufficient enough, he/she would resign to working alone, delivering results and reducing level of communication with superiors (according to workplace hierarchy, that is ) to a necessary minimum. Once in a while, if you're lucky, you may be thrown a meager promotion.
    In the end this honorable path would lead to elimination from company workforce. When company is doing reasonably well, you are tolerated. Once layoffs are in the agenda - you are out, even with a spotless performance record and track of good reviews.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    ok

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    too much politics around the workplace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    I HAVE TO WRITE THIS?

    Current Employee - Graphic Card Designer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graphic Card Designer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    great payment, free gym, cafe

    Cons

    Jobs are easy and not a lot of oppertunity

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to work for, even with the tough economic times

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Verification Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Benefits package is good, RRSP contribution matching

    Cons

    Small bonuses during tough times

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience. Company can do better financially.

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    * One of the better paid engineering firms locally
    * Unique and interesting work
    * If you want to learn about CPU and GPU, this is the company to work for

    Cons

    * Has a bit of a "loser", "poor me" culture that I absolutely despise
    * Long ramp up time. New comer prepare to spend first two years just learning the ropes
    * Attrition - lost some of the better engineers over the last two years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Execellent people value, superb technical strength

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager, ASIC Layout Design  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager, ASIC Layout Design in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Best CAD flows, great products

    Cons

    Improving Managememt team could have been better

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity In products and good sales team for penetration in global markets

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company is running down

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff ASIC Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff ASIC Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A company with big name and mature flow. Provide standard salary and benefit

    Cons

    The company is going down and the executive cannot make good decision

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Average place to work, large company

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Due to the company being so large, the pay was pretty competitive. Also, it was a good balance of work/life

    Cons

    Little responsibility and diversity of work due to the size of the company. Felt like I was not given a chance within the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Use what you have.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Board Program Management Intern

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    Current Employee - Board Program Management Intern  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Board Program Management Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    nice people and great community

    Cons

    long hours, not convenient if you don't have a car

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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