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fun place to work but a glass ceiling exists for non-technical employees.

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Program Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)

I worked at AMD

Pros

The best reasons to work for AMD can be summarized into 3 points:
1. Excitement- due to the high pace and competitive nature of the video graphics and microprocessor industry, there is a feeling of team competition that fills the air.
2. Work-life- although hours may be long, the atmosphere is very collegial and simply fun. Many co-workers are enthused to join sports team and participate in other recreational activities. Furthermore, AMD is accommodates your personal life by providing flex hours and work-from-home opportunities.
3. Techie Incentives- if you have interest in the high tech industry, employee purchase plans provide significant discounts on the newest toys. Furthermore, the latest and greatest items are available to observe and test- very exciting for a tech enthusiast.

Cons

There are perspectives to this answer. As a technical engineer, the sky is the limit assuming your performance is solid. However, for the non-technical employee, it is very difficult to move upwards into senior ranks.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

More communication to all levels of employees.

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    AMD Toronto employees prefer the old ATI way of doign things

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Being on the leading edge of new product development. Very competent workforce, for the most part.

    Cons

    Process, process, process . . . a big beaurocracy. Jamming process down our throats regardless if the process proves inefficient. Managers are forced to rank employees, but these lists of ranked employees are then joined into different talent pools of similar jobs/responsibilities, and then some senior exec who knows nothing about you, re-ranks you to fit in some pre-conceived distribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't put all of your eggs in one basket . . . . need more than just fusion. Need to overhall the employee performance/ranking process.

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    AMD is going through some major changes.

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    Current Employee - Senior Pgm Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Pgm Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    AMD is one of the few places left in Canada to work in the semiconductor field. It is on the cutting edge of technology and you are at the forefront of new developments in electronics.
    In the past the bonus (ATI bonus), stock options (ATI again) and pay have been excellent.

    Cons

    AMD's focus is microprocessors. AMD is an American company. Consequently, if you are in the US working on microprocessors, your job is not as important.
    With the financial issues the bonus, stocks and pay have sunk significantly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to make decisive decision quickly. Make announces to Wall Street in a more logical fashion. The "Asset Light" announcement followed by over a year of no follow up announcement and the months of having division on the selling block does not inspire confidence.

    Doesn't Recommend
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