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Good culture if you don't mind big companies. No respect for Software Engineers.

Member of Technical Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

Pros* Lower management generally fair and do a pretty good job of looking out for the best interest of the DEVs and the products
* Pretty good pay and benefits
* Good culture (compared to some other big companies)
* Some really smart & talented people, especially in the software group
* Relatively stable. While not universally true, downsizing typically affects lower-performers

Cons* No respect for Software Engineers
* Upper management out of touch with software engineering ethos
* Culture changing somewhat for the worse
* Constant pressure from management to hire _somebody_ rather than wait for excellent devs
* Ridiculous software process (counting lines of code and bugs fixed to measure team "success")
* Objectionable stance on patents (constant pressure to submit _something_ just so the company will have more in its portfolio)

Advice to Senior Management* Treat the software team with as much regard as hardware design or the "smart & talented" people are going to start leaving.
* Turn software-org monolith into small/sharp teams that serve different needs and give them the power (and help!) to create their own process (including having their own SOFTWARE project managers)
* Treat internal-serving software groups like their own real org and allow them to be measured/rated by their customers as if they were real customers.

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    Glad I was there, glad I left.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    I worked at AMD

    Pros: Well paying job where you can get lots of experience… Cons: Company is constantly changing focus, making jobs unstable Advice to Senior Management: Develop a long term strategy and stick to it. More

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    AMD Austin TX

    Member of Technical Staff Software Developer (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros: new campus, work in world leading company Cons: -recent layoffs, big debt renaming from ati purchase More

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