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Decent company, not leading-edge

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

I worked at AMD

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Fair salary, reasonable growth opprtunities

Cons

Matrixed organization is somewhat chaotic

Advice to Management

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  1. Leadership is a buzzword, not a philosophy or goal.

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

    I have been working at AMD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    AMD is a good place to learn about complex semiconductor products in all aspects. There are good opportunities in design, testing, and product definition.

    Cons

    The senior leadership is all about doing what someone else has already done. Developing new IP, or new products for new areas is not what AMD is about. If you are interested in any kind of marketing, don't join AMD.


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    Used to be great, deteriorating culture....

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

    I have been working at AMD

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    (1) The company still has some very smart engineers.
    (2) Decent work-life balance, but that is changing.
    (3) Employees starting their careers get a chance to learn a lot compared to bigger companies.

    Cons

    (1) This is not a company to join for long term growth prospects. The most productive period of an engineer in AMD is the first 3-4 years from joining.
    (2) The senior management is increasingly adopting an engineer unfriendly approach (think of Google, then reverse it). As a result, the best and brightest are increasingly calling it quits, and it seems the management does not care. There is no effort whatsoever to either retain existing talent or to attract talent.
    (3) When experienced engineers quit, they are largely replaced by Program Managers (or people with equivalent skill sets), causing a severe dearth in technical leadership.
    (4) There is no support for any out-of-the-box thinking at all, which is what made AMD a household name to begin with.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your biggest strength - and it's not just a cute corporate buzzword. When the best engineers leave the company, you are trading your long term viability for short term profits. Remember that AMD is a technical company, and disrespecting your technical talent is a quick path to irrelevance.


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