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Ok place to work for junior to intermediate employees

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

I worked at AMD full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Work with the leading edge of technology. Some of the smartest people you will ever run into. Some of the hardest working people you will ever run into. Definitely excellent for new graduates.

Cons

From intermediate (Manager, Program Manager1, etc. ) and upwards, the environment becomes increasingly political. Contribution and "getting it done" becomes less important than "visibility", managing up, and "messaging". Much work is done to "Make the VP look good in front of his peers". This is often to the detriment of the company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work very hard to change the culture into one that values work, and reporting the un-coloured truth.
Many at the working levels are putting their faith in the hope the new CEO and his team will remove/replace some of the entrenched senior directors, CVPs and VPs so that the culture has a chance to change.

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    struggling company, very good life/work balance

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    very flexible working hours, friendly team

    Cons

    struggling company, can't compete with others on benefit wise. losing talents.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Challenging Job and keeps one on their toes.

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager Administrative in Hyderābād (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Administrative in Hyderābād (India)

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

    Pros

    Gives opportunities to grow and thrills

    Cons

    More Politics and will be a scapegoat for some one more powerful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to the employees ideas

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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