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Mediocre employer

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boxborough, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boxborough, MA

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

Pros

Ability to work from home, friendly coworkers

Cons

Management is poor, pay is average but bonuses are lousy (if they ever occur). The company has been in a tailspin which has accelerated in the last year. There is much dissatisfaction and concern among coworkers about the company's viablility. Also poor recognition of effort regarding promotions.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Optimism ran high in the company a year ago but has since evaporated. Share with the employees why current plan to turn the company around are expected to work when so many other plans have failed.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Used to be a good place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Interesting design problems
    Great base level talent in some parts of the company

    Cons

    Management has become increasingly focused on internal politics
    Very long hours are expected
    Tops-down decision making has caused some of the top talent to leave - or be let go for disagreeing
    Lackluster company performance has made for inconsistent bonus payouts and frequent layoffs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove directors and VPs with high attrition rates, the problems are mostly at this level and there is a reason people are running away.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    It's a good starting job, but as it's a large company you have to fight to keep learning.

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    Former Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Physical Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    There are lots of colleagues who you can learn from, and as it's a large company, you can move around from group to group as you would like.

    Cons

    The hours can be long depending on which part of the project cycle you are on. Sometimes it's not bad, but at crunch time, they can be really demanding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to retain employees somehow. Lots of engineers are fleeing to Apple. AMD totally missed the mobile market, and they are still losing to Intel. The last time they excelled was during the AMD Opteron years, and they haven't done well since.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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