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Internship

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Former Employee - Intern  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I worked at AMD as an intern for less than a year

Pros

- great hours
- ample learning opportunity
- graeat team

Cons

- may not be hired back

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Good demonstration of Peter principle

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    Current Employee - Software  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software in Markham, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at AMD full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    They make cheap crap? GPU hardware is good.

    Cons

    The Peter Principle is a belief that, in an organization where promotion is based on achievement, success, and merit, that organization's members will eventually be promoted beyond their level of ability

    Boy is this true for AMD's "management". A tech company that's run like an automotive shop floor. The idiot "managers" like to feel important and always thump their "authority" at every opportunity. Read review from Feb 4.

    If you stick around for long enough at AMD, survive a few layoffs, and wait out all the people with potential who leave for better jobs, you'll become management, and you'll have your own crop of rejects to boss around.

    AMD is a second rate company, because they hire and promote second rate people. This is especially true in psuedo-technical departments (software QA). Software QA has no scientific process, it's as if the whole company runs on "compile and run" testing methodology that college kids use in CS 101 when learning to program. The intranet site is crap, all the software tools, bug tracking system are 10 years old.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get some training. Get some people skills.
    The whole company is a train-wreck. Anybody with potential, and value to add are/will leave the company. People who know they can't do any better linger, and the stench will only gets worse.

    If I were an investor, I'd say the layoffs were not deep enough. Once mighty AMD is reduced to being a bit player. They don't need 10k employees, NVidia produces more shareholder value with 3000 LESS employees.

    Negative Outlook
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    AMD/ATI

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Highly creative environment, work with smart people, challenging work

    Cons

    Very stressful for engineers--make an insane deadline and it becomes the normal deadline (because you could, nevermind the long days). In-house politics are same or worse as at any other company. I dislike the pointlessness of it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Is there any point to advising management? They do what they do to get their bonuses without thought or care of the impact on the lives of the cogs that actually make the thing work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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