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Intense, but good if you like a startup feeling in an established public company.

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Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA
Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA

I worked at AMD full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Good if you want to design microprocessors and graphics processing units (cpus and gpus), cmos circuits and microprocessor architecture. Design teams are big and spread all over the world. A lot of teleconference meetings and possibly some travel involved.

Cons

Projects can be too long (3-5 years) which makes them prone to a higher level of uncertainty on their completion (market changes, technology changes, management changes, etc). You are expected to be able to log in from home or while on the road. People tend to put in long hours including and it is not uncommon to receive and send email 24/7. Design teams are all over the country and world therefore there is a need to have teleconference meetings at odd times which could be very early, very late, or during lunch time. Has very similar performance policies as Intel: top 10% employees get treated like kings, bottom 10% employees get laid off in the next cost cutting round, the other 80% get below expectation reviews during tough times and average reviews during good times.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Management should be honest during performance reviews and not use them as "motivational tools". It is not fair on hard working employees and it takes a big toll on company morale.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Makes the great products. Management is bad

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

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

    Pros

    Makes the great products like APU and GPU

    Cons

    Management is bad. Keep re-org

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Difficult company to work for at times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to work with many talented engineers and gain exoerience

    Cons

    Too much work but not enough people staffed for the task

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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