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No security in doing a job well done

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Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Boxborough, MA
Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Boxborough, MA

I worked at AMD full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Salary is competitive.
Work is interesting.
They offer pretty decent benefits.
They have sites in many locations.
They use quality industry tools.
Most of the technical people are very bright and seem to know what they're doing.

Cons

There's a culture for a cycle of constant layoffs and constant hiring. So even if you do your job, meet your deadlines, your head may still be on the chopping block. It's an atmosphere of fear where you are constantly worried if you're playing the political game well or not. If you're a quieter person, this place definitely advocates that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. As a new person, you're constantly worried if you spoke enough in meetings or if your work is a high enough quality. But in the end, that doesn't matter, and it just depends on whether Senior Management likes you or not.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Self serving, greedy and no clear vision

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Administrator II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Administrator II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They pay money, sometimes hand out engineering samples and occasionally demoed new systems.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership - Either no leadership, or ineffective/impotent leadership. Take your pick.
    Lack of communication - Cannot communicate efficiently or effectively.
    Lack of common sense - IT people literally teach people how to use computers, teach engineers how to use Linux and teach internal organizations how to perform their job duties.
    Lack of responsibility - They don't even care about the stockholders, let alone the employees.
    Lack of advancement - Instead of elevating individuals who've thrived in the environment, they'd rather hire failures from other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of middle management and start actually engaging the people who do the work rather than rewarding those who don't. Think differently, think outside the box. Do something different than what you are currently doing.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Working environment is tumultuous with constant layoffs, and constant hiring of executive level staff.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The cafeteria is very nice.

    Cons

    Morale is excessively low across all groups, with the exception of the VP level and up.
    Room for growth is confined to senior level management and up.
    While promotions do occur within the company, mainly due to the constant layoffs, this also forces people to take on anywhere from 2-3 other individual's jobs, ultimately creating an environment set up for failure.


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