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Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager
Former Employee - Senior Engineering Manager

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

Pros

Strong Engineering Organization
Complete Computing Solutions
Latest and Greatest Technology
Commands respect from the largest fabless manufacturers

Cons

Challenges competing with the major in the pc computing environment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue the course with development in the alternative structures, tablets, phones, game consoles

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Some hope but difficult times

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    Former Employee - Marketing Team  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Team in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Company with some tremendous talent, but many have become disengaged or have left for other opportunities.
    The turnaround strategy seems sound, but may be to0 far behind to catch up.
    Fairly flexible schedule overall so there can be a balance.

    Cons

    Agree with some of the other marketing posts that bringing in someone who talks a good game with little true experience or leadership has hurt the marketing team significantly. Many from the team have left due to poor treatment and lack of leadership. As the team shrinks many positions are not being refilled so that does put a fair amount of stress on the people that remain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a few minutes to talk to the employees who are a few layers down from the top. They have may good perspectives that likely aren't heard because are too concerned for their jobs to elevate issues. Ensure your leadership is living the 'AMD Way'.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Valuable experience, but no career growth

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Very bright, assertive, talented people. Big budgets, opportunities to work on large projects in a variety of formats. Pays fairly well, but make sure to come in as high as possible because promotions and raises are only for the loudest noisemakers and people who show steady results and growth over time are ignored. Flexible schedules.

    Cons

    Without a disciplined structure all those talented, assertive people walk all over each other and spend more time fighting amongst themselves than against the competition. Huge wastes of time, energy, enthusiasm, and ultimately, money. No continuity in planning over time - the latest, coolest, most exciting thing gets the attention whenever new leadership comes in. Existing projects, priorities and people are scrapped. Expect nothing to last more than 6 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline, streamline, streamline. Gut the VP, Director and Sr. Mgr ranks. Install some sense of process or order. Stop hiring big talkers who sound good but can't do anything. (*cough* Colette LaForce). Make sure salaries for similar roles align.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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