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Over worked to catch up with competitors

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at AMD

Pros

Not much except it's a big company to put on your resume.

Cons

Overworked and not recognized. Managers didn't know where the company's overall goals and direction were going.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    ASIC Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Great team to work with! Multi-site collaboration with world class engineers in Sunnyvale CA, Boxborough MA, Orlando FL, Austin TX, Markham Canada, Shanghai China, Bangalore India, etc. Designing state-of-the-art graphics processors for high end gaming PCs and consoles is very satisfying. The work environment is casual and you can pretty much set your own hours as long as you deliver on your individual commitments and attend key meetings.

    Cons

    The company stock price could be a bit higher to make company stock rewards more valuable. If AMD can "make the turn" and Rory Read says, then AMD will be back on track with Wall Street.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great company, needs coherent management

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    Former Employee - Engineer Co-Op  in  Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer Co-Op in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    - Coworkers are generally great people. Most everyone I met was friendly and relaxed
    - So long as you're getting your work done, many teams are laid back on restrictions (e.g. - no set schedule to show up/leave)
    - "Green initiative." I was never really an Earth-conscious person, but the whole "Go Green" initiative was pretty interesting like how the buildings are designed to reutilize rain water, the push for carpooling, and promotion of working from home
    - Upper management does a good job of being "visible" to the company. Speeches and "town hall" meetings by CEO and other execs are a great way to interact with workers

    Cons

    - Layoffs. Many people were (and still are) being laid off.
    - Lack of structure/standards for some teams (e.g. - no source control, no preferred languages for company)
    - Marketing department doesn't seem very good at their job. Still have to explain AMD to people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper execs give some great speeches detailing future plans and current products, there should be a way to get that out to the public (looking at you, marketing). Although still hurting from the Intel lawsuits, stop laying off a lot of your workers. It's happened over 3 times in the past few years and it's very demoralizing to teams to see 2 or 3 people that sat near you now gone.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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