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Interesting Work, Great Co-Workers, but You will never get Rich Working at AMD!

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Former Employee - Department Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Department Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I worked at AMD

Pros

There is always something interesting to work on and you can create your own opportunities. It is easy to work with other employees in different job areas and locations. If you have a good idea and you can sell the idea to management you can go ahead with the project.

Cons

Company does not make money! Stock options are worthless. 401K match is sub-standard. Senior Management is not competent. All the IT systems are totally inadequate - its VERY FRUSTRATING when email goes down a few times a year for no apparent reason!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start making changes that will enable the company to be profitable.

Disapproves of CEO

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    Lots of Opportunity, but need a serious focus on products that make money.

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

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Opportunities to come in and help turn the ship around. You CAN make a difference.

    Cons

    This is not a culture of change. You have to lead people slowly to the right conclusion, and make them think it was their idea. This is a very slow and cumbersome process - and an unexpected one from a company that is losing LOTS of money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold folks accountable for product/product launch miscues over the last 18 months. Work on improving the culture into one that at least appears to care about their employees. Stop promoting Sr. Execs for programs that make NO MONEY. Some execs have been promoted 3 times in 4 years, with little or no comp/recognition for those workers who helped make it happen. GMs should do a better job of communicating with the DRs.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Challenging, still a good place, but not what it was

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Still a reasonably good working climate, but recent changes have eroded it. The company always had a challenge in the market and people had to deal with times of success and near-disaster, but culture held people together. A number of those things have eroded and made it more challenging, but the essentials are still there. Career growth has traditionally been good and many people make a career in the company. Its also professional without being stuffy, and has a global presence. It also has had a strong community and social presence, which is a motivator for many employees in the company.

    Cons

    If you're looking for financial stability, look elsewhere. The company has short periods of doing well and longer periods of not doing well at all. You have to be willing to work at a place that has risk. If you're in the Bay area, the company has definitely shifted to Texas in the US and other places in the world, so if you want to grow, you may have to move from the valley. There's also been a lot of change so morale has taken a hit. The purchase of ATI put a lot of strains on the Company, which impacted the financials and the culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get back to some of the things that made it a great place

    Disapproves of CEO
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