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Sweet and Sour

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Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at AMD

Pros

There is work-life balance, the company makes exciting products, the people at AMD (worker bee level) are great, there is a general laid-back vibe and people trust one another

Cons

Lack of transparency, mostly white management (white boys network mostly), no due attention given to diversity and minority managers, no career path. A senior VP actually said "I only trust white managers!"

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop the yadayada and look at the "real" problems with intellectual honesty. Most upper management fat cats are in denial and reinforce their own clubby atmosphere.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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    AMD can do better.

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at AMD

    Pros

    Product market leadership (top 2 in the world):

    In any industry with products to design, develop, manufacture, and market, the key focus is the product. Without the right product with the best of quality and value, there is no market presence to sustain competitive edge and to survive and thrive.

    AMD is the #2 in the microprocessor market. With that status comes the standard of excellence and drive to excel in the product segment.

    That standing provided the best reason to work for AMD.

    Cons

    Lack of recognition and feedback.

    It's one thing to work on market leading products. It's discouraging when the people at the helm of the helm of the company does not lead by recognizing good work or helping improve weaknesses to improve for better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead the company by setting a good example

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    AMD is a well intentioned but undisciplined company...

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    AMD allows for a very flexible working environment and understands what it means to have a work/life balance. AMD appears to be concerned about the employee and does provide good benefits and health perks for the employee and family.

    Cons

    AMD struggles with executing on a corporate strategy. AMD takes too long to reach an understanding of where it wants to go, how to get there and lacks the rigor and discipline to make it happen. Additionally, the engineering groups as well as the sales and marketing teams are siloed and communication is arduous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start running the business units like a business instead of a technology company. More attention needs to be paid to each of the components of the business. A fundamental lack of appreciation and understanding of manufacturing, an undisciplined product engineering staff and a sub-optimal sales and marketing strategy need to be addressed.

    Disapproves of CEO
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