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Updated September 30, 2017
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  • Best work/life balance of any tech company I've worked for (in 191 reviews)

  • Highly intelligent coworkers, great work environment, amazing benefits (in 138 reviews)

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  1. "goal oriented"

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    Former Contractor - Copywriter in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Copywriter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    work was goal oriented. didn't matter when or how you worked as long as you got it done.

    great campus

    Cons

    very poor IT support for contract workers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Some good people, horrible middle management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good salary
    Smart engineers
    Good product roadmap
    Strong executive management

    Cons

    Senior mgt (directors and many cvp) as a general rule - horrible
    Sales & marketing are weak. Not enough adult supervision from exec mgt
    Need to clean house in client & server sales & marketing
    Invest in building your market
    Benefits (insurance, etc) have gone way down hill
    Politics are toxic

    Advice to Management

    Clean house in client & server marketing/sales. You have a combination of people who have been here too long and combined with bad & toxic newcomers. Don't be fooled by good numbers that are a result of EPYC. Look at whether your team is building upon the great product.

  3. "Business Analyst II"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Business Analyst II in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Loved the overall atmosphere of the place and working with people there. They are very flexible with work schedule around school and family

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now


  4. "Unprofessional and unethical place to work. Cost cutting affecting quality of products"

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    Former Employee - Senior Field Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Field Applications Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, and future potential since company is doing well with new product line up

    Cons

    Practices followed are not what world class company would follow


  5. "Great opportunity, amazing people"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly intelligent coworkers, great work environment, amazing benefits. The ability to move around inside the company to learn all kinds of new skills.

    Cons

    The cyclical tendencies of the industry and far too many layoffs are the only drawbacks. You are expected to work a lot.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what your doing


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to learn lots of things, but be prepared to work harder than you expect."

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Austin, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will learn a lot and learn to prioritize your time. Very exciting time at AMD right now. Lots of growth and positive excitement about the future. Dr. Lisa Su's vision seems to be taking off in the right direction.

    Cons

    Staffing is limited due to budget constraints. Salaries are lower. If you want a raise, get another job. They will often throw money at you.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize employees for doing their jobs. Stop throwing money at people who are leaving. This reduces the money you can give to people who are engaged, working really hard, and making the work happen.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Because so many of the most experienced and talented people have already left, there are probably opportunities for less experienced people interested in on-the-job training

    Cons

    AMD doesn't have time for trial-and-error and senior leadership is highly reactionary, a bad combination in an industry where it takes years to design and build a product

    Advice to Management

    Separate current product design and operations from long term strategic planning and investments (current leadership doesn't know how to do the latter)

  8. "Branch Manager"

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    Current Contractor - Recruitment Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Contractor - Recruitment Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AMD as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    AMD has been pushing the boundaries of what is possible in high-performance computing, graphics, and visualization technologies since 1969.

    Cons

    ​Pride in Accomplishment: Challenging work that makes a real difference to global products and technologies

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the good works


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Consider something else"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You can jump in, learn some good technology, but if you stay for long time the 'cons' would get on your way. Good luck!

    Cons

    High politics, low pay, management cares only about themselves and how to keep their budget tight.


  10. "Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Fellow in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Fellow in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive salary, reasonable work-life balance.

    Cons

    Senior management hunkered-down to maintain status quo.
    Corporate culture of mediocrity and ultra conservative design targets/performance and schedule.

    Advice to Management

    End the endemic sandbagging. Stop playing the safe game and drive your teams for excellence.


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