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    "How the mighty have fallen!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Boxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are reasonably smart and hardworking (and manage to keep your job through reorgs), fairly good place from work-life balance perspective

    Cons

    * Management tries to exploit limited opportunities in Boston area in chip design, by not compensating people properly.
    * Misalignment in leveling across locations (especially management in Boston does not reward employees at same level as other locations)

    Advice to Management

    You have (or at least had till I worked there) very smart engineers. You owe them and the shareholders for all the mismanagement over the last 10 years. Show them a well thought out strategy and they will do great things for you.


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    "No security in doing a job well done"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary is competitive.
    Work is interesting.
    They offer pretty decent benefits.
    They have sites in many locations.
    They use quality industry tools.
    Most of the technical people are very bright and seem to know what they're doing.

    Cons

    There's a culture for a cycle of constant layoffs and constant hiring. So even if you do your job, meet your deadlines, your head may still be on the chopping block. It's an atmosphere of fear where you are constantly worried if you're playing the political game well or not. If you're a quieter person, this place definitely advocates that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. As a new person, you're constantly worried if you spoke enough in meetings or if your work is a high enough quality. But in the end, that doesn't matter, and it just depends on whether Senior Management likes you or not.


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