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Updated August 8, 2017
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  1. "AMD great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    get opportunity to learn new things

    Cons

    Can be too hectic at times

    Advice to Management

    Update roadmap


  2. "Cutting Edge Tech, Dull Workplace & Team"

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Verification Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Verification Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Gaming perks
    - Decent compensation
    - Flexible timeline

    Cons

    - Teams are senior and can lack enthusiasm
    - Social connection with other teams is little
    - Condescending or patronizing management

    Advice to Management

    - Improve social interaction

  3. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an engineer, you have the opportunity to work with great technology and talented people. There are not a lot of companies in the world which can provide that kind of field and background. Benefits okay. Salaries could be more competitive. However, the company is losing money. Recent product launches brought back hope and the future looks a bit better.

    Cons

    Bad leadership in the Toronto office. Some manager having a very volatile personality, which results in a top-down (un-) management style to cover their weakness. Also dangerous to work there when you above 46 of age( there is a form of age discrimination). Even the recent product launches looking good, AMD has been there in the past (remember Hammer?) - one good year follows seven bad years... just keep in mind if you consider a career there...

    Advice to Management

    Take deep, deep look in your employees. Get rid of the "Pulse Surveys" conducted through the intranet. The employees don't believe the survey is really anonymous. You will NEVER get sincere and honest answers through this way.


  4. "Overall its great"

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    Current Employee - Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice work environment, flexible working time, friendly colleague. It's a typical large tech company's culture. Competitive salary.

    Cons

    The working content is a bit boring and not that challenging as I am an intern. Don't see too many spaces for promotion.


  5. "For hard working individuals"

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    Current Contractor - Applications Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Applications Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMD as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Its a tough, fast paced working environment, and a great learning experience. First job out of University, definitely immense amount of experience out of school. This is because I lucked out and got into a tough team with a tough OEM.

    Cons

    Working over time is the norm. personally as a salary based contractor I feel like I'm the one losing out. Definitely not being compensated for my time.


  6. "Technical Recruiter"

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    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Recruiter in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Autonomy
    -Relaxed dress code (engineers infamously wore shorts and a t-shirt to work @ 10 CV)
    -Great people

    Cons

    -I worked in recruitment and was involved in some senior meetings with the highest up at the Markham location - there was TONS of politics (though frankly this goes with any very large organization)

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to the end user and innovating - seems to be working with new product lines!


  7. "PEY - Engineer"

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    Former Intern - PEY Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - PEY Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD as an intern

    Pros

    1. Professional staff, willing to help each other
    2. Flexible hours mostly, unless there is a release planned, extra hours might be required
    3. Highly driven staff

    Cons

    1 Work might get overwhelming before product release
    2. Congested cubicle

    Advice to Management

    Make sure office space is made better with comfortable workstations

  8. "Great company, great work experience."

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    Former Employee - PEY in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - PEY in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Challenging and rewarding work.
    Lots of support from colleagues.
    Great lounges for relaxation and state of the art hardware.

    Cons

    There are not many disadvantages.
    Coffee and tea are free, but all pop from vending machines.


  9. "Excellent Entry Level Positions"

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    Current Employee - Graphics Validation Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Graphics Validation Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good learning opportunities
    State of the art technologies

    Cons

    Excessive Hierarchy
    Slow work progress due to having to interact with China and India divisions


  10. "Good environment depending on team"

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    Former Intern - Interim Software Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - Interim Software Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    My experience as an intern was very good. Everyone in the office is very laid back and friendly, my team would regularly go out for lunch together. The work was sometimes slow but interesting

    Cons

    The expectations for work was not very high. Codebase somewhat messy.

    Advice to Management

    More work perks such as free food and drinks would be nice.


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