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Updated August 12, 2017
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AMD President & CEO Dr. Lisa Su
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  1. "Great opportunity, amazing people"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "AMD"

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    Current Employee - Smts in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Smts in Boxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best machines to work on, newest technologies, best-in-class software tools, best design flows with great support, exciting projects.

    Cons

    Management forces many engineers have a very narrow work focus; those with a desire to work on a broad set of tasks are frowned upon. Management oftentimes plays favorites, whether by age, race, or location.

  3. "Financial Controller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good challenging environment, good growth potential

    Cons

    Always a fire drill, need better focus


  4. "Sr Supply Chain Specialist"

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    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Specialist
    Current Employee - Senior Supply Chain Specialist
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company and helpful management

    Cons

    Sometimes gets monotonous. Flexibility an issue


  5. 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.


  6. "Enjoy the stay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    very relaxed job compared to Nvidia

    Cons

    Don't respect employee. Management doesn't take care of the employee.


  7. "senior FAE"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time

    Pros

    good compensation, company has a good roadmap for future products with huge potential but suffering from poor execution

    Cons

    No job certainity and security. Technically sub standard processes and technologies. Teams and groups don't have adequate resources to deliver and focus only on short term gains rather than long term.
    Work environment is not healthy, management blame low level employees for failures rather than owning them.
    Stiff competition from competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term goals. provide resources to employees. Check practices and make sure managers are following ethical practices

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work for few"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Bonus/Variable pay
    Less opportunity for growth
    Bad management
    Layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on employee growth & Pay


  9. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good inerview and a good atmosphere to work

    Cons

    Nothing at all. Good management and organization

    Advice to Management

    Good Work


  10. "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)


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