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Updated July 20, 2017
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  1. "Co-op enginner full time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great place to learn and work

    Cons

    salary is decent to cover tuition fees if worked for full time


  2. "Engineering"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time

    Pros

    They have many good people at this company but many would rather leave if there was another option.

    Cons

    Lots of dysfunction behind closed doors and so called managers. They talk about all this business they will win but it was very quiet internally on the biz dev end. They promise great growth and commitment to get you in then fall short of there promises. Another bad P&L year and the likes of Nvidia and others will be coming on strong soon... if they didn't have there x86 license they would be out of biz..get your cash and title up front or go elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the spin and actually back up what you say and not just control P&L by cutting growth costs.. very short sighted and another failed strategy that will play out badly in time.

  3. "Good place to work, a lot of good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good well established place, a lot of good people.

    Cons

    Many bad product decisions by previous management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on things AMD is good at.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential!!"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Human Resources Analyst in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great talent, great products. Higher than industry average pay. Work is being done to build stronger culture and industry leading products.

    Cons

    Slow decision making rooted in too many decision makers.

    Advice to Management

    Have the right people make the right decisions.


  5. "Great place for work-life balance, but not recommended for ambitious go-getters"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Great work-life balance
    * Flexible work schedule
    * Smart engineers

    Cons

    * Bureaucratic career advancement (must wait in line for seniority, do this for X years, etc.)
    * As a Sr. Engineer, feels like I'm a cog in a machine
    * Small raises; it pays to job hop if financial compensation is what you're after


  6. Helpful (1)

    "AMD review"

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

    Pros

    get to work on leading edge tech
    teams have smart engineers

    Cons

    doom and gloom with all the layoffs


  7. "it is swamp"

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    Former Employee - Smts in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Smts in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None I can think of

    Cons

    fierce politics, almost ruthless struggle between teams who compete, unstable, and dangerous future. People will set a trap on other people to sacrifices the unfortunate so they can be saved from next round of layoff

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD full-time

    Pros

    Good people, good work-life balance

    Cons

    Tedious, little training for complex systems, lingo, products


  9. Helpful (6)

    "AMD has severe MANAGEMENT ISSUES"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Not much to write about.

    Cons

    AMD has severe MANAGEMENT ISSUES. Stay away from this company.. Last month, they sent a bunch of offers for new employees to join. But, then they withdrew the offers, just 2 weeks before the join date due to change in business plans. In essence, they screwed the new hires even before they could have joined the company.

    In my experience, They don't care about employees. Layoffs happen annually, and only the most desperate people tend to work at AMD. If you are desperate, go ahead take your chance, but your offer might get withdrawn even before you join the company.

    Compensation is about 20% below market average.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Do not recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some smart people to work with. Not much to write about.

    Cons

    They interview for something else, and make you work on something else. And when projects get cancelled, they fire you without notice. Sycophants rule.


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