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Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Best work/life balance of any tech company I've worked for (in 192 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "GFX Senior Design Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Access to latest and greatest graphics technology
    - Opportunities to contribute to important projects
    - Great work life balance
    - Flexible career opportunities
    - Management is very dedicated to employees
    - Awesome people

    Cons

    - Occasional crunch when dealing with many projects
    - Pay might not be the greatest in this industry, but still competitive


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Exploitation"

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    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work is interesting and will keep you motivated as long as you are satisfied with just a tap on your back.

    Cons

    Shares are up, but don't let that fool you. CEO gets 5 million RSUs, an engineer gets next to nothing. Yearly bonus is just 33% of the contractual bonus, which is improvement compared to 20% in previous years, but still very low. Just ask yourself - if they can't pay their employees contractual bonus even when stock price goes up 600%, when do you think they will? Basic compensation is also lower than average.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees what they deserve and you might manage to keep them! Lisa Su asks her employees every single quarter to work 105%, but then pays them 85%. Shameless.

  3. "company review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AMD full-time

    Pros

    + Learning Experience
    + Technology
    + Alot of smart people

    Cons

    - Working on one project for 6 months
    - Lack of training
    - Compensation


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential!!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "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


  9. 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


  10. "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


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