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Updated February 21, 2017
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  1. "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.


  2. "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. "Good experience"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD as a contractor

    Pros

    Good place to work and learn

    Cons

    Nothing much but ppl differentiates themselves as full time and contractors

    Advice to Management

    Please treat all employees and contractors equally


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  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Intern - Performance Architecture Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Intern - Performance Architecture Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    knowledgeable people, good environment and current with the industry

    Cons

    overall not doing great in the market

    Advice to Management

    none


  6. "Sinking fast...."

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

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

    Pros

    Some great people left, but most everyone who could find another job has done so by now.

    Cons

    No future in the markets they are in.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lots of positive change. Radeon Technologies Group is excellent."

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

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

    Pros

    AMD has been in a lot of turmoil over the past few years, but it feels like it's turning around. Especially if you are in the RTG side (graphics), AMD can be a great place to work, especially with a good direct manager. Raja Koduri has proven to be a great leader and has accomplished a lot to turn around the culture and "vibe" within the company. There are plenty of opportunities to make an impact, especially at this point in time. This is pretty rare for a company of this size and age.

    Cons

    IT at this company has been getting a lot of attention, but doesn't seem to be improving. They continually prove to be far better at creating obstacles instead of solutions. It's easily the #1 complaint of both new employees and veterans at AMD. I am surprised that the top executives and management of infrastructure and IT have survived this long.

    Advice to Management

    Look at what RTG is doing and spread it to the whole company. IT/Infrastructure needs a reboot and new leadership.


  8. "Great place."

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    Former Employee - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior ASIC/Layout Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time

    Pros

    Great place for newcomers. Great Work Life balance.

    Cons

    Lot of legacy environments. Slow work pace.

    Advice to Management

    To develop mobile products.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Tough times"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people. Lots of microarchitecture gurus. Splendid work-life balance.

    Cons

    Poor business outlook. Massive attrition over the last 3-5 years. Uncompetitive compensation (in SF bay area).

    Advice to Management

    You have to really reward strong talent. AMD's compensation in the bay area is 20-30% lower than your competitors.


  10. "SALES"

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

    Pros

    Great company nice atmosphere. It has lots of opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    It is very competitive to work there. you have to constantly learning new things.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "mts 4"

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    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - MTS4 in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tech company to work for

    Cons

    AMD is a sinking ship

    Advice to Management

    na



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