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Updated June 28, 2017
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  1. "Great place."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "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.

  3. "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.


  4. 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


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Can be a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    AMD is always comes up with the fastest GPUs. So you get to work on some cutting edge technology, if you are lucky. Good flexi-timings, work from home options. Good gym facility and lovely campus in Sunnyvale.

    Cons

    While some of the tech is innovative, AMD needs to be more customer-centric. AMD also needs to start thinking decades ahead if it wants to survive, rather than thinking of the next quarter and pleasing Wall St. - who are *not* the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Employee culture and morale is fairly low after repeated lay-offs. It's imperative to keep employees motivated and happy, else they will lose all the good ones. Focus on customers, decades ahead, and employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "A few good men"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    challenging design problems
    flexibility - you can contribute at whatever level / intensity works for you
    Still some amazingly smart people to work with. But lots of newer hires are sub par

    Cons

    morale is low
    lots of the good engineers have left

    Advice to Management

    make money. please.


  7. "Staff Mask Designer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Great working environment. Great people.

    Cons

    Multiple road map changes to meet changing markets.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying!

  8. "Good Place to work and learn"

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    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small teams to work, reasonable work hours and there is some flexibility to work from home. Good (or in-line with other companies in bay area) benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from the management. Too many changes in project planning. Bonus plan is unpredictable.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate well with employees. Execute the plans properly.


  9. "Friendly environment"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time

    Pros

    Co-workers are nice and friendly. Work hours are reasonable. Learn a lot new skills in short time. Have standard medical insurance and secure insurance.

    Cons

    The salary is not great compared to other companies in bay area. do not have free meal for lunch. The bonus is relatively small compared to other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Actually I am happy with current management. I work in a team with 7 persons. Every week we have a meeting in side the group or with people from other department in the company. We have time to focus on our own work and we communicate every week.


  10. "Intern review"

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    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people, working environment and very good benefit

    Cons

    management in 2012 was lacking


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