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Updated March 9, 2017
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  1. "average company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Base is good,people are nice

    Cons

    No Stocks, future is not clear


  2. "General Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Accountant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - General Accountant in Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros

    Sabbatical, 6 weeks every 7 years.

    Cons

    Long work hours when the books are being closed.


  3. "MTS Design Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - California in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - California in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, flex hours, laidback culture

    Cons

    No strategy, no motivation, draining talent

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent, hire better engineers and stop the constant churn at the top level.


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    "Buy out the only way - if some company is stupid enough to buy!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SMTS Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - SMTS Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time

    Pros

    Expectations are pretty low for you, since most smart people either left or let off. That is, if you don't ask for promotion or compensation adjustments or bonuses.

    Cons

    Old people. Old ideas. To be promoted, you should have been with the company for a long time and know the old-timers. Brown-nose the old guard: you will get promoted even almost every other year, even in these tough times. I am now looking outside. In the eight years, I worked here, I got a manager finally who I thought knew what we were doing. Recently the management let him go! He was modern in his style and was very innovative. I thought I had started enjoying work despite the financial conditions. The guy knew how to make remote employees work. He always went fighting for his engineers. But one day I came to work and I was told he had been let off! Now I am looking outside. But feels sad to leave because I love what I have been doing here. And, in Markham where I work, there is no other competing business. I am so damned with this management we are considering relocating now.

    Advice to Management

    Your Directors, Sr Directors are screwing up the company. Get them under control to start with a good turn around! Cut more but cut smart.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Above average experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work time, benefits, nice culture

    Cons

    lack of strategy. suffering from previous downturn.

    Advice to Management

    better strategy


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Top management doesn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, Good culture. People are nice

    Cons

    No ESPP, Stocks are going down, no motivation to work

    Advice to Management

    Please spend money in things that can make business


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Pros

    US-based company, provides lots of training to ensure personal development.

    Cons

    Not applicable in terms of work culture. But only uncertainty of market response could cause insecure.


  9. "Senior Member Technical staff"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of great technology which is needed by industry. People are great to work & the work environment is very suitable. Work-life balance is not always achieved but there are pockets which can be used.

    Cons

    Short of overall money, causing serious cuts in investment that could be the future. Hard decision but the company makes it to survive. Poor executions have always been hammered by Wall Street.

    Company's stability hurts the creativity from individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Assurance to employees that the execution plans are solid. Show the profitable year, by sticking to the plan


  10. "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Engineers are very knowledgeable, good project to work for. Managers are willing to listen suggestions.

    Cons

    Company is not making money, people may have concern about company's future

    Advice to Management

    New management is very good now, keep up good work.


  11. "Sr. Administrator"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good health benefits
    Flex time
    Open door policy
    Supportive staff

    Cons

    Sometimes there is too much politics.


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