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Updated June 18, 2017
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  1. "Good place to work for few"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance
    Decent pay

    Cons

    Bonus/Variable pay
    Less opportunity for growth
    Bad management
    Layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Concentrate on employee growth & Pay


  2. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits
    Work life balance
    company culture
    Management team

    Cons

    Fluctuating performance of the company
    Some nationalities are stronger in some regions.
    Continuous reorganization.

  3. 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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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


  7. "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

  8. "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.


  9. 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.


  10. "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.


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