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Updated June 27, 2017
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  1. "Intern/Co-Op"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Co-Op Student in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Co-Op Student in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic learning environment. Great research team.

    Cons

    Old laptops for employees cause some headaches.

    Advice to Management

    Immediate manager is great. Not too much bureaucracy. Keep up the good job.


  2. "So much potential!!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  3. "it is swamp"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  4. Helpful (6)

    "AMD has severe MANAGEMENT ISSUES"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AMD full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Not much to write about.

    Cons

    AMD has severe MANAGEMENT ISSUES. Stay away from this company.. Last month, they sent a bunch of offers for new employees to join. But, then they withdrew the offers, just 2 weeks before the join date due to change in business plans. In essence, they screwed the new hires even before they could have joined the company.

    In my experience, They don't care about employees. Layoffs happen annually, and only the most desperate people tend to work at AMD. If you are desperate, go ahead take your chance, but your offer might get withdrawn even before you join the company.

    Compensation is about 20% below market average.


  5. "Great company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I loved the culture and the people I worked with. You will be surrounded by some of the smartest people you have ever worked with.

    Cons

    Multiple downsizes while I was working there, and they outsourced a large part of IT to a third party.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Member of Technical Staff"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Close to leading edge technology and products in many cases
    Knowledgeable co-workers and good teamwork
    Decent pay and benefits

    Cons

    Often very high pressure
    Projects sometimes cancelled late in development cycle
    Organizational churn
    Design team saddled with a heavy-weight design flow that takes away from design time

    Advice to Management

    Target business opportunities carefully. Value and reward technical contributions more than fitting into a company mold. Promote cross-team exposure for engineers.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Depending on the department you work at. Things can be relatively friendly and having minimal politics. Engineers can just focus on the job that they need to be doing.

    Cons

    Company is supposedly on a rebound. but time will tell
    Increment is very little


  8. "IT Financial Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respect for employee. I was first year masters student when I got internship with IT financial management in the summer. I was surprised I got medical benefit, even for two months only. Management were very kind and easy to communicate with. I still remember the short morning jokes everyday made by corporate executives before we started to work.

    Cons

    AMD went through several layoffs and IT was the target every time. A lot of people I work with during the summer are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing bad you just did what a professional manager should do


  9. "PPE group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Co-Op in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work, great team and lot of in campus activities within the company. Lots of volunteering opportunities too and a chance to work with different teams

    Cons

    Most of the time, don't know what the other team is upto. Cafeteria is pretty average and expensive for being in campus

    Advice to Management

    Great job! Please organize more activities for co ops and interns. Also hire more co ops as full time employees


  10. "Always interesting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I've been working at AMD for almost 10 years now in Product Development (PPE). There's always problems to tackle and encouragement for improvement, which keeps things interesting day to day.

    Cons

    We've been resource constrained for some years now. Work can obviously get stressful at times. Fighting fires is not out of the ordinary in PPE.

    Advice to Management

    i've seen co-workers of mine doing the same type of roles for years based on where they started, but it doesn't necessarily best match their skillset. I think a lot more could be done by management to help with the growth of the individual employee.


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