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Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Almost made it a career"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate Engineer in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Company has a huge heart and wants to succeed. Loyal employees with great talent. They fight the good fight.

    Cons

    Poor business outlook. Massive attrition over the last 3-5 years. Most all perks have been laid to rest. Severance packages are not what they used to be.


  2. "Event Marketing Manager 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good people, great benefits, exciting work, good management

    Cons

    lack of accountability, uncertain stability


  3. "Solution Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Solutions Architect in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people with a strong desire to succeed.

    Cons

    Previously poor management and decision making hinders the current environment. They are working to change but some mistakes take a long time to dig out from.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the current path!


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  5. "It is a job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SMTS Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - SMTS Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a paycheck. You get a few benefits. Hours are long but sometimes flexible. Lots of good people still work there.

    Cons

    Numerous. Benefits are poor. Health insurance is very expensive relative to other companies. You are not insured while traveling on company business.

    Advice to Management

    Ethics


  6. "I enjoy working here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    competitive salary, pays bonuses for good performance
    solid benefits
    lower-level management doesn't mind work-from-home or working unusual hours
    fun bleeding edge engineering
    colleagues are very nice

    Cons

    gloomy business outlook
    management continually revokes frills (smaller cubicles, vacation days don't roll over...)
    almost no annual bonus due to poor company financials
    layoffs are almost annual

    Advice to Management

    You're really putting a strain on employee happiness by encroaching from every side: see cons list.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "My car title, house title, you review title. I haven't had coffee yet."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Immediate supervisors were top notch. Salaries used to be competitive.

    Cons

    Bad management decisions, on several occasions.
    Bad management decisions. Bad, bad, bad.....

    Advice to Management

    Too late. Too Late. Too Late. 2 late. to late. 22 late. later


  8. Helpful (9)

    "Shooting itself on the foot"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - SMTS Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - SMTS Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    -Like many reviews before point out, there is a good life-work balance. Be careful though because many individuals interpreted the very same thing in a more negative way (lack of ambition, schedules are rarely observed, ...).

    -There is a very positive consequence of not being a successful company: people tend to be more grounded than in other tech companies. The constant chaos results in workers that understand what the important things in life really are, and understand that most of them happen outside of the workplace.

    -Strangely enough, you can get promoted fairly quickly (by elimination, everyone leaves but you), which may help out when you move to the next job

    Cons

    -The company is a mess. Upper management is there just to collect the $ and have no real intention to turn around the company (for starters, google "AMD Rasgon bonuses" and click on the Yahooo article)

    -Employees are treated like idiots. We are promised a never-ending list of things that are oh-just-around-the-corner and never happen: more share in emerging markets, the emergence of a semi-custom business (fancy way to describe two game console wins), gaining market share back from NVIDIA (according to Lisa Su in 2014 "there is no reason why AMD's graphics share should not be 50%", it now stands below 30%), and so on. Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me (and then I leave)

    -Constant layoffs plus attrition = scarce engineering talent. It is very difficult for AMD to come up with good products considering the amount of good people who left, and the fact that they have been replaced by so-so engineers since top talent will land elsewhere

    -Morale is low. The parking lot is almost empty by 6.30pm. You meet strangers and five minutes they are openly making fun of the company. The ex-CEO is laid off and given $5M in cash but people do not see any salary raise when they are promoted.

    -As the result of all of the above, AMD's technology understandably is way behind, which results on a death spiral: less revenues -> more losses -> more layoffs -> products are delayed -> products are no attractive by the time they hit the market -> less revenues

    Advice to Management

    Sell the graphics division before it loses too much value. And please do not come up with new slogans ("AMD Way", "the last 5%", "Determined")


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    AMD creates state-of-the-art microprocessor chips. It is a good environment to gain experience, particularly for design and test.

    Cons

    AMD's has not been financially stable for several years and has been fighting a losing battle between Intel and NVidia.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Design Engineer 2"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good senior management, good work environment and learning opportunities

    Cons

    he Company has been in "transformation" for several years now, resulting in multiple and continuous budget and operational cuts.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Financial Analyst"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Exposure to senior leadership, diversity, networking.

    Cons

    AMD has been laying off people constantly because of restructuring. Not a good place to start a long-term career.

    Advice to Management

    Please do not hire if you can't afford.


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