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Updated September 7, 2017
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  • Best work/life balance of any tech company I've worked for (in 191 reviews)

  • Highly intelligent coworkers, great work environment, amazing benefits (in 138 reviews)

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  1. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    not much just good colleague's

    Cons

    management resources prioritys growth ambition

    Advice to Management

    normolize pay and deliver on time


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    As an engineer, you have the opportunity to work with great technology and talented people. There are not a lot of companies in the world which can provide that kind of field and background. Benefits okay. Salaries could be more competitive. However, the company is losing money. Recent product launches brought back hope and the future looks a bit better.

    Cons

    Bad leadership in the Toronto office. Some manager having a very volatile personality, which results in a top-down (un-) management style to cover their weakness. Also dangerous to work there when you above 46 of age( there is a form of age discrimination). Even the recent product launches looking good, AMD has been there in the past (remember Hammer?) - one good year follows seven bad years... just keep in mind if you consider a career there...

    Advice to Management

    Take deep, deep look in your employees. Get rid of the "Pulse Surveys" conducted through the intranet. The employees don't believe the survey is really anonymous. You will NEVER get sincere and honest answers through this way.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Still a good place, but not for interns"

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    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer Intern in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good people, good pay, good facilities

    Cons

    Felt like a different CEO every week; of course now it's much better; Intern job for undergrad was no fun


  4. "Great work/life balance!"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility in work-life balance, flexible hours.

    Cons

    Normal bureaucracy that you get at large companies.

    Advice to Management

    Improve internal communications and teamwork


  5. "Design Verification Intern"

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    Former Intern - ASIC Design Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Intern - ASIC Design Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interactive, good work environment

    Cons

    The scheduling can get a bit hectic at times

    Advice to Management

    The management at AMD was commendable.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Graphics Design Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good helpful people. lots of opportunity to learn. fun to work with GPUs. Big campus in markham

    Cons

    too much lay offs. messy management. too many manager and less actual working people.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on development of the product and increase management efficiency


  7. Helpful (1)

    "engr"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    easy job, life balance,

    Cons

    hard push, bad management, bad culture

  8. "Verification Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people to work with
    flexible schedule
    good life and work balance

    Cons

    less improvement opportunity because AMD doesn't do a very good job in the market

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  9. "Toronto and Austin Don't Mix"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Two world class cultures, experts in CPUs and Graphics. Push hard, reach high, grab the stars. Learn a lot. Good pay and benefits. Good career potential. Flexible hours, covered parking. Ontario!

    Cons

    The mixed cultures didn't meld well. Austin didn't know how to support Toronto, and found it hard to get out of the way. Not enough people assigned to projects, lots of burnout, stress, and overwork. The superstars left when the train slowed down.

    Advice to Management

    Give better support to the Toronto office. Solutions shouldn't be handed down, they should grow from the bottom up.


  10. "Verification Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, friendly team, nice manager.

    Cons

    Too many brilliant minds, you'll be outsmarted frequently :)

    Advice to Management

    More team events :)


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