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"fun place to work but a glass ceiling exists for non-technical employees."

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Former Employee - Program Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Program Manager in Markham, ON (Canada)
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

The best reasons to work for AMD can be summarized into 3 points:
1. Excitement- due to the high pace and competitive nature of the video graphics and microprocessor industry, there is a feeling of team competition that fills the air.
2. Work-life- although hours may be long, the atmosphere is very collegial and simply fun. Many co-workers are enthused to join sports team and participate in other recreational activities. Furthermore, AMD is accommodates your personal life by providing flex hours and work-from-home opportunities.
3. Techie Incentives- if you have interest in the high tech industry, employee purchase plans provide significant discounts on the newest toys. Furthermore, the latest and greatest items are available to observe and test- very exciting for a tech enthusiast.

Cons

There are perspectives to this answer. As a technical engineer, the sky is the limit assuming your performance is solid. However, for the non-technical employee, it is very difficult to move upwards into senior ranks.

Advice to Management

More communication to all levels of employees.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "The company is doing bad for nowadays."

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    it may be a good company to work for couple of years ago because of the big name and not bad compensation.
    it can offer on-par salary and some welfare to employee. The restricted stock unit program was good when the price of the share was high (say >20). A good place for new-grad to start their job because it helps to decorate the resume.

    Cons

    The company is doing bad for nowadays. The execution is definitely ill so a lot of major milestones were missed. Extra work was needed from employee as a cost of those mistakes. As a result, share prices is just shrunk like no body's business.

    Advice to Management

    focus on execution. Try to recognize the milestone as the basic bottom-line.


  2. "AMD Toronto employees prefer the old ATI way of doign things"

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    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Markham, ON (Canada)
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Being on the leading edge of new product development. Very competent workforce, for the most part.

    Cons

    Process, process, process . . . a big beaurocracy. Jamming process down our throats regardless if the process proves inefficient. Managers are forced to rank employees, but these lists of ranked employees are then joined into different talent pools of similar jobs/responsibilities, and then some senior exec who knows nothing about you, re-ranks you to fit in some pre-conceived distribution.

    Advice to Management

    Don't put all of your eggs in one basket . . . . need more than just fusion. Need to overhall the employee performance/ranking process.

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