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"Needs Improvement"

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Current Employee - Technical Alliance Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Technical Alliance Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

The people on my team. Very smart and dedicated.

Cons

Financial Uncertainty of the company. Multiple rounds of layoffs over past year.

Advice to Management

Do one big cut, not lots of small cuts. Explain to us how you are reducing real estate costs. Address the rumor that a buyer for ONE AMD Place is the reason we went through a disruptive physical move Be more communicative. Most things I hear on the web about AMD are then confirmed by AMD mgmt days later. gg

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Used to be better..."

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

    Pros

    Laid back culture, fairly flexible hours, a good number of very smart people to work around, mid-level management is personable and easy to work with

    Cons

    Frequent layoffs, frequent changes in project plans, projects understaffed with no downtime between them, benefits not competitive with other chip design companies in Austin, promotions based on obscure and borderline non-sensical ranking system with manager personality and politics playing a larger role than technical ability/job performance.

    Advice to Management

    Fix morale, make recent benefit changes temporary instead of permanent. The best and brightest can easily find better employment terms in Austin, and AMD needs to do something, anything, more than just appealing to their nostalgia, to keep them at AMD.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, learn and grow personally"

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    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Boxboro, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Boxboro, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    This is a fast-paced competitive industry -- lots to learn and a lot of very bright folks are working at AMD. The company facilitates knowledge sharing between projects, employees, disciplines. It is very easy to be involved in several projects around the company. AMD does not have much cash to spare, every project is effectively viewed as key, and this is personally rewarding. Relationships between employees are good, cordial. Some people are good friends outside of work, work-relations are very good.

    Cons

    Benefits are so-so. AMD's competitive advantage is difficult to maintain, and in the CPU industry there is no place for misstep. With little cash in the bank account it isn't clear where AMD is heading next...

    Advice to Management

    Regain a strategic and executable vision

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