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"Very competitive environment, rather difficult place to work"

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Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer
Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Salary ranges were good. Many good colleagues. Challenging problems to solve, and a good environment for generating solutions, at least in the EDA tools space.

Cons

Understaffed in many areas. Management did not seem to be in touch with the difficulties of the day to day work going on. The environment of multi-site splitting of projects and staff made ongoing cooperation difficult. A feeling of a very reactive company to attempt to fill the needs of the marketplace, especially trying to catch up to competition. A culture based on reward and recognition and individual accomplishments, which translated to a culture where sharing of knowledge seemed to be restricted.

Advice to Management

The employees should be treated more as valuable resources than cogs in the wheel. There are many talented people who feel frustrated by the direction of the company and the changes in project direction over the years.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "Culture changed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great engineers with a lot of capability

    Cons

    Too much senior management and can't make decisions

    Advice to Management

    Be able to make decisions more quickly


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent or very frustrating, depending on manager."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Product Development Engineer
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very good salary and exciting environment.

    Cons

    All those engineering jobs are moving to Asia. Political war between AMD CPU (Texas) and former ATI Graphic/Chipset (Toronto), lead to bad decisions and huge money/time to market loss.
    Do it the American way, even if it's immensely inefficient or loose your job !

    Advice to Management

    Come to term with the fact that Austin does NOT know it all. Should have listened to Canadian expertise in mixed signal integration. Now that the damage is done, your top guys are playing a massive cover-up game (of their mistakes) and getting rid of some of your best people in Canada.


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