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"If you can ignore the office politics, working here can be a rewarding experience and pay."

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Current Intern - Software - Display in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Intern - Software - Display in Toronto, ON (Canada)
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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at AMD as an intern (More than a year)

Pros

Get to work on the code down to intricate detail.
Helpful coworkers.
Work Gym.
Flexible hours.
Team events.
Access to newest ASICs and debug boards

Cons

Office politics.
Code base way too large for intern to absorb in 16 months.
Hard to gain trust and coworkers generally averse to change that risks breaking the code.

Advice to Management

Make sure to give engineers enough space and work.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "Good place to begin a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - ASIC Design Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - ASIC Design Verification Engineer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    1) Work is very technical and cutting-edge, giving you a good start to a career as an engineer
    2) You get to learn a lot about industry standards and practices, being part of one of the major semiconductor companies
    3) Looks good on resume

    Cons

    1) They hire contractors for years without converting to full-time
    2) Too much work and stress, not able to tell who is doing what and who is doing well
    3) Company isnt doing too great and you can tell...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Microprocessor group"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Microprocessor Verification Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Microprocessor Verification Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good exposure to computer Architecture and ability to build knowldege

    Cons

    Middle class company, struggling with Cash with severe competition from Intel

    Advice to Management

    Continue to strategy and build broader focus rather than fixated at Intel

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