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"Incredibly poor management"

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Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Software Development Engineer II in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at AMD full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

AMD has (or had) great individual contributors - engineers, MTS etc. For engineers, its easy to stand out by leading initiatives independently. If management was supportive, these guys can churn out products to beat Intel, but frequent roadmap changes lead to products being cancelled, leading to dissatisfaction.

There is a great work-life balance, office is almost empty after 6 p.m. and no one cares about what time you come in as long as you get the work done.

Cons

-There is no long-term plan by management. Everyone misses Dirk Meyer.
-Reorganizations happen almost every year, layoffs happen once in 15 months.
-A lot of the mid-senior managers are unqualified.
-Bonuses are rare.
-Software division is treated as expendable even though there are a lot of really great engineers there. Lots of politics among the senior managers.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the useless managers instead of the engineers. This company is just a shadow of the AMD of the 2005-06. Also, stop with the useless acquisitions and splits that cost a lot of $, better used for creating products.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. Helpful (1)

    "AMD is an innovate place to work with a great culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Product Development Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a close sense of comradery between employees and an opportunity to see your ideas become implemented.

    Cons

    Due to the many ups and downs in the industry the recognition and compensation at AMD is flaky.

    Advice to Management

    Let the individual contributors know that their work is appreciated.


  2. "Struggling , finance weak, good ideas and direction though"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Design Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people , good ideas and direction

    Cons

    Finance issues. Too many layoffs

    Advice to Management

    Schedule projects better and stop layoffs

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