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"Great people, so-so work environment"

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Former Intern - Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
Former Intern - Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at AMD as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

- Nice people. Most are willing to help each other out.
- Exciting industry, with fun events, announcements, and changes.
- Products are still competitive from a technology perspective.
- Austin campus is pretty.

Cons

- Layoffs. Some people leaving.
- High-wall cubicles sort of prevent open communication.
- There is a sense that this company will never be what it once was. This creates a bit of apathy among the employees.

Advice to Management

Create cooperation among different teams. It would be nice to know that the whole company is heading in the same direction.
Build real excitement for upcoming products. Show off what they can do and why they are better than the competition's offerings.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "Makes the great products. Management is bad"

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    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 5 years)

    Pros

    Makes the great products like APU and GPU

    Cons

    Management is bad. Keep re-org


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Intense, but good if you like a startup feeling in an established public company."

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    Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Boxborough, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good if you want to design microprocessors and graphics processing units (cpus and gpus), cmos circuits and microprocessor architecture. Design teams are big and spread all over the world. A lot of teleconference meetings and possibly some travel involved.

    Cons

    Projects can be too long (3-5 years) which makes them prone to a higher level of uncertainty on their completion (market changes, technology changes, management changes, etc). You are expected to be able to log in from home or while on the road. People tend to put in long hours including and it is not uncommon to receive and send email 24/7. Design teams are all over the country and world therefore there is a need to have teleconference meetings at odd times which could be very early, very late, or during lunch time. Has very similar performance policies as Intel: top 10% employees get treated like kings, bottom 10% employees get laid off in the next cost cutting round, the other 80% get below expectation reviews during tough times and average reviews during good times.

    Advice to Management

    Management should be honest during performance reviews and not use them as "motivational tools". It is not fair on hard working employees and it takes a big toll on company morale.

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