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"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.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "Difficult company to work for at times"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had the opportunity to work with many talented engineers and gain exoerience

    Cons

    Too much work but not enough people staffed for the task


  2. Helpful (2)

    "It's a wonderful culture, full of people wanting to do great work, true team environment"

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    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, pay is competitive, great benefits, great co-workers- There are opportunities for advancement- I appreciate the casual nature of the workplace- the flexibility in work from home is nice as well.

    Cons

    life balance is tough, industry swings are difficult, work loads tend to be too much at times... the senior management team has mostly turned over in the last year or so (a sign of the difficulties in the industry as well as new CEO), decisions in the organization should be made quicker and more decisively.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to the company is to stay the course with the shift in products on the roadmap...

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