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"No security in doing a job well done"

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

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

Pros

Salary is competitive.
Work is interesting.
They offer pretty decent benefits.
They have sites in many locations.
They use quality industry tools.
Most of the technical people are very bright and seem to know what they're doing.

Cons

There's a culture for a cycle of constant layoffs and constant hiring. So even if you do your job, meet your deadlines, your head may still be on the chopping block. It's an atmosphere of fear where you are constantly worried if you're playing the political game well or not. If you're a quieter person, this place definitely advocates that the squeaky wheel gets the oil. As a new person, you're constantly worried if you spoke enough in meetings or if your work is a high enough quality. But in the end, that doesn't matter, and it just depends on whether Senior Management likes you or not.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "Too much politics"

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good co-workers. You can learn a lot on the job (as you will have a ton of work to do). Nice office building (but will be sold soon)....

    Cons

    Compensation below industry standard. No pay hike, promotion. No respect for talent. No training opportunities. Don't ever think of management opportunity if you are an Asian. Management doesn't care if you quit. HR Exit interview is not mandatory.

    Advice to Management

    Must value and respect talent. Need to think whats right for the company and have some strategic thinking instead of settling for scraps.....


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Self serving, greedy and no clear vision"

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    Current Employee - Desktop Administrator II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Desktop Administrator II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay money, sometimes hand out engineering samples and occasionally demoed new systems.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership - Either no leadership, or ineffective/impotent leadership. Take your pick.
    Lack of communication - Cannot communicate efficiently or effectively.
    Lack of common sense - IT people literally teach people how to use computers, teach engineers how to use Linux and teach internal organizations how to perform their job duties.
    Lack of responsibility - They don't even care about the stockholders, let alone the employees.
    Lack of advancement - Instead of elevating individuals who've thrived in the environment, they'd rather hire failures from other companies.

    Advice to Management

    Fire all of middle management and start actually engaging the people who do the work rather than rewarding those who don't. Think differently, think outside the box. Do something different than what you are currently doing.

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