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"A learning experience from big corporate companies."

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Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

There are incredibly talented people that work day and night for this company, bar none the best and brightest in the world. I've learned so much about how things work in a big corporate office setting that I'll take with me throughout my career. Also, the intramural sports leagues seem like fun, and the on-site gym is kept very well!

Cons

Not much really, but I would say that I as well as many other former employees felt the squeeze of the new CEO. The cost cutting was absolutely hurting our morale, not just in the department but the whole company. Then the eventual rounds of annual layoffs occured. Maybe it's more fun to work in the consumer products side than the workstation/professional side.

Advice to Management

Seriously, find the sweet spots and execute. If you play like Intel within, you will lose to Intel out there. Also, find technologies that are in demand and will gain serious traction before even whispering a word about it to the public. Keep your promises.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "poor life/work balance"

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    Former Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - IT Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good pay, good benefit, good work environment

    Cons

    no life, work balance at all

    Advice to Management

    no


  2. "A great place to grow as a marketer"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AMD full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Working with amazingly smart people
    - Great products and partners to work with
    - Amazing work/life balance

    Cons

    - Alignment issues and unclear roles and responsibilities caused confusion and duplication of efforts
    - Morale issues due to annual layoffs and budget cuts
    - Lack of direction and follow through

    Advice to Management

    Set a clear path, execute, and underpromise/overdeliver

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