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"Top heavy company, please move this sinking ship to right direction"

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Former Employee - Employee
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

- Learn lot of cutting edge CPU/GPU knowledge and how to deal with politics.
- Learn and get away unless you are bosom friend of your boss. You will get bulletproof vest exempt from layoff.

Cons

- Very political and nepotism. Hiring and promotion only for their dull and unqualified old buddies. Work hard doesn't mean have chance to get reward or promotion, but reciprocated by layoff.

- Low level developers are undervalued and overworked. Managers and old timers are relax, slow, unproductive and WFH. Perfect work-life balance and fat salary for them. Top notch favoritism. Shameless mouth-blabbering wins over dedicated and skilled hard workers.

- Almost two years turmoil, but it won't stop. Upper management cuts many x86 projects and treats employee like COST and DIRT, middle management only care about their job aggressively throw their resources under the bus to cover their ass. Later on, they have to hire engineers back to run projects. This stupid "AMD routine" never saved cost and defer product launch schedule.

- Now this is a place for mouth-blabbers, smart-talkers and shameless butt-kissers. Not a place for skilled and honest folks to invent exciting products.

Advice to Management

- Wake-up pal, failed to be credible x86 2nd source, why expect low margin and crowded market ARM to bring tons of thousand cash ? There is no time and cash to bet on risky gamble.

- Clean house incompetent management . Acquired money-losing business makes quarterly report worse.

- Marketable engineers got cut or fled to competitors. There is no ability to compete with their rivals. Only cut x86 projects and massive layoff, no solid and effective turn around plan, it is suicide behavior. This company won't prosper again.

- Invest more in x86 SOC, finding the right talent and investing in customer base.

- Layoff decision should base on skills, not nepotism.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "Great Company, No money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at AMD full-time

    Pros

    It was a great company with a ton of smart people... initially

    Cons

    Slowly swirling down the drain

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees instead of yourselves.... the top tier talent is fleeing the company due to lack of competitive salaries... everyone in the city is paying more for engineers than AMD


  2. "no idea where are going"

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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 a year)

    Pros

    none really, unless you are looking for an H1B visa which they will use to lock you in

    Cons

    management has no clue where to go and is in cost cutting everything mode. Most benefits are gone

    Advice to Management

    value your people more, without them there is no company
    share the pain

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