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"Many years spent hoping we would break the intel monopoly...but it never happened."

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Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at AMD full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Lots of good people here.

Cons

It's the same roller coaster ride year after year

Advice to Management

Stop cutting employees and benefits programs. Get a solid identity and stick with it for once.
Year after year we would deal with the highs and lows of the semiconductor industry, always living in the shadow of Intel. I and many other employees always embraced the underdog mentality and worked our butts off to better the company, only to have the direction of the company changed time and time again.
This company has never been the same since Jerry Sanders left. He was a true motivator and always seemed to care about the well being of his employees. Now upper management only cares about the "shareholders" and lining their own pockets.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. Helpful (3)

    "don't know how to take care of their employees"

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    Current Employee - Business Planning and Operations in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Business Planning and Operations in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of good folks

    Cons

    managers don't know how to manage people

    Advice to Management

    promote internal growth


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great work and co-workers, but struggling company"

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

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

    Pros

    Work with high-caliber engineering peers. Despite attrition, company still has an amazing reservoir of talent and skill sets. Makes it a great place to learn, and have a lot of fun.

    Plenty of opportunities to innovate and influence the design and flow. Access to technical decisions is not hidden. Even junior employees can make impactful contributions and influence technical directions if they have the wherewithal to make the ROI case.

    Cons

    Company has been financially challenged for years. Many benefits have already been jettisoned, and remaining ones are getting sliced.

    Advice to Management

    Don't sugar coat. When you reduce cubicle sizes or change vacation policy to save money, don't tell us it was based on employee feedback, just tell us it's to save money.

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