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"Sweet and Sour"

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Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

There is work-life balance, the company makes exciting products, the people at AMD (worker bee level) are great, there is a general laid-back vibe and people trust one another

Cons

Lack of transparency, mostly white management (white boys network mostly), no due attention given to diversity and minority managers, no career path. A senior VP actually said "I only trust white managers!"

Advice to Management

Stop the yadayada and look at the "real" problems with intellectual honesty. Most upper management fat cats are in denial and reinforce their own clubby atmosphere.

Other Employee Reviews for AMD

  1. "They try so hard...."

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    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    doesn't require a lot of extra time and effort.

    Cons

    Being seen and heard is often more important than doing constructive work.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes the wrong decision is better than no decision. When dealing with conflicting information from different sources it's important to trust the most knowledgeable one, not the one that's telling you what you want to hear. For example when marketing is saying were going to have part out on date x and engineering is saying were going to have a part out on date Y. you should believe date Y no matter. how much better date x sounds


  2. "Pretty happy at AMD"

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    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture. People at AMD know how to treat each other. Not a commentary on whether or not people there are competent or incompetent. But there is truly a respect for people and a willingness to be a team player. Benefits and compensation are good and I think management generally does care about its employees.

    Cons

    Not enough profitability = not enough profit sharing. Tough times abound. It would be good to have some extended periods of solid financial performance and not have everyone always worried about what kind of cutbacks they are going to have to make.

    Advice to Management

    I think you're headed in the right direction, taking the right actions.

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