Director (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – October 26, 2015
AMD is a good company who has fallen on hard times. With little momentum, it will be a difficult climb to get back to where they were in the past. Very difficult to work freely knowing they will be laying off 5 to 10 percent of the workforce every other quarter.
Competitive pay and good executive benifits, flexibility
Layoffs, culture, poor decision making at high levels, technology gaps
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – October 15, 2015
Good overall culture. Work hours were shifted, stated late, ended late, possibly due to the manufacturing sites time zones. Lay-off occurred on a regular basis with each cycle of the semi-conduct market.
AMD is a company that is struggling to recover, and it’s doing itself no favors by consistently laying off its employees. The culture has become one of desperation. Whether you’re new, or have been there for years, you never know when you department might be “consolidated” and your position eliminated.
The layoffs are made worse by weeks of anticipation. It’s not infrequent that the CEO will announce layoffs (internally), then allow several weeks to pass for handing down notices. During that interim, things come to a screeching halt as everyone waits to find out whether or not they still have a job. Some departments become ghost towns as layoffs approach and people begin “working” from home.
Departments that exceed quarterly projections are still subject to “restructuring.” Even success is no promise of job security.
Many employees are constantly applying to other, more stable, companies. Nothing is worse than being caught by surprise right before the Holidays.
Over time, all of this has made the culture toxic.
Job Work/Life Balance: There is no Work/Life Balance at AMD. Employees who want to keep their jobs are forced to live at the office.
Compensation/Benefits: Salaries are not particularly competitive, benefits are mediocre, and the likelihood of earning a bonus is zero.
Job Security/Advancement: With the constant restructuring, there is very little job security. Advancement and “promotions” often happen as a result of someone else being laid off.
Management: Not long ago, poor management and lack of vision nearly sank to company. Things havemore... improved little since.
Job Culture: Management likes to tout an AMD culture that doesn’t exist anymore. Employees are constantly competing with each other to keep from being the one who is laid off, and everyone is looking for a way out.less
High Stress, No Job Security, Toxic Culture, Mediocre Benefits
Material Specialist (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 15, 2015
Currently working for AMD, I would start my day running various reports for our systems to sync and inventory management.
Consistently using Outlook for email use and various CRM systems, with your typical Word, Excel, Microsoft etc. Buying and selling out various parts and systems while using critical thinking to assure all is within a quarterly budget.
Overall, a good experience though seeking a better opportunity.
Great people, great potential, but challenging at present
Director, Global Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – June 6, 2015
AMD offers a fun work environment and a history of innovation and cutting edge products. Some engineering mis-steps caused the company to become unstable in the past few years, but hopefully the expertise in engineering and the strong graphics lineup will reverse this trend soon.
The best part of being at AMD is the people that you work with. I've made some great friends and enjoy the colleagues that I work with every day.
Challenging work, good compensation, worldwide travel
Business Process Specialist (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 21, 2015
I am surprise that company is still in existence. Terrible leadership from C-level to Sr management. The most awful global culture and work environment. As a consequence, and of course, AMD has a really bad product in the market; which is why Intel has more than 80% of the global market.