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Fun Place to work
Sr. Line Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 16, 2015
people were very knowledgable and friendly. early days of AMD were very innovative and challenging. Parties were over the top from the CEO.
Pros
corporate functions were first class
Cons
AMD no longer in the bay area for manufacturing
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Frequent layoffs is a constant
Alliance Manager / Partner Engagement Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 12, 2015
Upper management unable to come to terms with what is needed to be developed for improving revenue targets. There is a constant churn through frequent layoffs and the morale is low.
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Excellent work life balance. Company needed to do better job with marketing
Member Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 12, 2015
Excellent work life balance. Company needed to do better marketing. Good training with smart technical people. management listened to employees ideas and implemented as needed.
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Great place
Senior Demand Planner-Section Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 5, 2015
alot of opportunity if you are willing to work hard!

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Positive and Flexible environment
Business Intelligence Developer/Analyst (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXNovember 2, 2015
This is a wonderful and challenging environment that allows me the opportunity to grow professionally.I am very pleased to have worked with such energetic and fun professionals.
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Meh
Product Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 30, 2015
It was a good experience, but the team I worked with was terrible. They constantly had me waste the companies time and money because they didn't have work for me to preform.
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Great Place to work
Executive Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 26, 2015
AMD is a great place to work and very family oriented. I would be willing to go back if given the opportunity. I would refer others to work at AMD.
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Good company going through tough times
Director (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 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.
Pros
Competitive pay and good executive benifits, flexibility
Cons
Layoffs, culture, poor decision making at high levels, technology gaps
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Typical high tech company for bay area
Senior Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAOctober 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.
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Competitive pay.
Fabrication Technician (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 15, 2015
Great opportunity for experience in high tech machinery. Prototype product processing required good deal of thinkering and imagination. Resolution power of machine tools was in the angstrom range.
Pros
Good chance for experience in high tech machinery.
Cons
Bad work environment.
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good place to work
Senior Product Development Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 3, 2015
worked for a short time but a good experience.

Company mergers and golas wiere still being defined but quality of people was good
Pros
good location and people
Cons
products challenge for the industry
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Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 29, 2015
Great people to work with and a beautiful eco friendly campus. On-site cafe, Starbucks, gym, game systems. Work from home capabilities.
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Restructuring Itself to Death
Project Manger (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 28, 2015
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 have
  more... 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.
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Cons
High Stress, No Job Security, Toxic Culture, Mediocre Benefits
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Great work life balance and collaborative atmosphere
Business Manager (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 23, 2015
AMD is a great place to work and the company truly cares about people. If it wasnt bleeding so much cash, I would love to work there long term.
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Productive and fast paced.
Material Specialist (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 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.
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AMD - David and Goliath
Senior IT Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 10, 2015
Had good technological breakthroughs but lost its battle to Goliath of the semiconductor industry. Leadership made this company lose its relevance
Pros
None
Cons
Cyclical industry
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Great work environment with good opportunities.
Business/Financial Analyst (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 8, 2015
Great work culture with good opportunities. Work/life balance seems to be weighted more towards work though. Job security is ok but tends to be volatile do to the industry.
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Great people, great potential, but challenging at present
Director, Global Sales and Marketing (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 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.
Pros
Challenging work, good compensation, worldwide travel
Cons
matrixed environment, political atmosphere
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In a few words, the worst place to WORK!!
Business Process Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 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.
Pros
None
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Great Culture
Senior Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMay 21, 2015
Great culture; Employees at all levels are well informed about company direction. Lot of incentive to learn, excellent learning and development.
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