What's the company culture at AMD?

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Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at AMD?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at AMD?

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Former Employee in Toronto, Ontario

84 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at AMD?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at AMD?

I would suggest that you stay away from AMD/ATI. They work you to the bone without any incentives, other than keeping your job. They are not loyal to their employees.

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Yup in Bellmawr, New Jersey

82 months ago

Host said: Every business has it's own style. What is the office environment and culture like at AMD?

Are people dressed in business casual, jeans and t-shirts, or full-on suits? Do folks get together for Friday happy hours and friendly get-togethers?

What is a typical day in the life of an employee at AMD?

Do yourself a favor and stay far away from this dump. Employees are not appreciated here at all. When it comes raise time...guess what this is what you get " The company is going through a hard time. I hope you'll understand" And this has been said for 15 years now! Yah its casual dress thats only because if you wore a suit you would look funny. Its like wearing a suit to work in a land fill!!

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Die in Sente in Austin, Texas

46 months ago

Yup in Bellmawr, New Jersey said: Do yourself a favor and stay far away from this dump. ...

Did you post this is the wrong forum? AMD doesn't have any large offices or design centers anywhere near Bellmawr, NJ

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Die in Sente in Austin, Texas

46 months ago

I've worked for AMD for 12 years, and I've just recently decided to find another job and quit ASAP.

On the whole, AMD is an OK company to work for. But like any large company, you can have good managers and bad managers. If you have a good manager, life is good. If you have a pointy-haired manager, you will be miserable, the same as at any other company.

In the past, when times were good and the company was making money, it was always generous with employees in terms of profit sharing, bonuses, stock options. But of course, the last few years have been the exact opposite, with pay and benefit cuts in 2009. The pay cuts have been restored, and *most* of the benefit cuts have been restored, but there haven't been any merit increases in 3 years.

AMD also has a long history of ramping up the company quickly with a lot of new hires when it's business was good, and then huge layoffs a couple of years later when there's a downturn. The current CEO,Dirk Meyer, has repeated said he's going to break that pattern and put the company on a basis of always being profitable, even in the slumps. So far, his actions have matched his words. What that means is that now (2010) the company is trying to expand rapidly with a lot of new products (Fusion, Bulldozer, ...) but without much increase in the work force. As a result, everyone is overworked, with every department having more stuff it has to do and not enough people to do it.

The working environment is casual, and the new campus in south Austin is nice.

If you work for AMD, you will wind up spending about 1/3 of your time in meetings, most of which are a complete waste of time.

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