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Awesome Experience, Very Good Internship

Post Silicon Hardware Validation (Former Employee) Markham, ON

Pros-friendly and knowledgeable people
-you feel your work effect the company, even though it is a large company
-you gain a tremendous amount of knowledge
-laid back atmosphere between projects
-a computer enthusiasts dream workplace
-a lot of expensive high-tech equipment you would otherwise never see or use

Cons-can be difficult to obtain full-time status in some teams (fairly rare problem though)
-like most companies, resources are stretched thin, mainly too much work over too few people, or unrealistic timelines
-some teams have a constant cycling of contractors and some knowledge is inevitably lost and/or time is spent getting new hires up to speed (limited to only some teams too)

-experience widely depends on department*

Advice to Senior Management-be careful how many projects you try to assign teams to work on simultaneously, employees have tended to get burnt out when this happens

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Has seen better times...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Markham, ON

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros: The only pro is that you will be surrounded by and may get to work on leading… Cons: Long hours, no overtime pay, blatant sexism and favoritism, yearly layoffs. Power struggles between the CPU and GPU (former ATI) divisions. Very difficult to get… Advice to Senior Management: Too much money is being wasted on too many executive level staff ( senior VPs, corporate VPs, General Managers etc.) and HR s/w changes. … No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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    Sweat shop with politics

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    I worked at AMD full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Lots of very great teams here. From a technical standpoint, there is a lot to learn from the people… Cons: Job security is an issue with layoffs happening every 6 months. A lot of middle management is actually promoted from tech backgrounds so their mgmt… Advice to Senior Management: Don't assume a designer that has worked for 10 years… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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