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Great people, so-so work environment

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Former Intern - Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX (US)
Former Intern - Product Development Engineer in Austin, TX (US)

I worked at AMD as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

- Nice people. Most are willing to help each other out.
- Exciting industry, with fun events, announcements, and changes.
- Products are still competitive from a technology perspective.
- Austin campus is pretty.

Cons

- Layoffs. Some people leaving.
- High-wall cubicles sort of prevent open communication.
- There is a sense that this company will never be what it once was. This creates a bit of apathy among the employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create cooperation among different teams. It would be nice to know that the whole company is heading in the same direction.
Build real excitement for upcoming products. Show off what they can do and why they are better than the competition's offerings.

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Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company. Some of best engineers but too much layoff.

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at AMD full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    AMD is one of the oldest companies in Silicon Valley. There are many old engineers who are really diligent and respectable.
    Company is still driving some innovative projects. I mean new direction not only some new families of products.
    Flexible work schedule. Friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Too much layoff which force lots of smart people leave. This is definitely a PAIN for a company in Silicon Valley. Especially, most directly join your competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't know if company still values loyalty. If so, how could you let your smart engineers leave? Engineers should have a big SAY for the products not marketing guys.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    The pilfering of a once great company

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at AMD full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The founder, Jerry Sanders greatly appreciated the employees. Thus stockpiling great employee loyalty. The compensation was distributed fairly under his regime. Hector Ruiz followed as CEO who brought fiscal discipline but lacked true vision.

    The coworkers were of the MOST helpful I encountered, especially during the reign of Sanders, Ruiz, and Meyer. Later CEOs and upper management caused the culture to turn downward whereby employees were only worried about themselves.

    Cons

    The company sets unrealistic goals and refuses to listen from below.
    Recently, in the past 5 years, management has abused and eroded employee loyalty.
    The company lacks vision and has changes course too frequently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house at the Director and VP levels. Listen to the people doing the work. Stop putting your own goals ahead of the company's. After all, it's putting food on your table.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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