Productive and fun workplace with bi-annually department team building activities.
Equipment Engineer (Former Employee) – Singapore – January 17, 2017
A typical day at AMD is fun & exciting with unexpected challenges working with overseas counterparts and cross functional teams. I have learnt how to manage my time juggling between equipment setup/maintenance, working on multiple projects with cross functional groups to preparing/answering for quality audits.
Management and co-workers at AMD are exceptionally understanding and helpful. The hardest part of my job would be to see so many friends and colleagues leave during my ~23years there due to the economic outlook.
The most enjoyable part of working in AMD is that we are go through hardships and have fun together like one big happy family.
Product Development Engineer (Former Employee) – Singapore – February 24, 2016
You get to work on the cutting edge of technology, if you are in it to learn you can get do that by the bucket loads. Some of the brightest engineers are at AMD because the interview process is very rigorous Fair warning though, you'll have no job stability. AMD is in pretty bad financial shape for a number of years now and layoffs are the norm. Performance counts for nothing, lay offs are frequent every quarter. Layoffs target dept without a second thought. Personal under affected debts are just numbers to be reduced. Management are mostly clueless MBA paperweights with no understanding of technology, some of them do have engineering degrees but it seems they have no touch with today's industry realities. During layoffs management almost always never affected, typical case of 'you scratch my back and I'll scratch yours'. The management cartel is destroying the company. Focus is more on making pretty slides (some of the best looking TBH) for presentations and there are a ton of pointless meetings.
If you are an engineer trying to make a difference, AMD right now isn't the place for you as you'll be removed come some layoff before you get to make any difference. If you are in it learn things right out of college maybe AMD might work out for you, though there are cases were fresh gads were laid off just 4months into their time in the company.
The board of directors are totally useless, they are the very people responsible for hiring/appointing the people that have led to the company's dire state it is in today. Shareholders must act before it is too late, clean out themore... entire board and get people with real industry experience and knowledge applicable for AMD's core markets.less
Cutting edge of tech, tons of learning, some of the best engineersin industry
Bonus grabbing top level mamagment, clueless supervisors and low level managers, cartel like mentality among managers
Head of Department/Senior Manager (Former Employee) – Chai Chee – November 17, 2015
Good work place with supportive management. There were many challenging projects but very satisfying once they are completed. Organizational changes were plenty during my time so in that period, it can be difficult to focus.