Senior Manager, Advanced Micro Devices (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 14 March 2017
When I was at AMD it felt like the company was afraid to take risks and go after something which has potential with a risk factor attached to it. Since I left many of the decision making people in upper management changed and now they are on a road to recovery and potential.
Member of Technical Staff/Manager (Former Employee) – Markham, Ontario – 5 October 2015
It had been an exciting and productive 18+ tears at AMD/ATI organization. I was given all the opportunities to learn and grow in Characterization, Board design, Validation, program management and managing a group of 14 engineers. I was able to train Engineering students from prominent universities in the province of Ontario and create a positive dynamic environment for everyone to enjoy. I was able to work on world class products that captured the imagination of millions of people. Overall it was all worthwhile the adventure.
Being a global organization, it is difficult to get everyone onboard in certain decision making process. However, everyone understand what is at stake at the end of the day.
Director, Product Marketing (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 29 October 2015
Exciting to work with such advanced technology, get to work with some of the most intelligent people in the industry, employees compensated more than fairly,. However, a lot of management change over the years has created uncertainty and the path to profitability is not clear currently.
Final year Computer Engineering student from Ryerson University
PEY at GPU Memory Controller (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 19 December 2014
I am a 4th year Computer Engineering student from Ryerson University, who has a strong passion for computer/mobile/embedded system technologies.
I have a strong programming background and fluent in languages such as C, C++, Objective C, and Java, having already received an internship as a PEY engineer (2013-2014), where I primarily focused on debugging GPU memory with scripts. I gained hands on experience working in both a fast pace team and independently.
Senior Business Development Manager (Current Employee) – Markham ON – 24 November 2014
The constant layoffs have gotten the organization to the bone, with a lot of good people leaving voluntarily for greener pastures. The people are good, but the constant lack of resources makes it hard to get things done are priorities keep changing and budgets are cut. Hope the new CEO will turn things around, as at least she should be more suited to really grow the company more than the the previous one.
SMTS DV Team Lead (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 14 August 2013
ATI used to be a great place to work. After AMD carved it up and took over the desktop graphics, it seems a lot of the spirit of ATI disappeared. The work was challenging, and I wish I had stayed long enough to get a real feel for it, and for how management has changed since the AMD takeover, but I was around at a time when they were changing CEOs practically every other week. When the new guy came in, they famously laid off several thousand people, and I got culled before I really had a chance to dig in. The rumor is that they go through hiring binges and then soon after go through purges. Many of the senior staff are very frustrated with the situation.
Senior System Design Engineer (Current Employee) – markham ontario – 10 September 2013
Pros: -Good Technology and learning opportunity -Above average salary -Good talent pool
Cons: -Top management is average not visionary, reactive instead of proactive -Some of the managers are abusive and some seniors are political and lazy who are experienced in exploiting the junior engineers -Innovation is usually not rewarded enough for a world class corporation
Productive and fun workplace. Great environment and wonderful colleagues
Analog Layout Design engineer (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 30 October 2012
It was great working at AMD. It was a great learning experience and everyone is friendly and will to help. Sometimes deadlines were crazy so it was important to balance the work life and social life during those times.
TECHNOLOGIST (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 8 May 2013
Good place, with great people. Workload based on product release cycles (busy sometimes and quiet other times). Flexible work hours though and the company does their best to improve through employee surveys.