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Fun place to work, overshadowed by financial gloom.
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 4, 2016
AMD is a great workplace with talented colleagues, and getting to work on innovative projects.

The company's lack of success in the marketplace casts a dark cloud over everything however, making it harder to enjoy a great day at the office.
Pros
Innovative engineering
Cons
Company in poor financial health
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Great company, friendly workspace
Senior Software developer, AMD (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 30, 2016
Absolutely great company that cares about its employers.
I loved working in AMD, it was friendly and supportive atmosphere
They also provide amenities like gym, yoga classes etc.
Great community
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Basic job only, nothing else.
Design Verification Engineer / Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONFebruary 1, 2016
There is no future with this company, go some where else.
Basic pay only, happy to have a job. Good work life balance.
Based on company performance no stocks and/or bonus.
Pros
None
Cons
None
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Different team to team
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONApril 21, 2016
Depends on your team. I've got a great one and so far every day is fun, manager is an engineer so way less bull**** to deal with.
Pros
People, Salary
Cons
Crunch times, Bonuses(Lack of)
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Excellent work place
Member of Technical Staff/Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, OntarioOctober 5, 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.
Pros
Unimaginable oppertunity
Cons
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.
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Great people, tough road ahead
Director, Product Marketing (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONOctober 29, 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.
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Great people, Great work
PEY Student internship (Former Employee) –  MarkhamJune 17, 2015
Great place to work with relevant experience. The only downside is your hours might be longer than usual, and the company is in financial hardship.
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Final year Computer Engineering student from Ryerson University
PEY at GPU Memory Controller (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONDecember 19, 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.
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Challenging and rewarding experience
ASIC Design Verification Engineer - Intern (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMarch 2, 2015
Co-workers are very intelligent engineers.
Management is very lacking. Many unintelligent decisions. Management has poor communication.

Salary is standard.
Hours are flexible. Projects are very interesting.
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Good people but severely resource constrained
Senior Business Development Manager (Current Employee) –  Markham ONNovember 24, 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.
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Good place to work
Memory Tuning Engineer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONApril 12, 2015
Workload is seasonal, its acceptable.
Benefit is good.
Co-workers are nice.
Short term contract is common, job security is a issue.
Pros
Benefit
Cons
Security
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Above avarage but not world class
Senior System Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  markham ontarioSeptember 10, 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
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Productive and fun workplace. Great environment and wonderful colleagues
Analog Layout Design engineer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONOctober 30, 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.
Pros
very good benefits
Cons
sometimes long hours during deadlines
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Good place to work, has a free gym!
TECHNOLOGIST (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONMay 8, 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.
Pros
free gym membership
Cons
employee appreciation
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Friendly Environment and very helpful Co-workers with excellent professional experience
INTERN - JUNIOR SOFTWARE TESTER & DEVELOPER (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJuly 10, 2012
- Sometime hectic but fun to work
- Friendly Co-workers, sometime arrange get-together.
- Good environment to learn and helpful person.
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Nice place to work
Analog I/O Functional Design (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJune 8, 2014
Friendly people and work environment
Opportunity to learn new things
Many different teams
Diverse work force
Pros
free on-site gym, large cafeteria, work from home
Cons
lacks excitement, redundant
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Good company, but compensation isn't up to par.
Senior Analog/Mixed Signal Engineer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONOctober 25, 2012
Good company, but compensation isn't up to par.

Road map changes too frequently, leaving employees often working on projects that never make it to market.
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Learning Environment but no job security
(AMD) (Advanced System Power Intern) (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJanuary 10, 2013
It is a good company to work for but unfortunately the company is not doing well financially so job security is not guaranteed.
Pros
flexible hours
Cons
long work days
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Good Corporate Environment
Section Manager (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONNovember 5, 2014
New Technologies, Good Corporate Environment, Very friendly Co-workers. Flex Hours, Cafeteria, GYM on site.
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Great Place To Work
System Validation Engineer II, High End Graphics (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONJuly 29, 2014
Great work environment. Challenging projects but very helpful team.
Late hours work is almost a necessity
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