AMD Employee Reviews in Canada

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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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Great products
Senior Product Engineer (Former Employee) –  Markham, OntarioApril 22, 2012
Good work environment with occasional flip of plans. Distributed management and sometime confused too and too much dependent on the competitor's move.
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very productive, fun and lots of learning
Senior Prod. Dev. Engineer (Former Employee) –  markhamFebruary 27, 2014
Nice place to learn and progress with balanced work culture. Nice management, yet need more visionary product range.
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Friendly and flexible environment
Electronic Technician (Former Employee) –  markhamJuly 10, 2012
Involved in several graphics ASIC products to [repare test hardware
Run trhemal experiments with various graphics chip
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Exciting work atmosphere with good people
Customer Support Assistant 2 (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONAugust 27, 2012
The job role lived up to the expectation I had. It was enjoyable for the time that it lasted.
Pros
weekends off!
Cons
n/a
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It is not as effective and productive as it should be.
Senior Analog Engineer (Current Employee) –  Markham, ONJuly 26, 2013
Company is in the middle of transition.
No one knows when they will get laid off.
Low job security.
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Friendly and flexible environment
Electronic Technician (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONJuly 10, 2012
Technology supoort to the GPU test equipment
Installation, set up and test of IC test handler and ATC system
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A great company with excellent employees
Senior Product Design Engineer (contractor) (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONFebruary 17, 2013
AMD is a great company. The management is perfect, the employees are excellent.
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Digital /analog display Technology
Senior Electrical Characterization Engineer (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONNovember 15, 2012
Team working environment
Professional / Personal life balance
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Not Bad
Design Verification Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONNovember 3, 2013
Good opportunity to learn stuffs. Pay is pretty good. But lay-off is too often.
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Good Company
Design Verification Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONNovember 10, 2013
Talary is pretty good and a lot to learn, but layoff is too often.
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worst company to work for
Senior Writer API (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONMay 10, 2014
AMD is a culture of paranoia and security, caught up in the hype of corporate security. After giving my particulars to an investigation firm in Fort Worth, Texas, for a background check, my gmail reported that someone had tried to access it from, wait for it, you guessed it, Fort Worth, Texas. As a contractor I was assigned a cubicle on my first day but no computer. After a week or so they cobbled together a workstation from an old computer and tiny monitor, which makes technical writing and diagrams very difficult. Another thing I noticed is that they retain some of the longest employee relationships in the software business. I met a number of engineers (non-management) who had been there 15 years or longer. That is highly unusual for an industry that thrives on cross-pollination of experience by both work and work culture, and the people who seem to stay have that same sort of disposition you find in career civil servants, burned out, no creativity, no passion, and a broken spirit, like house trained animals. This is the worst company I have ever worked for in 17 years experience in software and telecommunications. I would not wish it on anyone.
Cons
cheap, secretive, paranoid, political, stagnant, stitled
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high demand work place
Software Quality Assurance (Former Employee) –  Markham, ONMarch 14, 2014
 Implemented the process of Hardware Pre-qualification for Asics – This became the standard testing procedure for new hardware
 Created and maintained test plans for the SQA organization
 SQL Data Mining with Excel reports and PowerPoint presentations
 Responsible for reproducing issues from FAE / OEM customers
 Executed manual test plans using Web-base Test Director
 Reporting of defects and bugs using Remedy System
 Responsible for codec’s and video copy protection testing
 Assisted Continuation Engineers on software debugging
 Specialized in the testing of various multimedia hardware / software in web software environment
 Effectively managed team by delegating testing, adjusting test matrixes to meet deadlines and maintain quality assurance standards
 Defined process deficiencies in current QA testing and address issues to managers, directors, marketing, and development teams
 Responsible for successfully coordinating the implementation and management of the off shore QA team in India
 Responsible for writing daily / weekly reports, and documenting numerous release test plans to be approved by management
Pros
great place to work and excellant co-workers
Cons
downsizing
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Fast-paced, fun and innovative industry to work in
MANAGER, PRODUCT MARKETING (Current Employee) –  Markham, OntarioDecember 18, 2014
A typical day consists of:
- both planned and unplanned activities/tasks/issues
- global cross-functional meetings and/or presentations
- overall meetings (back-to-back) during the day and in the evenings

I learned:
- to manage my time and deliver multiple deliverables in a short period of time (mega-tasking) as industry is very fast paced
- to manage conflict and work with a diverse set of personalities
- to effectively lead professionals

Management:
- overall upper management is high-level due to the nature of a global organization putting more accountability and decision making on Managers and their employees

Co-Workers:
- highly intelligent professionals in the technology industry
- very diverse educational background
- very unique personalities

Hardest part of the job:
- the sheer amount and pace of work due to the global nature of the products and the centralization of Marketing at Headquarters

Most enjoyable part of the job:
- due to the global nature of the product and the type of industry you never know what to expect on a day-to-day basis allowing for the opportunity for innovative and creative solutions
Pros
the empowerment to make worldwide decisions and see results/rewards in market
Cons
global markets are different -what may work in one region may not work in another.
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