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Awesome Experience, Very Good Internship

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Former Employee - Post Silicon Hardware Validation  in  Markham, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Post Silicon Hardware Validation in Markham, ON (Canada)

I worked at AMD as an intern for more than a year

Pros

-friendly and knowledgeable people
-you feel your work effect the company, even though it is a large company
-you gain a tremendous amount of knowledge
-laid back atmosphere between projects
-a computer enthusiasts dream workplace
-a lot of expensive high-tech equipment you would otherwise never see or use

Cons

-can be difficult to obtain full-time status in some teams (fairly rare problem though)
-like most companies, resources are stretched thin, mainly too much work over too few people, or unrealistic timelines
-some teams have a constant cycling of contractors and some knowledge is inevitably lost and/or time is spent getting new hires up to speed (limited to only some teams too)

-experience widely depends on department*

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-be careful how many projects you try to assign teams to work on simultaneously, employees have tended to get burnt out when this happens

Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Great experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    smart engineers
    decent compensation
    great positive work experience
    Great gym

    Cons

    understaffed
    product line not consistent with what people want
    not going into mobile space
    not enough money to buy all the lab equipment needed
    do not provide laptops to everyone

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great company with great potentials

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AMD

    Pros

    Good working environment, striving towards the future

    Cons

    poor execution on the roadmap

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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