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Updated Aug 13, 2014
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Co-Op Engineer Interview

Co-Op Engineer

I applied through another source - interviewed at AMD in July 2014.

Interview Details Interview went on smooth but coming to result dont know why they delay. we dont even know whether we are rejected or under consideration for the position. AMD should improve its interaction with the candidates. They donot even respond to emails once the interview is done.

Interview Question – why AMD and why not others   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Marketing Manager Interview

Marketing Manager
Austin, TX (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at AMD in January 2010.

Interview Details one interview then group interviews with 5 people from the group. Met with the hiring manager briefly. Did not hear anything for 3 weeks, internal recruiter said they were busy on other projects. Hiring manager call and extended a offer...no compensation mentioned "HR will iron that out" Turned out he was one of the worse managers in my career

Interview Question – Pretty vanilla questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Hiring bonus, base


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Member of Technical Staff Interview

Senior Member of Technical Staff

I applied online - interviewed at AMD in April 2011.

Interview Details The hiring and interview process at AMD was implemented quite well. It was handled professionally by the human resource recruiter. First I was contacted by the hiring manager.
Then the HR recruiter setup my first on-site interview with the manager and a few critical engineers.

My first on-site interview was quite technical since I was interviewed with all engineers.
There was a lot of detailed discussion of my previous designs. I was asked to draw
detail circuits from my previous designs on the black board and discussed these circuits
in details.

In conclusion, the interview process at AMD was similar to interviews at other companies.

Interview Question – Some of the technical questions were quite challenging.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Co-Op Engineer Interview

Co-Op Engineer

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at AMD.

Interview Details I had just one interview in which the interviewer tried to estimate my academic experience in the fields of physical design and verification. Some other skills like working on Linux and knowledge in scripting are also tested.
I had a complete review of my resume.

Interview Question – Nothing too difficult.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Senior Design Engineer Interview

Senior Design Engineer
Markham, ON (Canada)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at AMD in March 2010.

Interview Details All communications were through email; from sending in my resume, to setting up the interview. The only phone call I had was when the offer was made.
The interview was an all-day affair from 9am to ~4pm; and consisted of interviewing with 4 people. The first was a discussion with the hiring manager which was a smooth discussion discussing grad work and confirming the alignment of my degrees with the expectations of the job.
Then I had three technical interviews by senior engineers who had no background in my field of study. Each interviewer presented some general problem solving questions; nothing difficult, but nothing that can be prepared for. I was given a tour of the office and met with a couple of people that I would be working with.
As it was my first job, the process seemed normal; however, in hindsight there are a couple of red flags that I should have seen. If I were to experience any of these again, I would never accept a position with the company.
Red Flag 1. I drove 3 hours for the interview and there was never any mention of reimbursement for gas or mileage. It's the only interview I've had where I've never been reimbursed for travel.
Red Flag 2. I was on my own for lunch. Not only did they not buy me lunch, they didn't even accompany me as part of a personality interview. I was just cut loose for an hour. Again, the only interview I've had where this has happened.
Red Flag 3. I was never given the opportunity to ask questions. I was grilled for 4 hours and never had a chance to ask anything! Each technical interview ended when the next interviewer interrupted, or the last guy realized his time was up. It speaks volumes to how a company values prospective employees when they don't give the interviewee a chance to do some digging.

Interview Question – The most difficult question had to do with expected range of a voltage divider given component tolerances, as well as the distribution of tolerances and resulting distribution of output voltage.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was my first job out of school and the salary offer was in my expected range. I requested moving assistance and it was provided.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Quality Assurance Analyst II Interview

Quality Assurance Analyst II
Hyderābād (India)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at AMD in April 2013.

Interview Details Interview process was telephonic and video conference round because i was employed in bangalore, interview was not much tougher asked easy questions and able carsk that all the questions asked by the interviewer.

Interview Question – Questions were easy and able to answer all the questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I dint negotiated much because this company was the second for me.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Senior Design Engineer Interview

Senior Design Engineer
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at AMD.

Interview Details Standard interview questions for programming job. One debugging question. One recursion question. One problem with using gates (come up with some logic). About 6 people. 1 person takes you for lunch at the cafeteria. Hiring process was overall ok. I got proper phone and/or email updates during the process. overall experience was ok. Interviewers were sort of "normal" in the sense that they weren't intimidating nor ultra friendly - just had a normal interviewer poker face.

Interview Question – There wasn't anything extremely difficult of unexpected or out of ordinary.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – they check your last company (at least, if not all) salary, so don't lie.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Coop Interview

Coop

Interviewed at AMD

Interview Details The whole process took about 30 days. First a HR round for about 20 minutes and a phone screen of about 75 minutes. After getting selected there is background check.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at AMD

Interview Details Asked basic behavioural questions. Phone interview, then in person interview. In addition asked some technical questions regarding circuits and basic understanding of theory. No unexpected trick questions. Should prepare for interview by reading up on textbooks or literature.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Design Engineer Interview

Senior Design Engineer
Austin, TX (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at AMD in May 2012.

Interview Details 2 phone screens, 7 people interviewed me in person; lasted from 7:45AM to 2PM. Got offer in 1-2 weeks. It was very pleasant ; and I liked Austin, TX a lot. Team is highly technical and in general will not take BSing well. Some questions on brainteasers but mostly technical hardware and software related.

Interview Question – About trace driven vs execution driven modeling. Trace driven modeling is faster; and but is less realistic due to not exploring bad paths during branch prediction. Execution driven modeling usually requires the existence of a functional model - in addition to a timing model to do neat things like sampling etc.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – negotiate frills; like vacation.

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