AMD / Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
AMD employees celebrated Diwali in the office  

Recognized as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why AMD / Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was selected as one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers (2023):

  • AMD promotes balance through a variety of programs, introducing Recharge Days in 2020 to recognize the challenges of the pandemic and align with long weekends to give employees extra time off (three extra paid days in 2022), a dedicated mental health benefit practitioner benefit (to $1,500 per year) and recently introduced meQ, a clinically validated tool to help employees build resilience through emotional well-being
  • AMD encourages employee innovation through its annual Innovation Showcase (allowing employees to share ideas for new products, enhanced performance, or optimization) and recognizes exceptional performance through a variety of initiatives, including the Next 5% Award (for a team with an exceptional accomplishment), Spotlight awards to recognize individuals or teams who make significant contributions to the company, awards for technical achievement, and inventor recognition
  • AMD takes a thoughtful approach when helping employees manage unexpected challenges, offering up to 20 days of paid bereavement leave
Employees take part in AMD's virtual fitness programming  

Highlights

Industry Computer technology manufacturing
Established in Canada 1969
Publicly traded yes
Parent company Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.
Parent company head office Santa Clara, CA, United States
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,870
Part-time employees in Canada 9
Average age of employees in Canada 41 years
Longest serving employee 35 years
Hybrid work maintained a remote work policy prior to the pandemic, is planning to update its policy to include a hybrid work option, provides equipment and allowances for remote workers (laptop, cell phone, etc.)
Flexible work options flexible work hours, telecommuting
Long-term savings matching RSP
Health plan premium as part of the health plan, the employer pays up to 100% of the premiums
Mental health practitioner benefit up to $1,500 each year
Maternity top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 4 weeks
Parental top-up (mothers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Parental top-up (fathers) up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Adoption top-up up to 100% of salary for 12 weeks
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job
Outside survey period outside consultant surveys are held every 12 months
Employee performance reviews employees receive individual performance reviews every 12 months
In-house training initiatives apprenticeship/skilled trades programs, online training, mentoring, paid internships
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Employee charitable involvement employees are involved in selection of charities, employees receive paid time off to volunteer, (up to 1 paid day)

Recognized as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

Here are some of the reasons why AMD / Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was selected as one of Canada's Top Employers for Young People (2023):

  • AMD provides opportunities for co-ops and interns to develop additional skills beyond their technical roles through a dedicated Intern Steering Committee, which plans various events throughout the year to help foster connection amongst students and new grads
  • AMD manages several leadership development programs to develop employees into future leaders of the organization, including the Technical Staff Experience program (a three-day learning experience designed to help AMD technical professionals increase their effectiveness as leaders)
Employees at AMD volunteer at a local food bank  

Highlights

Industry Computer technology manufacturing
Major Canadian hiring locations Vancouver BC, Waterloo ON, Ottawa ON, Calgary AB, Markham ON
Full-time employees in Canada 2,870
Student opportunities summer jobs, co-op opportunities, paid internships
In-house training programs orientation program, online training, mentoring, leadership training, apprenticeship/skilled trades programs
Tuition subsidies (related to job) yes
Unique training and development opportunities formal mentorship program pairs co-op students and interns with full-time staff, 3-day Technical Staff Experience (to foster innovation and the creation of intellectual property, as well as skills development to become technical leaders), e-learning resources include courses and videos from Skillsoft and LinkedIn Learning, book summaries from getAbstract, Harvard Business Review articles, and technical and engineering books from Safari Books Online, remote lunch and learns
Additional highlights Canadian employees are encouraged to submit innovations for AMD's global patenting program (inventors are recognized with monetary awards, plaques and an awards banquet), monthly professional development activities and social events for co-op students, opportunities to attend conferences such as the Canadian Conference for Women in Computing
Dedicated employee resource group Intern Steering Committee
Vacation allowance new employees receive 3 weeks of paid vacation after their first year on the job

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