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Should I take the Job from AMD? DECLINED

Poll Results: Should I take the job?

 
  • 94% (64)
    Yes, take it, see my reason below
  • 5% (4)
    No, you will get a better offer
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post #1 of 45
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Edit: DECLINED
The decision was a personal decision, I really hoped OCN could see the situation from my point of view but I guess people can't see beyond the fact that it is AMD.

Edit: thanks for all the inputs, I'll let everyone know that happens in two days.
note: I must censor the department for privacy reasons, and incase AMD is reading this. But the job is engineering related.

Here's my dilemma, please read before polling or answering ( dont just go " YES take it you jerkoff").

- This is a 1 year internship in *some department*

My dilemma is that this is the first interview I had, and they offered it to me almost immediately. I haven't had a chance to hear from the other interviews, and other potential companies that are willing to give me an interviews. I have worked silmilar job before for **some department**before for another company, I want to do something else instead because I believe it will help me in my future career. I also want abroad experience, which I also applied for positions in silicon valley (i am in Canada) and waiting for responses. I have other interviews scheduled, but if I accept this then I dont get to go to the interviews. I may miss out on better job opportunities.

I must respond to the offer in 48 hours

All the jobs I've applied to are from beginning of Feb until today. and I'll keep applying.
as of today there are still plenty of job postings provided by my college.

Help me decide, give me your wisdom oh wise people of OCN
Edited by Captain Han - 2/18/11 at 9:01am
post #2 of 45
Take the job, if you find that you don't like it for any reason, you can always continue to look for other related jobs, and you would have an even more varied work experience after this one, and hence, a better chance to get accepted.

And if you like it, you can stick with them.
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post #3 of 45
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btw its like a 1 year contract internship, i can't just leave. If i take it I must stay there for a year.
post #4 of 45
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btw its like a 1 year contract internship, i can't just leave. If i take it I must stay there for a year.
Well, I still say take the job (quick reading sometimes misses details, though I can't believe I missed that). AMD is one of the main leaders of the semiconductor industry, the experience will be invaluable.
Edited by born2bwild - 2/15/11 at 5:47pm
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post #5 of 45
DO ET
Maybe they'll give you free Bulldozer ES or something!
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internship? when i think intern i think unpaid...
    
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Unless you have some truly epic credentials while still in college I would say go for it. AMD is a very good company and if your working in the computer engineering field there aren't many higher end companies to work for, probably only IBM or Intel.
post #8 of 45
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internship? when i think intern i think unpaid...
its paid, and the salary is lucrative (for a intern)
Edited by Captain Han - 2/15/11 at 5:53pm
post #9 of 45
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its paid, and the salary is lucrative
then no reason NOT to do with amd
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Do it. It's AMD, one of the largest organizations in the industry. I'd only turn it down if you get offered a job at Intel in the next 24 hours.
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