GLOBALFOUNDRIES
2.3 of 5 334 reviews
www.globalfoundries.com Milpitas, CA 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jun 24, 2014
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2.3 334 reviews

                             

29% Approve of the CEO

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Sanjay K. Jha

(52 ratings)

26% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Need for experienced personnel managers, not HR puppets...

    Engineering Technician (Current Employee)
    Malta, NY

    ProsThe ability to shape the process for a new fab.

    ConsToo many people hired that are friends and family, supposedly experts in their field, but obviously not the fact Many people dissatisfied with first line management, and no interaction with middle or upper management who show a lack of concern for the front line troops. There is inconsistency between management and HR, management are puppets for HR.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIf you have people that are proven experts in their disciplines, then recognize them. The Fab is coming up on 3 years, you know who the go to people are. This is why people are leaving the company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Doesn't apply my engineering degree

    Process Shift Engineer (Current Employee)
    Malta, NY

    Prosgreat health benefits and overall Nice people

    Consdoesn't apply new engineers makes them do busy work. Poor management who changes what a priority is every day. not the best pay and expected to work very long hours with no overtime pay.

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    Leading edge technology - lots of stress

    Principal Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosworking on the bleeding edge

    ConsTechnical direction lacking - projects get cancelled

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo a better job of picking the future direction

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    a large company with multi culture

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood engineers, hard working attitude

    Constop level managers put too much focus in short term goals. they never thought about how to achieve long term goals in a systematic way.

    Advice to Senior Managementthink about how to encourage result oriented attitude.

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    Challenging

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity, Ambitious goals

    ConsUnrealistic expectations, trying to do too much with too little

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow your people to succeed

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Poor HR and People Relations

    Professional (Current Employee)
    Malta, NY

    ProsThe company had real promise to open a niche in the industry, but to win required a strong sense of competitive drive throughout. That got lost.

    ConsVirtually every HR function, policy and system is a failure. HR has done more to demotivate employees than anything else.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRevamp HR and start over again- you have nothing to lose

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good place to work?

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Malta, NY

    Pros2nd Foundry, great technology company

    Consno work/life balance, company keep losing money

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    poor management

    Process Engineer (Former Employee)
    Malta, NY

    Prosnot sure what to put here...

    Consnegative atmosphere and poor management

    Advice to Senior Managementtake some classes, read, learn how to manage.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Politics that makes Congress look good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsTremendous potential in an industry that really wants the company to succeed. Great talent and strong financial backer provide all the right ingredients for success.

    ConsExtremely divisive environment. Relentless execution problems have created a blame culture, political silos and a fat middle layer. Always on the back-foot and playing catch-up to the market leader.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Very few useful trainings, no planned skill ramp-up, no documentation of key info

    Senior Engineer (Current Employee)
    Malta, NY

    ProsGreat Equipment, Advanced Nodes to work on, some great people

    ConsNo emphasis on planned skill ramp-up of engineers.
    Huge struggle to find documentation about key technical steps.
    No clear definition of a group's goals, activities and key outputs.
    Everyone is doing everything, lot of replicated efforts.
    People want to do their job well but not make a good product.
    Blame shifting happens a lot. Useless procedural formalities keep on piling up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSimplify and streamline procedures.
    Don't force-pile Manufacturing SOP's on Tech-Dev people.
    Try to get on the ground and get a sense of an engineer's day.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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