GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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  1. Helpful (9)

    Sorry I ever accepted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    some colleagues are the backbone of this unappreciative culture

    Cons

    TNC = to numerous to count

    Advice to Management

    try allowing those you hire to do what you hired them to do.......

  2. Helpful (7)

    Has potential to be a great place to work however continually shoots it's self in the foot.

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    Current Employee - Process Engineering Technician in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Process Engineering Technician in Malta, NY

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Finger pointing and looking to blame rather than root cause identification atmosphere.

    Cons

    People seem to be out of touch with reality. No sense of ownership save only a few.

  3. Helpful (10)

    Frustrating

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Modern office environment
    - No shortage of work to be done
    - Diverse workforce

    Cons

    - Silos all over the place. Little cross-functional coordination in the absence of very senior management forcing the issue. Even senior management can struggle to foster cooperation.
    - Many owners lack broad awareness of what is needed in their areas of responsibility
    - Highly political career path : little scope for progress purely on technical grounds.
    - More work than available resource.
    - Little to no recognition, so limited opportunity for progression in career unless well-connected.
    - Ranking system rewards those who don't rock the boat.
    - Chaotic

    Advice to Management

    - Replace the destructive rating system - it doesn't reward the behaviors defined in the company culture statement.
    - Cease shooting the messengers, listen to the message. Abide by the company culture statement : it applies to all.
    - Properly resource activities (headcount, tools). Burning out engineers causes huge damage across the board
    - Invest in training junior engineers, not just "sink or swim".
    - Promote based on technical ability, not politics.
    - It's a technical environment, learn to deal with that.
    - A company's culture shouldn't be negotiable at the first sign of inconvenience

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  5. Helpful (5)

    Bad management and unclear development direction

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Malta, NY

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    big company, benefits, ok sickness off

    Cons

    long working hours, on call duties, very bad management and non sense meeting

  6. Helpful (10)

    Work in Progress

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    Former Employee - Engineer Process Engineering in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer Process Engineering in Malta, NY

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Tons of work to get done so fairly easy to make a name for yourself if you are willing to tackle projects
    Extremely diverse workforce, culturally and professionally
    Access to some of the newest cutting-edge technology

    Cons

    The word I would use to describe my time at Globalfoundries is "chaotic". I joined fresh out of college and even with my little experience was able to tell that things were not running nearly as smoothly as they could. They struggled to establish a work culture that they wanted to stick to, so there were lots of non-cohesive attitudes. There were very aggressive targets set for the business, and employees worked extremely hard (overtime, holidays, etc) to meet these goals, but this resulted only in further pushing from management and unfortunately not a lot of recognition. Many of the employees are burnt out, especially the few really good ones that eventually wind up leaving or transferring departments in hopes of better compensation or promotion.
    I think they have been making progress over the past few years, but it has been slow and too many mistakes. During my time there (left in 2014) I would rate management as poor overall. Salary was alright, but there was not a good or clear method for self-progression and promotions or salary bumps. Benefits package was pretty good, and time off was decent... however with the extreme pressure to work constantly it felt frowned upon to take a day off. I almost always expected calls when I was off work. Hopefully they have streamlined some of their processes by now.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they make suggestions or warnings; I saw too many projects fail and too many employees burn out that could have been avoided with better support from higher up. Promote and recognize the people that are carrying your groups, and hold the others accountable when they are not contributing. Say thanks occasionally. Throw a pizza party every once in a while... it's hard to believe "there is no money for pizza" when you have multi-billion dollar machines in the fab.

  7. Helpful (18)

    From bad to worst

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    Current Employee - Manager in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in Malta, NY

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Health benefits, cafeteria, new office facilities, reasonable compensation, global talents

    Cons

    Favourism and discrimination are the norm here. If you are from former AMD, Chartered, Samsung or NXP, you have no future here. The new GM has replaced the entire middle to high management team with folks from down south NY. The new team is far less competitive and lack of high volume manufacturing experience. The fab performance is from bad to worst since the new team took over 6 months ago.
     The new AME team is clueless about the competition out there. The process and tool performance is way below industrial benchmark even the fab has the most advance equipment fleet. The yield improvement and tool release continued to delay. And the management always have good stories to tell.
    The manufacturing ops has slightly improved since the top guy left. However, the culture of sandbagging and credit-stolen from others remained.
    The promotion here is a joke. As long as you are closed to the new GM or from IBM, you can be promoted anytime even you just joined the company less than 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    Treat every employee the same irregardless their background and culture. Read the employee feedback in Glassdoor. These are true reviews that reflect employee's feeling towards the company and leadership performance.

  8. Helpful (12)

    Just left

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Malta, NY

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (more than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Tons of opportunity. Great people. New site GM in Malta seems to "get it" and is focusing on the right things. Best cafeteria I've ever had. :)

    Cons

    Unrealistic expectations. Nearly impossible to succeed. Everyone is spread so thin on so many things that it is difficult to hit performance metrics. Prioritization discussions are schizophrenic at best.

    Advice to Management

    Too much change creates unmanageable risk.

    Need to find ways to manage alignment of customer requirements to process and tool set that allows the team to execute on a plan that is stable for more than a few months. This is a real challenge given the market position.

  9. Helpful (15)

    Undesireable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Malta, NY

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    people, cafeteria, laptop policy, they offer MVP insurance!. that is literally all of the pros i can think of

    Cons

    public humiliation is a motivational tool frequented by managers
    fire fighting with no long term strategy is the norm
    females rarely see promotions
    HR meetings are frequented by average employees seeking support but are unable to implement change
    expected to come in on off days >1/week for meetings (shift schedule gets 3-4 days weekends)
    little to no employee appreciation (not even a holiday card, not to mention party)

    Advice to Management

    learn to be humane.

  10. Helpful (6)

    Looks Not much future in New York

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMTS Process Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - SMTS Process Engineer in Malta, NY

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES (more than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work environment, relaxed culture, good relationship with peer groups

    Cons

    Strange culture, not much respect others,
    Unfair, Dark & shaded promotion system by managers preference induced from sex, race, color, religion, gender, national origin ...

    Advice to Management

    Managers to be more diligent to assign the engineer to proper position and review engineer’s work
    Directors and above, must encourage engineers instead of chasing; but chase and encourage managers
    Let’s not selfish; Sacrifice little bit more and Respect Individuals could lead us to success

  11. Helpful (7)

    Not a company to recommend, probably growing pain

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Project Engineer in Malta, NY

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefit is good. work life balance not good for most people.

    Cons

    It has some many politics and within the company, learning and growing is so hard. Poor managment

    Advice to Management

    Care about employees and be good manager instead of pushing, pushing, ...

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