GLOBALFOUNDRIES

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated December 13, 2014
Updated December 13, 2014
432 Reviews
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Sanjay K. Jha
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Pros
  • Work life balance, a lot of choice of activity to participate if you are interested (in 13 reviews)

  • relaxing working environment, transport provided, work is not difficult (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • Horrible work life balance for people who actually contribute (in 25 reviews)

  • I haven't even met my upper management and I have been employed with them for over a year (in 23 reviews)

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Life work balance is a joke

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - SMTS Technology and Integration Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - SMTS Technology and Integration Engineer in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    You can choose what life / work to be in this company.
    Good exposure if you can talk a lot than you can do.
    retirement place if you just need 5 more year to work and do not care your career path.
    Singapore and Gemen Fab are important for this company. At least they are self-sustainable.

    Cons

    More work for these are hard working; none bother you if you can perform. If you are Americian, none dare to question why you can not.
    Lies for junior engineer about career path: so many level even in technical path. Just do a simple calculation that if you will be promoted every 2 years (too lucky that I never saw), how many years need to spend before you are fellow of this company?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better to make even better story for investor to continue to throw money in this hole, before the oil price drop too much. Some day they will be tired of this high tech toy, just like my 5 years old daughter did.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    location is better than CA

    Cons

    everything else is so bad

  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Lost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, and salary. Nice cafeteria.

    Cons

    Extremely bad work/life balance- over 20+ hours week overtime is normal.
    Management continually rewards each other for a good job, based on the work of all others below.
    Decisions are to reach goal regardless to impact on people, safety, equipment.
    HR is powerless, total disrespect to US employment laws- they're too busy hiring new people to replace the ones leaving.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    PrincipleEquipment Engineering

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Malta, NY

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    Very new company and not much organized and lots of things messed up with no good management in place to fix them.

    Cons

    Lots of resources available because this is a state own company with lots of money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    GoodSalary and benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 6 people found this helpful  

    Overall not good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Smts in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Smts in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance is not bad. Compensation/benefit is comparable.

    Cons

    Poor management. Poor review method. No PDCA(Plan, Do, Check, Action). Can't compete with other competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must review the plan, schedule, lots. Must ask to provide PDCA. Not just listen the engineer story

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop mentality and management can do no wrong.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Management in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Management in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    There are none as many have written.

    Cons

    Excessive work hours, no work/life balance, no true mentor-ship program, the few women that are promoted are new-hires brought by the executive staff to the company. Some management follows their employees, judges their preferences and records them in their personal lives so beware. The dept that is suppose to protect you allows for discrimination, confidentiality, and gossip to run rampant most of which is created by them for public humiliation. If you approach a certain dept with an issue against a manager or another employee you will be laid off or fired in time whether true or not and they will insure your reputation is tarnished in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs a professional overhaul from the top to the bottom. There are people employed there for years that have been convicted of illegal offenses while others are harassed and/or fired/laid off for their sexual preference, color or their skin or because their partner/spouse works in the same place or at a customer/competitor. This isn't about protecting IP it is about bullying, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    Very poor management & culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good Learning Opportunity - Very generous investor that allow heavy investment on most advance tools, software and technologies.
    Many Talented Engineers.

    Cons

    Always grey area in job scope within department and between departments.
    Poor communication between management to working level.
    Low integrity in Engineering Data. Each department is pulling other department data and making their own conclusion to their favor.
    No ownership in action items. Poor execultion.
    Keep changing management, 3 times CEO, 3 times GM in the past 3 years, uncountable VPs, senior management levels. Each has different voice.Too many reporting levels. Management sometimes are clueless whats happening at engineering level.
    Poor hiring. Unrealistic job title to attract new comers. Unhealthy structure with very heavy upper level with many management taking few or no engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Engineering. Reduce management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 8 people found this helpful  

    New team vs old team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    Old: people oriented, much better in employee communication, fair in treating employees
    New: GM is hired by CEO and hence he has the strong backing from the CEO and the headquarter

    Cons

    Old: lack of support from CEO and headquarter, power struggle between the top guys, failed to change the SCI and manufacturung groups who operate in silo, too soft to the headquarter

    New: a complete new team on top, lack of high volume manufacturing experience, poor in communication and listening, arrogant, unapproachable, operate by a small group of people who trust each other but nobody-else, fail in managing the SCI and manufacturung groups too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend time to understand what has been established and make an improvement from there. Fixing issue is not about bringing in a new team and a new system.

    Spend time to understand the issues, not judging based on complaints during roundtables

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 13 people found this helpful  

    not impressive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    I didn't see any pros in this company. They give good health benefits. In this place, people are coming from different culture and we can know about more cultures.

    Cons

    Managers asks lower level people advice and didn't consider advices. This place is not US work culture. The people brought Singapore work culture. Simple example, I need to work at any time if any problem in our applications. But they don't allow work from home if needed. I am working more than 2 yrs, I didn't get appreciation for my work and didn't get any bonus. They don't allow to fix the problems permanently because management thought it may lead to new problems and they don't allow test new logic. Here there is no professional growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't re org every two months. Please work with floor level people to fix problems. Otherwise, this fab wont deliver one product to customer. In this place more managers and they mess all the things like more chefs in kitchen.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 14 people found this helpful  

    Princ Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Princ Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Princ Engineer in Malta, NY

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It is just a job, which can let you bring bread on table for your family. good for fresh graduate student for future career development. good for those people want to enjoy retire life

    Cons

    1)people come from all the world, some of them are very good professionally and some of them are really buster
    2) promotion is not on your performance, it is on how close to your manager
    3) very weak executive ability compare to his competitor TSMC
    4) nobody follow protocol, cleaning room like a dust room it is not very hard to find all possible particle in clean room. my god, Who is going to believe they can make good product in such kind of cleaning room.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be fair for those hard worker.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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