GLOBALFOUNDRIES

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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
438 Reviews
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438 Reviews
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Sanjay K. Jha
110 Ratings

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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. 14 people found this helpful  

    Princ Engineer

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    • 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
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    Mts

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    Good Health insurance.
    Many great engineers until now.
    What else???

    Cons

    Horrible managers!!!!
    Some managers are taking the credit by stealing the work done by their engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 review system is required

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 7 people found this helpful  

    Major changes .... some results .... still a long way to go.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Employee in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Employee in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    Globally they finally realized the last board of directors was meaningless and CEO was clueless and they finally replaced the well connected site leaders who messed up the site. ( Don't worry about them, they found nice jobs with vendor companies. don't bet the same for the man in the street )

    We got some of the best talkers in the industry. We outperform any of our competitors in delivery of messages by a very wide margin. Truely, never was so little results spoken of by so much.

    We licensed technology for an obscene expense from another company which reflects the failure of our own development efforts ( which we had invested a lot). It was a nice celebration we had for our large expenses and write offs of our investment..

    Not sure if the new IBM GM can do much. Funny thing is that the last "great leader" proclaimed before that Malta outperformed IBM on latest tech development. I guess Folks finally realized that IBM's crappy performance was in fact better. It really takes some extraordinarily bad Leadership to under perform with respect to IBM.

    Some programs succeed and in fact succeed very well in earning revenue. Rewind back 1 year ago and you'll recall that those programs are also the least in priority. Duh...

    Cons

    Huge gravy train numbering into the hundreds of employees who have past working association with a key figure in this company. You can easier identify such departments by the ridiculous number of Senior/Principle member of technical staffs they have. They report either into non critical organizations or are offsite in sunny Austin/West Coast and have nice 8-5 jobs. No ownership for any of their simulations/unrealistic forecasts or implications. Gravy train departments also have the best retention. No surprises. Those who do little, live well with guaranteed promotions. Ridiculously huge overhead and no one even knows how they contribute to the business.

    They love the GPM. Each leader is convinced that he can do a better job than his predecessor on differentiating performance. Each leader ensures that his huge gravy train gets the high ratings while folks they don't know get the low ratings. Combine this with frequent management changes and guess the result. No one can even quantify the value it adds to the company.

    Management / HR are very conscious of glassdoor reviews. They blame each other for the poor reviews but they change a lot of their policies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dump the GPM. You only get rid of your best.
    You can always fire /hire / promote as you like in the US without the forced distribution that the GPM mandates.

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

    Trying to do too many things at once, no clear direction

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

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

    Pros

    Albany is good family location, significantly cheaper than Bay Area

    Cons

    Management is horrible. Quote from one SVP 'we must prioritize everything'. Executive management says to challenge with data but everyone afraid and no one makes data-based decisions. Albany is extremely white, significant racial bias if you get even 10 miles out of town.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick one thing to focus on and do it. Quit trying to please every single customer. Grow a pair and develop a process and provide the customer with a solution instead of having each customer dictate a solution to you so that you have multiple different solutions all trying to share the same fab in Malta. This is no way to make money, the margins are going to suck if this continues.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    KC Ang The Sunshine Band Collapsing. The Gig is Up!

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Shift Engineer in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    Get some experience in leading edge technology and then move on, to somewhere else.

    Or be part of the KC clan and get it all for doing nothing.

    The new GM is a visionary, we all believe he will make the right changes. He has started already, it is what the company needed. He is bringing in some very good talented folks with the drive to see the vision.

    More IBM folks are here now and they can see through the muddle. And they can guide the new GM though the pile of mess so things can go in the right direction.

    Cons

    Human dignity is not part of the culture. If you are from Singapore and part of the KC clan, then you get whatever you want. So for the 99% that are struggling to get something and have to work 100% harder than the KC clan types.

    You have in one group almost everyone in management from Singapore and they have violated every single federal workplace law. But yet HR, will not act, why? Because they are part of the KC clan and believe it or not the KC doesn't want them back to their native Sunshine country.

    Some of these foreigners, are good, at giving the right folks the smile, only when it's to their benefit, then they turn around and brow beat everyone else in the organization. These Singaporean's are hypocrites! By the way, these clowns have green cards, almost as soon as they got here to the US, they have displaced Americans that can do the same job better. Maybe that explains the last few years of no forward progress with the company.

    Great companies would have terminated these Singaporean clowns several years back, but in all honestly, GlobalFoundries, pays so much in relocation costs, that they don't want to look bad when they have to let anyone go back to their native country.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put the right people in the right jobs and move some of the folks in the Sunshine Band back to where they came from. You will safe those that can work at their best by not being feared to do something that is not culturally acceptable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 13 people found this helpful  

    New GM is a Joke

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Contractor in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Contractor in Malta, NY

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good building and some good workers

    Cons

    Module managers and up are incompetent. If IBM managers were that good then why IBM did not succeed in Semiconductor business. Do not make this place another failed IBM. Favouritism is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wake up and do not be in denial. Hire other than IBM people.

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

    executive leadership is weak

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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

    good cafeteria, work-life balance, not busy at all

    Cons

    no vision of the management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have strong technology knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Too many projects happened in the same time without enough manpower

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer

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

    Pros

    Payment is good and the building is new

    Cons

    No obvious direction and sign to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure changing is on on going after listening to employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 15 people found this helpful  

    Long way to go

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

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

    Pros

    Still has potential but a very high risk company. If you sign up keep your exit strategy ready.

    Cons

    Very bad treatment of Employees at all levels, poor review process, little recognition, few raises and opportunities after the initial offer.
    High stress typical of a Semi Start-up but very unfocused and poorly managed so it seems worse.
    Area is expensive to live in check the cost of living very carefully if moving to the area. Also there are not too many other opportunities in the area so you need to be prepared to move again if it doesn't work out.
    Read the negative reviews, they are funny but mostly true unfortunately.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest with the investors and employees, you have a very big problem to fix.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 14 people found this helpful  

    Are you in the circle of trust?

    • 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

    Good compensation and benefits, world class cafeteria, great tenants

    Cons

    New leadership only hired people he ever worked with in Fishkill. If you are not from the same company, you are nobody and will be difficult to be in the circle of trust.

    Extremely difficult to work with the manufacturing operations. Almost the whole team is from Singapore. They refuse to work with other department. Many have provided feedback to the site leadership and HR, but unfortunately, the situation is not getting any better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open minded and value from people from different background and culture. This is the only way to win over the employees in 100 days.

    Fix the silo behavour in the manufacturing operations or more engineers to leave the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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