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Newly forming with the best intentions but the worst mid level management in history!

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Former Employee - Technician in Malta, NY
Former Employee - Technician in Malta, NY

I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Approves of CEO

Pros

Great area to live and raise a family. Everyone is very friendly and nice. Brand new state of the art factory. Very competitive pay. Potential to become a great company.

Cons

If you are not a manager they do not listen to your advice and suggestions. Upper management makes decisions that affect the entire factory yet do not seek input for those that it may effect before the decision is made. Management is so busy going to meetings that the workers are free to do what ever they want. Some work hard while others do nothing. AMD legacy employees can not accept feedback from people who came from better companies.

Advice to Management

Ajit needs to spend more time working with the managers who directly supervise the factory workers. Management hired people with 20 years experience and needs to utilize that experience if they truly want to beat TSMC. Many teams are being formed such as 5S and Safety but the meeting is run by managers and all the final decisions are based on the managers feedback. There isn't any team decisions.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Leadership challenges

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    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a gloabl company and given the transitional nature of the business, you will get exposed to a broad range of things

    Cons

    -Lack of leadership: the inabillity to make decision -Lack of management ability: True project management is lacking. Projrct management consists of "when are you going to get it done" Management does not resolve roadblocks to make employees and the business sucessful. - Lots of leadership changes: 3 CFOs and 3 treasurers in the past 2 years, the liquidation of the Business Process Management Group

    Advice to Management

    Place more value on project management and structure. What is needed to "true" project management... these are resources/ideas are not costs but investments. The company is so reactionary that is such in a hurry to "get things done" that in process of trying to "hurry up" they fall further behind. A key exampleof this their ERP implementation project, which has been delayed 3 times and there are 3 different system implementors.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Planting a Stake in Virgin Territory

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Malta, NY

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of latitude to put your stamp on a new company. Diverse workforce with experience from across the entire semiconductor industry. Innovation is encouraged Lots of growth opportunity for both company and employee

    Cons

    There are few systems in place. Doing what should be a simple task (like measuring wafers) may turn into a scavenger hunt as you track down the one shaman who knows the tricks to do what you want to do. Lots of turmoil at upper management levels contributes to a sense of chaos throughout the company. Changing missions/roadmaps at the sites leads to confusion and waste in planning and executing a factory startup. It's hard to be successful when you change the requirements for your factory in the middle of a startup (28nm to 32nm to 20nm....).

    Advice to Management

    Focus less on talking and more on doing. GlobalFoundries often falls into the trap of having 5 people being really busy chasing around for information to fill in spreadsheets and dashboards and presentations showing the latest status. Unfortunately that work can't get done because everyone is busy tracking and reporting rather than actually doing the work. Lead by example in this matter. The rank and file are learning everything as they go, so train yourself in one of their tasks and show yourself pitching in. No job too small etc. etc.


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