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Worst ever

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

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

Pros

Nothing at all but competitive salary

Cons

Horrible management. Most of them are from failed companies and they lead to fail.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are repeating the same as you did in your previous companies that failed. You are doing the same here. What do you think the outcome will be? Obvious, isn't it?

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 3 people found this helpful

    Troubled Outlook for the Future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    -High tech industry
    -Local work (most people need to commute to NYC from this region)
    -Matches 4.5% if you contribute 6% to 401k

    Cons

    -Preferential hiring of foreigners to higher paying positions. The vast majority of engineers, senior engineers, and senior managers, are foreign.
    -No internal promotion, although you CAN perform lateral transfers after 12 months.
    -Advertised referral bonuses are rejected by management after the other person is hired.
    -High senior management turnover
    -Safety last mentality. Elevated work with no fall protection allowed, emergency showers and eyewash stations with no drains, or adjacent to high voltage power boxes and receptacles.
    -Irregular splitting of hours to prevent paying overtime. If you work 7pm Saturday until 7am Sunday, the work day is split into two separate pay weeks.
    -12 hour shift workers receive less breaks, less sick days, less vacation days, and more mandatory overtime than standard day shift personnel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Please leave your cubicles and actually go into the work area to reconnect with the workers and work conditions
    -Make calm , level headed decisions, based on facts and not rumors.
    -Listen to the feedback from your employees, they genuinely want to improve conditions and cost efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful

    Big technology in ultra-competitive semi market; tough place to work.

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    Former Employee - Former Business Function Leader in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Former Business Function Leader in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology, good research capabilities, smart people are prevalent in technology and manufacturing areas. Great for upstate New York and local economy and the fab in Malta is the most advanced facility of its kind globally. Cafeteria is high-end.

    Cons

    Work-life balance doesn't exist, for an open space environment there is not a lot of collaboration and email is used way too much as the primary form of communication. You walk around and not everyone is enthusiastic, they are hard at work but there is a culture that exists where employees are on edge. There have been several leadership changes at the executive level and it is highly political and driven by Singapore and Milpitas. If you join GF, you will work a lot of hours, nights and weekends and the company does not truly value its employees - its greatest asset.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees, a lot of innovative ideas exist in the rank and file, not just at the senior leadership levels. Reward employees and allow them to have better balance. Retention is going to be a challenge and that needs to be the focus moving forward. Business functions need more autonomy to be part of the decision making process. Malta has lost some highly talented individuals in Finance, IT, HR, Sales and Support. There is a reason why this happened.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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