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More image than substance

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

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

Pros

State of the art facilities. Possibility for company growth leading to opportunity. Backer's with deep pockets. Diverse work force. strenthening local economy.

Cons

More image than substance. Upper management seems more interested in projecting to the world that we are a prestigous and successfull company, than they are actually becoming one....... Not entirely truthfull with employee prospects. Talking a big game about raises, bonuses, and promotions, none which will actually come to fruition.......Too much emphasis on degree over experience. Allowing a college grad that has never seen a microchip make process and policy decisions while ignoring the input of techs that have been successfully processing wafers for most of their lives. You have a lot of 20 - 25 year old grads with 0 experience telling 45 - 50 year old techs with 20 years of experience how to do their jobs........Openly spends way too much money on unnecessary building and superficial facelift upgrades while telling hard working employees there is no money for raises or bonuses which were promised.......They Absolutely manage through fear. Middle management is deathly afraid of facing upper management in meetings(to which there are way to many) when issues arise. Causing a trickle down effect. Middle management in turn takes it out on engineers and techs because of said fear. A lot of blame coming from upper management when in business it is known that upper management usually gets the credit when the business succeeds, and the blame when it fails. The upper management at Global Foundries likes to take credit for success and blame middle management and employees for failures.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Utilize your experienced people. Stop placing so much emphasis on someone's degree. Regardless of degree, someone just walking into this industry is completely unqualified to make the decisions and policies that you allow them to make. You say talent quite a bit regarding your work force. Unfortunately you emphasize potential talent when you already have proven talent that you are ignoring. Take the difficult road to becoming a prestigous and successfull company. Stop projecting that you already are, you are not fooling anyone. Stop making unnecessary luxury upgrades when you cannot bring yourself to give out raises and bonuses to the employees you are counting on to get to the point of prestige. Believe me, without a raise or a bonus, employees do not care how extravagent the cafeteria is, or how many roundabouts you install.......Remember, happy employees are motivated successfull employees. Disgruntled employees, are unmotivated and careless. By taking a look at the trends and overall opinions on this website will show you that you are doing something wrong. Your employees are unhappy. They work holidays, weekends, nights, etc, and their morale drops a little more with each added unnecessary rule and/or regulation. Each missed pay increase. Each unpaid bonus. each time you pour coutless millions more into this place but do not seem to have anything left for the people you are counting on to reach the level of prestige and success that your PR projects. Lets be a company of substance, not just a company of image. It is mind boggling how many talented employees have already left because of the mirage that this is a well managed, honest, employee driven powerhouse. Start worrying about the Global employee's opinions on GLOBALFOUNDRIES, not the publics. And the problem is the polically driven, arrogant management team. Lets at least become successfull before we become arrogant.

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    Startup experience in a big company

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    Lots of challenges and opportunities and minimal risk.

    Cons

    Low cultural diversification and premature attitude of top management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Working smart not just hard

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

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very advanced work environment.
    Office is spacious.
    Sufficient budget to execute numerous projects.

    Cons

    Too many turf wars.
    Key Information is hoarded and not freely shared.
    Emphasis on hard work without the actual understanding of how it could be done more efficiently.
    Very poor capability in differentiating performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure work effectiveness, do not just focus on the dogma of working 24 hrs 7 days a week.
    Lack of planning / direction is often compensated by forcing workers to sacrifice weekends & holidays.so as to meet schedules.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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