GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Sanjay K. Jha
Sanjay K. Jha
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Pros
  • good for those who wan work life balance (in 13 reviews)

  • Not heavy workload, good working environment (in 18 reviews)

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

  • Most of the upper management is from failed companies (in 23 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Great place to make money and learn the industry

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The cafe has some really great options and the facility itself is very cool. There is ample opportunity to learn the industry and become very proficient on your tool set. The pay is also very nice.

    Cons

    Management would rather keep putting out small fires rather than take the time and money to fix the bigger issue causing the smaller issues. The people that work days and in the offices have it great while the men and women in the fab are treated much differently.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate and reward your good employees. The fabs are the foundation of this company. The people in the fab, night and day are what keeps this company going and sometimes I think management forgets that.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Steady scientific challenging indoors 12 hour shifts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Failure Analysis Eng/03 in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Tech Failure Analysis Eng/03 in Malta, NY

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Guaranteed Overtime, safe, paid vacation paid sick time cafeteria, challenging scientific benefits including health insurance life insurance dental insurance and 401k

    Cons

    Management keeps changing, rules and responsibilities keep changing, frustrating, favoritism, language barriers, lazy administration, lazy management, short sited, vast pay inequality

    Advice to Management

    Please implement: equal pay for equal work


  3. Helpful (10)

    Sophie's choice

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good work life balance,cause not much going on

    Cons

    If you want a dead end job, go for it

    Advice to Management

    Wake up fellas the world doesn't revolve around you


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Culture

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

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great vision for the future. Nice atmosphere with great people, and the cafeteria is terrific.

    Cons

    Disjointed in terms of leadership, vision, but lacks proper execution to achieve vision and goals. GE management fail.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who were actually in the semiconductor business from other successful companies, and learn from them.


  6. Revolving Door

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

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company should have lots of potential, but has hard time harnassing it

    Cons

    Lots of good people still leaving the company

    Advice to Management

    Don't let good employees keep walking out the door


  7. Helpful (1)

    Great opportunity!!!!

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

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Huge opportunity to become industry leader

    Cons

    Remains to be seen after ibm to globalfoundries transition

    Advice to Management

    You now have the highest skilled emloyees available . Keep them happy...


  8. Lots of potential

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

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of challenges and opportunities to create value. Brought in experience in the past year and starting to get a grip of manufacturing strategy.

    Cons

    Technology strategy is all over the place and foundry customers are driving adhoc requests that don't always align with well established manufacturing methods.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the basics and do them well.


  9. Great place to work - Fab 10 (East Fishkill, NY)

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and work life balance. A lot of smart people work here with many years of experience and industry-leading expertise. Engineers come first, management second. No micro-managing. Everyone is friendly and willing to help each other. Great location which is close to both NJ and NYC.

    Cons

    - Unknown future. With new owner it's difficult to tell what the future hold for money-losing ex-IBM 300mm fab. On the positive note, it would be easy to turn profitable with state-of-the art tools (but aging) that are now depreciated. - Questionable future beyond 14nm.

    Advice to Management

    Keep IBM culture.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Work in Progress

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    Plenty of room for growth.

    Cons

    Company is not able to deliver on promises and will take a while to be profitable.


  11. Great career opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Edgewater, NJ
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Edgewater, NJ

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great career opportunity. work with nice/smart employees

    Cons

    on call 24/7. may have to work on weekends



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