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  1. 13 people found this helpful  

    don't work hard, it is not appreciate (got told lazy while only get to sleep 4 hours maximum a day. not worth it)

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

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    get to see how different cultures works in the company
    get to know how much of your family love you by still having them around when stress is wearing you out

    Cons

    all things done are just like Brownian motion.
    work hard and destroy your family life and still get bad feedback from the management team in the meetings by calling you being sitting around and being lazy.
    feedback from management was always in negative. no positive feedback and hardly instructive/constructive.
    endless political games without looking into issues seriously ( some people giving half hour speech in the meeting juts for self covering)
    all things are told to be with top priority (does not that mean no priority?)
    meetings eat up more than half of your day and you are still expected to work long hours to get all the action items fulfilled after all these meetings ( and as said, it is not appreciated)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when you say "you guys" when criticizing us, think about what you have done to make things move in the right direction. we work hard for you so you get your chance to earn your big bonus, what have you done in return? calling us lazy?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 10 people found this helpful  

    Process engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    Lot of opportunity to experiment

    Cons

    There is no coherent leadership at Malta. Management appears to have no idea how to lead people, and HR is even worse. Moral here is terrible, and with another annual review just around the corner, it will get worse. Turnover is over 20 % and yet the leaders appear not to care, who needs experience people in the fab, you can replace anyone with a new college grad.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 12 people found this helpful  

    Designed to demotivate

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Malta, NY

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    Nice, new office buildings with lots of windows.
    A chance to work on close-to-leading-edge technologies.
    A lot of bright, eager new engineers and some very smart experienced people. Most want to do the right thing to make Fab8 successful.
    Pay and benefits in alignment with industry standards.

    Cons

    Forced ranking and rating system seems designed to demotivate the mostly very good to excellent workforce. The already poor moral takes a predictable plunge to abysmal every performance review season.
    Many hours are spent on documentation and meetings when even 1 wafer is scrapped instead of focusing on real improvements.
    Work-life balance is horrible. It's made worse by managers who want people onsite during weekends and holidays regardless of whether it's needed or not.
    Way too many inefficient meetings where no real decisions are made. Only upper level management can decide things.
    Some in management think the best way to get results is by yelling at the employees and each other.
    People are leaving in droves, but HR and senior management just blame the first line and middle managers instead of addressing the systemic issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop micromanaging the engineers and focus on fixing the Fab8 culture. Fab8 has the potential to become a great place to work if the cultural issues can be resolved.
    End the forced ranking and rating system. If you have hired and trained correctly, almost all your people should be good to excellent.
    Employees have told you over and over what the issues are. Stop being defensive and do something about them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 16 people found this helpful  

    Sexist

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    Nothing worth listing. I get a paycheck...a weak one for the amount of work I do.

    Cons

    And now they take away womens restrooms? They have hired too many men so they take away the women's restrooms closest to the fab. Engineering at its best...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 15 people found this helpful  

    Worst job I have ever had

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    New building and modern tool.

    Cons

    Management is sexist and abusive to their employees, and their decision making resembles a squirrel crossing the road. They cannot make a coherent business plan and stick to it for more than one quarter. Turn over here is over 20%, and yet management refuses to admit there is a problem. The fab is a sweatshop, literally, support is non existent. This place will fail due to the lack of any competent management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You guys are destroying this place, when it fails, it will be your fault.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7. 9 people found this helpful  

    Worst employer I have ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Leaving is a breath of fresh air

    Cons

    This place has the highest turnover that I have ever seen. We have over 20% turnover, and yet management refuses to admit that there is a problem. They have divided the numbers into regrettable, and non regrettable, so that they can convince themselves that there is no problem. Most of the original hires are long since gone, and we are working on 2nd and 3rd string players. The experience level drops as each round is hired on. Many of the new hire are fresh out of college, or the military, and while many of them are intelligent, and have very good potential, they need mentors to teach them the nuances of a highly technical field. HR polices are undocumented, selectively enforced, and designed to beat the moral down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You should clean out Malta, and start all over. This place is doomed to fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 8 people found this helpful  

    Looks great at the beginning, but horrible once start

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Production Operator in New York, NY

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

    Pros

    If any, I would say the health benefits

    Cons

    Low pay
    Expect too much
    Night shift workers get no premium when taking vacation day
    Every holiday is paid in 8 hour blocks, even though we work 12 hours
    Vacation time is in 8 hour blocks, 1 day worked=8hours for vacation accrual, we work 12 hour nights
    If holiday falls on day off, you get 8 hours pay, we work 12
    Conclusion-if in production, never ever work the night shift because it will be 2-4 thousand dollars less a year than your day shift counterparts
    Shift premium for 12 hour nights is far far from industry standards, although the night shift does 60% or more of the work
    No raises or bonuses, even though you will be told that you will get them

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a fair system for 12 hour night workers
    They are the backbone to your production
    Give them the 96 hours of holiday to choose when they want to take it, because we are a 24/7 plant
    Pay shift premium when on vacation, employee should not have to pay to take a vacation, this is ridiculous
    Let employees that vacation when they want, not at the end of year when you finally accumulate vacation time
    Respect all employees, not just managers and above
    If you treat the people who do the main floor work in production without respect(pay, vacation, premiums, no raises, no bonuses, overall loss of money and time) what do you think the results will be, not good
    Line workers just want to be treated equal, not penalized for doing their job and loving it
    Some of the best people within the company work on your line

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 13 people found this helpful  

    The Luther Forest of Politics. Not a place for good engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Malta, NY

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

    Pros

    New buildings, state of the art equipment, great investors to finance huge investment.... just like other reviews

    Cons

    You need to run through the forest of politics. There are many herds of political animals. They attack you, barks at you, glance at you, escape from you, ignore you, or do nothing....... Apparently they are not cooperating.

    This is clearly not a place for good engineers. Many politicians are here but not many engineers, geeks or nerds. The management failed to infuse engineering culture into GF. If we just follow what other companies are doing, no reason to have a fab in the US. Very weak R&D.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I see the same cycle every 2 years. I'm sure you will restart the next one in 2016. It's just doubling the number of incompetent Directors/Sr Mgrs/PMTS/SMTS to provide jobs and money to locals (meaning white Americans)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 11 people found this helpful  

    Sweatshop mentality and management can do no wrong.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Account Management in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Management in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    There are none as many have written.

    Cons

    Excessive work hours, no work/life balance, no true mentor-ship program, the few women that are promoted are new-hires brought by the executive staff to the company. Some management follows their employees, judges their preferences and records them in their personal lives so beware. The dept that is suppose to protect you allows for discrimination, confidentiality, and gossip to run rampant most of which is created by them for public humiliation. If you approach a certain dept with an issue against a manager or another employee you will be laid off or fired in time whether true or not and they will insure your reputation is tarnished in the industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs a professional overhaul from the top to the bottom. There are people employed there for years that have been convicted of illegal offenses while others are harassed and/or fired/laid off for their sexual preference, color or their skin or because their partner/spouse works in the same place or at a customer/competitor. This isn't about protecting IP it is about bullying, discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 10 people found this helpful  

    Very poor management & culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good Learning Opportunity - Very generous investor that allow heavy investment on most advance tools, software and technologies.
    Many Talented Engineers.

    Cons

    Always grey area in job scope within department and between departments.
    Poor communication between management to working level.
    Low integrity in Engineering Data. Each department is pulling other department data and making their own conclusion to their favor.
    No ownership in action items. Poor execultion.
    Keep changing management, 3 times CEO, 3 times GM in the past 3 years, uncountable VPs, senior management levels. Each has different voice.Too many reporting levels. Management sometimes are clueless whats happening at engineering level.
    Poor hiring. Unrealistic job title to attract new comers. Unhealthy structure with very heavy upper level with many management taking few or no engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Engineering. Reduce management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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