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"Leadership challenges"

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

Other Employee Reviews for GLOBALFOUNDRIES

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Planting a Stake in Virgin Territory"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Malta, NY
    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.


  2. "the best foundry company in the US"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager Tax in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager Tax in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    growing company, very competent people, lots of interesting work, great diversity

    Cons

    not enough time to do all the work

    Advice to Management

    make sure that you know how hard your people are working

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