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"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
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for GLOBALFOUNDRIES

  1. Helpful (1)

    "a challenging start up company with many unique opertunities that allows you to become what ever you desire if willing t"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    people, energy, exciting, challenging, diverse

    Cons

    long hrs much to accomplish in ramp up

    Advice to Management

    listen more to the lower level technicians


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Sweat Shop!"

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    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Equipment Technician in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice area of NY to live and raise a family. I was issued a cheap coffee mug for which to drink my "free" coffee and water with.

    Cons

    Management rules through fear: in meetings they single out 1 person, and hammer them into submission so that others will fear the management team. The Fab environment is terrible! The working conditions are hot and sweaty, and there are no concessions to Fab workers. 5S and protocol are out of control with no accountability. There is no trust or respect for the Technicians no matter how many years of experience they have.

    Advice to Management

    Ajit - get rid of site management, they are running the place into the ground!


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