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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Up and coming tech company"

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    Current Employee - Developer in Essex, VT
    Current Employee - Developer in Essex, VT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast moving, high tech, young and international culture.

    Cons

    Sometimes moves too fast on ideas before screening them for a business case.

    Advice to Management

    Zone in on your strengths and don't try to be everything to all customers: focus on fabs, technologies, and design services.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Not a Hard Company to Leave"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to learn, and the company has made great strides under the current management to respect and engage employees which was not done 6 years ago. Compensation is good for the area but a little on the low side for semiconductor. Upper management is committed to being accessible to individual contributors.

    Cons

    Management styles are absurdly inconstant between teams and departments. The strong high level leadership hasn't had enough influence to trickle down so it's a crap shoot what kind of working environment an employee will have. Work life balance is a part of this as well.

    Advice to Management

    After 6 years this company was not a part of my identity and I was able to walk away with a shrug. I think its common feeling, especially with the high turnover seen and the difficulty in filling open positions. Globalfounderies needs to find a way to get it's employees to identify and align with the company itself instead of just coming to work because it's a job.

  3. "Principle engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Positive, Open mind, Creative, with fully consideration.

    Cons

    Some time too focused on the details.


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Assessment of GLOBALFOOUNDRIES"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company has high aspirations and competitive salary.

    Cons

    Not well positioned against competition
    Under continual cost pressure limiting promotional opportunities and bonuses
    Financial Expectations are not achievable
    Lack Vision for Productivity Automatioin

    Advice to Management

    Invest in Automation to Improve Productivity and Effectiveness
    Assess business processes to streamline
    Enable managers to make budgetary decisions
    Focus on big cost items and not small ones
    Penny Wise, Pound Foolish


  5. "Good company."

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    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Facilities Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very diverse and knowledgeable teams with tons of experience

    Cons

    everything negative and unavoidable that comes with being a corporate


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to gain experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Great worklife balance and good benefits

    Cons

    No company direction, consistent layoffs


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Cafeteria"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Nice setting and variety of food

    Cons

    Cost a bit high

  8. Helpful (12)

    "this boat might sink"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it can be a good place to launch the career, since they can afford to raise people who do not contribute.

    Cons

    The company is weak in the technology development. Hard to see a future in the technology combat. Messy management. Unclear documentation. Hard to promote. Recruit a lot of Ph.D.s doing simple things.

    Advice to Management

    Too many management level. No use at all.


  9. "Nothing to write home about"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    OK pay. Nice area to work in

    Cons

    Shift work is a win and lose deal

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what the women are saying if you don't want them to keep leaving!


  10. Helpful (10)

    "Still Trying to Figure Out who they Are"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The Sole Shareholder has put a lot of money into Fab 8, so far they haven't gotten much return on investment

    Cons

    Lack of Accountability
    Lack of Real Business Processes
    Lack of Leadership

    Advice to Management

    Figure Out a direction and provide a consistency of direction to your employees


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