GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated May 30, 2020

To filter reviews, or .
3.2
62%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
GLOBALFOUNDRIES Chief Executive Officer Thomas Caulfield
Thomas Caulfield
184 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Work-life balance, Stressful at times(in 70 reviews)

  • "I spent 8 years working at the Malta site as a technical leader in the integration organization(in 41 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Awsome Place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    # Good work #Work Life balance is at high

    Cons

    #Compensation should be improved, its on the lower side of the band.

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2019-12-05
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start but not to stay"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Engineering Technician 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Globalfoundries is a good place to work for recent college graduates or people new to the semiconductor industry. You can learn some basic skills and gain some good experience for your resume. Also you can work at GF and have them pay for additional schooling. Another pro is the work/life balance if you work on shift you will get three to four days off.

    Cons

    Where do I even begin! The pay and promotions are not good and make you feel unappreciated. You can work hard and surpass many of the untalented people at GF but still not be compensated accordingly. The management team is very poor at GF. In two years I will be going on my 4th manager. They come and go constantly in many different departments. The upper management is also very delusional and have unrealistic expectations. Many of the people at GF are very incompetent. People have jobs they are not qualified for, leading to machines being broken or endangering people's lives. Most people do not communicate effectively causing critical details to be missed. Which again puts people in dangerous situations. If you want to work with skilled and talented people GF is NOT the place to work. Instead look for opportunities at Samsung or Intel. Finally another big issue at GF is the lack of a good culture. The culture is one of desperation and hopelessness. Countless people in our own department and others always speak to the fact of being left alone/understaffed and being responsible for sometimes 80+ process tools (machines) at a time. This combined with a lack of training will often leave workers with no direction/support which leads to tiring 12 hour days. People are also not held accountable for the mistakes they make, workers can make the same mistake over and over again and never receive any kind of disciplinary action from management.

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-05-30
  3. "Good training ground for NCG"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Too much politic, Politic is key to success.

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-05-30
  4. "Welcome to Corporate America"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, PTO, 401k, Multiple shift options, Diversity, Entry into a well paying industry

    Cons

    Communication barriers, failure to retain valuable employees, replacing skilled and knowledgeable employees with new to the industry personnel

    Continue reading
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-05-08
  5. "Excellent work atmosphere"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Development Engineer 
    Recommends

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    If you are a young engineer, you get an opportunity to learn from some amazing people, there is an excellent growth curve that this company provides, extremely happy and relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    Not to many cons, but company’s vision seems to be unclear, there can be better communication between the top level of the organization and the lower level.

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-05-01
  6. "Happy to be at GF"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Good merit increase program / salary differentiation

    Cons

    Top-down management style can be confining for engineers

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-05-12
  7. "Long days"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Fast pace, plenty of resources

    Cons

    Management and people extremely unhappy

    Continue reading
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-05-10
  8. "Good place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, good cafeteria, lots of options for growth

    Cons

    Constant changes, the industry is cyclical - get used to ups and downs

    Continue reading
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-05-02
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sandbox"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer - Equipment Engineering in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Motivated, intelligent people have carte blanche to create their own projects and contribute in ways that they see fit. TONS of professional freedom.

    Cons

    Less motivated folks also have freedom to contribute as little as they please with no consequence. This creates a rift amongst individual contributors leading to an us/them workplace culture.

    Continue reading
    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-04-29
  10. "Device"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent work culture, great team mates, learnt a lot during my time at GF.

    Cons

    Big company with lots of employees and groups so the work culture depends on your team.

    GLOBALFOUNDRIES2020-04-17
Found 1494 reviews