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Updated March 21, 2017
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Sanjay K. Jha
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  • Very strong lack of a work-life balance in most cases (in 45 reviews)

  • Some of the IBM upper management continues to stick to old ways, which keeps moral poor (in 29 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with the potential to become the best!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, location, employees and cafeteria (albeit rather expensive).
    Onsite training is provided along with other necessary skills required.

    Cons

    Due to the company doing poorly, there were layoffs resulting in those remaining having to accept additional responsibilities.
    Way too many meeting everyday resulting in loss of productivity.

    Advice to Management

    Cut down on the number of daily meetings.
    Listen to your employees as they are the best source of what is actually happening to the product.


  2. "Maintenance tech"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great place to work

    Cons

    Poor training program, not enough man power


  3. Helpful (1)

    "so far so good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    people here are very nice and freely share their knowledge

    Cons

    location, cold. town is too small. tax is high.

    Advice to Management

    non.


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  5. "Great people and good pay"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Maintenance Technician in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co Workers make coming to work enjoyable. The time-off is great. Future outlook is positive with state of the art technology.

    Cons

    Long hours, the cafe isn't open 24 hours, the engineers don't have a lot of experience and won't ask for help.

    Advice to Management

    Promote deserving employees and show more appreciation.


  6. "Pretty decent all around"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Good pay. Excellent benefits. Awesome night cafe staff

    Cons

    Training could probably use a little more work but they're trying.


  7. "Tough for experienced but rewarding for those new to the industry"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Operations Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Manufacturing Operations Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Techs, shift engineers, and manufacturing engineers work block shifts with 3 days on 4 off and then 4 on 3 off which provides a lot of free time to do things outside of work. The company loves to promote from within even if you have less experience than those outside of the company so that you can grow quick as an individual (especially new college graduates). Good benefits and great people everywhere. Diverse culture. Company has been doing very well with regards to getting customers, recognition, and product yield.

    Cons

    Company is manufacturing driven which causes tension between engineering and operations because many working for engineering are not used to the style/demand but has gotten significantly better over the years since the company started. Process engineers, layer owners, and equipment owners often put in a lot of extra time to resolve issues around the clock to provide runpath to areas of low capacity. Company is running lean with regards to employees, so many are burdened with as much work as they can handle if not more (but management also understands if not everything can be met due to manpower). Ratings and promotions conform to a bell curve instead of strictly by performance which prevents deserving people from getting better ratings or their promotions sooner.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people instead of trying to save on the expense of payroll. The rewards of keeping more product moving faster and more time to spend on projects and/or deep-diving into analysis of issues (and their fixes) will greatly pay for itself in the end in the form of cost savings, excursion prevention, and higher efficiency. For people working in their off hours, equal time should be given for them to not have to be in the next day (i.e. if they worked 3 hours in the middle of the night, they should come in 3 hrs later or leave 3 hrs earlier the next day). This would help the work/life balance greatly.


  8. "engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    lot of work, good people, dynamic

    Cons

    low reward, uncertainty, hard to be profitable

    Advice to Management

    take good care of people


  9. Helpful (7)

    "No raises = High turnover rate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Equipment Maintenance Technician in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady income and schedule. Flexible when emergencies come up. Good if you need the experience. Benefits are excellent.

    Cons

    Manager couldn't care less about technicians and pretends to care about production when he is actually there, only to breathe down our backs like we don't know what we are doing. Have to wear the clean room suits the whole time on shift when it isn't necessary and other departments don't have to. Managers have no accountability, will leave for hours while on shift. No yearly raises, last years "bonus" was basically gas money for a week. Compared to the cost of living, pay is low. I have to live 40 minutes away just to afford a home for my family. Everyone in my department is looking for a new job after their contract is up.

    Advice to Management

    Engineers and technicians need better communication. Managers need to be reevaluated.


  10. "Failure Analysis Quality Research and Development Engineering"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process and Quality Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Former Employee - Process and Quality Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    • Short term contract performing multiple sample preparations and operating a FIB SEM (dual Focus Ion Beam Scanning Electron Microscope) both in Manufacturing and the Failure Analysis (FA) Lab, meeting or exceeding cycle time and quality standard expectations. Cutting Edge Technology on Semiconductors

    Cons

    Tools were down a lot

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  11. "Pays well"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    The pay is about the best in the area. If you can work with the schedule you can have some good long weekends.

    Cons

    No real room for advancement. It's encouraged to lead others with little real motivation. Once you're on nights you will probably never leave.



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