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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated May 24, 2018
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  1. "Just a thought"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Good Company, Great place to work

    Cons

    Pay could be a little better


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good and Bad"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Engineer in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Depending on your department, you work a normal 8-5pm (though you're on call if necessary).
    - You quickly become a contributor because the job is easy.
    - The cafe and general environment are very nice.
    - Diversity
    - There's very little traffic on the commute.
    - You stay very busy all day.

    Cons

    - Ratings are on a forced distribution so you may not get rated at what you deserve and your pay is based on this rating.
    - Most of the jobs can be done anywhere but working remotely is not allowed even though this could be a huge perk of working for a company that has the ability to offer this benefit.
    - You get paid less than what you're worth especially for NY taxes. That's the benefit of being the only large tech company in the area.
    - By definition, our company is solely a manufacturer in other company's technology so day to day tasks can get boring and repetitive. While more interesting tasks/projects are allowed, having the time to do anything other than the necessities is difficult unless you enjoy working very long hours.
    - Diversity can also be bad in that, some of the cultures at this company can make for a high stress environment.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on making your employees happy. This way we wouldn't be short staffed and constantly training new hires, which takes away from the job we have to do on top of the extra training due to poor retention. Give more vacation days, company shut downs, daycare options, remote work, etc.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "A company that hires PhDs, give them responsibilities that can be accomplished by people with high school degrees"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    It's a good company in general.
    Most of the people there are professional and friendly.
    The IBM flexibility has remained alive and it's pleasant.

    Cons

    A company that hires PhDs, give them responsibilities that can be accomplished by people with high school degrees, expects their engineers to design next generation of semiconductor devices while given tools and laptops with technologies of decases ago.

    Advice to Management

    Some lower level managers do not care for the company. They put benefits of their old boy network above anything else.


  4. "Technician"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get paid in money

    Cons

    I'm tired all the time


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Data Processor"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good and friendly co-workers on site.

    Cons

    -Management will expect you to know everything with minimal training
    -No forgiveness if you mess up. One screw up and management will watch you like a hawk
    -If you are a temp, they will drag their heels with hiring you full time.
    -12 hour days, barely any work. Management will not go the extra mile to find you any work. Too much down time
    -NO HOLIDAYS OR WEEKENDS OFF. 24/7 Management gets to have them off. But if it's christmas or thanksgiving. You are still working.

    Advice to Management

    Ease up on new hires. Train them more instead of just expecting them to know everything. Look into possible time off for holidays. People have families too.


  6. "Engineering intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Hands on, pay based on credits, great manufacturing/design experience. Responsible for my own day to day tasks for the most part.

    Cons

    Some days were rather bureaucratic and as an intern it was moderately interesting/entertaining.

    Advice to Management

    trust the people you hired and cut down on the lengthy deliberating process.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Administrator in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits, nice location

    Cons

    Weak management who are NOT interested in the company except for themselves only. Old boys network. Rampant nepotism and favortism. Little direction!

    Advice to Management

    Start caring and motivating your employees.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "New CEO!"

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    Current Employee - Facilities in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Facilities in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of potential career growth opportunities.

    Cons

    It's taken 7 years to finally get to a point where management has been re orged to a point they seem to finally be listening to their surveys/ employees on numerous subjects.

    Advice to Management

    When Tom Caufield was appointed CEO recently it did not take him long to implement changes to hopefully make this company as great as it can be. Please listen to your employees and believe GlassDoor reviews are mostly accurate.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "As the saying goes lick blank pass class"

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    Former Employee - Shift Process Engineer in Ballston Spa, NY
    Former Employee - Shift Process Engineer in Ballston Spa, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Can listen with headphones while you over work yourself

    Cons

    Management lies and promises to promote people

    Advice to Management

    Trying being fair and show your backbone


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Business Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Flexible Time. Good work - life balance

    Cons

    No direction. Everyone keeps working without a proper direction

    Advice to Management

    Have a strategy and a direction to take the company forward


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