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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated October 18, 2017
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GLOBALFOUNDRIES CEO Sanjay K. Jha
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Show me the money"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great employees, company is growing, incentive bonuses are great, you can build your skills through classes internally, easy to get hired because of high turnover rate

    Cons

    Yield needs to improve, HR is a joke, management is a joke - poor leadership, they're mostly lazy and like to bully employees around. It doesn't matter how hard you work so don't expect a fair raise because it's below the national avg., and promotions are rare. Too corporate with their rules.

    Advice to Management

    A strong company begins with a strong staff. Treat your staff the way they should be treated.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Decent. Not great, not terrible."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Lots of room to move vertically and laterally.
    Great place to seek out missing links and holes to address, which gets noticed.
    Very interesting if you are scientifically inclined or curious.
    Very diverse.

    Cons

    Slow to move positions or advance due to rigid corporate structure (unless it comes from completing a degree)
    Goals and demands set by business divisions are often unrealistic or unclear from an engineering standpoint.
    Poor performers are not let go often enough.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on retaining top talent. It's more than simply recognizing them. When someone earns a promotion, make it quick. If they are transferring departments, don't let it take months. And more than anything, let go of poor performers. Nothing is more de-motivating to a good worker than someone who is lazy, has terrible work ethic, is incompetent or just does not produce gets promoted at the same time or before the good worker. By not addressing that issue or firing the repeat offenders at or near the same level of a good worker, it gives the impression that there is little distinction between high performers and weak employees. That tends to shift the mean towards weak employees.

  3. "The untitled review"

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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

    Vibrant, optimistic, positive atmosphere. On the cutting edge of technology.

    Cons

    Chaotic. Company has grown too fast to be efficient and well organized.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Finance"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, flexible working hour

    Cons

    Salary lower than market rate


  5. "Physical failure analysis"

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

    Pros

    Encourage a lot of paid time off
    Great people
    Nice facility

    Cons

    Sometimes too casual
    Management can be like game of thrones
    Very corporate
    A lot of people don't stay long

    Advice to Management

    Increase incentives to reduce high turn over rate


  6. Helpful (1)

    "FAB 8 is Getting it Done!"

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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

    Many talented, smart and fun people. Something is always going on and coworkers are always willing to help. Its a mini city that has a cool mix of people and cultures. The site HR Leader and the GM have been improving FAB 8 and its a great place to work.

    Cons

    Parking is rough, weather will be cold, you will walk a lot.

    Advice to Management

    More parking closer to Fab.


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Top heavy company not care about employee"

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

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Some sites have fairly flexible working schedules depending on the managers

    Cons

    Top heavy, a lot of politics results from the several mergers/aquisitions.
    No committment to technology development
    Don't care for their employee and a lot of mistreatment
    Lack of training for the low level management team, a lot of them are unprofessional and unfair.

    Advice to Management

    Proper training to managers to handle things professionally. Focus on technology development rather than just IPO. Improve the evaluation system and give fair opportunities to all the employees.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "It's a good place to start with someone without experience."

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    Current Employee - Failure Analysis Technician in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Failure Analysis Technician in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Laid back, management leaves you alone for the most part, you can listen to music with headphones, fun work.

    Cons

    Upper management doesn't seem to care that people leave the company and so most people don't get paid what they should be getting paid. It's hard to move up the chain and it's even harder to substantially increase your wages.

    Advice to Management

    Pay hard workers more.


  9. "Globalfoundries is a fun and diverse place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Group of folks from just about everywhere
    Factory start up, new and shiny things everywhere
    Good work balance
    Beautiful setting
    One of the few places I would recommend to new and old engineers

    Cons

    Upstate New York, housing is a problem
    Lots of different corporate cultures trying to win out


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging"

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

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

    Pros

    Working on leading edge technology with very talented people. Good pay

    Cons

    Very competitive industry and limited promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Cut out VPs and Directors without direct reports


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