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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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  • Work-life balance could be better (in 53 reviews)

  • Managers are not consistent upper management seems to have there head up there A55es (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "Going in right direction"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technology and Integration Engineer in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Technology and Integration Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn and if you like to work, then you can get to work on important projects that directly impacts the products

    Cons

    Too much mid level managers, they are typically try to act too smart without much of management skills. Upper management is getting better.


  2. Helpful (11)

    "SMTS"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Smts in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Smts in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job
    Better than welfare

    Cons

    Out-of-touch senior management
    Lack of reward

  3. "Good company to work for, needs improvement on training"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Process Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people at this company and I enjoyed the environment. Executives do well at encouraging employees.

    Cons

    Not a good training program set up for new hires. It's a real struggle in the beginning to figure out what you are supposed to be doing and who to get the help from.


  4. Helpful (13)

    "Pretty bad"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - AMHS SENIOR TECHNICIAN in Malta, NY
    Former Employee - AMHS SENIOR TECHNICIAN in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work schedule was good. I used to feel obligated to come in early and stay late, but people here have given up, so you can pretty much come and go as you please as long as you log 40 hours per week.

    Cons

    Too many to list. Money being thrown around and nothing seems to get accomplished. No raises. Bonuses amount to about a weeks' pay after taxes. Everyone worrying about layoffs and potential sale of company. Toxic politics. Etc...

    Advice to Management

    I have been offering my advice for years and you didnt even pretend to listen. Hate to say I told you so...


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn new things.

    Cons

    Limited opportunity of growth. Immediate manager seriously lack employees plan for growth.

    Advice to Management

    More skip level meetings should be arranged.


  6. Helpful (2)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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.


  7. Helpful (10)

    "No appreciation"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The wage seems to be decent. The benefits seem to be pretty good as well. Working with some great people but it pretty much stops there.

    Cons

    Been here for almost 4 years, have been working above the level that I am currently at, have been passed over for promotion twice. Have been forced to change shifts twice in the time I've been here due to business needs and because they needed someone experienced to move over, yet being passed over for said promotions. Big disconnect between engineering and technicians. Engineers responsible for the tools barely know how the tool works and have no practical experience with them, but believe that is to no fault of theirs and due to a lack of training.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out that the company runs on the little guy and not you and appreciate them more.

  8. Helpful (14)

    "Don't work for Logistics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Logistics Technician in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Logistics Technician in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are decent. You can get some good time off if you use your vacation time wisely, god knows you'll need it if you work here. All that time off will benefit a job search to leave.

    Cons

    There are reasons that people are leaving this place in droves. They don't uphold any of the "values" that the company is supposedly founded on. Logistics refuses to acknowledge the hazards of the job so that they don't have to pay a premium for people who work around chemicals. Safety around these items is abysmal and is only convenient around audit time or when someone really screwed up. People are incredibly under trained for the serious nature of the materials they work around. It's only a matter of time until someone is harmed by the negligence of this department. Middle management are nothing but yes men who have been emasculated by the top level of the department. Not one section manager could actually do the work that the techs do in this place, and it shows when they have to actually "pitch in" when their manager is around. If you voice concern you are labeled a cancer to the department even if your argument is entirely valid and it will constantly haunt you. Raises are pathetic as the company constantly praises itself for acheiving "milestones" that they should have hit years ago, but when it comes time to pay people they cry poor. There is zero incentive to work really hard because the performance rating system is bell curved to work against you. Every year they try to church it up with a different title but its the same rating structure. There is a fine line between the people who look at this place realistically, and the yes men crowd who have no qualm with ratting on you for anything you do. that doesnt toe the line. The department has trained them that such is the way to the top. There is no career path here as the people that are to advance were decided awhile ago. It is favoritism to a tee.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees. You can't keep underpaying, under training and testing the limits of an already exhausted and spread thin workforce. See through the yes men facade and understand that there are serious flaws to your processes. The people who give a damn but have the balls to raise their concern will straighten out and truly produce for you if you actually try to invest in them and show them that you value them as employees. Hire a few of these people to be managers and you will be able to have a real structured team that are trained in all facets of the operations. Stop hiring people from Target. There is a reason they keep coming here and I can tell you right now it isn't the money. Fire the ones that can't hack instead of shuffling them around. You want good talent to work here then you need to get the morale of the current staff up, and the talent you desire will find it's way there. Word of mouth spreads fast.


  9. Helpful (15)

    "Mismanaged and will never realize potential"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Investor with deep pockets and seemingly infinite patience

    Cons

    Managers reward favorites, not people who do the work. Process changes are made without understanding downstream impact and rarely reversed even proven wrong

    Advice to Management

    Be brave and make decisions, that is what a leader does. Making no decisions to protect yourself from any downside shows you should step aside for the good of the company


  10. Helpful (2)

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

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.


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