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GLOBALFOUNDRIES Reviews

Updated August 19, 2017
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  • Work-life balance could be better (in 55 reviews)

  • Managers are not consistent upper management seems to have there head up there A55es (in 37 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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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 work life balance. Pretty good people here.

    Cons

    Promotion s and bonuses are tied to the other fabs failing or succeeding.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Good starting point..."

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    • 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

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    - Good experience
    -Decent Pay, benefits, etc.

    Cons

    - No room for career development
    - Bad management

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Can be a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Technician in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Equipment Technician 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

    Personally I really enjoy the condensed work week. For the tool set I work on, I find it challenging and rewarding. Most days I walk away with a good sense of accomplishment.

    Cons

    Huge disconnect between those on the carpet and those actually working in the clean room maintaining the equipment. No sense of team work. When it comes to promotions it is common to reward those on the carpet.

    Pay raises the last two years have been 1%. Going above and beyond has no influence on your rating. They rate on a curve so no mater how hard you work, if you are not the chosen one for promotion or recognition you are likely to get rated above meets expectations and very likely to get rated even lower. With their rating process there has to be people rated low.

    Watch out for surveys. They tout wanting honest feed back but when given there is often push back from management and I have seen first hand some witch hunt mentality.

    Advice to Management

    Mid and upper management really should be more involved and willing to listen to all, including those in the clean room. There is no "I" in Team Work.


  4. Helpful (5)

    "No raises?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, time off,work with good people, interesting work

    Cons

    No raises and small bonus money

    Advice to Management

    Give people raises they deserve and stop the yearly ranking system comparing people against each other.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Pros and Cons company"

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

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    New company, advanced technology and making improvement and progress year by year, talent people from all over the world, insurance and 401k is good

    Cons

    Not world class quality and capability, Top management's decision is questionable, Too many changes everywhere every year. Execution quality is different from department to department

    Advice to Management

    Reward who is working well, release who is not working at all...


  6. Helpful (17)

    "Crap shoot for success"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Technician in Wilton, NY
    Former Employee - Staff Technician in Wilton, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall a possibility for a very positive outlook for the future. Pay for some is excellent. Decent benefits. If you know your stuff and can show data it is usually easy to get things done.

    Cons

    Middle management is a joke. Almost no one accepts responsibility or wants to make a decision. Personnel management is left to inexperienced unqualified rookies which causes discontent. Extreme lack of career direction. Time off is based on a 40 hr work week therefore shift employees do not get enough time off to accommodate 2 weeks of sick time and they don't get paid shift differential for sick time or personal choice time. It actually costs a shift worker money to take sick time or personal choice time. This is a TERRIBLE practice. HE and management don't seem to care about the disconnect in the time off for shift workers. Engineers are inexperienced and over worked. The entire work force is punished for the mistakes of an individual rather than retraining the individual.

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting inexperienced individuals into 1st line management positions and leaving them with no guidance. Employees don't quit jobs they quit managers.


  7. "Great place to grow - will have lots of work to do and learn"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    Flexible projects to really grow your skills and learn a great deal about the semiconductor industry

    Cons

    Work-life balance could be better

    Advice to Management

    Empower the shift to take more responsibility at all times of the day

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Principal Maintenance Technician"

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

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

    Pros

    Possibility for career growth with the company

    Cons

    To much value on what people have on paper opposed to what they can actually bring to table

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the workers you have appreciate the good one my shift alone 4 people left due to poor management


  9. Helpful (16)

    "Senior Equipment Engineering Technician"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New York (NY) in Malta, NY
    Current Employee - New York (NY) in Malta, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Base salary and medical benefits are on part with the industry

    Cons

    Bonuses and raises don't exist. Horrible management, horrible communication, food in cafe is expensive. Most of the staff is inexperienced from outside the industry... so they lean and rely heavily on anyone who has a clue... burning them out. Every department is understaffed. Maintenance and safety procentres are poorly written or just plain wrong. They always cut costs by taking away from the employees vs working to correct their inefficient business practices.


  10. Helpful (7)

    "More of the Same just a different logo"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GLOBALFOUNDRIES full-time

    Pros

    1st Level Management is helpful in trying to help you accomplish tasks. Vacation and Holiday time is good

    Cons

    Very poor at work life balance. Bonuses and raises are minimal

    Advice to Management

    Don't micromanage enable us to do our jobs and trust to get done. Take care of your people better raises are a must the economy is severely outpacing pay.


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