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Found 2,528 of over 3K reviews
3.5
62% Recommend to a Friend
GlobalFoundries Chief Executive Officer Thomas Caulfield
79% Approve of CEO

Found 2,477 of over 3K reviews

3.5
62%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
Approve of CEO
GlobalFoundries Chief Executive Officer Thomas Caulfield
Thomas Caulfield
666 Ratings

Top Review Highlights by Sentiment

Pros
  • "Work life balance is good(in 140 reviews)
  • "The benefits are good as is the 401 k but beyond that not much else of redeeming quality.(in 128 reviews)
  • "Great people working in the FAB doing everything they can to hold this place together.(in 120 reviews)
  • "The have good pay and some bonuses.(in 102 reviews)
  • "Colleagues are good and friendly(in 71 reviews)
Cons
  • "Poor management to grow own employees to manager level(in 178 reviews)
  • "6. Low salary increment and very less promotion in Singapore site.(in 83 reviews)
  • "Some managers have little or no concept of how ridiculously time(in 80 reviews)
  • "1: Poor culture in India office(in 48 reviews)
  • "Upper management is blind to what goes on especially if you work a night shift.(in 47 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good

    Sep 21, 2022 - Process Engineer in East Fishkill, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good to build career. Great management

    Cons

    No bad thing to mention

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  2. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Falls short in many ways

    Nov 12, 2022 - Senior Engineer in Essex Junction, VT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    (1) The people at the Essex Junction VT site are all kind, helpful, and are good to work with. (2) There is a good work-life balance, especially when compared to competitors like Intel. (3) Communication from the plant manager and upper management is generally good. (4) There is a fairly generous paid parental leave policy (5) There is a strong push by the company to promote diversity and inclusion. Although the effectiveness of these actions is not known.

    Cons

    (1) Due to the company's recent shift in business practices, GlobalFoundries is more concerned about pumping out low-tech wafers than it is about making innovative products. As such the work is neither interesting nor important. Much of the work is mindless and meaningless. There is little room to grow in this company. I think this is a major reason the company struggles to recruit and hold talent. (2) The pay for senior-level engineers is lower than industry standards and is lower than competitors. (3) The upper management at GlobalFoundries does not value expertise. Many new hires (usually straight out of college) are given little time and sub-optimal training to fill in for the retiring legacy IBM employees who have years of experience, expertise, and PhDs in their respective fields. (4) GlobalFoundries as a company likes to present itself in the media as an American semiconductor manufacturing company, especially during the push to acquire funding from the CHIPS act. This representation is disingenuous. While it has a large footprint in America, it is owned by an investment company in the United Arab Emirates called the Mubadala group. The Mubadala group is an Emirati state-owned entity tied to the strongman authoritarian ruler of the country.

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  4. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great Place to work

    Dec 1, 2022 - Human Resources 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    HR is a great place to work, they really take care of you at GF

    Cons

    i dont have any cons

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Decent pay and bonus

    Dec 1, 2022 - Staff Technician in Essex Junction, VT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    compressed work week schedule with 12 hour days

    Cons

    Inconsistent policies, aging work force

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  6. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 5 years

    Joke of a company

    Nov 30, 2022 - Equipment Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    They pay me every 2 weeks, location could be worse.

    Cons

    Management is terrible, they're clueless to what's happening on the floor and completely reactionary instead of being proactive to fix issues before they blow up. It's a struggle to even get basic tools provided that are needed for the job. Greedy CEO who pretends to be contrite in a video about layoffs while pocketing $$$ himself.

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  7. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work

    Nov 25, 2022 - Yield Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work definitively.

    Cons

    Sometimes it be like how it is.

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  8. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Good working culture in area I worked

    Nov 25, 2022 - Software Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure to lot of things Friendly teams

    Cons

    Low salary Benefits are okay

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  9. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Decent

    Nov 16, 2022 - Automation Technician in Malta, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Shift-schedule is nice and the ability to convert 8 hours of holiday pay into 8 hours of vacation time gives very good flexibility

    Cons

    Salary raises are often small and in some departments, you may need to be goodie-goodie with higher-ups to move up.

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  10. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Great company

    Nov 23, 2022 - Executive 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    forward thinking technology and leadership

    Cons

    large globally distributed workforce difficult to create unified culture

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Great Company

    Oct 11, 2022 - Technician Equipment Engineer 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay Generous benefits Lots of training opportunities Career growth potential Shift work equals out to only working half of the year. Strong concern for safety

    Cons

    Does not fight to keep its skilled employees from leaving. Communication is not a strong suit Not enough training in your own position and not enough JBIs to effectively do some jobs.

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GlobalFoundries has an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5, based on over 2,776 reviews left anonymously by employees. 62% of employees would recommend working at GlobalFoundries to a friend and 63% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, GlobalFoundries employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at GlobalFoundries. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

62% of GlobalFoundries employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated GlobalFoundries 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.3 for culture and values and 3.3 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at GlobalFoundries to be career development, benefits, coworkers and the cons to be senior leadership, culture, management.

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