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Found 2,594 of over 3K reviews
3.4
59% Recommend to a Friend
GlobalFoundries Chief Executive Officer Thomas Caulfield
72% Approve of CEO

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3.4
59%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
GlobalFoundries Chief Executive Officer Thomas Caulfield
Thomas Caulfield
694 Ratings

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Pros
  • "Good work life balance and(in 142 reviews)
  • "Great people working in the FAB doing everything they can to hold this place together.(in 125 reviews)
  • "The benefits are good as is the 401 k but beyond that not much else of redeeming quality.(in 122 reviews)
  • "Pay is good(in 100 reviews)
  • "Colleagues are friendly and easy to work with in Fab 10 (East Fishkill).(in 70 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Very good

    Oct 24, 2022 - Intern 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
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    Pros

    Networking opportunities was really great.

    Cons

    Nothing was really a problem.

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  2. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    decent

    Feb 2, 2023 - Engineer in Essex Junction, VT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    well organized, smart and talented employees

    Cons

    cafe is terrible. essex junction site is falling apart. place is full of old people who resist change. average safety culture. pay is below market value because it's Vermont but yet COL is super high in the county.

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  4. 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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  5. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 10 years

    Not the best, but not the worst

    Dec 12, 2022 - Sr. Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Able to work from home in most engineering positions, and there was an effort in the past to help eliminate micro-management. It may not have been effective in all areas, but in my area I am no longer micro-managed, since it's a style that doesn't allow me to work to my potential.

    Cons

    Upper management is completely out of touch with what's going inside the cleanroom. There's a push to save money that's been going on for so long, all suggestions for cost savings would require us to take on jobs that we should not be doing, or puts tools and products at risk. The result of management's cost saving measures could potentially cost much more than they save. But something has to make it onto paper, so they push stupid suggestions.

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    4 people found this review helpful
  6. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Decent job but ...

    Jan 23, 2023 - Senior Manager 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibile time and generous management

    Cons

    Job security, weak execution due to poor funding

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  7. 1.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Company values have greatly shifted since going public no longer a good place to work

    Dec 17, 2022 - Process Technician/Engineer in Malta, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    No pros ever since the company went public.

    Cons

    The company has greatly lied to all of it's employees and they ultimately decided to do a company wide layoff to save money. We were lied to about who would be impacted and the percentage of people that would be impacted. They basically only targeted newer people and disregarded high paying irreverent/outdated positions. So you will have zero job security here and they will target you just for being newer even if you have been there over a year with no write ups or no mistakes. They layed off over 800 people two weeks before Christmas just to raise their stock prices when it takes 6+ months just to train up. Needless to say those employees who remain will be overworked and likely leave the company due to corporate greed. This company will play with lives for the sake of stock prices. Ask yourself do you want to risk your livelihood based on the company stock prices?

    4 people found this review helpful
  8. 3.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Okay

    Jan 30, 2023 - Wafer Fab Technician in Malta, NY
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    A lot to learn when working with the right people

    Cons

    High School drama atmosphere and culture in some departments

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  9. 2.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Not a great experience

    Jan 29, 2023 - Engineer in Burlington, VT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Benefits are decent if you have a famiyl

    Cons

    Pay is low, attrition is high

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  10. 4.0
    Current Employee

    Manager

    Jan 11, 2023 - Associate Director 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Good people, interesting work, stock options

    Cons

    Politics at the top but getting better

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  11. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    great place to work

    Jan 5, 2023 - Equipment Engineer in Essex, VT
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great people, engaging environment, always something to learn

    Cons

    sometimes misleading managerial suggestions make it difficult to understand wat is wanted of you

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GlobalFoundries has an overall rating of 3.4 out of 5, based on over 2,852 reviews left anonymously by employees. 59% of employees would recommend working at GlobalFoundries to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, GlobalFoundries employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.2 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at GlobalFoundries. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

59% of GlobalFoundries employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated GlobalFoundries 3.3 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.2 for culture and values and 3.2 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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