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An interesting company in semiconductor world
Sr. Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYSeptember 8, 2016
I belong in a team with very friendly colleagues who are going the extra mile to help and teach me the basics when I just joined the company. Work life balance is great and there is great flexibility. Pay is another strong point here (Malta, Fab 8). My manager is super awesome and understanding. People work hard and most people are passionate about what they do. The most enjoyable part of my work is the working together with my colleagues as a team to bring this company to an even better place.
Pros
Great pay, great team, strong future potential
Cons
Work can be very challenging and you must work hard to succeed
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A leading semiconductor foundry
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYAugust 14, 2016
Compensation is great (I'm in Malta Fab 8), combined with relatively low living cost in here, that means more bang for the buck. People in my team have work-life balance, they work hard and with passion. You'll be surrounded with people with deep experience in semiconductor industry here. A lot of opportunity and things to learn in this place. This is a young company and things were pretty turbulent in the beginning. However, they are getting better recently and it is only moving upward from now. The general feel is that morale has been improving significantly.
Pros
Young company with a lot of opportunity and potential.
Cons
You have to work hard.
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Bad management
Yield-PI Manager / SMTS Manufacturing Technologies (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYSeptember 5, 2016
Global is the poster child for a company built from 3 non-successful companies (AMD!!!, Chartered Semi, and IBM's semi mfg division) who thought that the ppl from those bad companies would somehow make a great company.
Pros
Pay is nice, Malta fab is super new
Cons
Horrible new product group, bad accountability
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Overall a good environment.
embedded Memory Functional Test Engineer (Current Employee) –  Fishkill, NYAugust 27, 2016
Very aggressive schedules and a lot of workload. People are really nice to work with and treat you with a lot of respect. Semiconductor market has always it's ups and downs but at least they are investing significantly in technology development.
Pros
Investing in Technology Development
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Globalfoundries
Chemical Mechanical Planarization technician (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYMay 25, 2016
A typical day begins with looking up with a company meeting/passdown, followed by looking up tracking programs to find out what machines need work. After signing on to the job tracker and following all safety procedures I begin to trouble shoot and fix the machines. Once the work is complete I run a series of test wafers on the tool and analyze the data making sure everything is working properly before running product. I enjoy the satisfaction of fixing the problems.
Pros
always learning
Cons
no growth guidelines, poor managment
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Underwhelming Career
Equipment Technician (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYMay 15, 2016
This company is trying to buy its way into market with established competition. It has good employees but a poor path of execution. I seriously dread going into work because my contributions seem to be unappreciated. The bureaucracy is huge; too many managers. HR is like detached and ambivalent to employees needs, Overall I do not recommend this company to others and am planning my departure as soon as it is possible.
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Lack of overall Stability with the Organization
Process Manager (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAFebruary 28, 2016
Management does not have a focused direction and do not practice what they preach. Work life balance is challenging as there is no overall management direction on core hours. There is a different culture and expectations among all its locations.
Pros
If you are willing to step up the opportunity does exist to drive activities
Cons
No one wants to take responsibility, Work life balance does not exist.
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Place sux
Production operator/ lead (Current Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTSeptember 14, 2016
Dont work here, Our last raise was from 12-20 cents depending on your performance. There is no room to move up, no one cares, and place might be gone soon as well, who knows, who cares
Pros
None
Cons
Too many to list
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Good Company
Senior Process Technician Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 20, 2016
Growing Semiconductor Company with alot to learn, growing, a culture diversed. I work in Photolithography and daily interaction with engineers on all different process levels.
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4 rating - good
Wafer Fab Technician (Current Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTFebruary 3, 2016
4 is a good rating, There is always things to improve and make
your work life better.
A typical work day is operating tools, taking direction, helping co-workers. Achieving High quality work. Covering breaks.
Being willing to work wherever needed.
Management is on the floor more and more active in what is needed for the customer.
Helping co-workers and being part of a team is a great part of the Job.
Hardest part of job - Running for 12 hours a day, up to seven miles a day.
Most enjoyable - Completing an objective such as working to get a tool qualified or getting a tool back on line
Pros
Setting you schedule between the 12 hour period.
Cons
12 hours and shorten vacation.
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Interesting workplace
Logistics Technician (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYApril 3, 2016
A lot of diversity, Great hours. Definitely get to enjoy your time off. Pay is okay, and the food in the cafe is pretty good. Most of what is at global is geared towards the engineers, everyone else seems to be the bottom of the totem pole
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Good place to work and good pay and good hours
Equipment Engineer (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYFebruary 22, 2016
Good place to work with good pay and good hours. Very good CAFE and nice clean bathrooms. Very good exercise room. The leadership is trying to make the work conditions better for everyone.
Pros
Many Changes are going on at this minute
Cons
Changes to production and work changes often.
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Great experience
Data Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJune 6, 2016
Great experience as an intern. Exposed to much more than I expected and given many opportunities to go out and work with other business units.
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One of the best large companies in the area.
Manufacturing Lead (Former Employee) –  Hopewell Junction, NYMarch 11, 2016
Company acquired from IBM known as Big Blue
(Open 24 - 7) 12 Hour shifts that includes every other weekend
Same management team as IBM
Company continues to downsize
Employees are great people to work with.
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No future
Equipment Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYMarch 21, 2016
co workers are nice, but management doesn't care how hard you work. you get promoted by how long you with the company not by your performance.
Pros
working enviorment
Cons
benefits, management, stress level high
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Company is in financial trouble
Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYDecember 15, 2015
Struggling to compete with the big players. Too few customers. Wafer production capacity not utilized enough in Dresden or Malta. Company was hiring like crazy 3 months ago and now is laying off good people. Poor management and planning!
Pros
Decent compensation
Cons
High risk of more layoffs to come
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No job security
Process Technician (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYNovember 16, 2015
Personally, I am not comfortable with a job that fluctuates drastically because of the market. Company cares about image rather than employees. Top Heavy, managers of managers of managers while the low man on the totem pole is denied raises and his work load is increased.
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Great place to grow and strengthen skill sets related to Semiconductors
Principal Technician Equipment Engineering (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYSeptember 14, 2015
A great company exemplifying a multicultural and multi talented organization capable of producing new and exciting technology. The company has been evolving on many levels, this can sometimes cause a strain in productivity and morale, but that's where the challenge is. We identify problems and look to resolutions.
Pros
Gym, Cafeteria
Cons
Slow down in business
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No job security
Production Technician (Former Employee) –  Fishkill, NYNovember 5, 2015
Having not existed for even 10 years the company is already in the midst of major layoffs. Production is the bottom line, with little concern for employee well being.
Pros
compensation
Cons
lack of job security
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Hard Driving competitive business
Vice President (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAOctober 23, 2015
Hard driving competitive business with visionary CEO. Dynamic environment given the competitive landscape. Start up environment with employee base of 18,000
Pros
Learning environment
Cons
Ever changing
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3.1
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