Sr. IC layout designer (Former Employee) – Sunnyvale, CA – July 24, 2012
the review process is biased, if your manger likes you, you are okay, if not they can write lie about you & no one cares to find the truth. there is no feedback allowed from the people that you deliver the work to them, only the boss can comment. high pressure environment, no appreciation for your hard work or long hours.
Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) – Malta, NY – December 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!
Process Manager (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – February 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.
If you are willing to step up the opportunity does exist to drive activities
No one wants to take responsibility, Work life balance does not exist.
Wafer Fab Technician (Current Employee) – Essex Junction, VT – February 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
Process Technician (Former Employee) – Malta, NY – November 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.
Chemical Mechanical Planarization technician (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – May 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.
Equipment Technician (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – May 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.
Logistics Technician (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – April 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
Manufacturing Lead (Former Employee) – Hopewell Junction, NY – March 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.
engineer (Former Employee) – woodlands – June 5, 2012
Singapore site poorly managed. Majority of corporate culture coming from old chartered semiconductor managers. Very disorganized. people are being sent everywhere without clear goals and travel expectation. Now with ATIC money, higher managers are on spending spree traveling every time where just to give updates that can easily be accomplished via conference calls.
Compensation are very good for new comers even they are very less experienced. While internal promotions are very bad and the appraisals and salary review process are not handled properly. Very poor recognition of hard work and some managers even steal credit from lower engineers keeping all the credit to themselves.
Very high on internal politics, most people get easily promoted by their relation to seniors than the work done.
Principal Technician Equipment Engineering (Former Employee) – Malta, NY – February 4, 2015
As a Principal Equipment Technician, I went to meetings for the 4 hours of my day. I spent most of my day in meetings when I wasn't in meetings I was creating power point presentations for meetings, often for meetings I wasn't in for engineers in my department because they couldn't make them as they were in meetings and we were understaffed. The management style was too hands off, when there was a problem it was most often " handle it yourself, write an email", unless it was for a "protected class, i.e. EEO then watch out for the hammer of justice, rather the axe of HR. No actual equipment maintenance was done, it was all completed by the equipment supplier, the most we were allowed to do was clear the minor recoveries as the GF employees were incompetent numpties. Engineering teams were often lead by new college grads that had a better grasp at what local bar had the better beer selection rather than what vendor had a better DPML. The most enjoyable part of the job was wondering wat drastic change had occurred between when you left for the weekend and when you came back due to some crazy knee jerk by the MGMT team.
the salary was on point, it brought jobs to the area, i don't work there any more
Horrid! Destroys your professional drive, willingness to trust management, & NO accountability for all their wrongs
Integration Engineer (Former Employee) – Malta, NY, USA – October 31, 2012
Globalfoundries, in one fell swoop, took the life out of me. Management decides what they want, when they want it, & there's no one to lead them ethically. I received this same feedback from EVERY team member I had... until they began dropping like flies, getting out of there quickly. Or, being terminated for no justifiable reason, even legal-wise. Extremely negative environment. I loved the actual work itself and my immediate team. But, everyone knew that management had final say... there was no one to correct their lack of compassion, fairness, nor respect for the individual.
compensation was very strong, across the board.
most are detailed above. i will never recommend anyone to work at globalfoundries, period.
Automation Technician (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – November 5, 2015
Global Foundries was a dream come true for my career path when I started back in 2011. Started as a call center specialist and made the next logical step to move onto an Automatons Capability Management Technician. Attempted to advance into a higher challenging position but was held back by immediate manager due to personal reasons. A typical day would start off as much as 15 Service Now Tickets to analyze, find root cause, and determine if issue is a fixable offence or escalation is needed. Also on occasion I would test the tools in the FAB for Automation Acceptance. Identify violations of SEMI Standards and report them to the Vendors for correction. What I learned at this truly Global Corporation is the sense of urgency needed on a daily basis. One missed malfunction or missed step in a wafer route and you costed the company up to Multi Millions of dollars. Very Stressful. I do have to say that the management structure and co-workers that I immediately reported to were on point and a pleasure to work with. With the one exception of my direct manager, it may be the best management group I've ever worked with. The hardest part of my job was the feeling lack of accomplishment on a daily basis. After the intensive analysis and correction of an identified issue it would resurface again do to improper procedures from our work force. The most enjoyable part of my job was the fact that I knew my position very well and that I would go the extra mile all the time. The sense of pride was high.