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Productive and challenging work environment.
Senior Wafer Fab Technician (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CASeptember 20, 2017
Productive and challenging workplace. Small work group but enjoy working as a team. Management and subordinates get along and work with ease in the company. Everyday meeting was always exciting.
Pros
Managers, Engineers and co employees were very supportive.
Cons
None
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Potential is there, execution is lacking
Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYSeptember 17, 2017
GF Fab 8 offers a great opportunity to work on cutting edge technology with many incredibly accomplished semiconductor engineers from all corners of the semiconductor industry. The problem lies with management and messaging. Employees are frequently motivated by rosy stories about how the business is doing, only to be told at review time that goals weren't met and raises would be nearly non-existent. In the day to day, engineers are encouraged to do whatever it takes to assign blame elsewhere for problems, rather than collaborate with other groups to produce positive results. There is also very little job differentiation between job levels despite large pay disparities.
Pros
Great benefits, great vacation time allowance, leading-edge technology
Cons
Blame-first culture, no clear trajectory forward, yearly raises less than inflation
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Relaxed but easy to fall into a rut
Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  East Fishkill, NYSeptember 11, 2017
Hours are flexible, job environment is relaxed, and a large amount of PTO. There is also a lot of visibility to upper management, so "getting your name out there" in the company is easy. However, advancement is difficult and slow, and raises are nearly non-existent.
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Senior Wafer Fab Technician (Former Employee) –  Hopewell Junction, NY 12533September 8, 2017
Typical 12 hour shift assessing what needs to be done, repaired, reviewed, and followed through. There is a strong management team and a small manufacturing team.
Pros
Location
Cons
Job Security
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Slow paced and tedious with no advancement.
Maintenance Tech (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYSeptember 6, 2017
They bring you in with false promises of unlimited advancement within the company. But that is only if someone retires or quits. The raises are almost non existent. And the work is slow and tedious.
Pros
You can catch up on movies.
Cons
You will spend most of your 12 hour shift sitting around doing nothing.
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Terrible place to work
Logistics Technician (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYSeptember 2, 2017
Get paid the same as other jobs that arent as busy or hazardous. Any problem you have just gets laughed at a pushed to the side in hopes you forget about it.
Pros
On site cafe and long weekends
Cons
Pay, management needs serious work
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Toxic culture
Planner (Current Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTSeptember 1, 2017
Long hours expected as the norm, not an exception working across multiple time zones. Executive level management out of touch with reality. Unrealistic expectations. Very toxic environment in certain organizations
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Okay for a job but could use improvements.
Waferfab Technician (Current Employee) –  Essex Jct, VTAugust 31, 2017
Paid time off (vacation, sick time, floating holidays) can be accrued but there are limits. The sick time is there to use but they give a hard time if you do use it. Mandatory overtime for all areas not just the busy areas. The adopted motto is "Do more with less" meaning do more work per person because there are less people to work there. Recruitment is slow because they have stopped management directed time off so no extra time off can be earned. No more off site department meetings/dinners. The culture is basically "We want you there to work and you get time off because it's legally mandated." On the plus side you get insurances on day 1 and they're pretty decent. They tell us the pay is pretty competitive but they gauge that based on other microchip manufacturers in the area of which there are not many.
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A company with a lot of promise, but also a lot of growing pains
Advanced Module Engineering Technician II (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYAugust 25, 2017
Management is constantly shifting and it feels GF's future may be uncertain. Initial offerings were generous, but the company is doing very little to keep attrition down.
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Management will kill this company
Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYAugust 21, 2017
Despite a huge investment made into this company, I don't think it will survive long because of poor management. The company is full of micro managers and managers who are unqualified.
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Functional
Maintenance Technician (Current Employee) –  Essex Jct, VT 05452August 17, 2017
The job is a good job. There does not seem to be any investment in the future and we are losing people and not replacing them. We are required to pick up the work.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Long term outlook looks bleak
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An excellent, fast-paced lab environment
Chemical Analysis Technician (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYAugust 15, 2017
This position will give you what you put into it, namely if you want to learn and grown this will provide that. Great people in the department. Fast-paced.
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Innovative but pessimistic workplace
Logic Design and Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  East Fishkill, NYJuly 31, 2017
The logic design department is within the small design division of a manufacturing company. Because of this, the department has an intrinsic feeling of being overlooked. Additionally, because of previous poor management, the engineers suffer from pessimistic outlooks on projects and developments. The employees are some of the best intellectually, but are skeptical of management decisions and policies. This leads to miscommunication and hardships.

The young employees of the company are a fun group however, organizing events outside of work hours to socialize, develop professionally, and assist the community.
Pros
Great benefits, fun group of young employees
Cons
Location
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Great Place to work
Member of Technical Staff - Design Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 31, 2017
Well trained management
Well paced work environment
Balanced work load
Good training program
Good feedback from management
Diversified cultural with equal rights
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This place maybe a good place to work as new college graduates
Design Engineer, SRAM Cell Characterizations (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 30, 2017
Since started to work in a design engineering area in the spring of 2013, I felt like working in a typical production organization environment with many fresh engineers who were previously employed by someone else (still are). But I feel that there could be many opportunities especially for the new engineers to grow and establish positive culture.
Pros
Ample opportunities
Cons
Not well structured methodologies in place
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Poor company culture
Principal Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 29, 2017
Poor company culture and management need to be improved.
Salary and bonus is not good but work life balance well. Future is not bright. Technical knowledge is not focused here
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
Poor company culture
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best company
Wafer Fab Technician (Former Employee) –  Essex Junction, VT 05452July 25, 2017
fun to work with modern technology . got lot of experience of working with different kind of machine in production work. clean garment room as a fab in the state.
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Okay place to work
Senior Database Administrator (Former Employee) –  Malta NYJuly 25, 2017
Long days, good pay, Out sourcing threat led to a lot of IT senior staff leaving. Company had little regard for the impact that outsourcing would have on the community or the employees
Pros
Pay
Cons
Management team has a lot of turn over
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Start Up to develop new technology.
Principal Technician Equipment Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 17, 2017
Great start with most milestones met. Funding ceased when company spending cuts and resources were concentrated elsewhere.............................
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Overall great team
Member of Technical Staff Development Engineer (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJuly 15, 2017
I was part of a small stealth team so my experience probably doesn't reflect the rest of the company. The group was awesome.
My manager and the head of our project were great folks to work for.
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