PROCESS DEVELOPMENT (Current Employee), East Fishkill NY – July 27, 2015
The IBM Microelectronics division was divested to GLOBALFOUNDRIES. I believe the company has made efforts to compensate and integrate the new organization and start developing a global culture. It will take some time for the dust to settle and re-evaluate and submit a review.
The managers who joined the company when it was first started are only there because they applied at the right time. Global formed their entire core team in one or two years around 2009 to 2011. There – more... are director level managers there with 2 year degrees who were technicians in previous jobs. They are scared every time they hire an experienced engineer, because they are afraid they will be exposed for being incompetent. Thus, only recent college graduates will be treated well, and experienced engineers will be marginalized and berated at every opportunity. The reason Global has so many available jobs is because of the attrition of experienced engineers. There are only two groups of happy people at Global: The managers who joined in 2009-2011 when the company first started, and the recent college graduates and people with no experience when they joined. There is no chance of this Titanic of a startup every being successful. – less
Technician (Current Employee), Malta, NY – April 8, 2015
Pros: I receive a paycheck
Cons: Management, NCGs, Safety Practices
Hard workers are punished by the laziness and incompetence of co-workers and the engineers. There is a serious issue with manpower as we have been understaffed since day 1 with an unrealistic 'curve' – more... showing how we plan to close the gap in the future. Promises are made by management only to be ignored later. We still do not have the correct safety procedures in place to prevent workers from getting hurt or killed. The pace that's been set by our manning vs production needs is running the risk of burning out the few people who still care enough to do the work. We leverage our vendors far too much for run of the mill issues and then treat them like garbage when they don't meet our insane demands. Honestly if I keep reviewing this place right now I may slit my wrists. If you're a technician avoid this place. Homeless under a bridge is a better option. – less
Principal Technician Equipment Engineering (Former Employee), Malta, NY – February 4, 2015
Pros: the salary was on point, it brought jobs to the area, i don't work there any more
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 – more... 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. – less
Test Technician Engineer (Current Employee), Malta, NY – December 25, 2014
Pros: compressed work week
Cons: short breaks
I am very appreciative of being apart of such an incredible company at such a young age. With little experience coming out of school, GLOBALFOUNDRIES took the chance with me and for that I am very thankful. – more... Of coarse everyone has their own opinion, but being so young with little experience I don't have much to compare this company too. A typical day at work can change from day to day depending on how much production is available. I've learned that you have to keep pushing yourself no matter what obstacles you encounter. As far as management goes, it is a little unorganized, but I think it is because of the company being so new and making changes along the way. – less
Overall good place to work. Only thing that is lacking is a training program.
Process Engineer (Current Employee), Matla, NY – May 18, 2014
Company is still in startup mode at the Malta location. Though things are starting to pick up and become exciting. The only thing that is lacking is an effective training program. New hires only receive a few days of basic industry overview before they are told to "shadow" some of their fellow employees.