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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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Poorly managed. High attrition.
SMTS (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 12, 2017
Very poor management. We never know who is in charge. Still plenty of incompetent first line managers (sometimes 1 manager for only 3 employees), so you will be lucky if you have someone good, supportive and understandable. No clear messages or directions.
Only this results in huge attrition (good and competent employees often leave). They constantly recruit new people to make up for the loss.
Must constantly attend meetings that are ineffective and later on catch up on actual work: long inefficient days.
Inconsistent messages from upper lever management.
No company culture. Bad morale. As a result, many good people just do the minimum.
Plant is located in upstate New York with little opportunities for spouses to find good jobs (not many employers) and if there is a desire to leave the company, it is hard to find other similar jobs in the area. Don't get stuck. Far from the City and unattractive location for young engineers. Expensive place to rent or buy a home.
Frequent reorganizations seem to be the only answer.
Pros
Good place to raise a family with children and do camping in the Adirondacks, if your job leaves you the time to enjoy your life.
Cons
Very poor management.
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Room for Improvement
Process Technician Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 7, 2017
We have SOP's but its optional to follow them and they're never enforced. No accountability. If you want to advance you need to know the right people.
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Multi cultural work enviornment
Primary Process/Route Build Technician (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 12, 2017
Interesting/somewhat difficult multicultural work environment, amazing cultural differences, but many language difficulties. Many people lacked knowledge of ISO 9001/14001.
Pros
State of the art industry.
Cons
Lack of education for work requirements
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Over all good company to work for, with very poor management of malta fab not
Principal CFM/DYE Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 10, 2017
Over all benefits are good,
Individual contributors are manageable
Low level managers are ruining the company and productivity of the company. Upper managers blindly sign up for lower managers decisions
Pros
It looks exciting when you start the job, jobs are very challenging.
Cons
Not enough manufacturing, engineering, and management skills. You cannot survive incapable managers.
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Not a smooth transition
Sourcing Manager (Former Employee) –  Fishkill, NYJune 5, 2017
Culture clash between Chartered, AMD and IBM management philosophies that now make up Globalfoundries have splintered the corporate strategy. No formal Business Process to follow and to adhere to.
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Poor management and unorganized
IT Analyst (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 3, 2017
There was no training provided and no guidance or direction from management, team, or colleagues.

Everyone seems very stressed out and unhappy. No one will share important information regarding job functions, systems, etc. pertinent to performing job. It's as though everyone is in job protection mode.

Wouldn't recommend nor work there again.
Pros
some nice folks
Cons
Everything else especially management
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No standardization
Senior Engineer Field Applications (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXMay 26, 2017
While the company is truly global, the systems and business practices continue to remain awkwardly separate according to geographical location. Management is top heavy, with continued promises of improvements through the introduction of yet more "leadership." Change has become the norm for most senior employees, and little progress is made to streamline standards.
Pros
As always, co-workers!
Cons
Management.
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Asian culture at its epitome
Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYMay 24, 2017
On a typical day, you get in at 7:45am, and spend hours together in meaningless meetings, only to realize at the end of the day that you have not done your actual work and spend 3 to 4 hours after 5pm finishing up the incomplete tasks. The work culture is a joke here. With predominantly Asian management, you end up having an Asian work culture, which puts you into a donkey work scenario with least payback. There is always no room for pay improvement or growth, as everyone is in line to get promoted. The company always has a bad performance, whereby you can expect almost 0 to negligibly small hike in your salary and bonus payouts.

The cafeteria is over priced for the quality of food served. There is no subsidy on the food, and the free coffee is worse than sewer water.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Senior Production Technician (Current Employee) –  East Fishkill, NYMay 18, 2017
since the take over by global foundries; it has been watching you step and wondering when the ax is going to fall, not the best place to work, sit around waiting on things,
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Process Specialist (Former Employee) –  Fishkill, NYMay 16, 2017
great place to work was an employee of ibm and when they were brought out by global foundries it was an easy transition. I WAS LAYED OFF shortly after even though i was at ibm there 17 years but that business so no hard feeling
Pros
nice pay
Cons
lay off frequently
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