Operations Specialist (Former Employee) – Malta, NY – September 18, 2018
I had a great manager he did a great job keeping us focused however the culture there is very immature causing a stressful atmosphere. The CEO that took over is trying very hard, too bad the previous one was there way too long and put the company in a bad spot. They invested billions on technology they couldn't produce or was not a player in the industry, and now GF is digging out of a hole.
Senior Staff Technology Development Engineer (Former Employee) – East Fishkill, NY – September 16, 2018
It has become a training unversity for semiconductor engineers and technicians. People come get trained and leave Company is financed by oil reach country to stay float No 7nm or beyond plan 14nm in danger as TSMC and Samsung migrating to 7nmNo respect for merit Whom you know is important for advancement Too many Indian and Chinese engineers(all waiting for greencard and stuck there for long time)
Employee (Former Employee) – New York, NY – September 13, 2018
All silos. Three different companies and every team and person was working as silos. Though headquartered at US, still people at charterd, Singapore wants to power center there. The Charted people do not want others and they do not want to collaborate.
My first trainer had absolutely no patience at all and was constantly yelling at me all the time. You simply can't learn from a trainer who has no patience and who mistreats his trainees. My manger was a good man with a good heart, but he made poor decisions that put his subordinates into bad situations where they were running way too many tools and because of this, mistakes will happen. He then decided he was going to write me up after making a decision to put me in this situation. This simply was not fair or right. Given that I saw he was going to start a paper trail on me after making a bad decision of putting me in a bad situation, I saw no point in continuing my employment or giving a two weeks notice. I knew their was no reasoning or discussing my point with him that would change his mind and I felt that my manager had no faith in me which was unreasonable. You have to believe in the employees you hire and you have to make decisions that set your employees up for success. You also need good trainers who provide competent training.
Engineer (Current Employee) – New York, NY – September 5, 2018
GF does struggle to get their feet on the ground. There are great people, just not long enough to make a difference. There are great teams (if you are lucky enough to get into one). It is always the fault of the market or economic situation, well - one way to see it. 3 CEO's in 9 years, what does it tell you? Technicians are in high demand, like anywhere else in the semiconductor market! Malta, NY isn't really a dream place to be. If you like nature / outdoors - well, with in hour drive - you are there and it is beautiful. Other than that, horse lovers are welcome in Saratoga Springs (May - September), and that's it. Overall, they try hard, maybe a change in philosophy might help, a reduction in management might help ;-)
college graduates are welcome
be ready for plenty of overtime and keep looking for rewards
Technician (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – September 1, 2018
The shift hours make for a great work/life balance. The only down side is the 12 hour days. The benefits included start day one which is a nice bonus and the resources for job training make for an easy transition into a new position.
Staff Customer Support (Current Employee) – San Jose, CA – August 29, 2018
Too many hours, no advancement opportunities, layoffs, absolutely no work life balance and all employees know that. Expected to work until job is done and employees resent their coworkers after a while.
Routine monotonous work with few chances for advancement.
Failure Analysis Technician (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – August 28, 2018
The work is mostly monotonous and routine after becoming proficient at it. As with most jobs, daily fulfillment comes down to having something to show for your day's work and your coworkers. In most cases neither was an issue but coworkers come and go. Biggest down side was the company pretty much refuses to promote from within and will hire people with no experience into roles that experienced people at the company could easily fill.
Wafer Fab Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Essex, VT – August 15, 2018
I worked the Mask House on Overnights. The worst part of working for global is the 12 hour duration, if you can get past that, you will be just fine. It is mostly repetitive work, that is simple to follow and learn quickly.
Process Technician (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – August 15, 2018
I work in the cleanroom. I enjoy my job and think I get paid well for what I do. Unfortunately a lot of the time you see people get paid based on "experience" rather than performance. I understand that to an extent, but it's grossly different salaries.
Manager, Factory Automation (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – August 13, 2018
GF is finally getting serious about poor financials and are pushing out mid-level people to reduce costs. There are a lot of issues this company faces and lots of potential opportunities, but the management team can't seem to effectively engage good employees to really make a difference. They just don't seem to value continuous improvement efforts.
If you have 5+ years in the industry, don't waste your time here
Senior member of technical staff (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – August 9, 2018
Horrible management, confusing day, rules/codes keep changing, incredibly high attrition rate, these pretty much sum up the company. Most managers, from 1st line all the way up to SLT, are unfit for their jobs. They only care about their own agenda, not employees' jobs.
Software Development Engineer (Current Employee) – Malta, NY – August 8, 2018
The software development engineer role does not have too much pressure at this company. Everybody here is really helpful and you can learn a lot of things from them. However, the management is not so good.