GLOBALFOUNDRIES Employee Reviews

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Watch your back
Senior Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 17, 2018
The culture very much depends on a specific organization / group but in general you gotta watch your back if you wanna avoid being back-stabbed. Overall, an OK place to work but if you like friendly and creative environment and are into career growth this place is probably not for you.
Pros
Pays pretty well
Cons
Lack of appreciation
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A typical ay at work
Principal Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 16, 2018
Quality driven.
Hardest part is to connect with people..
To reconcile differences across the Dresden Fab and German culture
The most enjoyable part was the exposure to state of the art technologies
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Long Term Supplemental Operator
Long Term Supplemental Operator (Former Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTJuly 14, 2018
This fab is very slow to adapt and it shows in their aging technology and capabilities. The management is hit or miss, so its hard to give a general answer about them. The pay is good for the area.
Pros
on site cafeteria
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Good place for NCGs
Principal Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 9, 2018
Good for new college graduates to gain experience and find new opportunity. Little or no chance of promotion.
Food in cafeteria needs lot of improvement.
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Great place to start
Sr. Material Analysis Engineering Technician (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 8, 2018
GlobalFoundries offers a great place to work. The amount of professional growth is limited to one's own ambitions and will. I think that by being more selective in their hiring process this company could achieve so much more.
Pros
great work/life balance, laid back, hard work is appreciated, benefits
Cons
hiring decisions, new ideas are hard to get pushed through
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Fast Paced, High Tech Environment with opportunities to diversify your experience
Training (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJuly 8, 2018
Good company to work for.
Opportunities for collaboration across many areas of expertise and many areas of diversity (60+ countries @ Malta Site).
Some improvement needed in mid-level management.
Opportunities for advancement and lateral moves.
Great opportunities for Learning and excellent learning management system.
Great instructor lead training.
Company is fast paced and many areas of recruitment, retention and workforce development still evolving.
Pros
Exposure to cutting edge science, technologies and methods, Diversity of experience and culture among employees, Recent shift to very strong leadership at the top level
Cons
Mid level management has mixed pockets of excellence and non-excellence, Some of the mid-level managers are incredibly skilled, just need more of them, Company puts strong effort into leadership development to build this pipeline internally
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Very bad management
Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJuly 3, 2018
People with full of lies succeed at work. To get promoted, you need to be either managers' pet or extraordinary. There is no place for a person that works for company's benefit. Rather, people work for their own benefit and those types of people are promoted. Upper management and human resources show that they are helping employees but actually they don't. In fact, they help only managers even there are several complaints against them.
Pros
Learning opportunity
Cons
Too much micromanaging, need to agree with managers even they tell lies and follow bad practice, very bad/toxic work environment.
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In Transition, sometimes chaotic
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTJuly 3, 2018
GlobalFoundries is still finding its way. Semiconductor business has its ups and downs so it can be a wild ride at times. Management is trying to pull together all of the bits and pieces that make up the company and get then to go in the same direction at once, no easy task. Work flexibility is good, most people there are great to work with (smart, hard working). Benefits also good.
Pros
People, flexibility, benefits
Cons
Layoffs, lack of upward mobility
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Struggled with recent employee survey
Manager (Former Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTJune 30, 2018
Is starting to listen to employee input. New behaviors have been developed, time will tell the impact to the overall atmosphere for employees. Newer focus on results versus effort.
Pros
New CEO
Cons
Downsizing
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Globalfoundries if a big startup with lot of opportunities for improvements
DEP DIRECTOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 30, 2018
Globalfoundries has a silo culture as it is formed of IBM, Chartered and AMD fabs.
- It brings a variety of expertise to develop complex technologies
-Consumes a lot of time and efforts coming to a conclusion and even after the decision is made things can come back to the table and start another cycle of alignment.
Pros
Nice people, good teamwork, lot to learn
Cons
Slow decision making, don't stick to decision, poor execution
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chaotic and too much churn
Director, Organization Effectiveness (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 28, 2018
chaotic and too much churn -- GF has had 5 CEOs and 5 CHROs in under 10 years. there's very much a pendulum effect for how they operate. hopefully the new CEO can get the ship righted.
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In my location, the team work was excellent
Member of Technical Staff (Former Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTJune 25, 2018
In the location I worked in, we had individual offices (not cubicles), so privacy and a quiet environment was excellent. The team often met for casual conversation and work discussions. Everyone was dedicated to doing their best. Most meetings were teleconferenced, as employees are scattered worldwide.
Pros
excellent and affordable benefits
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management
Sr Manager (Former Employee) –  New York StateJune 24, 2018
management was lopsided. some managers looked at the people while others only looked at the cost. They talked about the place being about the people but it was all really only about the money
Pros
some very good colleagues
Cons
poor management of resources
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Culture is very bad
Integration & Yield Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 22, 2018
Culture is very bad. I strongly would not recommend people to join here unless you have any other options. Job guarantee is also very poor in this company.
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Great experience to develop and improve 14FinFET device
SMTS (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 22, 2018
I work 5 days per week, and I learned a lot on new technology especially on FinFET & FDSOI in terms of logic device and SRAM cell characterization, design, Vmin yield, cell margin including periphery and HSPICE simulation. I enjoyed the new device/technology development in various and creative working environment by the various kinds of people from many different countries.
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Very bureaucratic
MTS Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 21, 2018
Globalfoundries is a template driven company. There are forms to fill out for almost everything. There are pre-meetings, meetings and implementation meetings that cover basically the same material.
Pros
Benefits are OK
Cons
It is very difficult to get anything done
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Company with lots of potential, just need stable and visionary upper management
Director (Current Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAJune 21, 2018
Company has a lot of potential and a strong and diverse portfolio of products and technologies across the globe. Need visionary upper management to drive growth.
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great Place to Work
Senior Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 6, 2018
Great place to work. Fast paced. A lot to learn. Generally a secure job. Work culture is competitive which can lead to disagreements more often than what is necessary.
Pros
Investment in Employees
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Nice work place
Technology Program Manager (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYJune 1, 2018
Leading edge semiconductor company with a new energized CEO. Its a nice place to work at times. Many acquisitions have occurred in the company and we still need to mold as one.
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Productive and funny workplace
Advanced Manufacturing Operator (Current Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTMay 29, 2018
I Learn how to deal with the tools and keep them running. The management is good. The workplace culture also is good. The hardest part of the job is to do your best to meet the daily expectation. Know the operation of the tools is the most enjoyable part of the job.
Pros
Breaks are taken at specific times
Cons
2 times 1h break
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