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Productive/Friendly environment
Wafer Technician (Former Employee) –  Essex Junction, VTDecember 16, 2018
This job is in a Clean room environment, production line, you work on your feet all day long 12 hours but you can seat if you want too as long as you have your production line running and don't stop working.I think the hardest part of the job is the 12 hours shift. You can make good friends in the facility in VT. Managers are all good people, everybody is nice there.You can learn a lot of skills as a wafer technician and improve your skills as a production operator.
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Benefits/salary
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long hours
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4.0
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Great team..not much belief in management
Automation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYDecember 6, 2018
Pros:
Highly challenging job, lots of talented people, good diversity,

Cons:
lot of re-orgs keep happening, dont have faith in senior management , no clear vision of what the company will be doing
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3.0
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Senior Process Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYDecember 4, 2018
Work life balance is nice, and have a lot of opportunities to learn from different departments. It's a diversified company, which is both a cons and pros.
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4.0
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GF was a decent company to work for.
Senior Lab Technician (Former Employee) –  Hopewell Junction, NYDecember 4, 2018
GF changed upper level management. They hired all old IBM managers and then though that our profit margins were not high enough, To improve profit margins GF used IBM ideas, just get rid of people. So I no longer think GF upper management is worth their salt.
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2.0
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Inconsistent Management
Section Manager Equipment Engineering (Former Employee) –  Malta NYNovember 29, 2018
A lot of yelling, cliques, and very poor communications. Poor feedback mechanisms, reticent to find root cause of issues. Spoke well about safety, but did not practice.
Pros
some of my co-workers
Cons
Poor Management, no communications
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4.0
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Good benefits, many old people
Technician (Current Employee) –  Essex, VTNovember 25, 2018
This seems like an okay place to work. The benefits and pay are pretty good, but there are just to many older people working there who are within 2-5 years from retirement.
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benefits
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age demographic
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culture
Principal Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CANovember 10, 2018
There were lot of changes all the time. Things were not planned very properly. Global teams were not managed very well. work life balance was minimum. However people were very nice
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4.0
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Thin Films CVD Technical Equipment Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYNovember 8, 2018
Great place to work with a great future. The company is young and should have a good future and many new areas to advance your career. Must put in the work
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Lots of meetings but lots of freedom for self-driven person
Senior Section Manager (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 31, 2018
Everything is done by meeting but conference rooms are in high demand often forcing delays to when one is available. Most work is unsupervised but also with little direction or resources. Managers are not unified in vision or purpose so there are lots of direction changes with no clear achievable goal. Lots of good people working hard and the interactions are generally great, but the site has had so many losses the culture tends to be a losing one. Perhaps the hardest part of the job is the constant threat of reorganization and getting a poor rating. The rating system is non-transparent and demoralizing. Turn-over seems to be high in most areas and company memory is also lost along with that. The next hardest thing is probably the lack of communication from department leaders. The job does have its good challenges and rewards and there's a lot of motivation both internally and externally to make the place successful.
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Nice work conditions, good cafe, beautiful area, great benefits
Cons
No parking garage is rough during bad weather, forced distribution rating system, old school management style
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3.0
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Good Stepping Stone
Failure Analysis Engineering Tech (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 29, 2018
My direct management was very good. Can't say the same for upper management. Too laid back. No one followed SOPs. Different shifts did things whichever way they thought was best. As a tech you get paid the same with a bachelors as people with a high school diploma. Room for advancement is mostly into management. They don't give a lot of money in tuition assistance. But great work life balance i loved my shift.
Pros
Work life balance, friendly people, diverse staff
Cons
low pay, poor higher management, risk of lay offs
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Member of Technical Staff Device Engineer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 26, 2018
Management does not understand or knows what is really happening to working engineers.
favouritism occurs strongly, and thus it is not fair to many.
Poor management direction is leading to poor company performance and financial status
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4.0
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Survival mode
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 26, 2018
New foundry company facing technology challenges.

Need to differentiate and improve continuous.

Multiple semi - autonomous sites with no key controller.

Corporate culture diversity is creating too much conflict.
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4.0
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Fair place to work if you are willing to put in the effort
Senior UPW/W/WWT Technician (Current Employee) –  Albany, NYOctober 24, 2018
Fair place to work if you are willing to put in the effort. The culture is one in which you can learn and grow as an employee, but you will have the most benefit if you are a self-directed learner
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3.0
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Extremely challenging , time sensitive
Staff Facilities - Facilities Construction Manager (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 17, 2018
With all of the challenges of a new startup facility located in upstate New York , finding contractor / labor force the high tech. clean room construction required full time training of the workforce and building the culture for a safe work place. The hardest part of the job was encouraging the work force to use lean construction practices. Kitting or material available in a timely manor to complete the daily expectations
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One of a kind site, all new systems
Cons
long hours
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5.0
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Excellent Company to work for
Executive Consultant - Global Rewards (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 11, 2018
Great international company with excellent management worldwide.

Smooth running HR function, smart Sr Mgt and they are open minded to change.

Many (most) employees have advanced degrees.
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A sinking boat
Senior Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 10, 2018
Horrible and incompetent management ruins the company. First line managers don't know technology and don't assume any responsibility. Second line managers and the above are even worse.
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2.0
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Poor place to work, Management is clueless
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 10, 2018
Management can not make a decision, and when they do it is one or two weeks later. Micromanagement is their theme, and setting up peer verse peer instead of teamwork. Upstate NY location, high taxes and rents. NCG are hired while those with any experience are discarded when offering advice. No communication or good safety practices.
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None
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Poor Management, Communication, no advancement
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2.0
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GF dug itself a deep hole
Manager (Former Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 10, 2018
GLOBALFOUNDRIES is a moderately successful semiconductor foundry with serious organizational and money problems. In trying to dig itself out from a top heavy and costly structure, it has cut loose too many good and talented, knowledgeable people. Cutting numbers instead of smartly cutting dead weight could be the undoing of FAB 8 Malta.
Pros
Pay, Timeoff, Insurance
Cons
Culture, Instability, Management Structure, stressful work environment, silo'd departments Lack of loyalty to employees
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5.0
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Work place with ping pong table and gym
Supplier Quality Management (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 9, 2018
I have been with the company for 7 years, many improvements have been made. Not much stress, balancing in work schedule and family life. Overall a good company to work for.
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Nice work place to balance work/life, environment is frendly
Physical Failure Analysis Engineer (Current Employee) –  Malta, NYOctober 7, 2018
GF locate at suburb area of Malta, which is a less expensive area to live. The working environment is relaxing but the management is confusing with unpredictable future in a long term.
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