1) I am an employee in Fab 8, GF in Malta, NY. This is a relatively young company with turbulent early years. However, things start to settle and morale has been improving. The outlook feels very positive. I indeed feel that GF has a lot of potential and opportunities.
2) Pay and bonus are generous. When normalized to the living expenses in upstate NY, my pay as someone just fresh out of college is very generous.
3) Work-life balance is there. But if you want to work hard, there are a lot of hard working people too. Some discuss about their works passionately in the office area. I like the atmosphere.
4) Some engineers are veterans in semiconductor field. For someone young like myself, I believe that I can learn a lot of stuff from this place.
Well, generally, I feel lucky to get all this stuff above and to have the opportunity to work in this company.
I worked at GlobalFoundries from April 2018 to July 2019, the experience was great. As my first full time job I learned an incredible amount about manufacturing, and the process that goes into making everything operate smoothly. If you are wondering how something is made down the line from the beginning to end this is a great place to start. It also allows you to see how every job is done from manager, to engineer, to operators, everything is very transparent in how it is done.
Horrible. I was a CS intern with no other CS majors nor even programmers to consult for my work. My manager had very little programming experience and I did not even have documentation to refer to for my primary assignment. My manager gave me vague specifications of a one man assignment for a server-hosted collaboration engine similar to that of Google docs, and was absolutely vacant from me for weeks at a time. Her desk was literally in front of mine, yet I was left to figure out both the assignment, and how to complete it all on my own.