Thread regarding GlobalFoundries layoffs

Pivot update - GF goes on offense against non-exempt employees

Recently it was reported an employee was released due to breaking GF work ethics policy. In response, GF has gone on offense/retaliation against all non-exempt employees.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO

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you can still attend those events; your manager will just have to explain. Just let your manager know or clear it with them.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-gall

If going through the turnstiles count as leaving the building, does that mean not-exempts are no longer welcome to attend any event that takes place in the cafe, like globalcast, all hand meetibgs, global women or any event that may take an hour or more in the cafe ?

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-bzpd

Today last day at GF. It Sunday and manager on Vacation and nobody around to walk me out. just leave badge with security. Bye.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-9pwv

The two most awesome days at GF, my first day and my last day

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-7rij

I got hired as a tech out of high school, and soon found I was working with techs no other fabs wanted. Guys who had been fired, or left other fabs under suspicious circumstances found homes at Global. I heard some stories that made me wonder exactly who I was working with. I moved into an office job to change careers, and because I was tired of having stuff stolen from me by the guys I worked with, for starters. I guess Global has realized they need to shape up, but it's too little if they won't touch management, and way too late to save this company.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-6bix

Well look at all the empty seats in the cafe and not as busy at the ping pong table, lol

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-6gqx

Some of these techs are are super defensive now that some pressure is coming on them. I’ve been here for 6 years, and over the years, I’ve met several smart techs who taught me a lot, but this company hired way too many shifty ones, just like how managers hired their friends and family, with no skills, as managers and engineers.

The end goal is, if you started at GF with 5+ years of experience, you aren’t making more than $80k, but a tech with “20 years of exp” will make more than $100k. If a tool goes down or there’s a process issue, chances are, they’ll call engineers first before owning that problem for first 24 hours. Nobody follows that AME spec. And mind you, when they go home, they get to turn off their phone and computer.

Overall, this is a good move so long as GF purges the sh–ty techs. Obviously if you think you are a good tech, you shouldn’t have to worry (or I hope mgrs aren’t dumb enough to fire you).

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-5xtt

Get a college degree, LOL. I have spent time at a lot of plants as a tradesman. I can't tell you how many times I've fixed a problem whilst the fab EEs stood around acting like staring at it would make something magically work. Without us to get our hands dirty, or even climb a ladder, you'd have no fab at all. No thanks. I prefer not being tied to the semiconductor industry, fickle as she is, at all.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-5prm

Well that is pretty sad if true. My first job was as a photolithography process engineer. I camped out in the fab on 12 hour shifts. It rotated between day shift and night shift. 4 3 3 4 work weeks. I did enjoy the long weekends. But I was in there working on the massive issues to keep wafers moving.

I only came out for lunch or bio break. So if that is not the case there, I understand more about why things are so bad. Steppers have continuous issues to attend to. The photoresist spinners and developers have continuous problems to attend to.

Although I will say one thing. Some of you fab folks that don't have a college degree have a chip on your shoulder. At the end of the day, you aren't an engineer. If you think you are so incredibly smart, go get a BSEE or a Degree in Mechanical Engineering or even Chenical Engineering degree. Don't denegrate the super smart folks that make all that transistor magic and semiconductor magic happen.

GloFi couldn't do it on their own. So they bought that magic from Samsung.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-5wgf

@11fp3OJO-4gqr at least the non-,exempt come to work and go IN THE FAB. How does an equipment or process engineer take a job that requires suiting up and going into the fab then decide they dont want to go in the fab,ever. How does an equipment engineer 'work from home' why does shift pass downs occur in admin conference rooms because the managers and engineers refuse to go in the fab. The non-exempt are always made to accommodate exempts as if they have no worth. GF encourages the caste system, it's all about titles whether you're incompetent or not. Why doesn't the company have an SLT team that can stand up to the bloat and HR ? This gravy train cant run forever.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-4uzu

Well, to be fair, I’m seeing a lot of non-exempt employees taking a nap by equipment. I usually see this guy taking a nap behind cleans and TFM tools all the time. Maybe it’s time to purge some of these folks.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-4gqr

Everybody is leaving GF and no one is getting replaced. My last day was Friday, and my manager said he knew there was nothing GF to could to keep me and they aren't going to backfill my position.

Q: How do they expect to run a successful foundry with zero STS?
A: They don't.

They have put the "For Sale" sign out.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-2lzj

They will get nothing from the IPO. Everyone knows what a failure Globalfoundries is. I am a semi-retired industry analyst, and everyone except locals knows this IPO business is a ploy to sell the fab now. This is to scare any potential suitors with the threat of a more costly acquisition in the future. As to whether potential suitors exist, that's the real question. In my opinion, no one wants to purchase Malta with all its problems and few positive attributes.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-2oom

I left a few weeks ago. Never really happy post-pivot, really hoped for a turn around but never any management changes, just keep moving the same sorry ones up the ladder. (Yeah, go ahead and criticize me for being optimistic and stupid). HR not even bothering with exit interviews, higher level management not even caring that senior technical people are leaving (despite what they say at the all hands meetings), and there doesn't even seem to be a real technical roadmap for Fab8 to replace the massive 14LPP revenue from AMD in the next couple of years.

It seems all Tom cares about is IPO and only he and the rest of the executive staff are the only ones who are going to get any monetary gain from it. How about doing something to encourage the rest of the team to stick it out?

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-2noy

These stories remind me of when I back in grad school at a state university. Being EE grad students, we worked all hours of the day. I would notice that around 25-30 of the janitorial crew would show up around 10pm and clock in. Then I quickly noticed, there were only 5 or 6 people actually cleaning. Well I found out when the "bus arrived" at 6am for everyone to "clock out". Great little scam courtesy of the state government.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-2ipi

HR met our retention quota so now we can go back to provoking individuals to quit. Its painful to admit HRBP is the most useless department ever created.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-1yzj

Clearly this failure is due to incompetence. Incompetent managers hiring their friends and family to do jobs they have no skill set for. Most of the employees abusing are exempt. They either cannot do their job or they're under utilized and dont bother coming in to work. Exrmots are paid more but GF gives them a pass. Look at the parking lot. Exempts dont show io till later in the day. "Working from home" company is a joke and is the basis for my thesis.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-1iuu

Lots of people were punching in and leaving and coming back at the end of the day. Cafe is apparently also considered" off site " because you badge through turnstile and I hear they are tracking these badge swipes.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-1ymw

I heard HR fired the guys manager for not keeping track of his employees, lol, just kidding, this is GF.

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Post ID: @11fp3OJO-fdy

Heard some guys were not clocking in and out properly. Buddy of mine still works there, but also leaving in a week. He thought the guys were probably violating policy based on what happened.

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