Snr Engineer for TD CFM (Former Employee) – Woodlands – September 26, 2018
Using the latest technology to produce state of the art chips for different customers. Well structure management. Good HR that care about employee welfare. Many challenging and unexpected problems will surface during working.
Long days at work, a lot of areas to explore and learn from. Management is good but under too much pressure, most of them very highly educated. Culture is ok, can get very political but that is normal. Most enjoyable part of working for GF was constant exposure to C level and working with them side by side. This provides opportunity for learning outside the scope of normal job routine.
It is fun place to work as very technical intensive.
Manager (Former Employee) – Woodlands – July 3, 2018
Though as 2nd largest foundry, too far from the first position. Unable to catch up to the scale of economy and therefore the return. Also some damage done from the earlier management take times to recover.
Lot of challenges to drive for continuous improvement
For fresh graduates, it really give you an insight of a manufacturing company working culture. However, there are some improvement in the culture of the company management. Good experience working here but not for a lifetime. As an equipment engineer, there is less work-life balance. The pay is rather sufficient but it only for those who can cope and adapt with unexpected long hours and stress from the management.
Equipment Engineer (Current Employee) – Tampines – August 2, 2017
Over all rating for the Company not so high because of the following remarks. 1. On job Work/life balance.. employee a bit pressure due to work load. 2. Salary and Benefits, well compensated and benefits for the Employee also is good they always give bonuses specially if target is achieve. 3. Job Security in the Company was stable can plan for long time service on the Company. 4. Management a bit pressure but of course this is due to demand of the Company. 5. Job culture need to make some changes specially how to take care their new employee.Need more training for continues improvement of employee and company will get benefits also.
Well Compensated company and Job Security was stable
To much pressure and sometimes no time to enjoy life
Principal Associate Engineer (Current Employee) – Woodlands Industrial Park D – April 17, 2018
Productive workplace as activity is continuously moving everyday. I learned a lot from Part Management, Preventive Maintenance, and Line Supporting activities. The hardest part of the job is when too many machines were down and we need it to be up to production to meet our daily move target. The most enjoyable part of the job is when doing PM all together as one team.
Quarterly Bonus, quarterly team bonding allowance, Free shuttle up to nearest MRT.
detail-oriented, proficient at building and maintaining professional relationships
Manufacturing Production Technician (Former Employee) – Singapore – January 14, 2018
2 years of experience providing thorough and skillful support to senior executives. Learnt have to familiarity with Microsoft Word. Management run daily operations, coach employees, maintain quality control and ensure that its products and services are fulfilling customer needs.The harder part of my job is traveling and its really tiring. Can be very friendly & work together with different culture people.
Working culture, management and job advancement are very important factors, especially for person like me who had just graduated from university 3 years ago. Young and hence energetic to work and grow my personal career. However, the organisation and management is somehow getting more and more management level executives, while the one who doing work still the same. The efficiency of the inverted pyramid working styles is somehow make the life of bottom worker difficult, as the management personnels (meaning your boss, your boss's boss, other section boss) will come to you in different timing for same issue or asking you doing few jobs and same time. This greatly reduces working efficiency. A best working culture is the organisation must have a clear direction (which now the company lack of), a clear organisation chart and follows (which the company isn't; the organisation is just for display).
However, most enjoyable for me in this company is still, there are still good managers around (not my immediate boss) who still supporting and teaching me quite a lot. So he do let me to feel good at the work place, at least. Maybe I'm just good luck.
Good basic salary
No OT claims (Engineer level and above), 7/24 hrs standby, bad management.
I have learned how to become more productive in work by having delegate time management skills. The challenging part in this job is most of the client information are confidential and stricty prohibited from others including employees from the same company. Thus, the discussion and negotiation with customer without exposing any confidential data is an essential skill to master.
Long hours in a closed space environment due to confidential information
Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee) – Singapore – November 8, 2017
GF is a good company, but the management style in some fabs (such as Asia) is not good. The management decision is not technical base but more is personal base. The relationship with the customers mostly is not respectful. The relationship between HR and the management is so friendly (nice), but the problem is HR is never to help employees, but only to help the managers. So, If you assume there is a person of trust sitting in HR to listen and help you, you are wrong.
Over matured line of business with limited room for improvement
Yield Engineer (Former Employee) – Singapore – May 31, 2014
Over matured line of business facing with great competition from other big players with limited potential room for improvement unless some revolution happening within the industry. Unclear vision from management with day to day focus on clearing issue. Further work life balance is an issue as sometimes production line can be unstable.
Great place to learn how you use your interpersonal skills