Samsung Austin Semiconductor Reviews

Updated May 22, 2015
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Pros
  • The pay and benefits are very competitive (in 19 reviews)

  • Good Benefits and it takes a lot of mistakes to get terminated if you are well-liked by management (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • The work life balance is non existent (in 37 reviews)

  • Groups can become short staffed which means you will be working long hours until positions are filled (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Construction Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor

    Pros

    Great people, Location, Good Work ethic

    Cons

    At this time there are not any cons to report


  2. Great benefits and great place to work.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work life balance, great pay and good opportunity for advancement. Nice to be on the cutting edge of technology.

    Cons

    Small choice of shifts and tech work is usually shift work. Night shift can be rough on people not used to working over night.


  3. Samsung is a great company to work for . The only thing I was not satisfied with was the lay off from battling Apple

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - CMP Equipment Engineering Tech in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - CMP Equipment Engineering Tech in Austin, TX

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I did not find any problem with talking with people because I was an Engineer Technician.

    Cons

    There are a great deal of Security.

    Advice to Management

    Management should never let their company cause a conflict with a customer as big as Apple .


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  5. Engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company and good work environment challenging work I enjoyed working there

    Cons

    There were no cons to speak of, I only left because I moved to a new state.


  6. Great place to work !

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been at Samsung Austin Semiconductor (SAS) for over 15 years and feel like that you can achieve whatever you are willing to work for. I have always been rewarded for extra effort and supported when I wanted to make a change. Still get bonus checks, family events, meal discounts while other companies are cutting back. SAS contributes to the Austin area and encourages their employees to do the same.

    Cons

    The twelve hour shifts seem a little long sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication. Come into the factory and meet and greet the employees.


  7. I bleed BLUE!!!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrator in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Administrator in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working at Samsung since it started up in Austin, TX and have really enjoyed the challenges of being the best semiconductor company in the world. There are so many benefits to working here such as the community relationships, family environment, and the medical benefits.

    Cons

    There are a few bad apples in the bunch but nothing to make me want to leave. Most of the incounters have been due to the individual having a bad day.

    Advice to Management

    Communication is key.


  8. Great Place to work, great place to gain experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, probably the best around. Great Career Opportunities and possibilities to move around. Things have gotten trememdously better with balancing our personal lives and work. I go to work and leave with no complaints from anybody. Samsung does a great job of trying to avoid layoffs.

    Cons

    Because Samsung is a global company you have to learn to be patient when the economy goes bad.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to create balance with work/life as SAS. Also just because SAS is a Korean company, SAS is still placed in the U.S. We have so many cultures that work here and we dont acknowledge or celebrate like we should. Bring back the college reimbursment program also.


  9. SAS!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits and compensation! The on site gym. Use it daily. Cafeterias in both fabs and company gives you money to eat there, The team I work on is terrific. Smart people. Friendly, team orientated employees.

    Cons

    Things are changing to fast. Everything is a priority.

    Advice to Management

    Management, get a grip on the changes. It appears no one locally is doing the planning, and HQ feels they can make changes and add things to us at a moments notice with no thought of how it will affect us.


  10. Not only a job, but a workplace for an exciting career and more

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer II in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A workplace that provides numerous opportunities for personal growth and career development; we are a leader in the world’s high-technology market and utilize cutting edge technologies that process some of most advanced micro devices and computer chips in the world. I have a master’s degree in engineering and have been in the semiconductor industry for more than four years and worked at other competitors of Samsung and have many friends that work is this industry, I found Samsung Austin Semiconductor to be my best choice for career for many reasons, such as: career development and opportunities for growth, teamwork and relationships with other colleagues, management support for creativity, risk-taking and experimenting new ideas for improvements in the process and savings in cost, great benefits and health insurance, full-size on-site gym with new equipment and more.

    Cons

    Some of the systems are not fast and efficient enough but the company is working on improving that

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what is best for the company and the employees and we will continue to be the world’s best!


  11. Just shy of 1 year and having a blast

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    • Lots of energy in this place. • This is a FAST working environment. The day goes by quickly. I am never bored. • There's an on-site gym, basketball half court, hike and bike trails • The out of pocket costs with our health insurance plans saves me $10K per year over past employer plans. • The company is investing in this site. It shows that the business in Austin has a long-term future. That stability is refreshing! • Accountability and responsibility can be given to anyone who shows a willingness to learn and grow

    Cons

    • Basic systems like Email, Calendar, Approvals, requests, etc., are very cranky and slow. Email especially is very frustrating. A big time-waster. • Internal communications were not very "polished" when I first arrived, but have improved significantly.

    Advice to Management

    • The new leadership at SAS is working with HR to continuously improve the culture and environment. • Communication is really improving with the SAS intranet Communications site and improved Herald. • Our leaders seem to have a good exchange of ideas – not always agreeing, but always getting consensus. • Company is headed in the right direction with advanced technology development. Let’s drive this market! Keep encouraging innovation!



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