TSMC Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Good salary, good management and environment (in 10 reviews)

  • TSMC emphasizes work/life balance in these years (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • No Work-Life Balance with working hours exceeding 16-18 hours daily (in 15 reviews)

  • long working hour, if you are seeking for work-life balance, this is not the place (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    Come if you are old enough and just waiting for your retirement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good medical insurance plan and stable job

    Cons

    1. Hardwork are not recognized since the big bosses are in Taiwan.
    2. HR keep lying about good bonus and salary progression. Then you join and realize it's not just lower than what they said, but SUBSTANTIALLY lower. And later you find out HR here is so powerful that your boss can't even help you with a more reasonable pay.
    3. Hours are long considering the poor salary. There are lots of meetings till night with the Taiwan people


  2. Helpful (1)

    Bad life-work balance.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Hsin-chu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Senior R&D Engineer in Hsin-chu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary is relatively good compared w/ others in Taiwan.

    Cons

    Bad life-work balance.
    Long working hour.
    Heavy work-loading.
    Tight task due day.
    Detail-concerned working pace.
    Rigid and boring. All day long you stayed in the building.

    Advice to Management

    Trust worker more.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Good company, but not good for any human being

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Good in salary! Good process control.

    Cons

    High pressure environment. They treat people like dog.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like human being.


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  5. Surprised by the unexpected

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Integration in Hsin-hu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Process Integration in Hsin-hu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Biggest semiconductor foundry in the world.
    Pride to belong and worked for such a successful company
    "The story of a better pay check" than the average companies
    Lots of money = lots of respect?

    Cons

    Military style management.
    Competitve environment leading to selfishness.
    Severe hierarchy differentiation
    Hard (for me at least) to make loyal or trustworthy friends
    Attitude problems: money runs company's culture
    Double personality: money runs people

    Advice to Management

    Do not hide anymore. Expose the real side of work and money balance.
    Running upfront is awesome but at the cost of sacrifice in real life.


  6. Learned a lot, but not a good place to develop.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at TSMC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a newly graduated person, it is good to work for tsmc, shanghai. in which you can learned a lot if you like.

    Cons

    Too much personal time consumed by tsmc, can not see your future clearly. every cent you owned is from sweat.

    Advice to Management

    in order to improve the management and the work attitude of the employees in shanghai, everyone in there should get more money.


  7. a big company a little engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer

    I have been working at TSMC

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good salary good reputation , you will learn how the big company work and how the good employer treat their employee.

    Cons

    pressure pressure and pressure, you can not sleep well and some of your colleagues want not help you and leave you alone

    Advice to Management

    be nicer to the new comer ......some of the managers can not show their leadership and failed in leading the company to the good direction


  8. Helpful (3)

    If u r a man with self-respect, dont join tsmc

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Taipei (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    one of the best companies in terms of job security. A normal/low level of knowledge is enough to get a job in tsmc, but you need to have good university degree.

    Cons

    work hours are too long.
    Appraisal and career growth is not transparent.
    The culture is like the employee should do whatever the manager gives. Even if everyone knows that its non-sense, you just need to do it.
    When the company is in loss, they will cut employee salaries. But, when company is in higher profits, they will not give any extra profit sharing bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employee as a partner, not as slave.



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