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TSMC Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
106 Reviews

3.5
106 Reviews
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TSMC Chairman Morris Chang
Morris Chang
70 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great program and you will learn a lot with the engineers in your group (in 6 reviews)

  • well organization, good salary, enough resource for research (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • No Work-Life Balance with working hours exceeding 16-18 hours daily (in 14 reviews)

  • long working hour, if you are seeking for work-life balance, this is not the place (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Principle Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer

    Pros

    You will learn everything about working in a big company. Your skill sets will be advanced.

    Cons

    Very stressful and often overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    RD working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of interesting projects are running. Good opportunity to implement what you have and to collaborate with experts from different areas.

    Cons

    Big bosses are watching you, especially in Hsinchu.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication is required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    High pressure work, mediocre income, poor work/life balance.

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

    Pros

    1. Large company makes it easier when dealing with vendor.
    2. Mediocre income so that you can maintain life in Taiwan in a slightly easier way.

    Cons

    1. No training at all (in my department)
    2. Poor management caused by political issue.
    3. Here you don't strike a balance, cause you are not going to enjoy your work, and you have no life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make us a better place to do our research, not using us as your tool for promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Completely manufacturing oriented company

    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    Pros

    Employees welfare is given great importance. Even at times of economic crisis employees were furloughed but not fired. Opportunity to do great work in some of the teams.

    Cons

    Rigid job grade structure. Managers seemed to care more about time spent on job rather than quality of work. Did not seem to reward initiative from junior employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more flexible heirarchy to promote and nurture talent.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very busy

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

    Pros

    good payment in Taiwan. Very excellent co-workers.

    Cons

    long working time per week

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to consider all employees' working condition.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a stabile company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Layout Design Er  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Layout Design Er in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    First is Stability and as second I can say good colleagues

    Cons

    There is no career opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have nothing to say

    Recommends
  8.  

    engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good welfare and salary in Taiwan

    Cons

    Not everyone suit with the culture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    tsmc

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    salary in Taiwan is quite good

    Cons

    company culture is horrible, bad management, bad hardware

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Engineer

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

    Pros

    high salary and good walfare

    Cons

    Long working hour, less time for your life for balance. People inside the company are quite experienced which may give pressure to starters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Semiconductor manufacturing is that kind of technology that you always feel it's far from your life.

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

    Pros

    Tsmc is an international, big, and stable company. If you want to work in a company with good salary, welfare, and rules, Tsmc is a choice you could make.

    Cons

    1) Long work hours and high work stress.
    2) Shift work might affect health.
    3) Last but not least, Hsin-chu is a boring city.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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