TSMC Reviews

Updated July 1, 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. process engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    good to know lots of knowledge from semiconductor. My mentor and buddy always give me lots of help. A very nice company.

    Cons

    I took to many times in learning some basic knowledge. If we can prepare it before going to TSMC, we can have more time to finish our project.

    Advice to Management

    no any suggestion. they provide a good environment for internship student. We are very appreciate to have the opportunity to being an internship student there.


  2. research development internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    people in tsmc were very nice

    Cons

    different teams were hard to cooperate


  3. One of the best semiconductor jobs in Taiwan, but the workload is demanding.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    They have one of the highest pays in Taiwan for the semiconductor industry. It is also an internationally known company, so workers can lean a lot about the newest technology trends.

    Cons

    With high pay, the workload is not light. It might be necessary to work overtime to get things finished. However, this is how life is in Asia, and generally this has a high CP value in terms of worker benefits.


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  5. Memory IC designer

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

    I have been working at TSMC

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

    Pros

    Could learn a lot from design to fabricate.

    Cons

    Hard to make any change


  6. summer intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC

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

    Pros

    Good online training resources and facility, responsible manager

    Cons

    lack of mentor and hands on opportunities


  7. Engineer

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

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary is very good compared w/ others in Taiwan.

    Cons

    Rigid and boring. All day long you stayed in the building.


  8. a good place for briliant youngsters

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely high integrity, no glass ceiling, no politics. Performance that makes difference speaks, numerous opportunities, internal transfer that won't announce publicly

    Cons

    be asked for changes continuously that sometimes drive you crazy. promotion not easy

    Advice to Management

    more investment on fundamental research


  9. Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Intern - Intern in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company and work environment

    Cons

    I have no idea

    Advice to Management

    Keep going


  10. Process integration engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Integration Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Process Integration Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot in a fast pace. Broad future career choice.

    Cons

    Working hour is long. Deadline is usually very tight.

    Advice to Management

    No much political issues for engineers.


  11. Direct a sub-team to develop new specialty technology and improve current process robustness.

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Integration Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Integration Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Quite internal company in Taiwan and has leader sight with full of progressive energy in semiconductor industry.

    Cons

    No much personal freedom in this company. Discipline is nearly top-ranking requirement.



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