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Smic CEO Tzu-Yin Chiu
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    Worked with an encouraging team and gained a holistic experience in various sectors of the company.

    Former Employee - Training and Development Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Training and Development Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at Smic as an intern (less than a year)


    Middle management is supportive and encouraging. Felt like I was part of the team.


    Need more support from upper management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please provide more support to the training sector

    Neutral Outlook
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Smic Interviews

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    Director of IT Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pudong, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pudong, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Smic in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    This position was for the school division. The process for other parts of the company may be different.

    There was a detailed phone interview first. They asked detailed questions about previous experience that were relevant to the work. Since this is an overseas assignment, they also wanted to understand why I was going to China and what my long term plans were.

    During the in-person interview, You meet with several people on staff which ask technical questions about various aspects of the work. Since this was IT Director, you don't need to be an expert in every field but you are expected to able to talk intelligently about things like, Active Directory, Exchange, Web technology, Software systems, Databases as well as have a basic understanding about hardware.

    The IT department at the school is very broad and further encompasses systems like phone systems, av systems, pa systems, security systems and so on. It is best to have a general understanding about these systems so that you can talk intelligently about them. Again, they don't require expertise in every system but you have to be able to demonstrate that you can manage projects and vendors in all these areas.

    Finally, this is a very bi-lingual (Chinese / English) environment. Some of the staff only speaks Chinese and some of the staff only speaks English so it would be very difficult to hold this senior a position without having a good command of both languages.

    Interview Questions
    • Since this is a cross-cultural environment, what would you if some employees want the window open in the winter while others feel its too cold and want it closed?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The HR division is very difficult to deal with. You want to be polite but firm. There are cultural differences if you are used to western companies. You need to keep the lines of communication open but be sure you don't give in too much. You also need to take into account the lower cost of living and make sure the housing situation is clearly spelled out. Housing can be tight as land has been snatched up and the company continues to expand.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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Headquarters Shanghai, China
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (SMI)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) does what its name suggests -- manufactures semiconductors for an international roster of clients. SMIC provides contract manufacturing, or foundry, services to semiconductor companies -- customers supply the designs, and SMIC takes care of production. SMIC operates seven foundries in China and has another under construction. It also manages two other foundries ultimately owned by the municipal Chinese government. SMIC's monthly production capacity is at 162,000 (almost 2 million), but the company lags behind... More

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