Samsung Austin Semiconductor

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Engineering Technican

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Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX

I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Good pay, great benefits. Compressed work week is nice if you are on day shift.

Cons

Promotions are few and far between. Work is tedious and repetitive, not much challenge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote!

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    Process Technician

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    Former Employee - Process Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Process Technician in Austin, TX

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    They expect performance from the employees, but they try and take care of them. They offer competitive pay and great benefits. Even during the layoffs in 2009, they tried to make it easier for them with the severance package. Other companies use layoffs as a first resort, Samsung only ever had one.

    Cons

    Some people say that the expectations are too high. I think it is dependent on what your expectations are.

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    Great benefits and pay, horrible work life balance

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

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor

    Pros

    Great pay and the benefits are amazing! All my co-workers are young so it makes it easier to make friends especially if you start out in the CORP program. If you're new to the city, that's a huge plus! Most of upper management is amazing and understanding, depending on the group you work for. And the quarterly bonuses are pretty decent.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance! You WILL work on average, about 50-60 hrs a week... some weeks lower, some weeks way higher. HR seems to be trying to turn that around, but unfortunately it seems to be built into the Samsung (Korean) culture. Most projects appear to be disorganized, and is partly the reason most engineers work so much. Plus the systems suck, making twice as hard and long to get something done!
    These cons are the reason that Samsung has a high turn over rate for engineers, which just puts more pressure on the rest of the engineers due to the increased workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Organize, organize, organize! You guys are doing a great job managing such a young workforce, however all these sudden changes are taxing on most engineers. I know this is an ever-changing industry, so if all these sudden changes are necessary, let's get some engineering support (on the technician side).

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