Samsung Austin Semiconductor

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Former Employee - Peon in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Peon in Austin, TX

I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Benefits are good and affordable. They will low ball you on the pay but the quarterly bonuses were good while I was there . The cafeterias are pretty good. The fab is pretty impressive and you get to work on all new 300mm equipment.

Cons

I've worked for six different semiconductor companies during my careeer and Samsung Austin Semiconductor was by far the worst and that's putting it mildly. It's a hostile work enviroment. One reviewer compared it to being on "survivor" and I agree. If you work in the fab you will be constantly over worked and under maned and overtime was manditory more times than not. And heaven forbid you should ever make a mistake. Not much if any off site vendor training is offered. Turn over is real bad at SAS.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The Koreans need to back off. They are making things overly complicated and difficult. Copy exact idea is a bad. 5s is nothing but a trash can program. We threw away 10's if not 100's of thousands of dollars worth of parts etc. just to keep the fab looking good for the managers. You can't keep a fab 5s'd while brining equipment in/out of the fab all the time. Train your managers to help/motivate/encourage/build up their workers and not tear them down and de-moralize them.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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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!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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