Samsung Austin Semiconductor
2.5 of 5 185 reviews
www.samsung.com Austin, TX 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Samsung: Terrible Morale/No Work-Life Balance

Engineer I (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

ProsCo-workers are amazing. We all sympathize for each other because Samsung sucks. Give it some time and you'll see what I'm saying.

ConsComputer systems and SOPs are buggy and time consuming to work-around and/or fix. Engineers end up spending most of their time on issues like this and not on real engineering. They eventually quit when they realize that the longer they stay at Samsung the less marketable they become. There is a huge communication gap between the engineers that work on the front line and management. Most trainers have a sink or swim mentality especially when there is no time for training which is most of the time during ramp ups. My advice: DO NOT WORK IN UNIT PARTS. Work for YE, EHS, QA or Facilities or better yet work for a BETTER RATED COMPANY

Advice to Senior ManagementTRs: Be realistic and think long-term. Don't just give your employees work that is impossible to accomplish and then tell them they can do it in "10 minutes."

Stop beating down on your engineers. We are smart hardworking people with engineering degrees that can often walk right out the door. That's what I did.

Senior Management: Make training and fixing the bugs a priority. Don't just push for trainees to sign tasks off by deadlines. Push the trainers to train in a quality way!!! Push for a work balance. It's worth it in the end. This way you won't lose your experience.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A place where careers go to die

Engineer II (Former Employee)
Austin, TX

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


Pros: The pay and benefits are very competitive. Bonuses are thrown at employees pretty much every quarter, regardless of the company's performance. If you like free… Cons: If you're looking for a career that will let you grow technically and progress as a professional, this is not the place for you. Training… Advice to Senior Management: Get middle management in line and improve communication. Whatever sense of direction the company may have (if any) is completely lost before it gets to… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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If you really need a job........get your promotion & compensation up front. Prepare to be underwhelmed.

Equipment Engineering Technician (Current Employee)
Austin, TX

I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time for more than a year


Pros: Great personal time off accural. Inexpensive benefits. Subsidized meal… Cons: Hey Samsung, you have to invest in real training. Get a real training department. Get knowledgable semiconductor consultants to tell you that what training you… Advice to Senior Management: Prepare for the turnover; oh, nevermind, you don't really care anyway. Poor investment in your human talent with training & respect will simply result… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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