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Former Employee - Professional  in  Austin, TX
Former Employee - Professional in Austin, TX

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

Pros

Good pay. Fast pace. Very interesting technology. Educated, talented, smart workforce.

Cons

The Korean manager in our department told the group at least 1x/week how much he did not like Americans. We were encouraged to attend department team building dinners off-site where alcohol was served, some employees felt pressured to drink. The work environment is extremely competitive and political, with an established hierarch and pecking order that you better not question or your career will be in jeopardy. Trust and morale is low. The goals are very aggressive and the pace is fast, so people work a lot of hours and burn out is perpetuated.
1 year at Samsung = 7 dog years in regards to your personal aging and well being. The company prefers young, beautiful, physically fit employees, so the staff is fairly junior. Working at Samsung requires strong emotional intelligence, a thick skin, and a lot of cross cultural competence. In some departments, new ideas and problem solving skills are not valued. A colleague once told me that he felt like he should just check his brain at the door before entering the building.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Support your staff in having work - life balance.

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    rewarding, ambitious, work long hours.

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

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Samsung is one of the top electronics companies in the world. There's constantly new technology devices, so you get to be a part of the next big thing to hit the news in several months. The pay is very reasonable and the bonuses are pretty amazing nowadays! Top health benefits and unmatched 401K matching.

    Cons

    The expectations are very high! You work long hours. Work-Life balance needs improvement though it depends which department you work in and recently it has gotten a lot better than 5 years ago. Being a manufacturing facility, the mindset is different as if you were part of the actual device development or R&D department. Also, it takes time to move up in the company. It's more determined how long you've been there rather than your credentials and work performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication is key. Acknowledge your peers and positive attitude will be maintained.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    No week-ends

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician II  in  Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician II in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Good at listening to techs on the floor regarding maintenance needs.

    Cons

    Night time superintendent's primary job is to walk the fab looking for procedural violations, if your working nights don't expect to have too many week-ends as most of them will be filled with useless mandatory training programs. Be prepared to work long fab hours on 12-hour shifts (1 hour lunch break only).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to improve work-life balance, especially for night shift. Need to have training available for night shift employees, I'm tired of coming in on my days off.

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