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TSMC Reviews in Hsinchu

Updated November 9, 2014
Updated November 9, 2014
124 Reviews
3.7
124 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great program and you will learn a lot with the engineers in your group (in 6 reviews)

  • well organization, good salary, enough resource for research (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • No Work-Life Balance with working hours exceeding 16-18 hours daily (in 15 reviews)

  • long working hour, if you are seeking for work-life balance, this is not the place (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Boring, but you earn much money.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    training, money, people, time, credilt

    Cons

    training, money, people, time, credilt

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To be honest to tsmc.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    simplicity in business model

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    great compensation.
    simple business model, company focus on technology leadership, manufacturing efficiency, and fulfill customer demand.

    Cons

    value trap for people with higher capacity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to have new company strategy when Moore's law hit its physical limitation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Good place with work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1) TSMC emphasizes work/life balance in these years.
    2) State-of-the-art semiconductor technology.
    3) Publication in the international conferences.

    Cons

    1) Top heavy.
    2) The R&D fundamental knowledge is not sufficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The R&D managers should study more fundamental physics, chemistry, and material science.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    large semiconductor manufacturer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Graduate Summer Intern in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Graduate Summer Intern in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The payment is great compared to other semiconductor companies in Taiwan.

    Cons

    Job promotion is limited, and office culture in some departments is bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company but too crowded

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. A huge company cherishing integrity and commitment
    2. CEO, Morris Chang got both ambition and vision
    3. The salary is not bad
    4. Can learn new knowledge and skills from work

    Cons

    1. Hard to be promoted to management level because there are too many senior people
    2. Too many cliche rules, process, and paperwork
    3. Long Working hours in general
    4. Annual performance review process is not transparent enough

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make annual performance review process more transparent

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    High pressure work, mediocre income, poor work/life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Large company makes it easier when dealing with vendor.
    2. Mediocre income so that you can maintain life in Taiwan in a slightly easier way.

    Cons

    1. No training at all (in my department)
    2. Poor management caused by political issue.
    3. Here you don't strike a balance, cause you are not going to enjoy your work, and you have no life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make us a better place to do our research, not using us as your tool for promotion.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Completely manufacturing oriented company

    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees welfare is given great importance. Even at times of economic crisis employees were furloughed but not fired. Opportunity to do great work in some of the teams.

    Cons

    Rigid job grade structure. Managers seemed to care more about time spent on job rather than quality of work. Did not seem to reward initiative from junior employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a more flexible heirarchy to promote and nurture talent.

  9.  

    Good company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Automation Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary, good management and environment

    Cons

    We should keep updating technology to satisfy the work challenge.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice people, Good place, enriched with state of the art knowledge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advanced Mask Engineering in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Advanced Mask Engineering in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Relatively good salary
    Good environment
    Friendly people

    Cons

    Not easy communication
    Mostly dominated by Chinese language for instructions and courses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify the points what the engineers should do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Intern in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    understanding mentor, good intern pay and benefit in Taiwan

    Cons

    Not allow smart phone for security purpose

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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