TSMC Reviews

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
107 Reviews

3.5
107 Reviews
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TSMC Chairman Morris Chang
Morris Chang
70 Ratings

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 14 reviews)

  • long working hour, if you are seeking for work-life balance, this is not the place (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    process engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    nice to work with talent people, clear mission scope, and very efficiently managment

    Cons

    too many rules for engineers ,sometimes you have to work like a solider

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Principle Engineer

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer

    I worked at TSMC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will learn everything about working in a big company. Your skill sets will be advanced.

    Cons

    Very stressful and often overtime.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    RD working environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC as an intern

    Pros

    A lot of interesting projects are running. Good opportunity to implement what you have and to collaborate with experts from different areas.

    Cons

    Big bosses are watching you, especially in Hsinchu.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication is required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Come if you are old enough and just waiting for your retirement

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TSMC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good medical insurance plan and stable job

    Cons

    1. Hardwork are not recognized since the big bosses are in Taiwan.
    2. HR keep lying about good bonus and salary progression. Then you join and realize it's not just lower than what they said, but SUBSTANTIALLY lower. And later you find out HR here is so powerful that your boss can't even help you with a more reasonable pay.
    3. Hours are long considering the poor salary. There are lots of meetings till night with the Taiwan people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience working with talented people.

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at TSMC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people at TSMC were very motivated and hardworking. The culture of the company is very united and everyone that works there is very passionate about what TSMC does. Facebook, gmail, and other "distracting" websites are blocked to promote efficiency.

    Cons

    There are very strict rules regarding usage of phones/computers etc. The work environment seems very stressful and the hours are very long.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Memory IC designer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSMC

    Pros

    Could learn a lot from design to fabricate.

    Cons

    Hard to make any change

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Stable career with good employee benefits

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    Former Employee - Brand Management  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Brand Management in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TSMC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Stable career with good employee benefits. Team culture is very flexible in this department.

    Cons

    You have less authority to make changes in the regional office. Most of the decisions were made in headquarter.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    good company to stay

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at TSMC

    Pros

    the most advance technology foundry

    Cons

    not headquarter, there are some communication inconvenience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    integrity

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSMC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    stable, good return , dont worry be fired

    Cons

    over loading, no upgrade oppotunity

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company but too crowded

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

    I worked at TSMC full-time for more than a 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

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