TSMC Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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TSMC Chairman Morris Chang
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Pros
  • Good salary, good management and environment (in 10 reviews)

  • TSMC emphasizes work/life balance in these years (in 4 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. Memory IC designer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSMC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Could learn a lot from design to fabricate.

    Cons

    Hard to make any change


  2. One of the best semiconductor jobs in Taiwan, but the workload is demanding.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have one of the highest pays in Taiwan for the semiconductor industry. It is also an internationally known company, so workers can lean a lot about the newest technology trends.

    Cons

    With high pay, the workload is not light. It might be necessary to work overtime to get things finished. However, this is how life is in Asia, and generally this has a high CP value in terms of worker benefits.


  3. research development internship

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    people in tsmc were very nice

    Cons

    different teams were hard to cooperate


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  5. process engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good to know lots of knowledge from semiconductor. My mentor and buddy always give me lots of help. A very nice company.

    Cons

    I took to many times in learning some basic knowledge. If we can prepare it before going to TSMC, we can have more time to finish our project.

    Advice to Management

    no any suggestion. they provide a good environment for internship student. We are very appreciate to have the opportunity to being an internship student there.


  6. work with senior engineer in designing the FOUP improvement project.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Hsin-chu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Hsin-chu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work environment is very great and summer intern can have chance to take look at different departments, large flexibility.

    Cons

    But full-time engineer needs to spend more time and effort on it. More than 45 hours a per is usual.

    Advice to Management

    The summer internship program is great, but it will be better if the program has more specific task for students to accomplish.


  7. enriching research experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer

    I have been working at TSMC

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    When I rate my work at TSMC, am particularly referring to my group headed by a foriengner who is one of the top most person in the field as well as the first fellow (highest academic title in a company) of the company. Since I work directly with this person as my boss, my work at TSMC has raised my academic, professional as well as my technical standards which am glad it came at an early stage of my career.

    Cons

    Language could be an issue if working in a group thats not headed by a forienger.

    Advice to Management

    they doing great job.


  8. A good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    TSMC is a very fair company, to its employee, customers, and itself

    Cons

    The high standard qualification to enter the company isn't always the best way to seek for good employee.


  9. engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    a good company with good prospective

    Cons

    not easily , and heavy working loading


  10. Equenipment Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Tainan (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Tainan (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the salary and culture are good .

    Cons

    the working hours is too long

    Advice to Management

    should pay more attention on your employers


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company and good pay with fair work load

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

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The following are the good part I feel about the company. For the spend rate in TW, 100k USD is a lot here. No lay off Good pay Advance technology Diverse Works

    Cons

    The work load is very heavy and also very tough, and of course, it is exciting as well. However, you won't have personal life here. That is the problem. In the upper management part, here is very politic. Upper managers changed all the time. Heavy work load very politic

    Advice to Management

    No.....



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