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TSMC Reviews

Updated November 14, 2014
Updated November 14, 2014
121 Reviews
3.7
121 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.  

    R&D Experience in World's Largest Foundry

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

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1. Good Salary
    2. Exposure to Latest Technology as it develops
    3. Lots of Resources at Disposal

    Cons

    1. No Work-Life Balance with working hours exceeding 16-18 hours daily
    2. Terrible Management
    3. Pathetic Working Culture
    4. No Innovation
    5. Top-Down Approach in decision making

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Please revamp Middle Level Management
    2. Stress on Innovation
    3. Improve Working Conditions
    4. Motivate People to Contribute rather than carry out daily work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    principle engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    You could earn money quickly than most of other company.

    Cons

    Working hour too long and people are doing immoral things to get their performance.

  3. 3 people found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at TSMC full-time (more than an 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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company, but not good for any human being

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

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

    Pros

    Good in salary! Good process control.

    Cons

    High pressure environment. They treat people like dog.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people like human being.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Surprised by the unexpected

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Integration in Hsin-hu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Process Integration in Hsin-hu (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC

    Pros

    Biggest semiconductor foundry in the world.
    Pride to belong and worked for such a successful company
    "The story of a better pay check" than the average companies
    Lots of money = lots of respect?

    Cons

    Military style management.
    Competitve environment leading to selfishness.
    Severe hierarchy differentiation
    Hard (for me at least) to make loyal or trustworthy friends
    Attitude problems: money runs company's culture
    Double personality: money runs people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not hide anymore. Expose the real side of work and money balance.
    Running upfront is awesome but at the cost of sacrifice in real life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Learned a lot, but not a good place to develop.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    As a newly graduated person, it is good to work for tsmc, shanghai. in which you can learned a lot if you like.

    Cons

    Too much personal time consumed by tsmc, can not see your future clearly. every cent you owned is from sweat.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    in order to improve the management and the work attitude of the employees in shanghai, everyone in there should get more money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    a big company a little engineer

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

    I have been working at TSMC

    Pros

    good salary good reputation , you will learn how the big company work and how the good employer treat their employee.

    Cons

    pressure pressure and pressure, you can not sleep well and some of your colleagues want not help you and leave you alone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be nicer to the new comer ......some of the managers can not show their leadership and failed in leading the company to the good direction

    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    If u r a man with self-respect, dont join tsmc

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

    I have been working at TSMC

    Pros

    one of the best companies in terms of job security. A normal/low level of knowledge is enough to get a job in tsmc, but you need to have good university degree.

    Cons

    work hours are too long.
    Appraisal and career growth is not transparent.
    The culture is like the employee should do whatever the manager gives. Even if everyone knows that its non-sense, you just need to do it.
    When the company is in loss, they will cut employee salaries. But, when company is in higher profits, they will not give any extra profit sharing bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employee as a partner, not as slave.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sr. Process Integration Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good culture, people are willing to take the responsibilities.

    Cons

    too much loading, less salary compared to Singapore/US.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    GG FOREVER

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

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

    Pros

    compare to most companies in Taiwan pay is quite well

    Cons

    very boring especially for any CS major student

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire OBOV as consultant

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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