TSMC Reviews

Updated April 29, 2015
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  1. 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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture, people are willing to take the responsibilities.

    Cons

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

  2. A prosperous company with solid technology R&D and forward thinking business strategies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    Resourceful on-job training and e-Learning courses

    Cons

    Time pressure of workloads is driving you to the end.

  3. Helpful (1)

    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    compare to most companies in Taiwan pay is quite well

    Cons

    very boring especially for any CS major student

    Advice to Management

    hire OBOV as consultant

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  5. Salary, Good; Work-Life balance, could be better

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    It's hard to find a job for a fresh graduated person with that salary like tsmc. You can talk to people not just you manager and colleagues, but also the vendors.

    Cons

    Works in tsmc is just like works in other big company. Although a equipment engineer, especially junior level, is hardly to contact any political issue, but the rules fill into every corner in your life. Good and bad. If you would like to have job with more individuality, not here. People here are afraid of making mistake, so they try less than they wish.

    Advice to Management

    Use smart method to repair the equipment, invest engineer to course offered by vendors.

  6. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

  7. Helpful (1)

    Work hard and you will be rewarded

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

    I worked at TSMC as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Great environment, great training, compensation is very competitive for Taiwan, there are a lot of perks from family day at amusement parks, concerts, discount at local stores, etc.

    Cons

    Very long hours, tough to obtain great work life balance, very bureaucratic. Most people in the company have the mentality to just make significant amount of money in a short period of time and are willing to take on those long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes long term satisfaction for employees may be a better strategy instead of trying to squeeze as much out of them in a short period of time.

  8. Tech savvy, but not really business smart

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Execution, execution and execution; This company,except for the CEO, is excellent at almost everything it does as long as you do not ask them about "Strategy". There is only one strategist in this company. By the way, work-life balance is getting better

    Cons

    Almost sucks on anything that is not foundry.

  9. Helpful (1)

    A huge company, keep growing, yet every employee works as a tiny screw.

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

    Huge Company, big challenge of coordinating stuff, learning from doing. Salary is above normal.

    Cons

    time wasting of negotiation between different section, doing none of little benefit work. Take too much time from your life.

    Advice to Management

    Training is needed and there's always needed. There's too many self invented system that engineers would need to be trained to use. No signs or views for promotion because of too many employees like you are waiting.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    stable, good return , dont worry be fired

    Cons

    over loading, no upgrade oppotunity

  11. Helpful (1)

    large semiconductor manufacturer

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

    I worked at TSMC as an intern (Less than a year)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    N/A

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