TSMC Reviews

Updated July 2, 2015
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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. TSMC provides competitive salary because of long working hours

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

    I have been working at TSMC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    experience in leading-edge technology would help your career development; solid culture in execution brings TSMC competitiveness.

    Cons

    heavy work load and long working hours; it is hard to fulfill close cross-team collaboration.

    Advice to Management

    Do treat your employees with sincerity and integrity!


  2. summer intern

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

    I worked at TSMC

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

    Pros

    Good online training resources and facility, responsible manager

    Cons

    lack of mentor and hands on opportunities


  3. Helpful (1)

    Bad life-work balance.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Salary is relatively good compared w/ others in Taiwan.

    Cons

    Bad life-work balance.
    Long working hour.
    Heavy work-loading.
    Tight task due day.
    Detail-concerned working pace.
    Rigid and boring. All day long you stayed in the building.

    Advice to Management

    Trust worker more.


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  5. Engineer

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

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Salary is very good compared w/ others in Taiwan.

    Cons

    Rigid and boring. All day long you stayed in the building.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good pay

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

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

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

    Pros

    Top 1 pay of FAB foudry in Taiwan

    Cons

    Long working hour and detail-concerned working pace


  7. Helpful (1)

    Process engineer

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

    I worked at TSMC full-time

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

    Pros

    good salary, good employee benefits.

    Cons

    high working load, manger receive few advice from employee

    Advice to Management

    give more rights to your employee


  8. a good place for briliant youngsters

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Extremely high integrity, no glass ceiling, no politics. Performance that makes difference speaks, numerous opportunities, internal transfer that won't announce publicly

    Cons

    be asked for changes continuously that sometimes drive you crazy. promotion not easy

    Advice to Management

    more investment on fundamental research


  9. Product Engineer

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

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good as first job. For understanding office politic.

    Cons

    Intense (mostly) routine daily work

    Advice to Management

    Too much office politic.


  10. PIE

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tainan (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tainan (Taiwan)

    I have been working at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company everything is details

    Cons

    So many hard rule needed

    Advice to Management

    Always urgeny


  11. Helpful (1)

    Leading Tech firm in Taiwan

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

    I worked at TSMC as an intern

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The package is leading compared to most of tech firms in Taiwan. Working with intellectual colleague is a plus. The near future of TSMC is quite optimistic.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity with employees. The working hours are quite long. Inside company rotation is rare. Locate at suburban area that takes time to commute.

    Advice to Management

    The company culture need to be more transparent to reduce office politics. Be more welcome to hire multinational and different background talents.



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