TSMC Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Process integration engineer

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

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    Learn a lot in a fast pace. Broad future career choice.

    Cons

    Working hour is long. Deadline is usually very tight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No much political issues for engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Direct a sub-team to develop new specialty technology and improve current process robustness.

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    Former Employee - Senior Process Integration Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Senior Process Integration Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Quite internal company in Taiwan and has leader sight with full of progressive energy in semiconductor industry.

    Cons

    No much personal freedom in this company. Discipline is nearly top-ranking requirement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. supplier engineering managment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    Good in knowledge of engineering development

    Cons

    busy for frequently facotry audits

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  5. Stressful environment yet learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    Well-established organization;
    Great learning opportunities;
    Good salary in Taiwanese standard;
    Talented colleagues

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance;
    Similar-minded employee;
    Little empowerment to employees, hierarchical;
    Non-transparent information sharing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovations come with tolerant atmosphere and diversified mindsets. If that's what you're going for, make it happen rather than talk the talk.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Not bad

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefit. Have a nice balance between work and life.

    Cons

    No smart phone available and limited access to internet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage managers to hold more department-wide activities to make staff and manager-level more closer.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Tough but learn much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSMC

    Pros

    Well education, training, and salaries

    Cons

    Organization is not flexible; Too complex cross organization communication

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open minded

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. A great company ,with various complex duties

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    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Tainan (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Tainan (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC

    Pros

    leading edge company in mass production of semiconductor wafer manufacturing industry,
    learn a lot of techniques and views in engineering field,
    a lot of great and awesome people work there , learn from them and work with those brilliant people is very great.

    Cons

    Long , very long work time , you can not balance your life and work ,
    every one in there

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring more employees .

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

    Intern engineer (summer)

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    Former Intern - Intern in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Intern - Intern in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    A great chance to experience why TSMC is a leading semiconductor foundry

    Cons

    Less friendly to non-Chinese speakers working environment
    Strict policy in all personal electronic devices

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Good company with strong business. Expanding fast and willing to invest in R&D and Fab capacity.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TSMC

    Pros

    Good payment and benefits. Everyone works together toward an agreed gaol for doing things successfully.

    Cons

    Fewer vacancies for high level managers. The company loves to hire high level (director or above) managers from outside.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful

    4 year engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Globally competitive technology, I think

    Cons

    Globally incompetitive salary, no doubt

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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