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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Overview

Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
1996
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Electrical & Electronic Manufacturing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Samsung Austin Semiconductor (Samsung Austin) is one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world. Samsung Austin has broad semiconductor process technology offerings serving customers in various application areas including mobile, consumer ... Read more

Mission: As one of the world’s most advanced semiconductor fabrication facilities, we want to make sure everything “Made in Austin” meets those standards. That’s why we have our own local mission: Be the customers’ first choice in foundry ... Read more

Company Updates

  • AT&T and Samsung Create America's First Manufacturing-focused 5G "Innovation Zone" - Samsung US Newsroom

    AT&T and Samsung Create America's First Manufacturing-focused 5G "Innovation Zone" - Samsung US Newsroom

    DALLAS, Sept. 26, 2018, - AT&T* is working with Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA) and Samsung Austin Semiconductor, LLC, (SAS) to create America's first manufacturing-focused 5G "Innovation Zone" in Austin, Texas. The goal of the testbed will be to provide a real-world understanding of how 5G can impact manufacturing and provide insight into the future of a Smart Factory.

  • Creating a 5G Testbed for Manufacturing
    Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics America and AT&T announced a partnership to create America’s first manufacturing-focused 5G “Innovation Zone” in Austin, Texas. This will provide a real-world understanding of how 5G can impact manufacturing and provide insight into the future of a Smart Factory. Read more here: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vMaJl

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Samsung Austin Semiconductor – Why Work For Us?


Enjoy Your Work, Enjoy Your Life
We create an innovative and supportive enviroment where employees can reach their full potential

Health Benefits

Samsung Austin Semiconductor offers excellent affordable and comprehensive healthcare benefits to all regular, full-time and part-time employees (with 30+ scheduled hours), with coverage beginning the first day of employment. Health benefits include robust medical, dental and vision plans, long- and short-term disability, life insurance, AD&D, flexible spending and health savings accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.

Compensation and Recognition

We regularly benchmark industry leaders to ensure that we offer competitive compensation to our employees. Employees also have the opportunity to earn quarterly “Champion Bonuses,” which are based on company performance, as well as annual performance-based bonuses. We also believe in recognizing and awarding employees for outstanding performance, and encourage innovative ideas by rewarding employees for a variety of patent filings.

401K

Our retirement plan, managed by Fidelity Investments, offers a generous company match with immediate vesting for both Traditional and Roth 401k plans. We will match will match 100% of the first 3% and then 50% of the next 3% of employee contributions (for a maximum match of 4.5%) per pay period for either the Traditional or Roth plan. All regular, full-time and part-time employees (with 30+ scheduled hours) are eligible for this benefit.

Time Off

Employees should enjoy time away from work to maintain a healthy work-life balance. We provide a generous PTO accrual plan in addition to 10 paid holidays each year.

Employee Discounts

We offer exclusive rates on a variety of benefits including auto, home, and pet insurance, legal services, personal loan programs, and more. Additionally, we provide discounts on Samsung TVs, cell phones, tablets, laptops, wearables, smart home and audio video products.

Onsite Perks

We have invested more than $3.5 million towards creating opportunities for employees to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Enjoy access to our two onsite gyms that include knowledgeable fitness coaches, a variety of equipment and group classes. Our 2.45 million square foot campus also includes a soccer field, walking trail, disc golf course, game room and pool tables. We also offer a variety of healthy options at our two onsite cafeterias.

Community Outreach

We take pride in giving back to our local communities by partnering with a variety of non-profit organizations including Girl Scouts of Central Texas, United Way for Greater Austin, Keep Austin Beautiful and the Manor ISD mentoring program. Our fall giving campaign also allows employees the opportunity to make a charitable gift to any non-profit organization of their choice with a 100% company match of up to $1,000.


A sense of family

Since joining Samsung Austin Semiconductor in 1999, I’ve seen how the company values a sense of family. From the introductory CORP (College Orientation Rotation Program) for out-of-college hires, to the annual Fall Festival that brings employees and their families on site for a fun-filled day, to building a soccer field that allows members of all departments to meet each other for a friendly competition, this is a company that truly wants its employees to get to know one another and form a warm and friendly community.

Gus Espinosa
Manager


Creative freedom for innovation

Creative freedom for innovation
I first came to Samsung Austin Semiconductor back in high school as a Leander ISD COOL (Career Opportunities on Location) Week attendee and instantly fell in love with the fast-paced environment. When I came back as an intern, I had the opportunity to push myself to find innovate solutions to problems, which was truly inspiring. Every day is different here, and that makes for an exciting and somewhat indescribable environment!

Ayah Alomari
Engineer


Growth opportunities

Samsung Austin Semiconductor has provided me with unbelievable professional development opportunities. I started in 1996 as an Engineering Technician and 22 years later, I’m a Senior Manager and responsible for four different groups with a wide-ranging scope of responsibilities. That kind of upward mobility is not the norm at other companies, but I’ve seen it happen here for many of our employees and I value the experience it’s given me.

Gregg Forbes
Senior Manager


Learning from each other

As our onsite Korean instructor, the biggest reward for me is to watch the links between American and Korean cultures form. While learning each other's language with an open heart, employees begin to see the similarities underlying under our differences. The combining of these two cultures is what makes Samsung Austin Semiconductor such a special and unique place to work.

Eunjoo Kim
Dynamic Korean Instructor


Personal and professional growth

What makes Samsung Austin Semiconductor such a great place to work are our innovative employees and leaders. From day one, you immediately learn valuable skills from all of our knowledgeable and talented co-workers. This provides an environment of constant growth both professionally and personally.

Anthony Deary
Technician


A Unique and Diverse Place to Work

At Samsung Austin Semiconductor, the key to our success are our people, whose talent, creativity and dedication demonstrate why our “Made in Austin” products are some of the best in the world. We focus on attracting the best talent and offer a corporate culture in which every person can excel. Our culture centers on our strong determination for growth, creating a sense of community for our employees, promoting innovation and serving as a good corporate citizen.

Our Values

Created by employees, Samsung Austin Semiconductor’s values are at the center of everything we do

  • Safety - Ensure that safety is our number one priority

  • Quality - Demonstrate a relentless quest for perfection

  • Family - Care for each other and the community

  • Customer - Understand customer needs and exceed their expectations

  • Teamwork - Together we can achieve more

  • Learning - Everyone teaches, everyone learns

  • Integrity - Be ethical and transparent

  • Accountability - Take personal responsibility for your actions

Devoting our people and technologies to create a better global society

Creating the Future

Our philosophy at Samsung Austin Semiconductor mirrors Samsung’s global philosophy of creating the future. We do this by focusing on great people, innovative products and services, and contributing to a better world. Our passion for creating a better world is a full-time commitment and it is reflected in all we do -- from our values to protecting the planet, we want to make a difference.


Our Local Vision for Success

Samsung Austin Semiconductor is proud to be a member of the greater Austin community and we take our responsibility as a corporate citizen seriously. While we are aligned with the global vision of our parent company, Samsung Electronics, at Samsung Austin Semiconductor, we are also committed to serving our local community.

Vision 2020. Inspire the World, Create the Future

Vision 2020 is at the core of Samsung’s global commitment to create a better world full of richer digital experiences through innovative technology and products. Samsung Austin Semiconductor is invested in becoming a beloved brand and an innovative and admired company. For this, we partner with all of our global Samsung colleagues and dedicate our efforts to creativity and innovation, shared value with our partners, and our great people. We have delivered world best products and services through passion for innovation and optimal operation. As a foundry dedicated to providing cutting-edge technologies, Samsung Austin Semiconductor boasts one of the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facilities in the world.

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    "Stable with Great Benefits. Ability to move within company."

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    Pros

    Very stable and loyal employment
    Pay is good
    Ability to move up if high performer
    Ability to transfer roles within the company

    Cons

    Job skills not really transferrable outside semiconductor mfg
    Clearly second class to headquarters

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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Photos

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Samsung Austin Semiconductor photo of: SAS has two onsite Cafe's with chef-prepared dishes and provides significant discounts for employees.
Samsung Austin Semiconductor photo of: SAS participates every year in the Lady Bird Lake clean-up and manages a registered wetland preserve on its site.
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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Samsung Austin Semiconductor.

    Interview

    Got flown in for an on-site interview after a short phone interview. Phone interview was short and simple, just want to hear about why you are interested as well as a few behavior questions. On-site interview was about 40 minutes, interviewed in a room by three people, 2 engineers and 1 human resources person. They have a set list of questions and ask a lot about contents of your resume (if you have project experience they WILL ask you to explain it in detail). After the basic questions it becomes much more conversational, have questions ready for them at the end, they expect it.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time you did not meet a supervisors expectations? What did you do about it?   Answer Question
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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Awards & Accolades

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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Registered Apprenticeships

Offers federal/state recognized on-the-job training program(s)

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