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Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Reviews

Updated Oct 17, 2019

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3.6
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Advanced Semiconductor Engineering CEO Jason C. S. Chang
Jason C. S. Chang
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "learn a lot on cross functions project(in 3 reviews)

  • "Wonderful coworkers in US and factories(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "70 hours working time per a week(in 7 reviews)

  • "Work life balance almost non existent, work long hours and feel it's never enough(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Best company that I ever worked for -- pay was higher than average, great benefits, and an awesome staff.

    Cons

    I can't think of any cons.

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2018-08-21
  2. "CRM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Great pay Exposed to big players in the industry

    Cons

    Too much overlap work with other departments

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2018-09-20
  3. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Wonderful coworkers in US and factories. All work hard and do their best to support common goal to bring in revenue when possible. -loved the work and customers, personally challenging great opportunity to improve and learn new skills to improve sales performance. - Great multicultural experience, but really need to understand and respect the work culture and management style. -COO Tien Wu is wise and inspiring... leader with vision for the company and knowledge of semiconductor business and future trends.

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    Cons

    Senior management requires so much data analysis without providing the analytic tools Annual plan process is three month grueling process and end result often not realistic. Work life balance almost non existent, work long hours and feel it's never enough. Management could learn more effective ways to communicate and motivate employees.

    Advice to Management

    Management would benefit from workshops on more effective ways to manage and motivate employees. Provide tools for data anlaysis so sales has more time to focus on driving revenue goals. There are many good tools and it will improve quality of data analysis, productivity and morale.

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2017-08-13
  4. "environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, profit sharing, colleagues are quite good to work with

    Cons

    longer working time, working is more important than your life

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2016-07-31
  5. "Sales"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering for more than a year

    Pros

    Good exposure to the semiconductor industry

    Cons

    less benefits, work is more important than life, longer working time

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2016-08-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "business planning analyst"

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    if you want to gain experiences in the electronics industry or semiconductor industry, you can start from here

    Cons

    1.non competitive market salary - low salary 2.inefficiency working environment - a lot of work you need to work by manual 3.conflict - a lot of conflict between team and team. it makes you feel difficult to work with. 4. no career path - lock of opportunities in your career path. always ask you do more for the company but what kind of resource the company can do for employees

    Advice to Management

    none.

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2016-02-19
  7. Helpful (6)

    "avoid if possible"

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    Former Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    In a consolidating industry, ASE is doing well. It has some natural advantages because its top management understands real estate and has strong government connection in Taiwan and China. Top management is capable. Job is stable.

    Cons

    (1) Pay is low. Long hours. Add these two together, pay is even lower. (2) Much of the company's direction is driven by the sales organization. The sales teams are driven by short-term performance. A lot of sucking-up to customers. A lot of finger-pointing if quota is missed. (3) Middle management is weak. They have two modes of operation: ignoring you (if customers don't complain) and micromanaging... the poop out of you (if customers complain). (4) Limited career advancement. If you don't speak some kind of Asian languages, especially Taiwanese and Mandarin, don't expect to advance much. Since most people you deal with speak English poorly, communicating in English is actually a disadvantage. (5) Lack of IT infrastructure. There is a ton of paper work, think sales forecast, sales report, travel expense, product spec, etc. They make you do them manually. The management refuses to improve your productivity by spending on IT, so you are stuck performing low-skill, long-hour tasks.

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    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2015-10-26
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Industrial Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering full-time

    Pros

    Learn a lot in a fast paced environment, and learn to work under pressure. You will be trained to withstand stress and put up with less than pleasant co-workers.

    Cons

    Upper level managers do not like change, and therefore will most likely create many obstacles for your idea before it is actually accepted or carried out. Compensations also less than ideal

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2015-08-30
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great company but I would question working there"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering

    Pros

    Great way to see the entire semiconductor industry and manufacturing Freedom to pursue opportunities Great people worldwide

    Cons

    Compensation is poor Lack of advancement, career paths Glass ceiling for non-Taiwanese employees

    Advice to Management

    Need better career growth for employees

    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2015-02-04
  10. "Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    If you just wanna have income to support your living expense in USA, you probably can work with this company.

    Cons

    1. low pay and the company will raise your salary per year. if you stay in the company for a long time (around 2 years), then the company is willing to give you promotion not because your working ability just because they think you will stay in the company for a long time. 2. no career path: if you want to have your career path, then this company is not the right place for you. 3. people in management role focus... on superficial issues and they do not think the fundamental root problems that burden everyone. for example, you can not believe that the company do not have any software system for employees. everyone use excel to run any data(probably thousand data). can you image that? how long the process takes?? 4. the company in usa want to hire you just because you may need working permit in here. This is they think you are "stable" enough!!!

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    Advanced Semiconductor Engineering2015-02-19
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