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"Great People and Excellent Management"

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Current Employee - Spinner Tech II in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Spinner Tech II in Austin, TX
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No opinion of CEO

Pros

Very satisfied with the product that we produce. Great bunch of people to work with. The company is always changing making it a stimulating environment to work in

Cons

It's a manufacturing environment. Have to wear a smock. I know what tools I will be PMing every week.

Advice to Management

Need to have a better structure for setting up new members accounts. New members have to ask for access and don't even know who to ask. They should automatically set these things up in orientation.

Other Employee Reviews for Samsung Austin Semiconductor

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great benefits and pay, horrible work life balance"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Austin, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay and the benefits are amazing! All my co-workers are young so it makes it easier to make friends especially if you start out in the CORP program. If you're new to the city, that's a huge plus! Most of upper management is amazing and understanding, depending on the group you work for. And the quarterly bonuses are pretty decent.

    Cons

    Horrible work life balance! You WILL work on average, about 50-60 hrs a week... some weeks lower, some weeks way higher. HR seems to be trying to turn that around, but unfortunately it seems to be built into the Samsung (Korean) culture. Most projects appear to be disorganized, and is partly the reason most engineers work so much. Plus the systems suck, making twice as hard and long to get something done!
    These cons are the reason that Samsung has a high turn over rate for engineers, which just puts more pressure on the rest of the engineers due to the increased workload.

    Advice to Management

    Organize, organize, organize! You guys are doing a great job managing such a young workforce, however all these sudden changes are taxing on most engineers. I know this is an ever-changing industry, so if all these sudden changes are necessary, let's get some engineering support (on the technician side).


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to start, don't expect to stick around long."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is good for the Austin area. 401K match when many companies aren't anymore.

    Mentally challenging work during fab/product start-ups. Free parking.

    Cons

    Depending on your management's level of maturity, your mileage may vary.

    Do not work for the 'home grown' SAS managers (caveat: I'm sure there are some exceptions).
    Try to work for someone with more diverse experience than 14 years at the same company.

    Often after start up is completed, Engineers continue to be treated as 'coverage'.

    Samsung employs many intelligent, experienced, highly paid Technicians who work shift 24/7 but opportunities are rarely given to them to follow out engineer duties when engineers are not present on nights/weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Quit asking for engineer 'coverage'. If your systems are designed and implemented correctly the first time, no coverage will be needed.

    The attitude of 'hire more for more coverage' fails compared to the attitude of 'hire more for a better development of systems and procedures'.

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