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"Good pay and benefits offset by constant crisis culture"

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Former Employee - Engineer II in Austin, TX
Former Employee - Engineer II in Austin, TX
No opinion of CEO

Pros

-Competitive pay and benefits
-Get to work with a lot of bright and outgoing people
-Lots of challenges so work doesn't get boring

Cons

-Often feels as though there are two chains of command due to Korean and American managers
-People tend to overreact
-Management often pushes through initiatives without getting employee feedback

Advice to Management

-Talk to your workers-get their feedback and LISTEN to it
-Don't make everything a crisis because then people begin to ignore actual issues

Other Employee Reviews for Samsung Austin Semiconductor

  1. "Great compensation, intense environment"

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    Current Employee - Engineer I in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer I in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, very good benefits lots of opportunity for quick advancement and valuable experience if willing to work hard

    Cons

    You will have to work very very hard to stand out. Most employees work 50-60 hours. If you want to stand out in order to advance fast you need to work 12+ hours/day including weekends. Baseline expectation is about 50 hours/week. You have to be very flexible with time off as the demands of the production might require you to work holidays, occasional nightshifts, weekends and other odd hours depending on demand.

    Advice to Management

    Good to hear increased focus lately on work-life balance. Keep it in focus and it might be able to improve the culture a bit and reduce turnover.


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    "State of the Art Facility Management trained by Mahmoud Ahmadinejad."

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    State of the Art Facility

    The only semiconductor manufacturing facility building a new fab in Austin.

    Unlike its US counterparts Samsung is to be commended to building a factory in the USA. Most US manufacturers have just given up on building fabs in the US.

    Pay is OK until you calculate your hours worked. Then it falls into the well below average category.

    Cons

    Output at SAS is King and Quality is an afterthought.

      Management routinely ships questionable material to customers to “make the numbers”. Regular employees are replaced with temporary employees to save on benefit cost whenever possible.

       As a young engineer I have often pondered the following: Is it by design or by default that Korean Management is extremely well educated and US management is not? Most Senior Korean Management has Doctorates’ from major universities world wide. US Senior management no in the same league. Is it because Korean management feels it is easier to control the organization?

     Regardless or like many at SAS say “Irreguardless”(not a word in the dictionary) this does cause another issue at SAS. US management is extremely insecure in themselves and as a result manages thru brute force and intimidation. There is no team atmosphere at SAS it is complete authoritarian rule. Backstabbing, favoritism, constant positioning are seen a quite normal.

     Work Environment: Great Work Place is discussed frequently but no one at SAS has a clue what it is. SAS great work place score 30% below all Fortune 500 companies.

    Work less then 60 hours per week and you fall in the “below expectations” category.

     There is a positive here though, it is great news for everyone out there that wants to work (or sit in their office and surf the net) 60+ hours but can’t add 2+2. You can simply show at 6am make a PowerPoint presentations, leave at 7 pm and wow! You walk on water. If you do not know how to use PowerPoint, no fear we have junior engineers who make the PowerPoint presentation so you can take credit for their work.

    Advice to Management

    Ever wonder why most Engineers quit and "go back to school" Take a close look at who you have as your senior "leaders".

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