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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Austin Reviews

Updated January 11, 2018
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Samsung Austin Semiconductor President Chan Hoon Park
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Pros
  • Pay is good and bonuses are consistent (in 37 reviews)

  • Samsung is a great company with good pay and benefits (in 24 reviews)

Cons
  • work-life balance is not very good (in 66 reviews)

  • long hours, high stress, not much else to say here (in 32 reviews)

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  1. "Fun with lots to learn."

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    Former Intern - Engineering in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Engineering in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great pay and lots of people willing to help you learn. Nice cafeteria and food packages. Can be relaxing if you handle work quickly.

    Cons

    Work long hours. Run like Korea. Sometimes make questionable hiring decisions regardless of some employees lacking crucial knowledge. Some departments repetitive.


  2. "Manufacturing specialist"

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    Former Contractor - Manu in Austin, TX
    Former Contractor - Manu in Austin, TX

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    As a Manpower contractor, there really is no pros to working at Samsung. There are people I met while working there with whom I am still friends.

    Cons

    Management is not that good, worse as you go higher up the chain. The contractors are treated like they don't belong when it comes to perks and bonuses even though we do the same work as the permanent employees. Manpower doesn't pay well at all, even if you have experience. Job is very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your technicians and specialists! They know more than you think. You can't just hire any schmo off the street and think they will do a good job! Talk to Manpower about allowing higher salaries for people with experience!!

  3. "Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good, benefits are great, compressed work weeks have long weekends.

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and biased election for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employees work performance and their ethic personality.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Former PIE Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Integration Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Process Integration Engineer II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced and great opportunity to work internationally with Korea. Excellent people to work with. Employees are strongly encouraged to continue learning and developing new skills regardless of position.

    Cons

    The higher you move up in the company and more responsibility you take on, the more the job will creep into your personal life.

    Advice to Management

    Have a clear goal and stick to it for a complete quarter and make sure all departments are aligned, and the priorities and department goals align with this strategy.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance .great benefits and compensation. Awesome management and team members. Great place to live. Austin is a beautiful city in Texas and also a rapidly growing city.

    Cons

    Intense work. Area is getting expensive. Traffic sucks. Salary is not increasing according to the cost of living. Soon it will be hard to manage.


  6. "Engineering Technician"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good overall pay due to built in overtime and bonuses. Good time off with the shift schedule.

    Cons

    High stress at times. Lack of training in some departments.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training to new employees.


  7. "Metrology Engineering Intern"

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    -helpful team, company literature, benefits, cafeteria, company events

    Cons

    -stress/work load, security, very interdependent teams

  8. "New leadership is BAD"

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    Former Employee - Logistics in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Logistics in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    Good food
    Wonderful gym
    Campus is nice

    Cons

    Terrible new managers that dont know their departments processes and shifts all blame onto others.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people, if they tell you something is wrong through the SCI or other communication.


  9. "Horrible"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Specialist in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compressed shifts, 3 days on, 3 days off. 4 days on, 4 days off.

    Cons

    Moving up through the company is entirely based on who is the supervisors best friend. Promotions are not earned through work ethic but rather through politics.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your supervisors and who they promote. It's normally who they have the most private and unprofessional IMs with.


  10. "Good place to work."

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great pay. Great benefits. Great location. Have worked for many semiconductor companies both in FABs and as a Vendor and can say with great confidence that this is the best place I have worked at, the job is very secure and Samsung is investing money here in Austin all the time.

    Cons

    You will have to learn to work for the Koreans. They are demanding and the cultural differences can be extreme. You must have some thick skin and the ability to work in a stressful environment. Most of the neg reviews on this site stem from new spoiled college kids that have not worked anywhere else and have the biggest since of entitlement I’ve ever seen. I have been here almost 10yrs and have seen the company grow and change much. Would recommend this place to anyone with a decent work ethic and willingness to push themselves.

    Advice to Management

    You are learning, just keep it up.


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