KEY NOT FOUND: coverImgAlt
Logo

Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Is this your company?

Samsung Austin Semiconductor

Add a Review

Samsung Austin Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Sep 27, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 713 of over 801 reviews

3.0
44%
Recommend to a Friend
62%
Approve of CEO
Samsung Austin Semiconductor President Gil Heyun Choi (no image)
Gil Heyun Choi
74 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great benefits & competitive pay(in 78 reviews)

  • "Good place to work and good benefits(in 65 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "being a 24/7 manufacturing site, it can be hard to maintain a good work life balance sometimes(in 92 reviews)

  • "SAS is very top heavy with most of the senior execs unable to enact any changes due to their lack of power because Korea maintains it all(in 61 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.

    Ratings by Demographics

    This rating reflects the overall rating of Samsung Austin Semiconductor and is not affected by filters.

    Want more demographic options?
    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      .

      May 10, 2021 - Process Technician in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great place to work and great pay

      Cons

      i have no cons with company

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Improving their Operations

      Sep 27, 2021 - Process Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Samsung is becoming more flexible and changing with the winds. For example, they recently did a substantial (roughly equal to a promotion for some career levels) site wide raise for all employees in addition to annual raises in recognition of intensity of the work and the value of the employees. They are becoming very competitive in compensation. In general it seems they are pushing to have happier and high quality employees. The vacation time is incredible and the vacation policy is flexible. 4 weeks is the norm and there's a reasonable combination of use it, get paid for it, or bank it, and not just use it or lose it like many companies. It is semiconductor manufacturing and manufacturing in general is high pressure and high stress. However, job functionalities have good segregation here which allows you to focus on your area instead of being responsible for every issue in the observable universe. The work is generally engaging and you generally will work on interesting problems.

      Cons

      Lean staffing with constant cycling [seems they are addressing] Bad software systems make everything you do harder and lower the value of what you can do

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great benefits, horrible work environment

      Sep 10, 2021 - Facilities Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great medical benefits with average salary. Quarterly bonuses are good

      Cons

      About 5 years ago older managers allowed you to be an engineer and it was a great place to work and feel valued. About 2years ago, new management took over in the Facilities department and it’s a horrible place to work. Older mangers were very experienced and interacted with the engineers. New managers are arrogant, extremely opinionated and only are out to make a name for themselves. They micromanage and if something does not go as planned they will quickly throw you under the bus and put you on discipline plan (in order to save their own jobs). The new managers are being watched very closely by their superiors, so they will do anything to keep their jobs. It’s actually kinda sad to see young engineers waste a few years of their life in the Facilities department because they are not really doing engineering. They are simply being bossed around and blamed by managers for their ignorance. If you don’t take coffee breaks with the new managers and do exactly what they say…. then you will be put on a black list. I would not recommend working in the Facilities department as a former Engineer. Instead work for a department that values and respects you.

      Continue reading
      2 people found this review helpful
    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great job with great benefits

      Sep 14, 2021 - Equipment Technician 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      For the most part, job is understanding of work/life balance. The benefits are great and if there's one thing they'll make sure to do it will be to feed you.

      Cons

      Parking sucks. Management implements changes without notifying you ahead of time. At times it feels like being in high school or a one upping contest as team members gossip about other team members' workmanship between shifts.

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good Benefits, Tiring culture

      Sep 11, 2021 - Photo-lithography Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Benefits including PTO, fidelity brokerage link, great health insurance. Pay is decent but not stellar. People are great to work with generally. Technology is cutting edge and exciting.

      Cons

      Photo Equipment specific: Poor treatment of middle management really discourages desire to rise the ranks. Surrounding culture and attitude is not healthy- very few long-standing employees. No adjustment to modern work life balance and expectations, no WFH for equipment engineers, no indication of change.

      Continue reading
      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Place for Individual who are committed to work

      May 6, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There is a lot of opportunity to learn at SAS. Roles and Responsibilities are fluid in many cases which creates pathways to special projects, tiger teams, improvement and integration teams, as well as cultural development and human capital teams. You can learn and take on as much as you want. It is exceptionally fasted paced and the demand for results is a constant driver however the rewards are high and the experienced gain is unmatched.

      Cons

      It is easy for leadership to forget the human side of the equation. The pace of SAS has always been one of speed and agility however as the company has grown, the mass the staff is required to burden to achieve that speed and agility becomes easily unbalanced. SAS is a place for those who like to work and work hard. If you want a work life balance, I would recommend working for a less challenging and easier company. Like any big company there is a place for mediocre people which causes contention between the teams who carry the company and the teams who leach off the company. Be prepared for the US vs THEM infighting between those teams.

      Continue reading
      2 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pros and cons

      Sep 16, 2021 - ENGINEER-1 in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good pay for recent graduates Great PTO for all employees Good benefits compared to others

      Cons

      Work/life balance Toxic work environment (upper management wise)

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Could be worse, getting worse.

      Aug 17, 2021 - Equipment Technician II 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Pay is decent but low compared to the amount of workload they place on their severely understaffed employees. Benefits are good. Work life balance used to be better.

      Cons

      Management is poor. Local management is unable to manage due to overseas tight grip. Very top down control. Unattainable metrics rule over employee welfare. Micro management from middle management is excessive. Deteriorating conditions due to short staffing and increased workload. In all it used to be better, it could be better but instead is getting worse.

      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Stress is very high, appreciation to employees aren't great.

      Sep 18, 2021 - Shift Supervisor in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Honestly, the only pro after working there for 10 years were some of the people I worked with.

      Cons

      Workload, run to fail on all tools created a huge quality concern, no one wanted to own up to issues that occurred.

      Continue reading
      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      High Expectations but a Good Environment

      Sep 13, 2021 - Equipment Engineer in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good team Good salary and benefits

      Cons

      High stress environment Demanding schedule On call 24/7

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 713 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Samsung Austin Semiconductor Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Samsung Austin Semiconductor? Share Your Experiences

    or