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Updated January 17, 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. Helpful (1)

    "Entry Level Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Cutting Edge facilities, the pay is ultra competitive, great benefits, and above all you get to be on the forefront of technological innovation.

    Cons

    Long Work Hours, many you will get to work early and stay late often. Sometimes management can seem distant. Lack of individualism in the company.

    Advice to Management

    Overall the management is concerned with the level of moral of their employee's. Acknowledging this they are a Korean based company they expect hard work and long hours.


  2. "Great Place to Work"

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

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

    Pros

    If you don't work directly in manufacturing (which many people who post reviews on here do), it's a great place to work.

    - Health benefits (paid 100% by company)
    - Food stipend in the cafeteria
    - Fast paced work enviroment
    - Diverse work assignments
    - Great managers (most, at least) and coworkers
    - Dedicated and intelligent coworkers

    Cons

    Most cons come if you work directly in manufacturing. Every company has it's problems, and SAS is no different. You're delusional if you think all other companies are better than here. Honestly, it's a great place to work.

    - More work than staff
    - Direction for major decisions come from HQ instead of local
    - Lots of bureaucracy and paperwork
    - Despite record profits, HQ is not investing back into the site as much to build new fab
    - Sometimes, it feels as we're the unwanted step child of Samsung and the other Fabs are better cared for by HQ

    Advice to Management

    Nothing; every company has it's problems. SAS is far ahead of many other companies.

  3. "Equipment Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Option for unlimited overtime, fast paced, great management

    Cons

    low pay, might stay a contractor for a long time, no benefits as a contractor


  4. "Very Stressful Work Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Making good money, Health Insurance/Benefits

    Cons

    Bad Work Culture, Stressful environment


  5. "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.


  6. 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.


  7. "Good and Hard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Young company, controlled by Korea

    Advice to Management

    Don't be scared

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. "Horrendously boring"

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

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

    Pros

    Okay compensation -assume 55 hr work week, so its not even that much
    Health insurance
    Lunch/breakfast is cheaper than grocery store

    Cons

    The job sounds so cool until you start - at which point you will be perpetually busy, stressed and mind-numbingly bored. Even HR works 50+/week.... The office as a whole looks oppressed. Do yourself a solid and turn down the offer.

    Advice to Management

    Shut down the plant


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