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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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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. "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


  2. "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.

  3. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance, PTO, cafeteria, fitness center.

    Cons

    Bad technical/business management, low overall employee education level.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Process Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Starting pay for new grads is okay. Cafeteria is nice. They have a basketball court and a soccer field if that's what "work" is for you. If you're lucky you'll get to go to S. Korea. You will learn the art of Korean company politics.

    Cons

    This is a Korean company operating in America. There is only so much growth potential here. There is no value staying at this company for more than 3 years. You are absolutely replaceable. You don't get stock or equity. You will likely never get a patent. You're just a body. Sounds mean... but it's true.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice is to do more to recognize and retain your good, experienced employees. Do more to recognize your poor managers and make examples of them. Also, Awards are meaningless if they don't translate into promotion opportunities. You are creating resentful employees when you give them $25 gift cards, but no promotions.


  6. "The worst company"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Technician in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    None it's a horrible place to work that's why I'm writing this

    Cons

    They treat you like an animal if you clock in literally 2 seconds late you get written up just a really bad environment

    Advice to Management

    When an employee takes off for a family emergency don't investigate into it like your the police


  7. "Good pay, horrible management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Excellent starting pay out of college. Good health insurance

    Cons

    Management likes to find scapegoats for their mistakes. Blame is always pushed down the ladder until it is placed on your shoulders. The hours are also long, typically 6:30-6, 5-7 days a week. You are on-call 24/7.

    Advice to Management

    Take ownership of your mistakes.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "***All Manufacturing Info***"

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

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

    Pros

    High job security due to incompetent co-workers.
    very very very easy position

    Cons

    IF YOUR SMART, DO NOT MAKE THE MISTAKE OF ACCEPTING A MANUFACTURING. YOU WILL REGRET IT AND YOU WILL QUIT.
    Starting pay for manufacturing is 12 an hour. Starting for EQP or process techs is 21.50.
    in order to transfer to a tech position you need to work manufacturing for a year, which the manager normally rejects all your applications out because they struggle to find competent employees.
    Only way out of the manufacturing trap is to quit and get rehired.
    Manufacturing sups and managers cause complete chaos and ruin quality of wafers just to make shipments. *Trust me when i say this, they completely overload tools and ruin the line just to make shipments*
    Hots lots is more of a human notification system than a job.
    Techs treat you like complete trash.
    The rate at which people quit MFG is very very high due to the terrible pay and the true struggle to apply into another position.
    Training is an absolute joke, lets just hope you got someone who has a clue in life training you because they have no training documents... literally everything you learn is from word of mouth of your trainer. THATS IT <TERRRIBLE>
    All techs make at least double and up to quadruple your paycheck.


  9. "Worse Job I Ever Had"

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

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Compressed schedule is nice because of the days off, pay was OK when you first get hired.

    Cons

    Stressful environment, cut throat employees, horrible management, raises are far and few between, bad training you're left to figure it out on your own but don't make a mistake, review periods are a joke

    Advice to Management

    stop micro managing and start respecting your technicians more


  10. "Technician"

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    Former Employee - Technician in Taylor, TX
    Former Employee - Technician in Taylor, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited overtime, onsite cafeteria, some people there are friend worthy. Other than that I can't say much good about this place .

    Cons

    Management is terrible, and if something goes wrong they want the low man on the totem pole to take the heat wether he or she did it or not. Very unprofessional supervisors they talk bad about other employees to other employees I.E. name calling, saying that said employee is retarded, stupid, worthless. And not in that nice of a way either they use very colorful language if you get what I'm saying .

    Advice to Management

    Think twice who you decide to promote. Some people are NOT management material.


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