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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Pay is good and bonuses are consistent (in 35 reviews)

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

Cons
  • work-life balance is not very good (in 65 reviews)

  • long hours, high stress, not much else to say here (in 31 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "Senior Engineering Technician"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Engineering Technician in Corpus Christi, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good hours, good incentives

    Cons

    long hours, high stress, not much else to say here

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management

  3. "Samsung Austin reivew"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with. Great benefits. Various schedule opportunities.

    Cons

    Red tape is everywhere. Can be very time demanding


  4. "Extremely high tech. Challenging. Rewarding but only if Engineer or above, sometimes if Master Tech."

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

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay after Senior Tech and 8-10 years with company. Can be rewarding, challenging. Overtime always available and bonus regularly.

    Cons

    Significantly Micromanaged and many supervisors are not great leaders, more like dictators and managers. Inconsistent intradepartmental standards. Technicians not well respected from upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Merit based pay and advancement instead of time in industry based pay and advancement. For additional suggestions, see comments for Pros and Cons.


  5. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    On paper, it has everything it needs to be top tier company for employees to work for (company clubs, employee activities, gym, basketball court, soccer field, pool tables, etc. They are willing to spend money on employee satisfaction activities

    Cons

    Business environment is very cut throat, fast paced, and its not possible to prevent that from rolling down to the employee. Many times, or groups that operate in high stress environment.


  6. "Good pay, great benefits. Big manager expectations."

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

    Pros

    Salary, Benefits. The compressed week gives you long 4 day weekends every other week or the opportunity to work overtime for a good hourly ratr.

    Cons

    No freedom, Paranoid company privacy-wise. Expect to be there 13 hours a day in this position. Workload varies per department.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to distribute the workload.


  7. "Austin is a great city."

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

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. Good pay. Love the diversity of the plant and have made some great friends there. Lots of opportunity for young engineers to advance.

    Cons

    Hard work. 24/7 plant, which can sometimes mean working after hours. Essential to learn the Korean culture, which can be challenging but also very rewarding.

    Advice to Management

    Reward good work!

  8. "Great Company"

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

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, pay, challenging,

    Cons

    Work life balance is a bit offset, but improving


  9. "Former employee working in SAS"

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

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits, consistent bonus and reasonable promotion route

    Cons

    work-life balance is not very good


  10. "Lots of work, great benefits"

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

    I have been working at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    - Individual and Family benefits are great
    - Pay is good for the role
    - Raises are good
    - Bonuses are decent for a professional job

    Cons

    - Lots of work
    - 24/7 fab, depending on the role, you can have a late night if you area has issues
    - Constant improvement expected (Can be unreasonable at times)

    Advice to Management

    Overall, its gotten better. Would be great if it had more of a technology company feel.


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