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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Reviews

Updated March 19, 2017
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Samsung Austin Semiconductor President Chan Hoon Park
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Pros
  • The pay is good, the benefits are great, and they lead in the change in the industry (in 28 reviews)

  • Samsung is a great company with good pay and benefits (in 23 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is horrendous (in 58 reviews)

  • night shift causes health issues, long hours, some politics (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Equipment and Process Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Equipment Technician II in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Engineering Equipment Technician II in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are great along with the quarterly and annual bonuses. I liked the shift work, it offered plenty of time off.

    Cons

    Sometimes there was mandatory overtime. Some of the policies seemed unreasonable to me. Work there is mostly reactionary mainly due to the high volume of changes.

    Advice to Management

    I felt like my hands were tied when trying to move forward with a project because my management didn't understand it nor would take the time to learn it to give permission to move forward. In order for any improvements to be made, it would need pressure from above instead of getting ahead of the curve.


  2. "High Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Very exciting technology to work on

    Cons

    Difficult environment and management style

    Advice to Management

    It is not necessary to manage based on constant crisis


  3. "Technician"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Samsung Austin Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits with great people

    Cons

    Too many chiefs in leadership


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Pay is excellent hours are not"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is hard to beat especially with bonuses

    Cons

    The hours are long at 50+ at a minimum for engineering.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards getting 1st shift people at 40 hours a week


  6. "Challenging work environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technician in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior 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 and benefits
    Cutting edge work

    Cons

    Local leaders are controlled by Korea
    No clear direction from management
    Goals are competing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Times they are a changing"

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, compensation, on site amenities, in ramp mode to increase production, hiring more people.

    Cons

    Running out of space quickly for new employees so having to share cubical or bullpen even high level people. New building is coming in august but all the new hires will be in by june. Managers need to respond to employee concerns and talk to them. Build trust.

    Advice to Management

    Managers learn to listen and work with employees. Stop the elitist attitudes of managers and principal or staff engineers.


  8. "principle engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    very intensive work environment while a lot of learning opportunity, good for people who wants a more challenging environment, also great on it's benefit

    Cons

    work is not very efficient - inefficient meetings, partial Korean style way of management

    Advice to Management

    high level people should focus on management more instead of micromanagement


  9. "Good place to retire"

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    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Electrical Engineer in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    great benefits, great PTO time, fast-paced

    Cons

    Not much of employee recognition.
    Not much engineering. Most of the time, you contact other vendors to solve issues.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company, but high stress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company overall legitimately cares about it's employees and layoffs are very rare. The pay and benefits are great.

    Cons

    The company works lean, meaning that everyone is expected to do more than they can reasonably handle and the turnover rate is higher as a result. Many Korean managers have given up their lives outside of work and expect you to do the same.

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue its initiative to stress a healthy work/life balance


  11. "A great job (dependent upon your supervisor/manager at any given time)."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Compressed Work Weeks. Great benefits. Good deal of pride working with such a successful company. Continuing Education. Community Involvement.

    Cons

    Job satisfaction is too dependent upon the quality of the supervisor at any given time. The company either assigns the newest engineers and/or the best number cruncher to it's supervisor positions. This criteria effectively results in a 'luck of the draw' whether or not the supervisor has quality people skills. I don't believe people skills are given any significant weight when considering candidates for these positions.

    Advice to Management

    All results are employee driven. A happy, respected workforce generates superior results. People skills need to be given more weight when selecting those that will manage people.



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