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Samsung Austin Semiconductor Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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Samsung Austin Semiconductor President Chan Hoon Park
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Pros
  • Pay is good and bonuses are consistent (in 33 reviews)

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

Cons
  • work-life balance is not very good (in 64 reviews)

  • night shift causes health issues, long hours, some politics (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "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.


  2. "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.

  3. "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.


  4. "First engineering job"

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    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very high tech, amazing location.

    Cons

    Typical big company drawbacks. Worked with 1000 other engineers. Its a work farm, you live in a cube farm.

    Advice to Management

    Dont forget that your employees are people.


  5. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay
    Benefit
    Job security
    Family events

    Cons

    Promotion slow
    Not trust technician enough


  6. "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!


  7. "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.

  8. "Great Company"

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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

    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. "Verification Engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome work culture and benefits. Austin Rocks as well

    Cons

    Work stress, tight schedules. You need to handle pressure


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