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TSMC Hsinchu Reviews

Updated September 7, 2017
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Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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Pros
  • Good salary and lots of opportunity for freshmen (in 36 reviews)

  • You can learn a lot if your mindset is positive, humble to learn and ask (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Very long working hours and force to work overtime (in 37 reviews)

  • Hard to achieve work-life balance (common situation in Taiwan tech companies though) (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Principle Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary, Good Good Good

    Cons

    Long work time Long Long

    Advice to Management

    Be honest


  2. "Good pay in Taiwan but working under high pressure"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot if your mindset is positive, humble to learn and ask. There are many many things you can learn from other departments.
    The benefits is not bad. You don't have to be in front of your seat in the day, you can walk away, discuss with others, and drink coffee.
    There are still some good supervisors.

    Cons

    Normally you will have several projects which make you feel nervous to give weekly update .
    The Manufacturing is the most powerful unit, so you have to solve the production issue as soon as you can, otherwise, every body would call you. It's high pressure.
    Some supervisors don't help you too much but request you to do many things, and don't care about your time/working priority.

    Advice to Management

    To those unqualified managers, you have to stand in your engineers' shoes, and care your engineers' respond.

  3. "Nice work place in Taiwan"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principla Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Principla Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The employees in Taiwan get a satisfied annual pay compared to other companies and have the opportunity to improve skills.

    Cons

    It is hard to keep balanced life because the employees often work overtime to fulfill tight project schedule and customer requirement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve cross-level communication


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place for a people that want a stable job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Computer Integration Manufacturing Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Computer Integration Manufacturing Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Good benefits.
    Well known company.
    Stable company.

    Cons

    On call.
    Working on routine job.
    Top down management (aka your boss is everything)
    Bad working culture.
    Paranoid on security (metal gate every building, no smart phone, limited internet access, etc).


  5. "Principal engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    strict/clear company rules, hard working engineer, good CEO

    Cons

    creativity, reporting channel, promotion, buro culture

    Advice to Management

    creativity, reporting channel, promotion


  6. "Neutral"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary in Taiwan.
    Great scale of IT environment.

    Cons

    Politics may make you frustrated.
    Long working hours.


  7. "tsmc is good for new entry"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    money is ok, good corporate governance

    Cons

    long working hour, demanding command chain

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Engineer of Quality and Reliability"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top in this business and keep growing.
    Good salary and lots of opportunity for freshmen.

    Cons

    Too many managers which means unnecessary meeting and review.
    Wasting too much young talent on useless work.


  9. "Deputy director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry pioneer and always put the resource in the right way. A lots of smart people work together

    Cons

    Not so international company, Hard work but promotion is very tough

    Advice to Management

    Try to make precisely and detailed description when employee make a good or worse job


  10. "Long working hours, good for locals"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Good compensation
    2) Helpful people and HR

    Cons

    1) Long Working hours
    2) Tiring to work on shop floor

    Advice to Management

    Treat humans as humans


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