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Updated December 6, 2017
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TSMC Chairman Morris Chang
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41 Ratings

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  • The cons of the company might be long working hours (usually 10-12 hour from Monday to Friday) and every month need to work on duty once in the weekend (in 41 reviews)

  • Some supervisors just don't care your work-life balance (in 27 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Process Integration Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Integration Engineer
    Former Employee - Process Integration Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and high pay in TW

    Cons

    Very long working hours and force to work overtime


  2. "good company"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    you can learn new things by getting a close look the latest technology
    people are nice inside though they are very busy

    Cons

    work-life balance is hard to achieve

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Process Development Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Process Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Process Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, top notch technology

    Cons

    Long working hours, bad company culture


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Experience"

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    Former Employee - Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Management in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very stable, dominator in semiconductor manufacturing.

    Cons

    Strong engineering capability but poor and unprofessional business departments.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire very senior foundry employees to run PM or BD. They're simply non-professional and should better stay in manufacturing positions.


  5. "Good exposure to process technology along with hands-on experience to ASIC design"

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Former Employee - Design Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    state-of-the-art Research and development, friendly environment

    Cons

    work life balance, language barriers


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Principle Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will learn everything about working in a big company. Your skill sets will be advanced.

    Cons

    Very stressful and often overtime.


  7. "RD working environment"

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

    I worked at TSMC as an intern

    Pros

    A lot of interesting projects are running. Good opportunity to implement what you have and to collaborate with experts from different areas.

    Cons

    Big bosses are watching you, especially in Hsinchu.

    Advice to Management

    More communication is required.

  8. "a high pressure and hard working place"

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    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Technical Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1.) Very good salary in Taiwan. 2.) Many smart people, 3.) Advanced semiconductor technology

    Cons

    1.) Long working hours, 2) Military management and bureaucracy, 3.) No work life balance, 4.) No career development, 3) Bad company culture

    Advice to Management

    Need to respect the employee more


  9. "A cog in the machine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Steady growth and offers competitive salary.

    Cons

    Fast paced, high intensity and high pressure work environment.
    Work without professional skills, bad for career development.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce meaningless politics/process/meeting and blindly review.


  10. "company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stable growth and good profits of business

    Cons

    lack of challenges when you get used to its envrionments


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