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TSMC Reviews

Updated September 15, 2017
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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. "Process Development Engineer"

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

    I worked at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and high pay in TW

    Cons

    not good for career development


  2. "Good for new graduates to join"

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

    I worked at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Global view, well-established structure and competitive salary

    Cons

    Long working hours, high stress environment

  3. "Like Prison"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Good salary. Stable. Usually does not kick people out.

    Cons

    You can bring almost nothing electronic inside. In addition, the company blocks out lots of web sites that have no obvious security concerns.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve the information securing capability. Do not always take the easy way out - just block out anything. Top-tier talent will not want to work in a prison.


  4. "TSMC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Tainan (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Operations Supervisor in Tainan (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Money, compietion, Famous, knowledge, KPI HL culture

    Cons

    Working time, No life & work balance,


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

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    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.


  6. "Principle Engineer"

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    • 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


  7. "Nice work place in Taiwan"

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    • 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

  8. "engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    related high pay in Taiwan

    Cons

    high pressure work environment, standby any time


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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    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).


  10. "Software Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    1. Very competitive salary for a software engineer in Taiwan
    2. Large company with lots of smart people in it.

    Cons

    1. use relatively stable(old) technology for project development
    2. most of the requirement are internal facing application, rather than customer facing products( which is understandable since Its a manufacturer)

    Advice to Management

    need to give subordinates more room to grow


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