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Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • relatively good salary in Taiwan (in 27 reviews)

  • You can learn a lot of methods to solve problem systematically (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Long working hours, bad company culture (in 31 reviews)

  • Hard to achieve work-life balance (common situation in Taiwan tech companies though) (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    good pay, big company, nice environment

    Cons

    bad management, and too much talking than acting


  2. "Process Integration Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  3. "A great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Colleagues are friendly, willing to teach what they know. Fair promotion system.

    Cons

    Sometimes need to work a bit longer, but its still OK.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


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  5. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Good pay , good benefits

    Cons

    Work load , work long time


  6. "Massive corp"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Great scale company, growing market, various products

    Cons

    Politics.long working hours. Great pressure. Humiliating conferences


  7. "Product Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    only for the good salary

    Cons

    Bad culture and management


  8. "Competitive company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Hsin-chu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Hsin-chu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company give a high and competitive salary in Taiwan. Meanwhile, they provide a challenging work in the semiconductor industry. The company is also promising in the near future

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are very respectful and working so hard in order to help the company compete in the world. However, some managers are a little hard to get along with and work together.


  9. "Equipment Automation (EA) Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Union City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Union City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    TSMC is a international large company, and also one of the most outstanding giant of the semiconductor business. TSMC always follow with the newest technology. Not only the employers also the employees have enthusiasm to work to make the company stronger.

    Cons

    Project manager/coordinator of systems/database migration project and proposed comprehensive IT solutions to re-engineer system architecture for minimizing database (oracle/DB2) loading and enhance system performance.
    Directed software programming and modified existing software to solve user problems and support FAB operation.
    Enabled equipment automation and developed several tool automation programs/functions (VB.NET/C/C++/C#/Java) to save manual handling resource and prevent miss operation.

    Advice to Management

    Used more young and talented people, don't care too much about the school ranking.


  10. "RD process engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    good salary
    advanced technology
    well-development

    Cons

    overtime working
    closed system
    night-drift
    on call
    job orientation limitation


  11. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pay is good compare to Taiwan living standard.

    Cons

    Need work hard and the day-off time depends.



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