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TSMC Reviews

Updated May 24, 2017
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  1. "You should try it when you're young."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Pay is good enough to live in Taiwan.

    Cons

    work and life balance is not that good, depends on department.


  2. "A big platform for talents"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intensive and comprehensive training program
    TSMC is the most valuable semi-conductor company in the world, therefore it has biggest platform for employees to bring their talent in play.

    Cons

    the defensive strategy of TSMC is to prevent the business secret to spread out to its competitors, therefore electronic device regulation is very strict.


  3. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance / good salary

    Cons

    slow promotion / boring / routine working environment


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  5. "PID engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    nice salary level in Taiwan

    Cons

    extremely high working time and high pressure working atmosphere


  6. "Excellent salary, but it takes you lots of time staying at the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Taichung (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Process Engineer in Taichung (Taiwan)
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great chance for freshman to accumulate fortune. Such a challenging job

    Cons

    Nothing to complain except your time spebt in the company

    Advice to Management

    Keep moving


  7. "IT Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    good company competent in global market, above average salary, very stable.

    Cons

    high-related to production line, sometime stressful and interrupted when development

    Advice to Management

    Think ahead, and pay resource to human development and training.


  8. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    better wage and welfare provided

    Cons

    There's nothing bad to work here


  9. "A very mediocre place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    senior management was great, humble and helpful
    accumulated knowledge, invited speakers from famous institutions
    top-notch fabs
    salary
    activities, infrastructure

    Cons

    motivation is extremely low
    horrible information sharing among groups and departments
    lots of unnecessary pressure
    uber long working hours (14hrs/day regularly, 16 - 18hrs are no exception)
    low-level (technical) managers are proud and bossy
    company is too large - newcomers have hard time having any impact
    bad company culture
    constant IP brainwashing
    overtime up to 3hrs is considered "daily workload" and is not compensated for

    Advice to Management

    improve motivation - management does not know how to inspire young people and only cares about getting things done fast
    change IP policy - IP causes huge inefficiencies among department communication


  10. "Process integration engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Good salary, good benefits, good technology and support systems

    Cons

    tyrant culture, section management didn't have strong technical knowledge, Nepotism

    Advice to Management

    Need more strong technical knowledge


  11. "Equipment engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Tainan (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Equipment Engineer in Tainan (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Effective management and high productivity

    Cons

    High pressure working environment and long hours

    Advice to Management

    None


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