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TSMC Reviews

Updated June 14, 2017
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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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


  4. "Principle engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time

    Pros

    Pretty good salary at taiwan

    Cons

    Long working hour and high pressure


  5. "software engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  6. "A great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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


  7. "Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

  8. "Massive corp"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  9. "Competitive company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. "Product Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


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