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TSMC Tainan Reviews

Updated August 3, 2017
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Tainan, Taiwan Area (Taiwan)

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  1. "Principal 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 (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    strict/clear company rules, hard working engineer, good CEO

    Cons

    creativity, reporting channel, promotion, buro culture

    Advice to Management

    creativity, reporting channel, promotion


  2. 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).

  3. "Neutral"

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    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Infrastructure Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary in Taiwan.
    Great scale of IT environment.

    Cons

    Politics may make you frustrated.
    Long working hours.


  4. "tsmc is good for new entry"

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    Current Employee - Section Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    money is ok, good corporate governance

    Cons

    long working hour, demanding command chain


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Principal Engineer of Quality and Reliability"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Top in this business and keep growing.
    Good salary and lots of opportunity for freshmen.

    Cons

    Too many managers which means unnecessary meeting and review.
    Wasting too much young talent on useless work.


  6. "Senior Administrator"

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    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Senior Administrator in Taipei (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Excellent compensation that rewards strong performance
    2. Strong leadership
    3. Intelligent and caring colleagues

    Cons

    Heavy work loading in certain occasion.

    Advice to Management

    Taking employee feedback seriously is vital to build a human workplace.


  7. "Deputy director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Section Manager in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TSMC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Industry pioneer and always put the resource in the right way. A lots of smart people work together

    Cons

    Not so international company, Hard work but promotion is very tough

    Advice to Management

    Try to make precisely and detailed description when employee make a good or worse job

  8. "Long working hours, good for locals"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

    I worked at TSMC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    1) Good compensation
    2) Helpful people and HR

    Cons

    1) Long Working hours
    2) Tiring to work on shop floor

    Advice to Management

    Treat humans as humans


  9. "Serious IP protection"

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

    I worked at TSMC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    IP protection policy make strong competency

    Cons

    Even hard-copy data to paper is seriously monitored. worst case will be fired if IP leak.

    Advice to Management

    Don't always treat employees as thief , make more benefits to employee


  10. "You should try it when you're young."

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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

    Pros

    Pay is good enough to live in Taiwan.

    Cons

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


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