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Updated Dec 6, 2021

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3.4
65%
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95%
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United Microelectronics Co-Presidents Shan-Chieh Chien and Jason Wang (no image)
Shan-Chieh Chien and Jason Wang
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Able to earn money but no work life balance(in 10 reviews)

  • "Reasonable working hour with good pay(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "not very good work life balance(in 15 reviews)

  • "Need to work at weekend and the working hours is very long(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      CNA

      Oct 21, 2020 - Certified Nursing Assistant CNA 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Learned a lot Fun Challenging Friendly Rich education

      Cons

      Nothing I can consider as a con

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good company to work for

      Mar 26, 2021 - Administration Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It allows you to improve on interpersonal skills and admin skills.

      Cons

      You will be doing the things over.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      UMC TAIWAN PROCESS ENGINEER

      Nov 20, 2020 - Software Engineer in College Station, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      good work life balance, and good work environment

      Cons

      low salary, and old fashioned eqipments

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Great job security but bureaucracy makes career growth difficult.

      Mar 11, 2009 - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      UMC is a traditional company with a lot of job security. They try very hard to not have to lay off any employees (it's seen as a place where you can work until retirement). Also, given the size of its business (large for a Taiwanese company), it affords a lot of different experiences to its employees. It is seen as prestigious (in Taiwan) and since it has fabs in many different countries, you will have travel experiences as well. Good vacation package and benefits package. Also, there is good work life balance. Finally, there is a good mix of younger and older employees.

      Cons

      There is a lot of internal politics and bureaucracy. This sometimes makes it quite hard to get the information needed to complete a project or to implement anything cross functional. Also, like many other big companies, promotions can sometimes be more about who know rather than what you know. There is a heavy emphasis on seniority within the company and there are cases where it seems that if you've been around long enough, you will be given management opportunities over someone who is more capable. This creates dissatisfaction among the most valuable junior employees and contributes to higher turnover and attrition.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Interning at UMC Sunnyvale

      Dec 6, 2015 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very pleasant staff, comfortable work culture, and communicative managers. I worked as an intern for 3 months and had a wonderful experience. While many of the tasks were tedious, the deadlines were reasonable and the managers are very accommodating to interns.

      Cons

      As an intern, I was not given many tasks to accomplish- most of it was busy work, such as reorganizing spreadsheets and reformatting current presentations to look cleaner. The data input was tedious.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Shaky place

      Feb 2, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Oriental culture, nice and humble working level people

      Cons

      Deficiency organization - people not doing what they suppose to do of their titles. Work load can be drastically different without a fair KPI system. Lack of direction and leadership - sub par management team, cannot make up their minds what to do. Decision leave unattended even at the head of house hold level. Inconsistency - management pops different ideas all the time and constantly changing, but not necessary toward to the right direction. A 30-year old company feels like 3 month old. High turn over rate - management believes the people left were simply not suitable to this place

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good place to learn, many opportunities in this mid-sized company

      May 26, 2010 - Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      1. gain knowledge of the latest technology, industrial ecosystem 2. potential to grow within the UMC group --- there are many subsidiaries

      Cons

      1. overall compensation may not be as good as competitors 2. foundry business is a mature industry

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    8. 1.0
      Former Employee

      UMC is an 2nd tier company to work.

      Jul 11, 2009 -  in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      UMC provides foundry working experience for new graduate to explore process technology, design support, and customer support.

      Cons

      UMC is 2nd tier foundry and the top management team is 2nd class executives who don't have good strategy. Their strategy is to match TSMC process technology. Their existence is to provide another competition for fabless company such that they have alternative to negotiate price with TSMC. Their business will be very subject to the business cycle of semiconductor industry.

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      4 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Intern

      Sep 20, 2016 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working environment. People were friendly and helpful to me.

      Cons

      There weren't any interns from overseas except for me.

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Sr. Account Specialist

      Nov 2, 2018 - Senior Account Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      well system and procedure

      Cons

      flexibility is low and suggestion hardly accepted

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