TSMC rated as the best place to work in Taiwan

SATISFIED WORKERS::Among the most popular places to work, a survey found shared elements of satisfaction due to culture, benefits and opportunities for promotion

Staff writer, with CNA

Thu, Nov 29, 2012 - Page 14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電), the world’s foremost contract chipmaker, was rated in a recent survey as the best company to work for in Taiwan, according to the results of the survey released yesterday.

Restaurant chain operator Wowprime Corp (王品) came in second, followed by Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密), the world’s largest contract electronics maker; Uni-President Enterprises Corp (統一企業), one of Taiwan’s leading food makers; and Chunghwa Telecom Co (中華電信), the nation’s largest telecoms operator.

China Steel Corp (中鋼), Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp (宏達電), flat-panel maker Chimei Innolux Corp (奇美電子), state-run oil refiner CPC Corp, Taiwan (CPC, 台灣中油) and the Formosa Plastics Group (FPG, 台塑集團), one of the nation’s leading conglomerates, took the sixth to 10th places.


David Chang (張大為), president of China Credit Information Service Ltd (CCIS, 中華徵信所), which conducted the survey from Oct. 3 to Oct. 31, said the 10 best companies to work for are leading brands in their respective sectors and they were chosen because of their corporate image, salaries and perks, and willingness to recognize employees’ creativity.

Chang said the survey rated each company in accordance with salaries, job responsibilities, benefit systems, employees’ sense of accomplishment and promotion opportunities.


Taking TSMC chairman and chief executive officer Morris Chang (張忠謀) as an example — who said last week in a letter to employees that he is opposed to having employees working overtime frequently — David Chang said this indicated that the industrialist values effectiveness and is willing to provide his employees with favorable benefits and bonuses.


As for Wowprime, which owns 11 restaurant chains with 265 outlets in Taiwan and China, the company came high on the list because of its corporate culture, which encourages its employees to fulfill their dreams and implements a “collective sharing” reward system that makes the company an ideal destination for individuals interested in the food industry, Chang said.


In an online job bank survey conducted last month, Wowprime chairman Steve Day (戴勝益) was rated the most admired executive among his local peers because of his management style.

In the 1111 Job Bank survey, Day was followed by TSMC’s Morris Chang.


Meanwhile, David Chang said yesterday Chimei came in the top 10 because it allocated NT$68 million (US$2.33 million) last year for employee bonuses even though the company incurred a deficit.