Samsung Group
3.1 of 5 753 reviews
www.samsung.com Suwon-dong, South Korea 1000 to 5000 Employees

Samsung Group Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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70% Approve of the CEO

Samsung Group CEO & Vice-Chairman Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

(132 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good learning process

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proshands on experience in top company of its industry

    Consoverworked, cultural challenges, low salary, high stress

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Products driven by management in Korea

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStable company, flexibility to develop new concepts and tech.

    ConsCultural differences difficult to overcome. Management lacks understanding of US markets. Software execution poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive more freedom and hold people accountable. Respect cultural differences, train expats better

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Military Style Management and Too much Politics

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsSamsung is famous. You may have a chance to get free Android devices. Although their base salary is relatively low comparing to the main stream American companies, their compensation is not bad and their base salary is still higher than many Asian companies, such as Foxconn, Huawei, Supermicro, or ASUS etc.

    ConsThe base salary is relatively low. The management and company culture are notorious bad. They exploit employee to contribute patent to company. It counts into your half-year assessment which is the reference for your bonus. As I have mentioned, their base salary is low, but their bonus may not be bad. Their the manager controls substantial portion of your yearly income, and that will serve a great leverage for the manager to exploit the employee.

    Another thing is that their company IT is notoriously poor. For example, my current American company outsources the IT architecture to professional IT service vendor (such as Citrix). When you got some trouble on your PC, all you need to do is to make a phone call to the help desk, and you quickly get a professional IT service to fix your computer. Nonetheless, in Samsung, fixing your own PC is a part of your skill in your work. You have to fix your own PC or you will be treated incompetence. The group which I worked for in Samsung does have a Korean IT guy. However, he acted like your boss. You have to beg him to fix your PC or your may have to wait for a long time, and you may not finish your job because of that. Your manager won't listen to your "excuse" saying that you could not finish your work on time because your PC has some issue. blah blah blah ...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    average at best

    Marketing (Former Employee)
    Ridgefield Park, NJ

    Prospeople work hard, excellent products, working for a major company

    Consprocesses are redundant,systems in place arent adequate enough to meet management demands, thus workers can feel burned out and stressed

    Advice to Senior Managementlisten to feedback from your team and forums such as these

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    it was ok, not very great

    RF Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosgood pay, co-worker are nice

    Consmanagement style is like dictator, decision making take place in secrecy, no clear directions.

    Advice to Senior Managementshould hire good technical directors, decision making should be open and all group members should be kept on board

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent pay but long hour and rigid culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- company is doing well so the name value on the resume is high
    - pay is decent compared to other tech companies in Korea
    - company is trying to adopt more flexible culture i.e. flex-hour

    Cons- decision making is rigidly top-down ; top-management mandate rules the business decisions even though they're not the most optimal ones
    - samsung can do better in terms of diversity (gender, race, etc)
    - there're lots of ethical questions around the huge influence of the chairman family

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not somewhere i'd want to work again

    Staff Accountant (Former Employee)
    Houston, TX

    ProsThe working environment was ok. Coworkers were very good people.

    ConsLong hours, Underpaid and unfair advantages for some.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prospay, people, customers, benefits, experience

    Consdiscrimination, upper management, culture, hours, selfishness

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    not a happy work environment

    Logistics Coordintaor (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsLearn a lot of the business

    ConsPoorly managed by the senior management

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn how to treat people with respect and integrity

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ying and Yang of a company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsOn one hand there are a lot of great things to learn from working here.

    ConsBeing a white american, I find that this company discriminates against the non-Koreans of the workforce. I was given excess responsibility and was set up for failure from the start and If I knew it was going to be an upward battle from the start I would not have joined here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSpread the workload evenly and avoid being racially biased with the work load.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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