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Samsung Group Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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3.1 761 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

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

Dr. Oh-Hyun Kwon

(133 ratings)

53% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The only good thing about Samsung is the good salary(in 56 reviews)

  • Good work/life balance, good management(in 14 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is a joke - if you want to shorten your life by half come work here(in 91 reviews)

  • No Work life balance - expect to work 60-80 hours every week if you don't want to fall behind(in 34 reviews)

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    Account Manager

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood Salary & reputation in Korea. Have lots of chance to experience global operations. Also have many education&training chances. For foreigners, they certainly works less than Koreans.

    ConsEach division is a whole different company. Have to choose the division very carefully. Also have to give up your life - 'urgent', everything is an urgent issue that needs to be finished 'today'

    Advice to Senior ManagementCarefully planned & timed work will make urgent issues decrease.

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

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    Anonymous (Former Employee)

    ProsYou have to work over time during year end closing.

    ConsGood benefit for employees per year.

     

    ok experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslots of things to learn. samsung has a big potential.

    Conshard to balance work and personal life.

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    Challenging work but extensive politics.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsCo-workers are a great source of knowledge.

    ConsManagement is unstable and there is very little job security.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about the careers of the employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not good.

    SSE (Former Employee)

    ProsA job at a role of Software Developer will give travel opportunities. Good compensation and bonus.

    ConsVery very hective work schedule. There was no work and life balance. Upper management was very adhoc during product planing phase.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Research & development at SISA or SRA Samsung Research America

    Project Leader (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsCompetitive salary and bonuses (joining and annual)

    ConsI was a project leader for almost two years and i strongly recommend people to stay away from Samsung Research America, specially researchers due to the following reasons.

    1. There is no independence and everything needs to be approved by HQ in South Korea. Upper management in South Korea thinks in terms of hardware and they do not understand software. They are old people with poor understanding of technology and all decisions are taken based on what other US companies are publicly doing

    2. People from HQ steal many project ideas as they need to approve them. They will say "please do not work on this item idea because we are already working on it at HQ". Then, they will ran back to HQ and create a project based on your idea or team idea. HQ stole to big projects from my team in just two years.

    3. Similarly HQ will also steal the patents generated by you or your team and i have known some instances in which patents submitted from usa to south korea for approval come back with different author names.

    4. Finally, since all funding comes from HQ your managers at Samsung research america (usa) will be powerless after all the abuses you suffer.

    In summary, Samsung is a follower company, following the work of leading companies such as apple and this is so embedded in their culture that they even follow and steal ideas from each other within the company.

    Stay away please if you are an independent and innovative researcher. Join n american company or startup in the bay area better. You will regret joining and you will remember my advise.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGain independence from HQ approvals and behave in n ethical manner

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place

    Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosnice team, good work, work life balance

    Consno clear startegey, depends on team

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    Multicultural company, good company for the first start career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, many opportunity, big company

    ConsNeed to stay late to work with HQ or conterparts

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    Overall Good but sometimes too hierachy

    Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsThe strategic decision is made very speedy and it can follow up the other competitors very aggressively.

    ConsIt has not allowed any failure even though it tells it will....

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt should be more creative by allowing some failure.

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    Great technology to work with

    LTE Engineer (Former Employee) Reston, VA

    ProsNot micro Managed at al

    Conslong hours put in to accomplish goals

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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