Samsung Research America – Why Work For Us?


Samsung Research America (SRA) plays a pivotal role in developing the next generation of discovery in software, user experience and services for future products that can enrich your life.

Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with locations in many technology centers across North America, SRA researches and builds new core technologies to enhance the competitive edge of Samsung products. SRA strengthens Open Innovation by leveraging key relationships with start-ups and academic institutions, and optimizes R&D performance via collaborations, agile processes and recruiting top talent.

Our strength is our people.

We assemble the smartest, most original thinkers and encourage great work within a collaborative environment.

Careers WokingAtSRA OpenInnovation copyOur benefits program demonstrates our belief that happy employees are productive employees.


  • Health and life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent day care
  • Short and long-term disability coverage 
  • 401(k) Plan with company match 
  • Tuition assistance and support of learning & development
  • Paid vacations and holidays 
  • Product discounts
  • Personal and family counseling 
  • Wellness programs

Samsung provides comprehensive health coverage for you and your eligible dependents with 3 different choices of medical plans to choose from to fit your specific needs, OAP, HMO and HSA.

Our health plans are bundled so for an extremely low premium, you will also receive dental, vision and pharmacy coverage. Additionally, Samsung offers Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Medical, Dependent Care and Commuter Benefits.  We give a discount on your premium if you are a non-smoker, reimburse your annual fitness membership, offer programs to manage stress and to quit smoking, have a healthy babies program, accessibility to a 24-hour health-line and ergonomic resources for your work space.

The Samsung 401(k) plan allows you to contribute to your 401(k) pre-tax and/or after tax “Roth 401(k)”. Samsung currently matches 75% of the 1st 6% of your contributions each pay period.

You have the option to change or stop this contribution rate at any time. If you are at least age 50 by the end of the calendar year, you have an opportunity for additional savings, called “catch-up contributions”. As a participant in the Samsung 401(k) program, you choose how to invest your account from a wide range of investment options. You can access your account and make changes on a daily basis using the plan’s interactive website. If you need to access your savings before retirement, loans are available.

We believe that living by strong values is the key to good business. That’s why these core values, along with a rigorous code of conduct, are at the heart of every decision we make.



Quite simply, a company is its people. At Samsung, we are dedicated to giving our people a wealth of opportunities to reach their full potential.



Everything we do at Samsung is driven by an unyielding passion for excellence - and an unfaltering commitment to develop the best products and services on the market.



In today's fast-paced global economy, change is constant and innovation is critical to a company's survival. As we have done for 70 years, we set our sights on the future, anticipating market needs and demands so we can steer our company toward long-term success.



Operating in an ethical way is the foundation of our business. Everything we do is guided by a moral compass that ensures fairness, respect for all stakeholders and complete transparency.

Co Prosperity


A business cannot be successful unless it creates prosperity and opportunity for others. Samsung is dedicated to being a socially and environmentally responsible corporate citizen in every community where we operate around the globe.

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    I worked at Samsung Research America full-time (More than 5 years)

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    growing and strong work life balance growing startup mentality is catching but still needs work finally signs of breaking away from HQ threads as critical mass of local company is attained


    1. very silo oriented thinking and lack of collaboration incentives means similar ideas get built in different ways in silos are shoe-horned into a narrow existing product focus. 2. need more employee empowerment 3. needs stronger executives with silicon valley mentality and courage

    Advice to Management

    Increase employee empowerment on decision making and better incubate collaboration opportunities across Samsung divisional silos to enable reduced R&D expense and avoid duplicated technology development and create a more enabled service opportunities rather than an enabler built for only 1 divisional use case. Need more outside the box business wizards to complement the advanced technology pump.

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Samsung Research America.


    I was one of the applicant finalists chosen for a interview. The interview took place at Samsung in San Jose, CA. I was interviewed by IT department director, IT Security department director, and the IT Security Operations Manager. The interview lasted no longer than 30 minutes. I was asked questions about my interests in IT, and specifically IT security, IT forensics, and pentesting. Questions were directed at my statements for me to elaborate more.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your interests in IT Security?   1 Answer
    • What do you know about pentesting?   1 Answer
    • Whats systems have you worked with?   1 Answer
    • What areas of interests do you have?   1 Answer

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Additional Info

Headquarters San Jose, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Competitors Sony, LG Electronics, Nokia

Samsung Research America (SRA) plays a pivotal role in developing the next generation of discovery in software, user experience and services for future products that can enrich your life.

Mission: Our mission is to research and develop new technologies by partnering with the best and brightest and creating a collaborative environment between industry and academia. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with locations in many technology centers in North America, SRA is driven to build a culture of innovation that rapidly translates research and new ideas into the unexpected.

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