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your life here totally depends on the team

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bellevue, WA
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time (More than a year)

Pros

- job security -big name on your resume -smart coworkers -if you're interested in telecommunication, this is the place you can explore your interests -salary and benefits are great even if you compare to the big companies in US

Cons

- if your manager is bad... because of job security, managers won't leave the company. So it's faster to leave the company and get a new job than to change the culture of Samsung.. - there are many smart people, but some teams are consist of contracts who were hired urgently to fill the replacement.. and some of them are really bad...unprofessional, unqualified. but with the job security, they stay there.. - no manager review - a lack of diversity

Advice to Management

Samsung really need to consider to let some employee go. There're too many unqualified employees including the managers. It will save a lot of cost.

Other Employee Reviews for Samsung Electronics America

  1. Tiring, too many hours of work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Bonus' decent pay but not for the hours

    Cons

    Hours... long unappreciated hours. 12 hours every day including weekends is too much

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate what you have. Don't overlook the good hard workers


  2. Helpful (4)

    QA Department Hardships

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits - Excellent job security - The opportunity to get your hands on the latest and greatest Samsung products before anybody else. - Great company/dept. to work for if you excel at learning on your own and have no problem telling your team leader/supervisor "no" to an unreasonable workload.

    Cons

    - Very much like corporate culture in South Korea, promotions and progressions are provided based on seniority as opposed to performance and skill, so there is little reason for anybody to really do their best. If you're performing exceptionally, expect more work to come your way, but don't expect any brownie points for going the extra mile. - Management care more about results regardless of how to results are created or fabricated in some instances to meet unrealistic time allocated to completing work. - The QA department clearly detaches itself from the rest of STA, don't expect to be participating in company-wide activities or events. - There is no work-life balance, you "live to work" not "work to live". - There are some people that contribute little to nothing, but are not let go for some reason. - Reverse racism: Koreans are commanded to do more work because it is their "responsibility" to the team/company. - HR seems to sweep most of the reports of actions from management that are against policy and even illegal under the rug and mitigate problems "internally" with little to no repercussions to the offenders, especially if they are Korean and/or dispatchers. - Retaliation is a common occurrence and it is a very palpable fear in the department.

    Advice to Management

    - Any QA department in the US should operate like a US department regardless if they report to Korea. - People that have proven to be not qualified need to be let go. - Recognize that people have lives outside of work. - Let the people that have earned it, move up the ladder, not just the people that stuck it out long enough to make it. - Stop making false promises of promotions, opportunities, open door policies, etc. - Enforcing a culture/work/behavior on anybody based on their ethnicity is racist and it needs to stop. People working in America should be given the same treatment. - Give credit where it is due. - Make overtime a choice, not a necessity. - Pay engineers in the department equal wages + what they are worth (wage adjustments for MBA, Certs, etc.) to promote continued education and personal development. - A training program for entry level engineers is a dire need.


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