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Anything but research

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Former Employee - Researcher in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Researcher in San Jose, CA

I worked at Samsung Research America

Pros

-Good balance between life and work. I saw many Samsung reviews that complain about working too much, but I believe that is not the case at SISA.
-Food is excellent

Cons

-Research is not the focus. Keeping HQ happy -whatever that means- is. Just look at the number of publications coming out of Samsung: is really little.
-Leaders are seriously incompetent, but HR tops them. Management is selected according to very random criteria (age, years of experience) rather than ability to do actual research.
-Benefits are bad when compared to other companies. You start with 10 days of vacation, and you only get awarded 25.. after you have been in the company for 25 yrs!
-This is a korean company within Silicon Valley - literally. Keep this in mind before joining.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

You are in Silicon Valley: embrace it! Instead of having a mini-Seoul location, get some good people from all over the US (mainly good managers and leads!!) and give them some tech goodies: ability to telecommute, a fun work environment...and yes, bring research back.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful

    I could build Broad experience at SISA.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Research America

    Pros

    Variety and freedom to learn and work. Very friendly work place. Good cafeteria. Flexibility. Good people. Gifts every year.

    Cons

    Not clear direction for SISA's own strategic plan. It mostly depend on the Korea side.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good relationship with people

  2. Excellent intern experience

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at Samsung Research America as an intern

    Pros

    Good company, a lot to learn

    Cons

    Dallas is too hot in Summer

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