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Helpful (5)

Anything but research

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Researcher in San Jose, CA
Former Employee - Researcher in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend

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 Management

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.

Other Employee Reviews for Samsung Research America

  1. Helpful (2)

    I could build Broad experience at SISA.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    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 Management

    Good relationship with people


  2. Research Team

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good laboratories to work. As a intern a had lot o freedom to choose my working schedule.

    Cons

    Couldn't see the real application of my project.


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