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Stay away from this company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Samsung Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

Pros

Good health benefits and salary

Cons

Many..

working for this company means you are visitor to Korea and will leave after sometime. Everything is controlled from Korea HQ.. you will not have freedom to come up with good soln you need to depend on korea for everything and hey wait if you are coming to this company then make sure you learn korean otherwise life will be difficult. In meeting people start talking in korean and you will look stupid and most of the documentation you get is also either poorly translated in English or they simply ignore your request to share document..

Ah i was thinking that this company will never do layoff and just found out that they did layoff of another team located in Milpitas.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stand with your employee and make korea management understand that engineers working in america office are not idiots.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor

    Pros

    Very challenging tasks, well organized and smart coworker

    Cons

    too much overload, long hours

  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Be prepared to give up your life if you want to work in this KOREAN company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Samsung Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits (medical, dental, vision, cafeteria)
    Comp is comparable or generally higher than outside (due to lack of RSU's and options)

    Cons

    * Don't kid yourself, there is no life if you join this company. I thought people were exaggerating when they said to me "be prepared to work hard". I was wrong. Be prepared to die working.
    * No incentives to work hard either, absolutely no recognition for good work, promotions are hard to come by, cash incentives are reserved for those who make cartloads of money already.
    * Poor management styles across the board. People leave managers, not companies (in this case, you would leave because of both)
    * TOO MANY KOREAN EXPATS in leadership roles. These people would not even qualify to be a normal worker in other companies, but they are in senior roles here!
    * KOREAN style of thinking and doing business, along with a propensity to break the rules and go against ethics a lot.
    * No power to make any local decisions, Korea runs the show.

    Bottomline: IF YOU ARE THINKING OF JOINING HERE, STAY AWAY!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What advice can you give to a company/management that thinks they know it all?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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