Samsung Electronics America Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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Samsung Electronics America President and CEO Gregory Lee
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Pros
  • The company provides good benefits and salary (in 25 reviews)

  • The company makes some great products and does recruit some very good people (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • There is no work/life balance at all (in 37 reviews)

  • Absolutely no work/Life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    Awesome benefits and co-workers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ridgefield Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Ridgefield Park, NJ

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They offer awesome benefits. Co-workers and team are fantastic. I noticed each department has their own unique environment. If you deliver results, you will be recognized. Management will support and foster career growth if they recognize you have potential.

    Cons

    Extremely fast paced culture. Things change very quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Cafeteria should be open longer.


  2. Global company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America

    Pros

    Global company with perks, decent salary, and benefits

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance, expat (aka dispatcher) centric management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your local hires have to say.


  3. intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pro team good paid, can get hands on excellent products

    Cons

    Less chance you can turn into a full after internship


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  5. Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Samsung Electronics America full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are great, stability with the position, employee discounts. .

    Cons

    Fixed hours, vertical oriented.


  6. It's a Roller Coaster of Emotions

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can learn a great deal here so I would say Samsung is a perfect opportunity for new graduates. Benefits are awesome. Really good health insurance, wellness benefits, and the bonus pays are a nice reward for all the hard work you have to put in. There's always a chance for free food which is always nice. Employee discounts are great and you can share them with friends and family. Working for a brand name such as Samsung can make you feel proud. Everyone here is really smart and you can learn a lot from them - but only if they time to help you.

    Cons

    As far as growth is concerned; it could take upwards to 5 years before your next promotion as you have to invest time; apparently experience will not matter - but that can vary with each subsidiary depending on the executive management rules. You have to work hard and be a dedicated employee in order to be respected here. This could include working overtime on a daily basis, and putting a lot of effort into the smallest things - like making a PowerPoint presentation look beautiful when you know it's just a waste of time. The culture is very Korean oriented and you are forced to deal with adjusting to the way the culture works and deal with many language barriers. This can make work frustrating and tedious which also leads to long work hours because you are trying to figure out what you're really supposed to do since you couldn't understand directions in the first place. You have to be a really good communicator, listener, and be a very understanding person to work here as a non-Korean.

    Advice to Management

    Think of better way to promote growth within the company to reduce turnovers. Try to understand where non-Koreans are coming from. Diversity must go both ways.


  7. You'll have no life outside of work.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Territory Sales Manager in Cleveland, OH

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay and good people.

    Cons

    You're involved with the job every hour of every day.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bother employees on off days.


  8. Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Order Management Analyst in Red Oak, TX
    Current Employee - Order Management Analyst in Red Oak, TX

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to work - very diverse! Will bring out the best in your abilities.

    Cons

    Must be a flexible and willing to adjust to change at short notice.


  9. Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America

    Pros

    A good working environment
    Feel free to communicate with other employees

    Cons

    Shift based work, might not get weekends

    Advice to Management

    noe


  10. Great to have on your resume

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As a globally renowned company, you'll have the benefit of having a fairly stable job. Coworkers are amazing and you'll be working on the latest technology.

    Cons

    It's difficult to advance in this company if you're not fluent in Korean. Non-Korean speakers will feel isolated and you won't learn new skills. Managers are always from Korea and will not be able to handle the cultural difference.

    Advice to Management

    Use English in emails and don't send employees from Korea to handle teams in America.


  11. QA Engineer suggestions

    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Samsung Electronics America

    Pros

    Nice environment, challenge every day

    Cons

    Need to improve planning for project, better documentation



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